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Former White House deputy counsel joins Latham & Watkins

Former White House deputy counsel joins Latham & Watkins

July 02, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Latham & Watkins has hired Michael Bosworth in New York after his in-house role at MacAndrews & Forbes.

Former Barclays CEO testifies in £1.6 billion fraud lawsuit

Former Barclays CEO testifies in £1.6 billion fraud lawsuit

July 02, 2020, GIR

Barclays’ former CEO said he was in the dark about the details of an allegedly fraudulent deal signed between the bank and Qatar, which is at the heart of a high-profile lawsuit, when it was agreed in 2008.

US targets ships en route to Venezuela

US targets ships en route to Venezuela

July 02, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

Federal prosecutors in Washington, DC are attempting to seize the petroleum in four tankers travelling from Iran to Venezuela as the US tries to curtail a burgeoning fuel trade market between the two heavily sanctioned countries.

Fallout continues at Luckin Coffee

Fallout continues at Luckin Coffee

July 02, 2020, GIR

Chinese coffee chain Luckin Coffee has fired a dozen employees and disciplined 15 more following an internal investigation into claims the company fabricated transactions to boost sales figures.

Alexion settles with SEC for over $21 million

Alexion settles with SEC for over $21 million

July 02, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Boston-based Alexion Pharmaceuticals has resolved alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act after a five-year investigation.

Compliance professionals target anti-bribery inefficiency

Compliance professionals target anti-bribery inefficiency

July 01, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Compliance professionals say the due diligence process before companies hire third parties is time-consuming, inefficient and needs to change.

German prosecutors expand emissions-cheating probe

German prosecutors expand emissions-cheating probe

July 01, 2020, GIR

German authorities have raided premises belonging to car parts manufacturer Continental as part of an ongoing investigation into engines designed to dupe emissions tests.

SEC eyes investment adviser tied to Odebrecht bribery scheme

SEC eyes investment adviser tied to Odebrecht bribery scheme

July 01, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The SEC has launched an administrative case against a former Merrill Lynch investment adviser amid allegations that he arranged bribe payments by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

Honduras regresses in its anti-corruption efforts

Honduras regresses in its anti-corruption efforts

July 01, 2020, GIR

Experts warn that changes to Honduras’ penal code have turned back the clock on its enforcement against economic crime.

DOJ, SEC end Usana FCPA probe

DOJ, SEC end Usana FCPA probe

June 30, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

Citing Usana’s cooperation efforts, the DOJ and SEC closed their FCPA investigations into the Utah nutrition company without enforcement action.