corruption

AG Barr Can Work On 1MDB Probe Despite Kirkland Ties

Attorney General Bill Barr can work on a Justice Department probe of an alleged multibillion-dollar fraud scheme involving the 1Malaysia Development Berhad sovereign wealth fund, despite his former employer Kirkland & Ellis LLP’s involvement in the case, according to an Office of Government Ethics waiver…

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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.

Ex-Credit Suisse Bankers Aided $2B Fraud In Africa: Feds

Former Credit Suisse bankers, a Lebanese businessman and top officials in Mozambique participated in a scheme to siphon funds from more than $2 billion in government-backed loans for fraudulent projects in the African nation, according to an indictment unsealed Thursday in New York federal court…

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5 Ways To Fight Corruption in Latin America

Corruption has solidified its place at the top of the agenda for policymakers and citizens across Latin America and the Caribbean. Below, InSight Crime explores five proposals that could boost the ability of countries to achieve lasting advances in the fight against graft…

This piece was co-authored with Parker Asmann. Read it in its entirety at InSight Crime.

Weekly InSight: How Organized Crime Has Tarnished the World Cup

In our June 14 Facebook Live session, Senior Investigator Héctor Silva Ávalos and Senior Editor Mike LaSusa discussed the opening of the 2018 World Cup and the many ways that soccer and organized crime intersect…

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