Work Area: Anti-bribery

Texas judge says prosecutors acted in “bad faith” by intentionally delaying Murta trial

In May, US District Judge Kenneth Hoyt threw out a PDVSA-related foreign bribery case against the Portuguese-Swiss banker for a second time after finding prosecutors violated his right to a speedy trial. The DOJ declined to say whether it will appeal the decision.

07 June 2023

Judges indicate procedural concerns in Unaoil document dispute

“Surely that was inappropriate,” one judge for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit said on a closed hearing that occurred with no public notice before the sentencing of Unaoil defendant Saman Ahsani.

06 June 2023

Project manager avoids prison in office refurbishment bribery case

05 June 2023

UK court grants extradition of Austrian banker in Odebrecht-linked case

A London court has approved a request to extradite the former CEO of Austrian lender Meinl Bank to the US where he is accused of laundering bribes for Brazilian construction company Odebrecht.

05 June 2023

Keith Edelman named acting second-in-command of FCPA Unit

The former senior counsel to Criminal Division chief Kenneth Polite will now assist David Fuhr in leading the Fraud Section’s foreign bribery unit.

02 June 2023

US judge trims bribery case against former Vitol trader

US District Judge Eric Vitaliano found the Eastern District of New York was not the right venue to charge Javier Aguilar for an alleged bribery scheme that took place in Houston, Texas. However, he did not dismiss money laundering charges related to the scheme.

01 June 2023

Singapore opens corruption probe into domestic oil rig builder

Singapore’s anti-corruption agency is investigating Seatrium, formerly known as Sembcorp Marine, for “alleged corruption offences that occurred in Brazil”.

01 June 2023

US prosecutors oppose early release for former FIFA official

Prosecutors say Juan Napout’s health issues and good behaviour don’t justify an “extraordinary” sentence reduction given the seriousness of his crimes.

31 May 2023

Hawaiian businesswoman withdraws appeal in 1MDB case

On the day that she was due to submit a brief supporting her arguments to the Ninth Circuit, Nickie Mali Lum Davis moved to dismiss her appeal against a district court’s decision to deny her attempt to withdraw her guilty plea.

31 May 2023

Entain in talks to resolve foreign bribery investigation with a DPA

Gambling company Entain faces a “substantial financial penalty” to resolve a UK investigation into alleged bribery in Turkey.

31 May 2023

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