An internal Rio Tinto email purportedly showing a planned volley of lawsuits over alleged bribery in Guinea should be fatal to the Anglo-Australian mining company’s racketeering suit, Vale SA claims in a court filing.
The defendants contend that the SEC filed its claim after the five-year statute of limitations expired, arguing that the Commission could have filed its claims in summer 2005, but did not pursue the lawsuit until December 2011.
Switzerland’s FIFA investigation is being hamstrung by the limited scope of the country’s commercial bribery law and a lack of cooperation with U.S. authorities, according to Reuters’ sources.
The federal securities agency is working with prosecutors in Cologne to examine the passage of Ford containers through Russian customs.
According to the Journal, Justice Department officials believe that three European companies paid bribes to Gulnara Karimova, daughter of Uzbek President Islam Karimov, in exchange for lucrative telecommunications contracts.
Reuters reported on Aug. 7 that a team of Quinn Emanuel lawyers briefed FIFA’s board of directors on the status of the internal investigation in a meeting in Zurich last month.
The U.K. pharmaceuticals company is already investigating alleged bribery in Poland, the United Arab Emirates, Lebanon, Jordan, Syria and Iraq.
Former Justice Department FCPA prosecutor Maria Gonzalez Calvet, now at GE, spoke about investigating in Brazil, Russia, India and China alongside Jeremy Levin of Baker Botts LLP, Peter Spivack of Hogan Lovells and Sulaksh Shah of PwC.
The bill, if signed into law, would create a new anti-corruption authority with a mandate to scrutinize companies’ compliance programs.
GIR Just Anti-Corruption understands that the individual is likely former CONCACAF President Jeffrey Webb.
The report by the human rights and pro-democracy organization looks at 29 countries now operating under authoritarian regimes.
Pennsylvania-based consultant Dmitrij Harder is charged under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act with paying $3.5 million in bribes to an official of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
At least four countries are investigating how the company controlled by Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz gained control of half of the world’s richest iron-ore deposits.
The former Alstom SA executive is arguing that he is not liable under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act for the company’s worldwide bribery scheme.
In its 2015 Mid-Year FCPA Update, Gibson Dunn said foreign authorities might prosecute more transnational foreign bribery cases than the United States does this year.
President Barack Obama speaks at outgoing Attorney General Eric Holder's portrait unveiling ceremony.
Attorney General Eric Holder called for a lower bar to federal civil rights prosecutions in an exit interview with Politico's Mike Allen.