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Romanian president defends the DNA following abuse allegations

Romanian president defends the DNA following abuse allegations

February 19, 2018, GIR

President Klaus Iohannis has spoken out in support of Romania’s National Anti-corruption Directorate (DNA) and its chief investigator, Laura Kövesi.

Brazil’s CGU upgrades Rolls-Royce investigation

Brazil’s CGU upgrades Rolls-Royce investigation

February 19, 2018, GIR

The CGU has formalised a bribery investigation into Rolls-Royce over allegations the UK engineering company bribed officials at Brazil’s state-controlled oil company Petrobras.

FBI sees international corruption unit changes

FBI sees international corruption unit changes

February 16, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The chief of the FBI’s international corruption unit, Darryl Wegner, has left to take up a senior position in the bureau’s Houston field office.

Major recent FCPA developments and their implications

Major recent FCPA developments and their implications

February 16, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Skadden lawyers Gary DiBianco and Warren T Allen II discuss recent major FCPA-related developments, including an increased focus on individual accountability and how it could significantly alter longstanding enforcement practices.

Indonesia’s Rolls-Royce and Airbus investigation takes off

Indonesia’s Rolls-Royce and Airbus investigation takes off

February 16, 2018, GIR

Indonesia’s investigation into payments made by Rolls-Royce and Airbus to the country’s state-owned airline Garuda Airlines is intensifying, with prosecutors examining eight former Garuda executives in as many days.

Alvarez & Marsal hires two in New York

Alvarez & Marsal hires two in New York

February 16, 2018, GIR

Bill Waldie and John Kim have joined Alvarez & Marsal's New York disputes and investigations practice as managing directors.

FCPA Docket: PDVSA indictment implicates top Venezuelan official, Swiss banker

FCPA Docket: PDVSA indictment implicates top Venezuelan official, Swiss banker

February 15, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news round-up, the US attorney in Sacramento is approved by a Senate committee and a previously unnamed co-conspirator in a bribery scheme at Venezuela’s state-owned oil company is revealed by a press report.

US Bancorp enters two-year DPA over “highly inadequate” AML programme

US Bancorp enters two-year DPA over “highly inadequate” AML programme

February 15, 2018, GIR

The fifth-largest commercial bank in America has agreed to pay $613 million to four US authorities including the US Department of Justice for violations of the US Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering rules.

King & Spalding hires BLP head of investigations

King & Spalding hires BLP head of investigations

February 15, 2018, GIR

Aaron Stephens has joined King & Spalding's special matters and government investigations practice in London.

Compelled testimony row could scupper AFP foreign bribery investigation

Compelled testimony row could scupper AFP foreign bribery investigation

February 15, 2018, GIR

Australia’s highest court will soon decide whether to place a permanent stay on charges in an AFP foreign bribery investigation because the AFP drafted in another agency to interview suspects.