Topic: Commercial bribery

Texas judge says prosecutors acted in “bad faith” by intentionally delaying Murta trial

In May, US District Judge Kenneth Hoyt threw out a PDVSA-related foreign bribery case against the Portuguese-Swiss banker for a second time after finding prosecutors violated his right to a speedy trial. The DOJ declined to say whether it will appeal the decision.

07 June 2023

Project manager avoids prison in office refurbishment bribery case

05 June 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

Ultra Electronics subsidiary to pay $7.8 million in Canadian foreign bribery case

A Canadian court has approved a settlement with a subsidiary of UK defence contractor Ultra Electronics to resolve charges that it bribed public officials in the Philippines.

18 May 2023

Fifa bagman avoids prison for DOJ cooperation

Alejandro Burzaco, who his lawyer called “the superman of cooperators”, will not pay a fine for his role in a scheme to bribe soccer officials for lucrative broadcasting rights.

12 May 2023

Banknote security business to pay $90 million Swiss foreign bribery penalty

The resolution comes two years after SICPA paid over $151 million to settle allegations that the company bribed public officials in Brazil.

27 April 2023

FCPA Docket: Ex-PDVSA official pleads guilty to taking bribes

The former general counsel of Venezuela’s state oil company admitted to accepting some $11.5 million in bribes; FinCEN is looking for a new director; and two banks successfully dismissed a Helms-Burton suit for a second time.

04 April 2023

DOJ recovers $53 million from Nigerian oil industry corruption

The DOJ said it plans to work with Nigeria to use the funds for the benefit of the country’s citizens.

29 March 2023

German prosecutors raid Mercedes-Benz in corruption probe

The Stuttgart public prosecutor’s office has searched the premises of German car manufacturer Mercedes-Benz as part of a bribery investigation.

22 March 2023

David Last: cooperation credit awards are subjective

Earning cooperation credit in white-collar crime investigations isn’t a matter of checking a number of boxes, the head of the FCPA unit said.

10 March 2023

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