Work Area: Anti-bribery

Switzerland returns millions to Taiwan from naval bribery case

Switzerland has returned $138 million to Taiwan stemming from a bribery case dating back to the 1990s.

20 July 2023

Sri Lanka green-lights international cooperation for anti-corruption agency

20 July 2023

Pras Michel ditches lawyers after conviction for 1MDB-related scheme

A federal judge said the former Fugees rapper, who has struggled to finance his legal defence, will be assigned a public defender on or before 21 August. A sentencing date has yet to be scheduled in the case.

18 July 2023

Kenneth Polite set to leave DOJ by end of July

Nicole Argentieri, the current second-in-command at the Criminal Division, will replace Polite in an acting capacity, a DOJ spokesperson confirmed.

18 July 2023

Former Mozambican economics minister pleads not guilty to Tuna Bonds scheme

After a years-long tussle in South African courts, Manuel Chang has been extradited to the US and will be detained until at least October.

14 July 2023

David Last: claims that DOJ outsources investigations are “frankly absurd”

“The notion that I would rely on an outside law firm to investigate for me and I would take their word and do no other work makes no sense,” the former FCPA Unit leader told GIR.

13 July 2023

Malaysia arrests former 1MDB lawyer as hunt for Jho Low heats up

Jasmine Loo was among dozens of people targeted in a 2020 forfeiture action by the DOJ that sought to recover funds embezzled from the collapsed Malaysian development fund.

12 July 2023

Assistant chief at DOJ’s FCPA unit jumps to DAG’s office

Amy Markopoulos, a longtime prosecutor in the Fraud Section, announced she’ll serve as senior counsel to the office of Deputy Attorney General Lisa Monaco.

11 July 2023

French Technip settlement reveals details of African foreign bribery investigation

Settlement documents recently published by French prosecutors make clear that gas and oil companies TechnipFMC and Technip Energies have resolved all outstanding allegations of bribery in Africa.

11 July 2023

FCPA Docket: David Last joins Cleary Gottlieb

The former DOJ FCPA unit chief started at Cleary Gottlieb; an Ecuadorian businessman got his more than two-year prison sentence reduced to six months; a dismissal of the DOJ’s case against Paulo Murta was stayed pending appeal; a former Vitol trader lost a motion to suppress emails; Fifa’s former second-in-command got compassionate release.

10 July 2023

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