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Restitution fight delays Och-Ziff DPA

Restitution fight delays Och-Ziff DPA

January 24, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

A restitution battle has forced hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management and the US Department of Justice to request an extension to a three-year deferred prosecution agreement.

Oil executives had “friends in high places” in Iraq, court hears

Oil executives had “friends in high places” in Iraq, court hears

January 24, 2020, GIR

Unaoil employees paid for flights, hotels and shopping trips for senior officials at an Iraqi state-owned oil company to build “a formidable team of friends in high places”, a jury has heard.

Ex-HSBC trader headed to Supreme Court over fraud conviction

Ex-HSBC trader headed to Supreme Court over fraud conviction

January 24, 2020, GIR

HSBC’s former head of global forex trading in New York has said he intends to take his appeal against a conviction over a multibillion-dollar frontrunning scheme to the US Supreme Court.

GIR 40 under 40: deadline extended

GIR 40 under 40: deadline extended

January 24, 2020, GIR

The deadline for GIR 40 under 40 submissions has been extended to 31 January.

Former Brexit secretary lashes out at Lynch extradition request

Former Brexit secretary lashes out at Lynch extradition request

January 24, 2020, GIR

British MP David Davis has decried US attempts to extradite former Autonomy CEO Mike Lynch, calling for an overhaul of “dreadful” existing extradition arrangements between the UK and the US.

Canada yet to develop appetite for sanctions cases

Canada yet to develop appetite for sanctions cases

January 24, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

Canada has active sanctions on more countries than the US but unlike its southern neighbour appears to have made little effort to enforce them.

Blank Rome nets Vinson & Elkins partner

Blank Rome nets Vinson & Elkins partner

January 23, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

William Lawler, a former Vinson & Elkins partner, has joined Blank Rome in the firm’s white-collar defence and investigation group in Washington, DC.

ENRC denies harassing Dechert white-collar head

ENRC denies harassing Dechert white-collar head

January 23, 2020, GIR

ENRC has said a spying operation focused on its former lawyer was a legitimate probe into “extremely serious wrongdoing”.

Unaoil paid $6 million in bribes to profit from Iraq oil project, court hears

Unaoil paid $6 million in bribes to profit from Iraq oil project, court hears

January 23, 2020, GIR

Former Unaoil and SBM Offshore executives corrupted a competitive tender process for $800 million in contracts that were part of an effort to resurrect Iraq’s oil industry, a prosecutor has said.

DOJ continues to unravel PetroEcuador bribery scheme

DOJ continues to unravel PetroEcuador bribery scheme

January 23, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Armengol Alfonso Cevallos Díaz is the latest Florida businessman to change his plea to guilty for his role in a multi-million dollar Ecuadorian bribery scheme.