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DOJ prosecution tainted by privilege violations, former AGs tell appeals court

DOJ prosecution tainted by privilege violations, former AGs tell appeals court

September 14, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

“The government in this case eviscerated the defendant’s attorney-client privilege and work-product protection,” former senior DOJ officials told the Eleventh Circuit in a healthcare fraud appeal. “Dismissal is the only remedy that can fix these pervasive violations.”

US targets transfers linked to ZTE’s sanctions busting scheme

US targets transfers linked to ZTE’s sanctions busting scheme

September 14, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

US authorities are attempting to seize almost $1 million linked to two front companies that allegedly enabled Chinese phone parts manufacturer ZTE to do business with North Korea.

SFO approves G4S reviewer

SFO approves G4S reviewer

September 14, 2020, GIR

G4S’s compliance with a UK DPA to resolve fraud linked to prison monitoring contracts will be overseen by the Big Four firm that audited the company at the time of the misconduct.

MTN challenges terrorism lawsuit, cites lack of US jurisdiction

MTN challenges terrorism lawsuit, cites lack of US jurisdiction

September 11, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

A South African telecoms company has argued it can’t be sued in the US for alleged payments to the Taliban in Afghanistan simply because it secured financing from a World Bank organisation.

Dutch corporate settlements to face heightened scrutiny

Dutch corporate settlements to face heightened scrutiny

September 11, 2020, GIR

High-value corporate settlements in the Netherlands will soon be vetted by an independent body before being finalised, as part of a new set of enforcement guidelines.

DOJ moves to shore up privilege review practices

DOJ moves to shore up privilege review practices

September 10, 2020, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ sent guidance on conducting privilege reviews to prosecution offices across the country following a series of problematic court rulings. The move follows recent efforts by some DOJ units to reform their use of filter teams.

Brazil grants Operation Car Wash task force a short extension

Brazil grants Operation Car Wash task force a short extension

September 10, 2020, GIR

Brazil’s prosecutor general has extended the mandate of the country’s largest-ever corruption case, days after the head of the task force resigned.

Deutsche Bank arm fined for failing to investigate Cyprus oil payment

Deutsche Bank arm fined for failing to investigate Cyprus oil payment

September 10, 2020, JUST SANCTIONS

The US Treasury Department has penalised a New York-based arm of Deutsche Bank after senior managers in its anti-financial crime team rushed through a $28.8 million transaction without adequately checking if it violated sanctions.

GIR Awards 2020: Boutique or Regional Investigations Practice of the Year

GIR Awards 2020: Boutique or Regional Investigations Practice of the Year

September 09, 2020, GIR

GIR unveils the boutique or regional investigations practices that are in the running for an award for their performance over the past year. The GIR Awards will be held virtually on 22 October due to the covid-19 pandemic.

People News: Skadden hires ex-US attorney

People News: Skadden hires ex-US attorney

September 09, 2020, GIR

In the latest people news, Skadden has hired Jessie Liu, the former US attorney for the District of Columbia, and a French counsel to former Nissan CEO Carlos Ghosn has joined King & Spalding.