Topic: International cooperation

First CLOUD Act agreement to accelerate prosecutors’ access to data, documents

Government investigators are now able to request information directly from communication service providers, including major tech companies

07 December 2022

ABB to pay $327 million in multilateral bribery resolution

The Zurich-based industrial company entered resolutions with US, Swiss and South African authorities, while a resolution of a German investigation is anticipated.

02 December 2022

EPPO: Ireland refuses to cooperate with European prosecutors

The Irish government denied impeding any investigations after the European Public Prosecutor’s Office claimed the country has “systematically hindered” the prosecuting body’s efforts to protect the EU budget from financial crimes.

24 November 2022

CPS defends attempt to extradite Austrian banker to the US

UK prosecutors have accused the former CEO of Austrian lender Meinl Bank of a “thinly veiled attempt” to fight the substance of his US money laundering charges in a UK court.

17 November 2022

Moldova strengthens cooperation with EPPO

17 November 2022

Ex-bank boss accuses DOJ of lying to secure extradition in Odebrecht-linked case

The former CEO of Austrian lender Meinl Bank claimed US prosecutors have given a “fundamentally false and misleading account” of their case against him in an effort to secure his extradition from the UK.

16 November 2022

Glencore bribery sentencing delayed again

Prosecutors said they would like more time to work with Swiss authorities to resolve “issues” related to the imposition of a compliance monitorship on Glencore.

15 November 2022

Sweden closes China-focused Ericsson bribery investigation

Leif Görts, the prosecutor in Sweden’s National Anti-Corruption Unit who led the investigation, told GIR that he closed the probe because his office could not identify the recipients of suspected bribes.

15 November 2022

Singapore, US offer conflicting accounts on status of alleged North Korea sanctions evader

When the US State Department asked the public for information on Kwek Kee Seng, a Singaporean national accused of evading sanctions to provide oil to North Korea, the Singapore Police Force responded a couple of days later with good news: they know where he is and they have his passport.

09 November 2022

Cooperation between Peru and Brazil suspended on Operation Car Wash

Brazilian prosecutors have stopped cooperating with their Peruvian counterparts on a high-profile corruption case over concerns about Peru’s use of evidence against a Brazilian construction company.

09 November 2022

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