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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

Professional Racecar Driver, Convicted Of Payday Lending Fraud In New York, Now Faces Tax Charges In Kansas Along With His...

by Fox Rothschild LLP on

Barely two months after being convicted of running a billion dollar illegal payday lending enterprise, professional racecar driver Scott Tucker was indicted today by a grand jury on federal charges of failing to report...more

Indictment in $40M Alleged Fraud Case Signals Increased Scrutiny of SDVOSB Government Contractors

by Hogan Lovells on

On December 1, 2017, the U.S. Department of Justice announced the federal grand indictment of an army veteran for allegedly engaging in major government program fraud by using his status as a service-disabled veteran to...more

If You Don’t Do the Work, You Might Do Time Instead: Service-Disabled Veteran Faces Jail Time for Failing to Run Day-to-Day...

by Bass, Berry & Sims PLC on

The Government recently indicted an Army veteran for allegedly using his status as a service-disabled veteran to help a company qualify as a service-disabled veteran-owned small business and falsely obtain nearly $40 million...more

Cross-Border Investigations Update - November 2017

This issue of Skadden’s semiannual Cross-Border Investigations Update takes a close look at recent cases, regulatory activity and other key developments, including new U.K. reporting obligations for sanctions violations,...more

Former Municipal Official in the Spotlight as SEC Files Complaint Charging Securities Fraud and DOJ Files Superseding Indictment...

by Bracewell LLP on

On November 21, 2017, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (“SEC”) filed a complaint charging Oyster Bay, New York (the “Town”), along with its former Supervisor and Chief Executive Officer, John Venditto, with...more

Mistrial in bribery case against US Senator Robert Menendez highlights the challenges of proving bribery with circumstantial...

by Dentons on

The US Department of Justice's ongoing efforts to expand the reach of federal corruption statutes is in jeopardy after last week's failure to convict US Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). U.S. v. Menendez et al, No. 15-cr-00155,...more

Federal jury convicts operator of payday lenders sued by CFPB and FTC

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Richard Moseley Sr., the operator of a group of interrelated payday lenders, was convicted by a federal jury on all criminal counts in an indictment filed by the Department of Justice, including violating the Racketeer...more

“Always a bridesmaid, never a bride” Might Work for Stark Liability but Not the Anti-Kickback Statute

by Nossaman LLP on

Last Thursday, a jury in federal district court in St. Louis handed down a verdict in a False Claims Act (“FCA”) case that presents a laundry list of the challenges which can arise in a FCA case. ...more

Circuit Reverses Conviction & Dismisses Indictment in Case Where Defendant Waited Seven Years for Trial

In United States v. Tigano, No. 15-3073 (Winter, Walker, Pooler), the Second Circuit issued a short order reversing the conviction of Joseph Tigano, III and dismissing the indictment with prejudice.  The Court noted that a...more

Charges Unsealed Against Five Individuals, Including Two Executives, In Foreign Bribery Scheme Involving Rolls-Royce

by Shearman & Sterling LLP on

On November 7, 2017, the Department of Justice (“DOJ”) unsealed charges against five individuals—including two executives—alleging violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) in connection with an alleged foreign...more

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