The former president of a Maryland-based transportation company was convicted Friday of bribing a Russian official in exchange for contracts to deliver nuclear materials to customers in the United States.… Continue Reading
Massachusetts-based medical technology company Analogic Corporation and a foreign subsidiary and that unit’s former CFO settled FCPA violations related to $20 million in improper payments in Russia and other countries.
Analogic’s Danish subsidiary, BK Medical ApS, entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the DOJ Tuesday.… Continue Reading
It’s a scenario that FCPA practitioners see all too regularly. A due diligence report regarding an intermediary reveals that it’s organized not in its home jurisdiction, but in Cyprus. Or Guernsey.… Continue Reading
Documents leaked Sunday from a Panama law firm showed alleged use of anonymous shell companies by world leaders, politicians and others to shield billions of dollars from public view.
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) Thursday imposed “special measure five” against Tanzania-based FBME Bank Ltd, formerly known as the Federal Bank of the Middle East.… Continue Reading
A former top executive of Bechtel Corporation pleaded guilty Thursday for taking $5.2 million in kickbacks to rig bids for state-run power contracts in Egypt.
Asem Elgawhary, 73, of Potomac, Maryland, entered his plea in federal court in Maryland to mail fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and obstruction and interference with the administration of the tax laws.
His sentencing is scheduled for March 23, 2015.… Continue Reading
U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara said Tuesday the United States has filed a civil forfeiture action against the assets of nine companies that own real estate in Manhattan. The complaint targets four luxury residential units and two high-end commercial spaces.… Continue Reading
Moldova has opened a criminal money-laundering probe connected to the alleged $230 million theft exposed by murdered Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.
Moldova is investigating $53 million that may have laundered through banks there, London-based Hermitage Capital said Monday in a news release.
Moldova joins Switzerland, Cyprus, Latvia, and Lithuania in money-laundering investigations ‘into the trail of funds stolen from the Russian treasury with the involvement of Russian government officials and organized criminals,’ Hermitage said.… Continue Reading