Frederic Cilins, who pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice, may have gambled correctly by refusing to cooperate with the Justice Department’s investigation of an allegedly corrupt mining deal in Guinea.
Bernd Kowalewski is one of two individuals charged in the Justice Department’s BizJet bribery case who were living beyond U.S. reach.
GSK is also facing international investigations of its business dealings in China.
There has been much attention paid to the Supreme Court’s recent decision in Riley v. California, Nos. 13-132 and 13-212 (June 25, 2014), and justifiably so. It was notable because it was a 9-0 decision in a criminal case – a rare occurrence in the Supreme Court’s history, especially for this deeply-divided Court. But it was also an important, landmark ruling for the Fourth Amendment and its protections against unreasonable searches and seizures.
In its narrowest interpretation, the Supreme Court’s decision in Riley rejected the argument made by law enforcement that cell phones could be searched without a valid warrant if they were seized at the time of arrest. The Supreme Court has repeatedly recognized that there are appropriate exceptions to the Fourth Amendment’s warrant requirement, perhaps the most prominent of which is the exception that allows an officer to search a person’s body at the time of their arrest. Law enforcement unsuccessfully argued that a cell phone, found on an arrestee’s person, could likewise be seized and its contents searched at the time of the arrest under this well-established Fourth Amendment exception.
The U.K. brought the charges against the embattled French engineering and power giant under its 1906 Prevention of Corruption Act.
A number of businesses have faced scrutiny for their entry into the Libyan market.
Just Anti-Corruption maintains a historical list of corporate monitors in all Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements.
Joseph Sigelman was charged with kickback and bribery offenses in a six-count indictment unsealed in May.
Frederic Cilins pleaded guilty to obstructing a U.S. investigation of foreign bribery in Guinea and is set to be sentenced this week.
The U.S. began settlement discussions with the son of Equatorial Guinea’s president last month.
Key Energy has ongoing foreign bribery investigations in Mexico and Russia.
GSK is facing a number of government investigations over alleged bribery in China.
William Pomponi was charged in a 12-count second superseding indictment last year alleging bribes paid to Indonesia officials.
Hungarian national Tamas Morvai was the least willing of all three defendants to be deposed in the U.S. in July.
The Mexican state-owned oil company had argued that the use of U.S. banks to further an alleged bribery scheme targeting its employees gave it U.S. jurisdiction.
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