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AG given waiver for 1MDB probe

AG given waiver for 1MDB probe

April 24, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

The attorney general has become the second senior DOJ official to receive an ethics waiver allowing him to work on the criminal case tied to the 1MDB scandal.

FBI accountant who helped seal Manafort’s fate moves to FTI

FBI accountant who helped seal Manafort’s fate moves to FTI

April 24, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A former FBI agent who has been called the “linchpin” of the Paul Manafort conviction spoke to GIR about “the experience of a lifetime” working on the special counsel’s investigation.

DOJ struggles to get spoofing convictions when it “doesn’t do its homework”

DOJ struggles to get spoofing convictions when it “doesn’t do its homework”

April 24, 2019, GIR

A US federal judge’s recent decision to dismiss a spoofing indictment against a computer programmer shows the DOJ is ill-equipped to handle such cases, lawyers say.

Ex-1MDB financier ramps up charm offensive in the face of multiple charges

Ex-1MDB financier ramps up charm offensive in the face of multiple charges

April 24, 2019, GIR

The PR bill of fugitive businessman Jho Low has tipped over $1 million as he fights against US and Malaysian charges tied to billions embezzled from Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

Former KBR agent fights to dismiss decade-old indictment

Former KBR agent fights to dismiss decade-old indictment

April 23, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

A former KBR consultant says the DOJ’s longstanding case against him, which includes conduct from 25 years ago, should be dismissed because prosecutors violated his due process rights.

Counsel Watch

Counsel Watch

April 23, 2019, GIR

The lawyers and firms working on the biggest cases, including counsel acting for former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn, and representatives for former Skadden partner Gregory Craig.

DOJ considers civil enforcement of FARA

DOJ considers civil enforcement of FARA

April 22, 2019, GIR

John Demers, assistant attorney general for the DOJ’s national security division, has said the department is still reviewing how best to enforce the Foreign Agents Registration Act.

Russian bribery case shines light on failed counterintelligence operation

Russian bribery case shines light on failed counterintelligence operation

April 18, 2019, Just Anti-Corruption

In a politically charged case, defence lawyers for a US transportation executive cry foul over the government’s late disclosure that an alleged co-conspirator was working undercover for the FBI.

Proposed reforms to French blocking statute would still leave companies “stuck between two evils”

Proposed reforms to French blocking statute would still leave companies “stuck between two evils”

April 18, 2019, GIR

A leaked report outlining potential changes to the French Blocking Statute was recently published but French lawyers are unsure about how effective the proposals, drafted in response to “intrusive” US authorities, will be.

UK financial regulator's caseload continues to expand

UK financial regulator's caseload continues to expand

April 18, 2019, GIR

The UK Financial Conduct Authority has opened over 200 investigations in the past six months amid concerns about the regulator’s capacity to handle its record-breaking workload.