Unexplained Wealth Orders (UWOs) — nicknamed the “Mcmafia” law after the hit TV drama about Russian organized crime in London — received a lot of attention in the press as the solution to the UK’s dirty money problem.… Continue Reading
On July 6, the head of Turkey’s central bank Murat Cetinkaya — who in 2017 publicly stated that he felt threatened by Bitcoin — was unexpectedly removed from his job by President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.… Continue Reading
Microsoft Corporation paid the DOJ and SEC $25.3 million Monday to settle FCPA offenses related to its operations in Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Thailand, and Turkey.
A Microsoft subsidiary in Hungary called Microsoft Magyarorszag Kft.… Continue Reading
Armenia doesn’t top many investors’ lists. The former Soviet republic is in an ongoing military conflict with neighboring Azerbaijan, has two closed trade borders with Turkey and Azerbaijan (borders with Iran and Georgia are open), and pervasive corruption prevents Armenia’s three million citizens from prospering.… Continue Reading
Teradata Corporation said in an SEC filing Friday that the FCPA investigation into gifts and travel expenses at a subsidiary in Turkey has ended and the company won’t face an enforcement action.… Continue Reading
Teradata Corporation said in an SEC filing Friday that it discovered “questionable expenditures for travel, gifts and other expenses” at a subsidiary doing business in Turkey.
Ohio-based Teradata develops and sells enterprise software for database management.… Continue Reading
The biggest operator of for-profit higher education schools is investigating an $18 million charitable donation in Turkey and whether some of the money was diverted to a government official.
Baltimore-based Laureate Education, Inc.… Continue Reading
Regulators charged with enforcing anti-corruption, anti-money laundering, and economic sanctions laws and regulations have turned new attention to the real estate industry, and investigations and enforcement efforts span the globe.
Over recent years, U.S.… Continue Reading
In a post for the FCPA Blog, Ilya Zlatkin recently compared corrupt companies to white collar tomb raiders. He outlined how antiques and ancient artefacts circulate on the black market, and the excellent work of the FBI’s Art Crime Team in locating and returning those artefacts to their rightful owners.… 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