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US Bancorp enters two-year DPA over “highly inadequate” AML programme

US Bancorp enters two-year DPA over “highly inadequate” AML programme

February 15, 2018, GIR

The fifth-largest commercial bank in America has agreed to pay $613 million to four US authorities including the US Department of Justice for violations of the US Bank Secrecy Act and anti-money laundering rules.

King & Spalding hires BLP head of investigations

King & Spalding hires BLP head of investigations

February 15, 2018, GIR

Aaron Stephens has joined King & Spalding's special matters and government investigations practice in London.

Compelled testimony row could scupper AFP foreign bribery investigation

Compelled testimony row could scupper AFP foreign bribery investigation

February 15, 2018, GIR

Australia’s highest court will soon decide whether to place a permanent stay on charges in an AFP foreign bribery investigation because the AFP drafted in another agency to interview suspects.

In foreign bribery lawsuit, Boston judge asks: where was the harm?

In foreign bribery lawsuit, Boston judge asks: where was the harm?

February 14, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

A US federal judge appeared to struggle with Bermuda’s argument that it automatically suffered harm from alleged bribes paid by a US healthcare non-profit.

Credit Suisse discloses US probe into Asia hiring practices

Credit Suisse discloses US probe into Asia hiring practices

February 14, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Credit Suisse has publicly disclosed that it is under investigation by US authorities for its hiring practices in Asia.

Greek ex-ministers reject Novartis bribery allegations

Greek ex-ministers reject Novartis bribery allegations

February 14, 2018, GIR

Greece’s prime minister, Alexis Tsipras, has called for a parliamentary inquiry into former ministers accused of accepting bribes from Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis.

Ex-FBI official: Increased anti-corruption resources now paying off

Ex-FBI official: Increased anti-corruption resources now paying off

February 13, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

GIR Just Anti-Corruption talks to George McEachern, who helped build the FBI’s international corruption unit, about his time at the agency and his new role at Exiger.

Covington hires 20-year SEC veteran

Covington hires 20-year SEC veteran

February 13, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

Gerald Hodgkins, a former associate director in the SEC’s enforcement division, has joined Covington & Burling in Washington, DC.

The Odebrecht Fact Sheet

The Odebrecht Fact Sheet

February 13, 2018, GIR

Despite reaching a settlement with US, Brazilian and Swiss authorities over a year ago, the fallout from Odebrecht’s bribery scheme continues with the company agreeing two additional settlements and Latin American prosecutors charging more public officials.

US charges five former PdVSA officials with bribery and money laundering

US charges five former PdVSA officials with bribery and money laundering

February 12, 2018, Just Anti-Corruption

The DOJ has charged five former Venezuelan officials with participating in a scheme to launder bribes paid to secure contracts with the country’s state-owned oil company.