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Anti-corruption compliance resources appear to have declined

Anti-corruption compliance resources appear to have declined

December 11, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

US government officials have repeatedly emphasised that FCPA enforcement has continued unabated under the Trump administration. Nevertheless, companies are spending less on complying with foreign bribery laws.

SEC chair struggles to defend “neither admit nor deny” settlements

SEC chair struggles to defend “neither admit nor deny” settlements

December 11, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

When grilled by a Republican senator on the SEC’s frequent use of settlements that do not require wrongdoers to admit guilt, the regulator’s chair struggled for answers.

Corruption Watch UK questions integrity of FATF report

Corruption Watch UK questions integrity of FATF report

December 11, 2018, GIR

The policy director at Corruption Watch UK has accused the Financial Action Task Force of being “too reliant on the UK government” in its recent review of the country’s anti-money laundering and counterterrorist financing system.

Deutsche Bank’s close relationship with US prosecutors under spotlight in Libor case

Deutsche Bank’s close relationship with US prosecutors under spotlight in Libor case

December 11, 2018, GIR

Fighting a conviction for rigging the Libor benchmark rate, a former Deutsche Bank trader has alleged that the bank’s lawyers handed prosecutors testimony that violated his right against self-incrimination.

FCPA Docket: Ex-PDVSA official admits to hindering US investigation

FCPA Docket: Ex-PDVSA official admits to hindering US investigation

December 11, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

In today’s news roundup, the Justice Department has taken action against a defendant who concealed facts from prosecutors in a Venezuelan bribery case, and Trace releases a report ranking countries on how risky they are to do business in.

Former Leighton Holdings CFO convicted

December 11, 2018, GIR

The former chief financial officer of Leighton Holdings, Peter Gregg, has been found guilty of falsifying the company’s accounts, the Australian Securities...

Money laundering crackdown has not reached the UK

Money laundering crackdown has not reached the UK

December 11, 2018, GIR

The UK’s resource-strapped authorities aren’t equipped to tackle the vast swathe of money laundering cases that aren’t large enough to be handled by the UK Serious Fraud Office.

OECD report: “Law enforcement community has to do better”

OECD report: “Law enforcement community has to do better”

December 11, 2018, GIR

A new report by the OECD’s working group on bribery reveals significant gaps in punishing public officials on the receiving end of bribery and highlights poor communication between authorities in demand- and supply-side jurisdictions.

Bilfinger DPA expires after turbulent five-year monitorship

Bilfinger DPA expires after turbulent five-year monitorship

December 10, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

After a troubled monitorship, German engineering company Bilfinger has said that its foreign bribery deferred prosecution agreement is now over.

“McDonnell is quite different” to bribery case against South Korean, says appeals judge

“McDonnell is quite different” to bribery case against South Korean, says appeals judge

December 10, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

During a hearing for an appeal against the bribery-related conviction of a former South Korean seismologist, the defence and prosecution argued about the relevance of a domestic corruption case.