Topic: Bribery

Keith Edelman named acting second-in-command of FCPA Unit

The former senior counsel to Criminal Division chief Kenneth Polite will now assist David Fuhr in leading the Fraud Section’s foreign bribery unit.

02 June 2023

US judge trims bribery case against former Vitol trader

US District Judge Eric Vitaliano found the Eastern District of New York was not the right venue to charge Javier Aguilar for an alleged bribery scheme that took place in Houston, Texas. However, he did not dismiss money laundering charges related to the scheme.

01 June 2023

Singapore opens corruption probe into domestic oil rig builder

Singapore’s anti-corruption agency is investigating Seatrium, formerly known as Sembcorp Marine, for “alleged corruption offences that occurred in Brazil”.

01 June 2023

Entain in talks to resolve foreign bribery investigation with a DPA

Gambling company Entain faces a “substantial financial penalty” to resolve a UK investigation into alleged bribery in Turkey.

31 May 2023

Consulting firm to pay $2.5 million for South African bribery

A research and consulting company reached a no admit, no deny settlement with the SEC resolving a probe into an alleged scheme to bribe public officials in exchange for government contracts.

30 May 2023

Rolls-Royce and BAE Systems face criminal complaint in India

India’s main anti-corruption agency has filed a criminal complaint against UK engineering company Rolls-Royce and defence contractor BAE Systems over alleged corruption in the sale of fighter jets to the country over a decade ago.

30 May 2023

DOJ’s self-disclosure policy seeing results, Polite says

The Department of Justice has seen a “shift in the frequency" of voluntary self-disclosures since rolling out policies incentivizing companies to come forwards with their misconduct.

24 May 2023

Leslie Caldwell is done with dogged lawyering

The former Criminal Division chief reflected on her career in interviews with GIR after retiring from the partnership at Latham & Watkins in late 2022.

23 May 2023

SFO settles with ex-Unaoil case controller over unfair dismissal

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office has agreed a financial settlement with Tom Martin, a former case controller who an employment tribunal found was wrongfully fired from the agency.

23 May 2023

SFO drops probe into insurance broker

A London-based insurance broker said the SFO decided not to take action on an investigation into bribery in Ecuador, while the DOJ continues to investigate the matter.

18 May 2023

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