Work Area: Anti-bribery

PNF closed Rio Tinto-linked investigation after securing banker’s conviction

French prosecutors secured the conviction of the banker at the centre of the Guinea corruption scandal on tax evasion charges.

29 August 2023

3M to pay SEC $6.5 million for FCPA violations

The company admitted to improperly funding overseas trips for Chinese health officials to boost product sales.

28 August 2023

Supreme Court whistleblower decision may push tipoffs to other avenues

If the Supreme Court rules in favour of UBS in a landmark Sarbanes-Oxley case, white-collar whistleblowers are likely to turn to other protections against employer retaliation.

24 August 2023

SFO closes ENRC and Rio Tinto cases

The Serious Fraud Office has closed two of its longest-running and highest-profile corruption investigations.

24 August 2023

Judge shouldn’t dismiss money laundering count in Vitol trader case, prosecutors say

Brooklyn prosecutors asked a federal judge to leave in place a money laundering charge against a former Vitol trader after he claimed it duplicated allegations in a separate bribery case he faces in Texas.

22 August 2023

Dutch authorities consider charging Albemarle after foreign bribery probe

The Dutch public prosecutor’s office said it is considering whether to prosecute Albemarle, three weeks after the US chemicals company announced that it wouldn’t face enforcement action in the Netherlands.   

22 August 2023

UK charges Nigerian ex-oil minister with receipt of bribes

Prosecutors in the UK have charged Nigeria’s former minister for petroleum resources, Diezani Alison-Madueke, for allegedly accepting cash, luxury holidays and private school fees in return for multi-million-pound oil and gas contracts.

22 August 2023

Ex-Ecuadorian comptroller case shouldn’t be dismissed, magistrate judge says

A magistrate judge recommended that a Florida federal court deny a request by Carlos Ramon Polit Faggioni to dismiss his charges and disclose grand jury transcripts.

21 August 2023

CGU official: international cooperation and better corporate engagement are priorities

“The CGU’s actions must be strong enough to create the fear of punishment,” the agency’s anti-corruption leader told GIR. “But the agency must also be collaborative, and make sure that cooperating with the CGU is a process that will leave the company better off than what it was.”

18 August 2023

Singapore charges former Sembcorp Marine exec with corruption

Singapore's anti-corruption agency has charged a former commercial executive at oil rig construction company Sembcorp Marine for allegedly accepting bribes from contractors to further their business interests.

17 August 2023

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