Work Area: Anti-bribery

Chinese car maker raided by Hong Kong anti-corruption agency

08 August 2023

US appeals court rules Unaoil docs should remain sealed

The Fifth Circuit said documents tied to the sentencing of former Unaoil executive Saman Ahsani should stay out of the public eye for now, though it acknowledged “numerous procedural irregularities” by a lower court as it dealt with media organisations’ attempts to unseal information in the case.

07 August 2023

Kenneth Polite to join Sidley Austin

The former assistant attorney general will start at Sidley as co-leader of the firm’s white-collar defence and investigations practice in October.

07 August 2023

Former Vitol trader indicted in Texas for Mexico bribery scheme

Houston prosecutors charged Aguilar with money-laundering and foreign bribery after similar allegations had been dismissed in a Brooklyn court.

07 August 2023

Albemarle agrees in-principle FCPA resolutions

The North Carolina-based chemicals producer set aside $218.5 million to resolve foreign bribery probes by the DOJ and SEC.

03 August 2023

Jacobs Group faces larger penalty in Australian foreign bribery case

Australia’s highest court has ordered a lower court to recalculate a criminal penalty that engineering company Jacobs Group received in 2020 for paying bribes in Asia.

03 August 2023

FCPA Docket: Fifth Circuit expedites appeal of Murta dismissal

The Fifth Circuit granted a motion to expedite an appeal against the dismissal of a years-old foreign bribery case and an Ecuadorian businessman will serve a shorter prison sentence for cooperating with a vast corruption investigation.

02 August 2023

Former KleptoCapture chief to join private practice

Andrew Adams is moving to a law firm after leading a DOJ initiative targeting Russian officials and elites who violate US sanctions.

01 August 2023

Ex-OLAF official chosen as new AFA head

Isabelle Jégouzo, a former senior official at Europe’s anti-fraud office, is the new head of France’s anti-corruption agency.

01 August 2023

Former EDNY criminal division chief heads to Vinson & Elkins

In an interview with GIR, James McGovern said he sees New York’s southern and eastern districts leading the charge in the crypto space.

01 August 2023

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