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Russian Telecom Settles FCPA Claims For $850M

ussian telecommunications group Mobile TeleSystems PJSC and a subsidiary agreed to pay $850 million related to U.S. authorities’ allegations that the company bribed an Uzbek official to win $2.4 billion worth of business, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission announced Wednesday…

This piece was co-authored with Rachel Graf. Read it in its entirety at Law360.

GE, Tepco Dodge Sailors’ $1B Fukushima Radiation Suit

Tokyo Electric Power Co. and General Electric Co. on Monday dodged a $1 billion lawsuit by U.S. sailors over radiation injuries they allegedly suffered during their response to the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, after a California federal judge agreed the suit belonged in Japanese, not U.S., courts…

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Feds Make First-Ever Bust Of Int’l ‘Birth Tourism’ Ring

Law enforcement authorities on Thursday announced the arrest of three suspects and charges in California federal court against more than a dozen others in what they called the first-ever federal case against a “birth tourism” ring…

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2nd Apple Engineer Accused Of Stealing Self-Driving Car IP

An Apple engineer was arrested on the eve of a trip to China and charged in California federal court with stealing company secrets related to self-driving car technology, court records show, marking the second Apple engineer accused of stealing its autonomous car technology in recent months…

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Weekly InSight: Drugs and Security, Latin America’s Lessons for the World

In our August 3 Facebook Live session, Senior Editor Mike LaSusa spoke with Brookings Institution Senior Fellow Vanda Felbab-Brown about the lessons Latin America has learned in its decades-long fight against drug-related violence, and how those lessons fit into the global context…

Read this piece in its entirety at InSight Crime. You can watch the full live stream below: