Every compliance training session should include this warning: If you ever become involved with, see, or otherwise discover a potential FCPA violation, stop everything. Don’t clean your desk, empty the trash can, or clear your browser history.… Continue Reading
Posts Tagged: Frederic Cilins
Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two associates are facing criminal charges in Switzerland for allegedly paying bribes to win mining licences in Guinea between 2005 and 2010.
The former Minister of Mines and Geology of the West African country of Guinea was arrested and charged Tuesday with laundering $8.5 million in bribes he allegedly took from a Chinese conglomerate in exchange for mining rights.… Continue Reading
A federal court in Florida last week granted a request by prosecutors to seize three properties and various restaurant equipment from Mamadie Touré.
Touré, left, is the widow of Lansana Conté, a dictator who ruled the west African country of Guinea for 24 years before he died in 2008.… Continue Reading
Marshall L. Miller, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal DivisionIt’s not often anyone from the DOJ’s criminal division talks informally and on the record about FCPA enforcement actions.… Continue Reading
A French citizen who used to work for mining giant BSG Resources was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for obstructing an investigation into bribery allegations.
Frederic Cilins, 51, faced up to five years in prison after pleading guilty in March in federal court in New York.… Continue Reading
Anti-bribery investigations and enforcement actions involving international mining projects are breaking out all over.
In April, the U.S. DOJ charged six foreign nationals, including a Ukrainian businessman and a government official in India, with an alleged racketeering conspiracy to bribe officials in India to gain titanium mining rights.… Continue Reading
A state-sponsored committee reviewing mining concessions in Guinea said Wednesday that its 18-month investigation found evidence of graft involving a company controlled by Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz.
The watchdog committee advised the government to revoke any mining rights to the untapped Simandou and Zogota iron-ore deposits claimed by Steinmetz’s company, BSG Resources.… Continue Reading
Frederic Cilins, 51, a French citizen, pleaded guilty Monday in the Southern District of New York to obstructing a federal criminal investigation into whether a mining company paid bribes to win mining rights in the Republic of Guinea.… Continue Reading