Topic: International cooperation

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

DOJ charges businessmen over servicing of Russian oligarch’s yacht

US prosecutors have accused two businessmen of facilitating sanctions evasion by helping a sanctioned Russian “obfuscate” his ownership of a $90 million motor yacht.

23 January 2023

Keppel ex-managers escape charges over Brazilian bribery scheme

Singapore's anti-corruption agency has announced charging decisions following investigations into former executives at two subsidiaries of infrastructure company Keppel Corporation.

12 January 2023

Lawyer representing Ahsani withdraws from docket

The brothers at the centre of the Unaoil case will now be sentenced separately.

09 January 2023

FCPA Docket: Safran agrees to disgorge $17 million, receives DOJ declination

The DOJ declined to prosecute aerospace company Safran for bribery; a former risk director for the Ecuadorian police pension fund will spend five years in prison for taking bribes; two current Ericsson executives were accused of approving protection payments to the Islamic State and al-Qaeda.

03 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

Danske Bank to pay $671m in Denmark over AML failures

Denmark has handed Danske Bank the country’s largest-ever penalty for breaching anti-money laundering laws by failing to monitor and report suspicious transactions in Estonia.

14 December 2022

Danske Bank to pay $2 billion for US bank fraud

The Danish bank admitted to funnelling $160 billion through US banks on behalf of non-resident customers using its Estonian branch.

13 December 2022

FTX founder hit with barrage of charges in US

US federal prosecutors and regulators are accusing cryptocurrency exchange founder Sam Bankman-Fried of defrauding customers and investors in a series of charges announced on Tuesday.

13 December 2022

UK businessman to challenge extradition over alleged US sanctions offence

13 December 2022

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