Kentucky-based General Cable Corporation said it added $4 million to its reserve and has now set aside $28 million that’s “probable to be disgorged” to the SEC in a possible settlement of FCPA offenses.… Continue Reading
The Egmont Group — Financial Intelligence Units from 151 jurisdictions, with 19 other observer organizations — issued its latest Communiqué from its meeting in Monaco last week, targeting terrorist financing.
The Egmont Group, founded in 1995, is used by enforcement agencies to share information and help each other develop evidence to prosecute financial crimes, such as money laundering, tax evasion, and graft.… Continue Reading
A British man was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to take bribes in connection with purchasing decisions for energy and infrastructure projects in Egypt, Russia, and Singapore.… Continue Reading
A ex-Bechtel Corporation vice president was sentenced Monday to 42 months in prison for taking $5.2 million in kickbacks to rig bids for state-run power contracts in Egypt.
Asem Elgawhary, 73, of Potomac, Maryland pleaded guilty in December 2014 to mail fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, obstruction, and interference with the administration of the tax laws. … 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. … Continue Reading
Deposed former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced Wednesday by a Cairo court to three years in prison for embezzling public funds.
Mubarak’s two sons were jailed for four years on charges of stealing state funds that had been earmarked for the renovation of presidential palaces but were diverted to make lavish renovations to family properties.… Continue Reading
Freedom House said in its latest report that 54 countries showed overall declines in political rights and civil liberties, compared with 40 that showed gains.
“For the eighth consecutive year, Freedom in the World recorded more declines in democracy worldwide than gains,” Freedom House said.… Continue Reading
DOJ has opened a criminal bribery investigation into the nonprofit, National Geographic Society, and the details are worthy of another Indiana Jones movie or an Egypt-based episode of the Bones TV show.… Continue Reading
Buildings are collapsing in Lagos, Ibadan, Abeokuta, Kaduna, Kano and other Nigerian cities.
The latest incident in Abuja killed two people.