Topic: Bribery

US appeals court rules Unaoil docs should remain sealed

The Fifth Circuit said documents tied to the sentencing of former Unaoil executive Saman Ahsani should stay out of the public eye for now, though it acknowledged “numerous procedural irregularities” by a lower court as it dealt with media organisations’ attempts to unseal information in the case.

07 August 2023

Former Vitol trader indicted in Texas for Mexico bribery scheme

Houston prosecutors charged Aguilar with money-laundering and foreign bribery after similar allegations had been dismissed in a Brooklyn court.

07 August 2023

Albemarle agrees in-principle FCPA resolutions

The North Carolina-based chemicals producer set aside $218.5 million to resolve foreign bribery probes by the DOJ and SEC.

03 August 2023

Jacobs Group faces larger penalty in Australian foreign bribery case

Australia’s highest court has ordered a lower court to recalculate a criminal penalty that engineering company Jacobs Group received in 2020 for paying bribes in Asia.

03 August 2023

FCPA Docket: Fifth Circuit expedites appeal of Murta dismissal

The Fifth Circuit granted a motion to expedite an appeal against the dismissal of a years-old foreign bribery case and an Ecuadorian businessman will serve a shorter prison sentence for cooperating with a vast corruption investigation.

02 August 2023

Ex-OLAF official chosen as new AFA head

Isabelle Jégouzo, a former senior official at Europe’s anti-fraud office, is the new head of France’s anti-corruption agency.

01 August 2023

Judge denies shareholders access to Goldman’s internal 1MDB communications

A Manhattan judge ruled that Goldman Sachs will not have to hand over communications between an in-house lawyer and the head of corporate communications in Asia-Pacific because of the extent of discovery that has already happened in the case.

25 July 2023

DOJ didn’t direct Cognizant interviews, judge finds

The New Jersey federal judge also denied a motion by two former executives accused of bribery to compel the government to search more of the company’s files for exculpatory material.

24 July 2023

US lawmakers re-introduce bill to criminalise demand-side of foreign bribery

The legislation proposes to punish foreign officials with up to 15 years in prison for seeking or accepting a bribe from a US person or company. The measure has already stalled twice – first in 2019 and later in 2021.

20 July 2023

Switzerland returns millions to Taiwan from naval bribery case

Switzerland has returned $138 million to Taiwan stemming from a bribery case dating back to the 1990s.

20 July 2023

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