Work Area: Internal investigations

Unaoil’s Saman Ahsani to spend a year in prison

The first Unaoil brother to be sentenced called himself “exhibit A” for the benefits of government collaboration during a hearing in a Houston federal court.

30 January 2023

European gambling business investigates AML failings in the Middle East

Gibraltar-based betting company 888 announced the immediate departure of its CEO on the same day it revealed breaches of anti-money laundering “best practices”.

30 January 2023

DOJ offers declinations to recidivist companies

A top DOJ official announced a number of revisions to the agency's corporate enforcement policy that could grant bigger fine reductions or declinations to companies with cases containing aggravating factors if they self-report misconduct and cooperate with investigations.

17 January 2023

Former Odebrecht monitor to lead Brazilian retailer’s internal investigation

Otávio Yazbek, who led construction company Odebrecht’s bribery-related monitorship in Brazil, will oversee an internal investigation into one of the country’s largest retailers after it disclosed a near four-billion-dollar gap in its balance sheet.

16 January 2023

Ericsson sets $220 million aside for potential DOJ resolution over breach of DPA

The DOJ has twice warned the Swedish multinational it had breached a $1 billion bribery settlement reached with US authorities in 2019.

12 January 2023

SEC punishes McDonalds, ex-CEO for market disclosure breaches

Two of the SEC’s own commissioners objected to the regulator’s decision to punish McDonald’s despite accepting that the company was a victim of its former CEO’s misconduct.

09 January 2023

UK engineering company investigating “sophisticated” overseas fraud

09 January 2023

Former SFO lawyer: top job will be a “tough gig” for next director

The SFO’s recently departed associate general counsel said the anti-fraud agency’s next director will need to show resilience in the role.

06 January 2023

GIR’s top stories of 2022

The GIR editorial team is taking a break from regular news briefings over the next couple of weeks. We will be back on 3 January. In the meantime, please enjoy this selection of some of our favourite and most-read stories. Happy holidays!

18 December 2022

Marshall Miller: ABB resolution shows DOJ is serious about new self-disclosure policy

ABB’s demonstration of intent to self-disclose bribery misconduct before a media report broke helped the repeat FCPA offender obtain a parent-level DPA, the principal associate deputy attorney general said.

07 December 2022

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