A former hedge fund highflier charged last year with civil FCPA violations is now indicted for defrauding a big charitable foundation by hiding his conflicts of interest in a multi-million dollar investment deal.… Continue Reading
A few weeks ago, I read about an “exasperated federal judge” at the sentencing of Samuel Mebiame, the 43-year-old son of the former prime minister of Gabon, who was an intermediary for Och-Ziff. … Continue Reading
The Securities and Exchange Commission charged two former executives at Och-Ziff Capital Management Group with orchestrating bribes across Africa that violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
The son of a former Prime Minister of Gabon pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing government officials in Africa.
Samuel Mebiame, 43, a Gabonese national, was a consultant to a mining company owned by an Och-Ziff joint venture.… Continue Reading
After reviewing several articles including the recent FCPA Blog post, “Alleged Och Ziff Africa ‘fixer’ arrested for FCPA offenses,” my focus immediately shifted to due diligence procedures. Specifically, I thought about the risk profile of Samuel Mebiame. … Continue Reading
A Gabon national was arrested Tuesday and charged with conspiracy to bribe officials in at least three African countries to help win mining rights for a joint venture involving U.S.… Continue Reading