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Entries in Och-Ziff (16)

Tuesday
Jun132017

Richard Bistrong: I wanted to go home, the judge wanted me in jail

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. 

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Tuesday
Jun062017

Supreme Court limits SEC disgorgement power

The U.S. Supreme Court Monday ruled 9-0 to limit the Securities and Exchange Commission's legal authority to recover ill-gotten profits from defendants.

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Thursday
Jun012017

Former Och-Ziff middleman jailed two years

The son of a former Prime Minister of Gabon was sentenced Wednesday to two years in prison for conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing government officials in Africa.

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Tuesday
Apr252017

Resource Alert: New guidance on corruption red flags in oil, gas and mining deals 

An oil and gas or mining company can avoid all kinds of reputational and legal challenges by swearing off deals with certain corruption warning signs. This month’s developments in an evolving scandal might have Royal Dutch Shell wishing it had done so.

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Monday
Dec122016

Och-Ziff middleman pleads guilty to Africa bribes

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.

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Friday
Oct282016

Och-Ziff and Embraer join our Top Ten Disgorgement List

Two recent enforcement actions included disgorgements to the SEC that are among the ten biggest FCPA disgorgments of all time.

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Tuesday
Oct042016

Och-Ziff takes fourth spot on our new Top Ten list

Last week's $412 million enforcement action against Och-Ziff Capital Management Group landed fourth on our list of the ten biggest FCPA cases of all time.

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Thursday
Sep292016

Och-Ziff settles with SEC, DOJ for $412 million

Och-Ziff Capital Management Group resolved one of the biggest FCPA enforcement actions ever Thursday, agreeing to pay the DOJ and SEC $412 million for criminal and civil violations.

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Thursday
Sep012016

Here's some open source due diligence on Och Ziff's Africa agent

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. 

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Wednesday
Aug242016

Richard Bistrong: In defense of, ahem, intermediaries

International success now depends on business leaders having "the foreign policy acumen to distinguish what they can and cannot do,” according to John Chipman, the director-general and chief executive of the International Institute for Strategic Studies.

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Thursday
Aug182016

Alison Taylor: Intermediaries are ‘force multipliers’ for prosecutors

A Gabonese national who was allegedly paid $3.5 million for facilitation services in Africa by hedge fund Och-Ziff was arrested this week as part of an FCPA investigation.

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Wednesday
Aug172016

Alleged Och Ziff Africa ‘fixer’ arrested for FCPA offenses

Daniel OchA 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. hedge fund giant Och Ziff.

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