All FBI articles – Page 2

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    FBI creates new International Corruption Squad in Miami


    Citing the success of its three other international corruption squads operating around the country, the Federal Bureau of Investigation has announced the creation of a fourth dedicated international corruption squad, this one based in its Miami Field Office.

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    Is a country sweep coming to South Africa?


    The recent corruption scandal to focus on McKinsey & Co., SAP, and KMPG in South Africa has driven home a truism that many in the compliance space have known for some time: South Africa is one of the most corrupt countries on earth. For U.S. and U.K. companies doing business ...

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    How corruption in sports spills into compliance


    The NCAA fraud and corruption scheme that has resulted in federal criminal charges against 10 individuals offers numerous lessons for the corporate compliance world at large.

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    Understanding the inner workings of FCPA enforcement


    At Compliance Week 2017, former SEC FCPA Chief Kara Brockmeyer spoke candidly about the future of FCPA enforcement, cooperation credit, third-party risk mitigation, and more.

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    Apple, the FBI and a terrorist’s iPhone


    As the FBI continues its investigation into the deadly San Bernadino terror attack from last December, it has run into an unlikely adversary in Apple, which has refused the Bureau’s requests to defeat the security measures of one of the terrorists’ iPhones. While the legal struggle over this raises the ...

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    The Silver Lining of Sharing Data on Cyber-Risks


    After many months of debate, President Obama finally signed the Cyber-Security Information Sharing Act into law. The question businesses are asking: In practical terms, is it good news or yet another cyber-security-triggered migraine? While concerns abound, notably around privacy issues, companies may still find plenty to appreciate in the legislation ...

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    What the FBI Brings to an FCPA Investigation


    Image: Many of the agencies that investigate Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations are the ones you don’t hear about. They stand apart from the Justice Department, discreetly waiting to leap on the next FCPA violator that crosses their path. The best example is the FBI. “The FBI historically has been ...

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    FBI Agent David Makol Rejoins SEC as Forensic Accountant


    Back in 2012, I recommended a "must-read" article by WSJ reporters Susan Pulliam, Michael Rothfeld and Jenny Strasburg about FBI agent David Makol. The article provided some fascinating insight into the tactics that Makol, then the FBI's go-to guy for "flipping" suspects in insider trading investigations, used so successfully in ...

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    FBI Establishes International Corruption Squads


    The Federal Bureau of Investigation, in conjunction with the Department of Justice’s Fraud Section, recently established another weapon in the battle against foreign bribery and kleptocracy-related criminal activity: three dedicated international corruption squads, based in New York City, Los Angeles, and Washington, D.C. Details inside.

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    Level Global Co-Founder Files Lawsuit Against Prosecutors, FBI Agents


    Remember back in November 2010 when the FBI launched a series of raids on hedge funds including Level Global Investors LP and Diamondback Capital Management LLC? These raids ultimately led to the convictions of Level Global co-founder Anthony Chiasson and Diamondback Capital’s Todd Newman on criminal insider trading charges. Shortly ...

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    FBI Recruiting New Wave of Cyber Agents


    The FBI is actively trying to hire a new wave of Special Agents with specialized cyber skills to help it "protect the United States against cyber-based attacks and high-technology crimes." In a recent FBI job posting for "Special Agent (Cyber)," the FBI emphasized that the position is for applicants ...