Topic: Commercial bribery

CGU fines subsidiary of German company over trade information bribery scheme

The subsidiary of a Hamburg-based chemicals distribution company has settled an investigation into its participation in a scheme to illegally obtain foreign trade information from Brazil’s tax and customs agency.

24 July 2023

Kenneth Polite set to leave DOJ by end of July

Nicole Argentieri, the current second-in-command at the Criminal Division, will replace Polite in an acting capacity, a DOJ spokesperson confirmed.

18 July 2023

David Last: claims that DOJ outsources investigations are “frankly absurd”

“The notion that I would rely on an outside law firm to investigate for me and I would take their word and do no other work makes no sense,” the former FCPA Unit leader told GIR.

13 July 2023

“Tick Tock. There’s no way out for you”: ex-Trafigura trader admits harassing former co-workers

An ex-Trafigura trader secretly messaged various former colleagues after securing a non-prosecution agreement with the Justice Department over her “manipulative trading conduct”.

06 July 2023

Australia tables tougher foreign bribery law, shelves DPA proposals

Australian lawyers said the absence of a provision for deferred prosecution agreements is a “missed opportunity” for corporate enforcement.

29 June 2023

Dismissal of PDVSA bribery case could inspire further speedy trial challenges

Lawyers say a Texas judge's tersely worded rebuke of prosecutors for intentionally delaying trial proceedings against a Swiss-Portuguese banker has the potential to become a citeable precedent with "very positive effects" for the white-collar defence bar.

22 June 2023

DOJ gets SBF foreign bribery charge severed

A Manhattan federal judge granted prosecutors' request for a separate trial in early 2024 on charges they added to the disgraced crypto executive’s case after he was extradited from the Bahamas.

15 June 2023

DOJ, SEC close corruption investigations into Brazilian power company

US authorities began investigating power company Cemig in July 2019 after the company self-reported legal scrutiny it was facing in its home country for investments it made into two energy companies.

13 June 2023

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

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