Bribery & Corruption

Libyan Asset Recovery and Management Office v. Bank of America et al: Discovery Application

Application by the Libyan Asset Recovery and Management Office to take discovery from Bank of America N.A., Citigroup Inc. d.b.a. Citibank; JPMorgan Chase Bank N.A., UBS Group A.G., HSBC Bank, Credit Suisse Bank N.A., Bank of New York Mellon Corporation, and Deutsche Bank Trust Company Americas for use in foreign legal proceedings regarding "tens of billions of dollars stolen by Muammar Muhammed Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi over the course of his 32-year dictatorship", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy "with Bryan Samuel Berkman, Luis Berkman, Philip Lichtenfeld, Sergio Rodrigo Mendez Mendizabal, and other persons, known and unknown" to launder the proceeds of corruption in Bolivia in USA v. Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

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Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares Guilty Plea

Press Release by the U. S. Department of Justice announcing that Luis Enrique Martinelli Linares, described as "a citizen of Panama and Italy", has pleaded guilty "for laundering $28 million in connection with a massive bribery and money laundering scheme involving Odebrecht S.A., a Brazil-based global construction conglomerate".

USA v. Frederick Cushmore Jr.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act alleging the payment of bribes to "foreign officials" of Al Nasr Company for Coke and Chemicals, described as "an Egyptian state-owned and state-controlled entity", in USA v. Frederick Cushmore Jr., described as a citizen of the United States residing in Connecticut, at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania.

Fremichael Ghebreyesus et al v. Ethiopia et al: Complaint

Complaint seeking damages of $10.6 million for "the unlawful takings and retakings of certain properties belonging to Plaintiffs in Ethiopia in violation of international law" in Fremichael Ghebreyesus, individually and as Trustee of the Estate of Ghebreyesus Ghebrelul Fremichael, deceased; and Simret Zerai Yohannes, a.k.a. Semret Zereyohans Keleb v. the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ethiopia, the City of Addis Ababa, the Sub-City of Bole, Addis Ababa; the Federal First Instance Court of Ethiopia, and Brook Bekele Beshah, of Las Vegas, Nevada,, at the U. S. District Court for the District of Columbia.

Portugal: Luis Manuel de Paiva Gomes Cunha Ribeiro et al

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the International Society on Thrombosis and Haemostasis - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Portugal - for a criminal investigation into "Luis Manuel de Paiva Gomes Cunha Ribeiro, Joaquim Paulo Lalanda e Castro, and Manuela Carvalho for corruption, bribery, and receiving an undue advantage".

USA v. Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd.: Plea Agreement

Plea Agreement regarding a fraud involving Mozambique in USA v. Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, described as "a wholly-owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse headquartered in London, United Kingdom", at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Ltd.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to commit wire fraud involving Mozambique in USA v. Credit Suisse Securities (Europe) Limited, described as "a wholly-owned subsidiary of Credit Suisse Group AG headquartered in London, United Kingdom", at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

Credit Suisse Group AG: $99M Penalties

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $99 million on Credit Suisse Group AG, of Switzerland, regarding "an offering fraud and violations of the internal accounting controls and books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act ... in connection with three interconnected transactions involving, among others, United Kingdom-based Credit Suisse entities and Mozambican state-owned entities".

USA v. Jorge Cherrez Miño et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering and bribery of a public official in Ecuador and involving companies in Panama in USA v. Jorge Cherrez Miño, described as a citizen of Ecuador who managed "U.S. Investment Fund Companies", and John Luzuriaga Aguinaga, described as a citizen of Ecuador who was "Risk Director" of the Instituto de Seguridad Social de la Policia Nacional, a.k.a. ISSPOL, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

British Virgin Islands AG v. Signature Bank: Discovery Application

Application by the British Virgin Islands Attorney General to take evidence from Signature Bank for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands "against Lester S. Hyman", described as "a now-suspended member of the District of Columbia and Massachusetts Bars" for "for fraud and deceit and breaches of trust and loyalty and of his contractual obligations owed to the BVIG", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.
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BVI to add 3 more US defendants to ‘Miami Airline’ fraud lawsuit

The British Virgin Islands Government intends to add three more US citizens - Scott Weisman, Jerry Willoughby, and Bruce Bradley - as defendants to a lawsuit it filed against "now-suspended" US lawyer Lester Hyman alleging fraud and corruption involving plans to operate an air service between the BVI and Miami.

USA v. Alvaro Pulido Vargas et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging money laundering involving bribery in Venezuela in USA v. Alvaro Pulido Vargas, a.k.a. German Enrique Rubio Salas, a citizen of Colombia; Jose Gregorio Vielma Mora, a citizen of Venezuela and a former Governor of the Venezuelan State of Tachira; Emmanuel Enrique Rubio Gonzalez, a citizen of Colombia; Carlos Rolando Lizcano Manrique, a citizen of Colombia, and Ana Guillermo Luis, a citizen of Spain and Venezuela, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

British Virgin Islands AG v. Pauline Jones: Discovery Application

Application by the Attorney General of the British Virgin Islands to take discovery from Pauline E. Jones for use in legal proceedings in the British Virgin Islands against Lester S. Hyman, described as "a now-suspended member of the District of Columbia and Massachusetts bars", for "fraud and deceit and breaches of trust and loyalty and of his contractual obligations owed to the BVIG", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.

Bosnia and and Herzegovina: Denis Prcic

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence from the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Bosnia and Herzegovina - for a criminal investigation into Denis Prcic, described as President of the American University in Bosnia and Herzegovina, "for misuse of authority and illegal collection of payment".

WPP Plc: $22M Penalties

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $22.5 million on WPP Plc, described as "the world's largest advertising group" that is domiciled in Jersey, in the Channel Islands; headquartered in London and New York City, and whose shares are listed on the New York Stock Exchange for alleged violations of "the anti-bribery, books and records, and international accounting controls provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act" involving its subsidiaries in Brazil, China, India, and Peru.

USA v. May Salehi: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging fraud regarding "a multi-million dollar construction project known as a compound security upgrade to be performed at the United States Consulate in Hamilton, Bermuda" in USA v. May Salehi at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Ewart Brown v. Director of Public Prosecutions et al: Recusal Ruling

Ruling on Ewart Brown's application for the recusal of the judge in Ewart Frederick Winslow Brown, a former Premier of Bermuda who was criminally indicted for alleged corruption in March 2021 v. The Director of Public Prosecutions, Attorney General, and Deputy Governor at Bermuda Supreme Court.

Fundo de Liquidação Financeira v. Marriott Ownership Resorts Inc.: Discovery Application

Application by Fundo de Liquidação Financeira - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizado, described as an investment fund managed by Jive Asset Gestão de Recursos Ltda., to take discovery from Marriott Ownership Resorts, Inc. for use in a "summary collection proceeding" in São Paulo, Brazil against K.G. Serviços e Participações Eireli, Alvaro Maluf, and Paulo Maluf, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida.

USA v. Luis Berkman: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering regarding a bribery scheme involving Bolivia in USA v. Luis Berkman at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Fundo de Liquidação Financeira v. Safra National Bank of New York et al: Discovery Application

Application by Fundo de Liquidação Financeira - Fundo de Investimento em Direitos Creditórios Não Padronizado, described as "an investment fund managed by Jive Asset Gestão de Recursos Ltda.", to take discovery from Safra National Bank of New York, Santander Bank S.A., Bank of America S.A., Deutsche Bank A.G., and BNP Paribas USA for use in a "summary collection proceeding" in Brazil "against K.G. Serviços e Participações Eireli, Alvaro Maluf a.k.a. Maluf Jabur Alvaro, and Paulo Maluf a.k.a. Maluf Jabur Paulo", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Alpene Ltd. v. Elizabeth McCaul: Discovery Application

Application by Alpene Ltd., of Hong Kong, described as "the 100% indirect owner of a bank in the Republic of Malta", to take discovery from Elizabeth McCaul, described as a resident of New York, for use in legal proceedings in Malta in which Alpene claimed that "Malta engaged in a series of allegedly retaliatory acts against Alpene's investment, Pilatus Bank", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Jorge Nobrega: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering involving entities in Australia, Thailand, and Venezuela in USA v. Jorge Luis Nobrega Rodriguez at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Türkmengas v. BNP Paribas: Discovery Application

Application by Türkmengas, described as "the national gas company of the Republic of Turkmenistan and operates in the exploration, production, and export of natural gas", to take discovery from BNP Paribas for use in legal proceedings in the Republic of Turkmenistan regarding allegations of fraud and bribery involving "a 2011 oil services and equipment contract awarded by Turkmenistan's Ministry of Oil and Gas Industry and Mineral Resources to Chemix BV (International) Ltd., a Gibraltar company, for the processing and disposal of oil-contaminating waste in Turkmenistan", filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Jorge Nobrega: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to violate International Emergency Economic Powers Act, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and money laundering involving Petróleos de Venezuela SA, a.k.a. PDVSA, and "millions of dollars of transfers on behalf of the Venezuelan Government" in USA v. Jorge Nobrega at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Samson Siasia v. FIFA: Complaint

Complaint challenging "FIFA's conviction and imposition of a life-ban" for bribery in Samson Siasia v. Fédération Internationale de Football Association, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

USA v. Naman Wakil: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and conspiracy to commit money laundering "by bribing Venezuelan officials to obtain and retain contracts and other business advantages, including obtaining payment on multi-million dollar contracts with entities and instrumentalities controlled by the Venezuelan government" in USA v. Naman Wakil, described as a citizen of Syria and permanent resident of the United States who used accounts "in the Cayman Islands, Switzerland, Panama, and elsewhere to promote the illegal bribery scheme and to conceal the nature and purpose of the proceeds", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Mongolia: Corruption MLAT

Application for the appointment of a Commissioner to collect evidence - pursuant to a request for judicial assistance from Mongolia - for a criminal investigation into an unidentified "Mongolian citizen that worked as a senior official at a state-owned company from approximately 2013 to 2016" for suspected "money laundering and illicit enrichment".

USA v. Anthony Stimler: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering regarding an alleged bribery scheme involving individuals and entities in or from the British Virgin Islands, Cyprus, Israel, Mexico, Nigeria, Spain, Switzerland, United Kingdom, and USA in USA v. Anthony Stimler, a citizen of the United Kingdom who worked as a trader, at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd.: SFO Announcement of £103M DPA

News Release by the United Kingdom's Serious Fraud Office entitled "SFO enters into £103M DPA with Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited" regarding "the use of corrupt agents in the oil and gas sector" involving an alleged scheme involving Brazil, India, Malaysia, Nigeria, and Saudi Arabia.

Amec Foster Wheeler Ltd.: $22.7M Penalties

Administrative Order by the U. S. Securities and Exchange Commission imposing penalties totaling $22.7 million on Amec Foster Wheeler Limited, described as a Switzerland-domiciled parent of a group "with a significant presence in the United Kingdom", regarding "a bribery scheme to obtain an oil and gas engineering and design contract in Brazil" involving Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. - Petrobras.

USA v. Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Ltd.: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging a bribery scheme involving, inter alia, Brazilian petroleum firm Petróleo Brasileiro - Petrobras, unidentified "intermediary" companies in Brazil and Monaco, and unidentified citizens of Brazil, Italy, United Kingdom and United States in USA v. Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging Bank Julius Baer conspired to launder bribes to soccer officials for the rights to the World Cup, Copa Libertadores, and Copa América soccer tournaments in a scheme allegedly involving individuals in or from Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Paraguay, and Uruguay in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Bank Julius Baer: Deferred Prosecution Agreement

Deferred Prosecution Agreement regarding an alleged scheme to launder the proceeds of bribery involving soccer organizations FIFA, CONMEBOL, and others in USA v. Bank Julius Baer & Co. Ltd., of Switzerland, at the U. S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

USA v. Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint for allegedly conspiring to launder the proceeds of corruption in Bolivia in USA v. Arturo Carlos Murillo Prijic, described as "a citizen of bolivia and the Minister of Government of Bolivia", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Luis Berkman et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging conspiracy to commit money laundering involving "bribery of a public official and public servant" in USA v. Luis Berkman, a citizen of the United States; Bryan Samuel Berkman, a citizen of the United States; Philip Lichtenfeld, a United Sates citizen of the United States residing in Argentina, and Sergio Rodrigo Mendez Mendizabal, described as "a citizen of Bolivia who served as an official in the Bolivian Ministry of Government from at least in or around 2019 through at least in or around 2020", at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

Colombia: Alejandro Jose Lyons Muskus

Complaint to extradite Alejandro Jose Lyons Muskus, a former Governor of Cordoba, Colombia, from the USA to Colombia to serve a prison sentence for corruption, filed at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.

USA v. Juan Carlos Balaguerra Villamizar: Criminal Information

Criminal Information alleging money laundering conspiracy involving "purported proceeds of bribes paid to Brazilian public officials" in USA v. Juan Carlos Balaguerra Villamizar at the U. S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Malta v. Keith Schembri et al: Criminal Complaint

Criminal Complaint alleging corruption, fraud, and money laundering in Republic of Malta v. Alfio Schembri, Malcolm Scerri, Keith Schembri, who is a former chief of staff of former Malta Prime Minister Joseph Muscat; Robert Zammit, Kasco Holdings Limited, of Malta; Kasco Limited, of Malta; Kasco Engineering Company Limited, of Malta; GSV Co Limited, of Malta; Holdforth Limited, of Cyprus; Malmos Limited, of Gibraltar; It's Good Limited, of Malta; Colson Services Limited, of the British Virgin Islands; Selson Holding Corporation, of the British Virgin Islands; Tekhne Industrial Limited, of Malta; Berner Malta Limited, of Malta, and Thoughtzone Limited, of Malta, at Malta Magistrates Court.

USA v. Greg Lindberg et al: Criminal Indictment

Criminal Indictment alleging fraud and bribery in USA v. Greg E. Lindberg, John D. Gray, John V. Palermo, and Robert Cannon Hayes at the U. S. District Court for the Western District of North Carolina.
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