Topic: Enforcement policy

Interpol launches financial crime and corruption initiative

Practitioners said the self-described apolitical organisation has entered the financial crime arena at a moment when many future investigations will likely be driven by geopolitical tensions.

16 March 2022

ESG misreporting allegations see Deutsche Bank monitor extended

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The US Justice Department has extended the period of a corporate monitor at Deutsche Bank following claims that the German lender’s asset management subsidiary lied about its ethical credentials.

11 March 2022

GCs perturbed by DOJ focus on individuals

“My own personal opinion is that criminal prosecutions should be reserved for cases in which there’s really evidence of bad intent,” said Kathryn Ruemmler, a former senior DOJ official and now the top lawyer at Goldman Sachs.

07 March 2022

Former money laundering prosecutors predict aggressive US crypto seizures

US prosecutors will pursue increasingly aggressive civil forfeiture actions targeting cryptocurrencies in the coming years, according to two high-profile ex-DOJ officials.

03 March 2022

US export control agency targets Russian semiconductor sales

The Bureau of Industry and Security’s enforcement chief said the agency has made such cases a priority following “Russia’s unprovoked war against the people of Ukraine”.

03 March 2022

Dutch prosecutors open record number of money laundering probes

Prosecutors in the Netherlands seized €368 million in illicit proceeds in 2021 and carried out over 1,000 more money laundering investigations than the previous year.

01 March 2022

SRA investigating Post Office lawyers over wrongful prosecutions

22 February 2022

UK to compensate Nigerian people from Amec Foster Wheeler DPA funds

The UK has reached an agreement with the Nigerian government to return £210,000 that the Serious Fraud Office obtained in a recent corruption settlement with oilfield services company Amec Foster Wheeler.

21 February 2022

Austrac raises compliance concerns at Bell Financial Group

17 February 2022

Ericsson reveals “corruption-related misconduct” in Iraq

The Swedish telecoms company disclosed the results of a 2019 internal investigation into its business practices in Iraq ahead of planned media coverage on the subject.

16 February 2022

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