Topic: International cooperation

Veteran foreign bribery prosecutor heads to private practice

In an interview with GIR, Michael Culhane Harper emphasised the importance of the DOJ’s relationships with foreign partners in bribery investigations.

05 December 2023

Swiss private bank to pay $123 million for helping US clients evade tax

Banque Pictet has reached an agreement with US prosecutors to resolve claims that the Geneva-based private lender helped US taxpayers hide more than $5.6 billion from the IRS.

04 December 2023

Rio Tinto reaches settlement over SEC’s Mozambique fraud claim

The proposed settlement in the US comes a year after the miner resolved a related investigation in Australia and six years after it settled with the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority.

20 November 2023

Estonia money laundering trial of ex-Danske managers begins

The trial in Estonia of six defendants accused of taking part in a $1.6 billion money laundering scheme at Danish lender Danske Bank’s Estonian branch has begun.

14 November 2023

Amadea ownership battle could foreshadow challenges for KleptoCapture

While a former Rosneft executive fights the DOJ’s attempts to forfeit the luxury megayacht, it sits in San Diego, where it costs taxpayers an estimated $1 million per month to maintain.

09 November 2023

Ex-Cognizant executives’ trial scheduled for May

The trial of two Cognizant executives accused of bribing officials in India has also been assigned to a new judge.

08 November 2023

Denmark’s first criminal cum-ex trial kicks off

On the same day that the UK’s highest court upheld a £1.44 billion cum-ex lawsuit brought by the Danish tax agency, a criminal trial in Denmark began for a UK trader who is also a defendant in the civil action.

08 November 2023

DOJ official highlights “clear imperative” to stop illegal exports to Russia

Assistant Attorney General Matthew Olsen said that Russian weapons recovered from the frontlines in Ukraine “far too often” contain component parts from the United States or a European ally.

06 November 2023

Cyprus Supreme Court blocks Steinmetz extradition

06 November 2023

Autonomy founder spars with DOJ over overseas witness orders for fraud trial

US prosecutors and businessman Michael Lynch are wrestling over whether a federal court in San Francisco should order the depositions of six witnesses in the UK who won’t travel to testify at his upcoming fraud trial.

27 October 2023

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