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Data Privacy + Cybersecurity Insider - May 2018 #3

by Robinson & Cole LLP on

CYBERSECURITY - Cyber Fraud Cost $1.4 Billion in 201 - The Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Internet Crime Complaint Center (IC3) recently released its yearly internet crime report, which states that over 300,000...more

Food & Beverage Litigation Update | May 2018 #3

WHO Announces Plan to Eliminate Trans Fat from Global Food Supply - The World Health Organization (WHO) has announced “a step-by-step guide for the elimination of industrially-produced trans-fatty acids from the global...more

Cryptocurrency Debit Card Startup Founders Indicted

The U.S. Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York has announced that a federal grand jury has returned an indictment against three Florida men who co-founded cryptocurrency company Centra Tech, Inc. The...more

The SEC Has an Opportunity You Won’t Want to Miss - HoweyCoin; The USOA Files Another Crypto Offering Case

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

SEC Office of Investor Education - The first part of the headline above was written by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Office of Investor Education (slightly modified). The second part of the headline shows...more

Bridging the Weeks - May 2018 #2

The chief executive officer of a major worldwide banking group agreed to pay the equivalent of US $870,000 as fines to two United Kingdom regulators, and had the equivalent of US $677,000 of prior pay clawed back by his...more

The Impact of Compliance - Another Reversal For a Jefferies Trader

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The key role of compliance threads through the continuing saga of Jefferies & Co. trader Jesse Litvak as well as a series of similar cases. Mr. Litvak is one of a number of traders who were indicted by the U.S. Attorney’s...more

Farewell to Sammartino: The Continued Unraveling of PDVSA Corruption

by Thomas Fox on

Yesterday Cesar David Rincon Godoy (Rincon) pled guilty to a massive money laundering scheme which took the proceeds of his corruption while he was employed at PDVSA. According to the DOJ Press Release, Rincon, a citizen of...more

Feds Charge Alleged Sham Small Businesses Owners

by Davis Wright Tremaine LLP on

On April 3, 2018, a federal grand jury indicted two Wisconsin residents and a construction business of fraud and other charges accusing them of wrongfully obtaining $200 million in contracts set aside for small businesses by...more

Bridging the Weeks - March 2018 #3

The Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission opposed a motion to dismiss filed by a defendant named in a criminal indictment, charging him with offering and selling two types of digital tokens issued...more

The Supreme Court - March 22, 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Supreme Court of the United States issued two decisions yesterday: Marinello v. United States, No. 16-1144: Petitioner Carlo Marinello was indicted in 2012 for violating criminal tax laws following investigations...more

DOJ Settles Follow-On FCPA Case: Transport Logistics Pays $2 Million Penalty

by Michael Volkov on

Last week, the Justice Department announced its first FCPA enforcement action in 2018 – a follow-on settlement from prior FCPA enforcement actions centering on a bribery scheme involving a Russian government official from a...more

Lauri Love: The Forum Bar Shows Its Mettle

by WilmerHale on

On 5 February 2017, the UK High Court issued judgment in the case of Love v USA [2018] EWHC 172 (Admin) (“the Judgment”). This was an appeal against the decision at Westminster Magistrates’ Court on 16 September 2016....more

Former Equifax Chief Information Officer Charged With Insider Trading

by Murtha Cullina on

The Equifax data breach saga continues, this time with civil and criminal charges for insider trading lodged against Jun Ying, Equifax’s former Chief Information Officer of its U.S. Information Solutions business unit. The...more

Brand’s Memo and Dan’s Desk

Last month, then-Associate Attorney General Rachel Brand issued a memorandum to Department of Justice civil lawyers concerning the circumstances under which they may and may not use federal agencies’ “guidance documents” in...more

Supreme Court Rules Defendants May Challenge Statute of Conviction Despite Guilty Plea

by Locke Lord LLP on

On Wednesday, February 21st, the Supreme Court clarified murky case law among the Circuit Courts. In a 6–3 decision in Class v. United States, the Court held that a defendant who pleads guilty to a federal crime may still...more

The Supreme Court - February 21, 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Digital Realty Trust, Inc. v. Somers, No. 16-1276: Paul Somers, a former Vice-President at Digital Realty Trust, brought a claim of whistleblower retaliation under the Dodd-Frank Act against his former employer, alleging he...more

Thirty-Six Individuals Charged In Global Cybercrime Ring “Infraud”

by King & Spalding on

The United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) recently indicted thirty-six individuals leading a global cybercrime ring for allegedly trafficking in stolen personal and financial information....more

DOJ Employs Money Laundering Statute to Prosecute Venezuelan Oilmen for Foreign Bribery

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

As forecasted in a blog post last summer, the United States Department of Justice (“DOJ”) has again used the money laundering statute to accomplish the otherwise elusive goal of prosecuting foreign officials who allegedly...more

Dorsey Anti-Corruption Digest - February 2018

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

Joo Hyun Bahn, real-estate broker and nephew of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon, pleaded guilty to Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) charges relating to his role in a scheme attempting to bribe a Qatari official...more

The KPMG Debacle – Five Former KPMG Employees and Former PCAOB Employees Indicted for Fraud and Conspiracy

by Michael Volkov on

KPMG has been taking it on the chin lately – and apparently for good reason. KPMG is enmeshed in an unfolding corruption scandal in South Africa. Add to that the indictment last week of five individuals (four KPMG employees...more

DOJ Antitrust Division Signals Forthcoming Indictments in No-Poach Investigations

by Ropes & Gray LLP on

Speaking at an antitrust conference on January 19, 2018, Makan Delrahim, the Assistant Attorney General for the Antitrust Division, stated that over the next few months DOJ will be announcing indictments charging criminal...more

I Fought the Law (and the law won) – The KPMG Indictments

by Thomas Fox on

I thought about that song when I read about the absolutely stunning indictment of five former partners or employees of KPMG and one former employee at the Public Company Oversight Accounting Board (PCAOB). ...more

Another Corporate Executive Indicted for FCPA Violations

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

The Department of Justice continues to focus on individuals in FCPA cases, consistent with the dictates of the Yates memo. The President of a Maryland based transportation company was named in an eleven count indictment...more

It’s Not Nice to Fool The NTSB

by LeClairRyan on

Those of us of a certain age will remember the television ad for margarine that tastes so much like butter that even Mother Nature is fooled. When Mother Nature learns that the product is not her “delicious butter,” she...more

This Week In Securities Litigation

by Dorsey & Whitney LLP on

This is the second of two articles reviewing events that took place during the holidays. Specifically, the first article appeared yesterday and reviewed key events concerning securities enforcement litigation from December...more

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