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Engineer charged for stealing secrets from GM, Boeing-owned defence business

HRL Laboratories told GIR that it reported former employee Chenguang Gong to the authorities after becoming aware of his “suspicious activity”. Prosecutors have since accused the engineer of stealing confidential designs for sensors that track nuclear and ballistic missile launches.

09 February 2024

PNF raids Huawei offices

09 February 2024

“Creative” UK law enforcement is more active than some may think: Max Hill KC

King & Spalding’s latest hire in London foresees more DPAs and more cases where enforcers use a variety of old and new, civil and criminal legal statutes.

09 February 2024

Top US export official says large corporate settlements coming

The co-head of a task force created to stem the flow of sensitive US technology to Russia and other adversaries told industry leaders to expect “bigger ticket” resolutions over the next year.

08 February 2024

Former prosecutors: FEPA could close gaps in foreign bribery enforcement

Former foreign bribery prosecutors in the US said the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act has various applications for corruption cases, but the DOJ’s plans for utilising the new law are not yet clear.

08 February 2024

CGU weighs declination-style resolutions

Brazil’s civil anti-corruption enforcer is considering a new mechanism allowing companies that self-report misconduct to avoid a financial penalty.

08 February 2024

FCPA Docket: Raytheon uncovers misconduct in bribery probe

US defence contractor Raytheon disclosed that an internal investigation into improper payments linked to contracts in the Middle East has confirmed that misconduct did occur and the US Chamber of Commerce has accused the SEC of improperly expanding the SEC to go after corporate conduct that the foreign bribery law was never intended to police.

07 February 2024

Chinese tech company avoids SEC penalty over alleged accounting breaches

The Beijing-based cloud services provider gave the SEC summaries of internal interviews with witnesses in China and turned over “certain key documents originally written in Chinese” during the US regulator’s investigation.

07 February 2024

French prosecutors raid offices of Lactalis Group in tax fraud probe

07 February 2024

FCA demands answers from insurance companies about workplace culture issues

The UK’s financial market regulator has told companies in the insurance sector to hand over information about their handling of non-financial misconduct cases in the workplace.

07 February 2024

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