Daily Archives: October 1, 2019, 3:19 pm

Robert Mueller rejoins former law firm WilmerHale after Russia probe

Former special counsel Robert Mueller will return to his partnership at WilmerHale after the investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election formally wrapped up in March. Mueller’s practice will center on “high-profile investigations and crisis management,” the multi-national law firm said in a press release. via Robert Mueller rejoins former law firm WilmerHale after Russia probe.

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Former Billionaire Eike Batista Convicted for Insider Trading – Bloomberg

Eike Batista, formerly Brazil’s richest man, was sentenced to an additional eight years and seven months of prison time on Monday for insider trading. Batista, 62, had already been convicted for paying $16.6 million to get government contracts as part of a sprawling corruption probe known as Carwash and sentenced to 30 years, which he is serving under house arrest.…

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Is it worth co-operating with the Serious Fraud Office? – FTAdviser.com

The Serious Fraud Office has published its Corporate Co-operation Guidance, outlining the level of co-operation required if an entity hopes to avoid a criminal prosecution or to enter into a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA). This includes identifying suspected wrongdoing, self-reporting, and preserving and providing evidence. However, there is a caveat: even “full, robust co-operation” is no guarantee of a favourable…

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SEC Commissioners testify to House Committee – Cooley PubCo

All five SEC Commissioners testified yesterday at an oversight hearing held by the House Financial Services Committee, the first time all five have appeared since 2007, according to Chair Maxine Waters.  (Here is their formal testimony.) These hearings are, of course, broken up into bite-size five-minute Q&A sessions, so there is not much opportunity for  in-depth questioning. And most often,…

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Upstate NY Rep. Chris Collins resigns seat as guilty plea looms in insider trading scam – News – The Florida Times-Union – Jacksonville, FL

Rep. Chris Collins (R-N.Y.) has agreed to resign from Congress as he prepares to plead guilty to insider trading charges. The staunch supporter of President Donald Trump threw in the towel as court documents suggested he will plead guilty on Tuesday, an official in House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s office confirmed. “We are in receipt of a letter of resignation,” said…

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