Work Area: Anti-bribery

SEC probes potential bribery scheme linked to monkey imports

A drug-testing company said the SEC requested information about its compliance with the FCPA less than a year after executives at one of its animal providers were indicted for colluding with Cambodian officials to illegally import endangered macaques.

16 August 2023

Fraud Section seeks new FCPA unit chief

The Department of Justice posted a job listing for a new chief of its foreign bribery unit, which is currently led by acting chief David Fuhr.

15 August 2023

Petrobras subsidiary can’t show RICO harm, judge finds

A Texas court found that a subsidiary of the state oil company of Brazil cannot show that it was directly harmed by a bribery scheme undertaken by Samsung Heavy Industries.

14 August 2023

UK charges pair with seeking bribes from UK gemstones company

The chief of staff to the president of Madagascar and a French associate have been charged with allegedly seeking bribes from a UK mining company to obtain mining licenses in the African nation.

14 August 2023

FTX founder sent to jail over suspected witness tampering

14 August 2023

Colombian conglomerate to pay $80 million for Odebrecht-linked scheme

A subsidiary of banking conglomerate Grupo Aval has entered a 3-year deferred prosecution agreement to resolve the first joint bribery investigation between US and Colombian authorities.

11 August 2023

FCPA Docket: DOJ requests dismissal of Airbus bribery charge after DPA expires

A judge granted the US government’s request to dismiss charges against Airbus after a 3-year DPA expired; a Glencore bribery restitution payment was delayed by Congolese courts; the SEC’s office of the whistleblower is seeking claims related to the Gartner case.

10 August 2023

Entain sets aside over half a billion pounds for bribery DPA

The settlement will be the second largest corporate criminal resolution ever reached in the UK if the penalty amount the gambling business has set aside for its deferred prosecution agreement is finalised.

10 August 2023

UK court tightens grip around Karimova’s London properties

A London court has agreed to appoint an independent manager to oversee properties linked to the daughter of the former president of Uzbekistan that the Serious Fraud Office is trying to seize.

09 August 2023

Former PDVSA official to forfeit $18 million

Luis Carlos de León Pérez will also spend a year and a day in prison and pay a $470,000 fine for accepting bribes in exchange for lucrative contracts.

08 August 2023

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