Topic: Deferred prosecution agreement

Unaoil’s Saman Ahsani to spend a year in prison

The first Unaoil brother to be sentenced called himself “exhibit A” for the benefits of government collaboration during a hearing in a Houston federal court.

30 January 2023

French prosecutors try to build trust with corporate defendants

Lawyers said France’s latest corporate settlement guidelines reassure companies about the benefits of self-reporting misconduct to prosecutors.

19 January 2023

GIR’s top stories of 2022

The GIR editorial team is taking a break from regular news briefings over the next couple of weeks. We will be back on 3 January. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of some of our favourite and most-read stories. Happy holidays!

18 December 2022

SFO head of policy: failure to prevent bribery offence a “humongous success”

Speaking at a GIR conference on Thursday, Chloe Wootton hailed the agency’s triumphs in prosecuting companies for breaches of section 7 of the Bribery Act while making a case for a failure to prevent fraud offence.

05 December 2022

US moves to dismiss charges against Huawei CFO

Featured in Investigator's Guide to New York

Meng Wanzhou, the daughter of Huawei’s founder and current chief financial officer at the company, agreed to a four-year DPA, back-dated to the time of her arrest in 2018, in 2021.

02 December 2022

French prosecutors in “discussions” with Airbus over possible new CJIP

Toulouse-based aerospace company Airbus is in talks over a potential criminal settlement in France, just 33 months after agreeing a record-breaking foreign bribery resolution.

27 October 2022

Ultra Electronics agrees foreign bribery settlement in Canada

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Canada

UK defence contractor Ultra Electronics has reached a deal to resolve foreign bribery charges that Canadian prosecutors have brought against the company’s local forensics business.

30 September 2022

Counsel Watch: former US attorney general tapped for cross-border GOL settlement

In the latest counsel watch, GIR looks at the teams acting for Brazilian airline GOL, telecommunications company Ericsson, banks Barclays and Morgan Stanley, and engineering company Jacobs Group in recent white-collar cases.

20 September 2022

Brazilian airline settles bribery probe with SEC, DOJ, local authorities

Carrier GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes is set to pay over $41 million to resolve allegations brought by US authorities and the Brazilian Comptroller General of the Union and Attorney General’s Office in a coordinated settlement.

16 September 2022

RCMP official urges companies to turn themselves in

Featured in Investigator's Guide to Canada

The head of corruption at Canada’s national police force said many companies are still hesitant to report their own misconduct.

15 September 2022

Unlock unlimited access to all Global Investigations Review content