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Entries in Switzerland (107)

Wednesday
Aug142019

Beny Steinmetz indicted in Switzerland for bribery

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.

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Monday
Feb042019

Former SNC-Lavalin chief pleads guilty in bribery case

Pierre Duhaime (Image courtesy of Montreal Council on Foreign Relations)Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleaded guilty Friday to helping a public servant commit breach of trust.

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Friday
Nov092018

Happy kleptocrats? This ultra high-end Swiss watch can only be bought with bitcoin

The Big Bang Meca-10 P2PLuxury Swiss watchmaker Hublot announced a new product this week: a $25,000 watch that can only be bought with bitcoin.

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Thursday
Aug302018

Switzerland: Oil trader sentenced for Africa bribes

A former Geneva-based oil trader was given an 18-month suspended sentence for bribing officials in Africa in exchange for oil shipments.

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Wednesday
May302018

In Malaysia, the inventory of Najib's ‘spoils’ keeps growing

Malaysian police with boxes siezed from Najib's condo (image via YouTube)Police in Kuala Lumpur are releasing more details about what they've seized from houses and condos belonging to Najib Razak, the former prime minister voted out of office this month amid a growing corruption investigation.

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Thursday
Dec212017

Swiss regulator: JPMorgan Chase ‘seriously breached’ AML laws with 1MDB

Switzerland’s financial regulator said Thursday that JPMorgan Chase & Co. seriously breached anti-money laundering regulations in its dealings with Malaysian sovereign wealth fund 1MDB.

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Monday
Jul102017

Odebrecht’s graft echoes across the hemisphere

Three fund managers and a national government said in SEC filings last week that Odebrecht's corruption scandal has become a problem and a risk factor for them.

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Wednesday
Apr052017

Aaron Bornstein: Key Lessons of the BOTA Foundation

In my recent previous posts on the BOTA Foundation, I recapped its history and provided what I think were some of the critical factors which led it to be recognized as the most successful example the United States Department of Justice has had to date in returning recovered corruption assets. But what are the lessons from BOTA that might be applicable to future foundations established for the same purpose?

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Monday
Feb272017

The BOTA Foundation Revisited -- Part Two: BOTA – A Quick Recap

The agreement to start the Foundation emerged in 2007 after more than two years of discussion between the Governments of the United States, Switzerland and Kazakhstan (known as “the Parties”) about the disposition of $84 million, plus interest, that had been frozen in a Swiss account since 1999. 

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Wednesday
Dec212016

DOJ and SEC take small slice of Odebrecht - Braskem $3.5 billion global settlement

Brazil construction giant Odebrecht S.A. and its petrochemical unit, Braskem S.A., pleaded guilty Wednesday to paying bribes around the world. The companies agreed to pay $3.5 billion for a global settlement with authorities in the United States, Brazil, and Switzerland.

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Wednesday
Oct192016

Costa Rica soccer chief pleads guilty in FIFA corruption case

The former president of the Costa Rican soccer federation and a member-elect of the FIFA executive committee pleaded guilty Friday in federal court in Brooklyn, New York to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes.

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Tuesday
Oct112016

Singapore closes Falcon Bank, arrests local manager for 1MDB-linked offenses

Singapore's bank regulator Tuesday shut down a second bank for "serious failures in anti-money laundering controls and improper conduct" linked to Malaysia's 1MDB fund.

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