The U.S. began settlement discussions with the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president last month.
Frederic Cilins pleaded guilty to obstructing a U.S. investigation of foreign bribery in Guinea and is set to be sentenced this week.
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William Pomponi was charged in a 12-count second superseding indictment last year alleging bribes paid to Indonesia officials.
Among the topics at the hearing was unusual testimony given to the committee staff in May from Public Integrity Section chief Jack Smith and Election Crimes branch chief Richard Pilger, career prosecutors whom the DOJ normally would try to shield from politics.
Although former South Korean President Chun Doo-hwan left office 25 years ago, the country is still battling to recover assets believed to have been pilfered during his tenure.
An appeals court sided with the Chinese-owned company and questioned the fairness of the national security-related foreign investment review process.
Zhenli Ye Gon was arrested in Maryland in 2007 and is suspected in a massive money laundering scheme through Las Vegas casinos.
The Wall Street Journal first published a detailed accounting of bribery allegations regarding Sweett Group in 2013.
U.S. District Judge Ellen Huvelle ruled that Peter Zeidenberg’s current representation was sufficiently removed from the public corruption case that he helped to prosecute at the Justice Department.
Virginia Representative Frank Wolf requested DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz replace Barbara Bosserman as the lead investigator in the IRS scandal.
The former FCPA Unit assistant chief and co-general counsel and chief compliance officer at Weatherford International Ltd is moving to Orrick in September.
Paul Friedman previously headed the firm’s FCPA team before the arrival of Charles Duross.
The move was timed to take advantage of “sweeping structural reforms” in Mexico’s energy and telecom sectors that Hogan Lovells anticipates will attract new investors and companies across a wide swath of industries.
Zhenli Ye Gon is set to be extradited to Mexico after being arrested in 2007 and a drug conspiracy charge against him was dismissed with prejudice in 2009.
The government investigation of a number of medical equipment manufacturers probed in 2007 has continued with an additional SEC subpoena issued to Biomet Inc.
A number of rulings from the court had made the SEC’s pending trial against Noble Corp. executives a tall task.
The discussion was led by Barry Vitou, a solicitor and partner at Pinsent Masons LLP; Richard Kovalevsky QC, a criminal law barrister; Vivian Robinson QC, a partner at McGuireWoods LLP in London and Julian Glass, the Managing Director of FTI Consulting.
The Republican opposition to Mary L. Smith’s April 2009 nomination was viewed at the time as entirely legitimate, given Smith’s complete lack of tax experience. It wasn’t just raw GOP obstructionism.
The survey of more than 2,700 top executives in 59 countries found compliance efforts have leveled out at a time when countries beyond the United States are ramping up enforcement.
And so the fight over the “master manipulator,” who denied for years that he’d helped to lead a Palestinian suicide bombing group, will go on.
Robert Lee Pitman, a former magistrate judge in Austin, has led the San Antonio-based federal prosecuting office since 2011.
Complete Transcript: Fraud Section Chief Jeff Knox’s Remarks on the FCPA at Wall Street Journal Conference
A top supervisor of the DOJ’s FCPA unit says he can’t overstate how international cooperation has changed the game; insists the department doesn’t “outsource” its investigations, and says if a whistleblower discloses significant corruption that a company didn’t disclose, a “traditional covert investigation” from prosecutors may ensue.