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TRACE releases 2022 Bribery Risk Matrix

The assessment of country risk is fundamental to developing an effective compliance program and risk-based due diligence procedures. This year's data, North Korea, Turkmenistan, Equatorial Guinea, Syria and Venezuela present the highest...
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US DoJ announces repatriation of over $20m in assets stolen by former Nigerian dictator 

The US DoJ has transferred over $20.6 million to the government of the Federal Republic of Nigeria (Nigeria) in accordance with an Aug. 23 agreement between the governments to repatriate assets the US forfeited that were traceable to the kleptocracy of former Nigerian Dictator General Sani Abacha and his co-conspirators...
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Implementing the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention in Portugal

OECD Working Group on Bribery states that Portugal needs to urgently step up its foreign bribery enforcement. The report also explores issues such as detection, corporate liability, and international cooperation, as well as covering unresolved issues...
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TI EU Report on Exporting Corruption 2022

The Report assesses foreign bribery enforcement in 43 of the 44 signatories to the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention as well as in China, Hong Kong SAR, India and Singapore. It also identifies inadequacies in legal frameworks and enforcement systems as well as progress...
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SFO Director Lisa Osofsky keynote speech

SFO has recovered over £59.5 million in proceeds of crime since 2018 and we have agreed 8 DPAs bringing back over £1 billion to the UK taxpayer, including Amec Foster Wheeler Energy Limited, which last year saw the company pay £103 million for its corrupt actions...
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House of Lords on Protection for Whistleblowing Bill

The bill would introduce several protections for whistleblowers, including the establishment of an independent Office of the Whistleblower. The office’s principal duty would be to protect whistleblowers and oversee the process of whistleblowing...
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Home Office appointment letters for Senior Responsible Owners

Home Office publishes appointment letters for Senior Responsible Owners for including fraud & cybercrime reporting.  The Fraud and Cyber Crime Reporting and Analysis System (FCCRAS) forms part of the Home Office Portfolio, under the oversight of the Chair of the Finance...
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SFO Annual Report and Account 2021/22

The SFO has undertaken three instances of executive action on investigations into the activities of: Raedex Consortium – Apr 2021, raided 2 properties, arresting one individual and interviewing two suspects. Alpha and Green Park Companies – Sept 2021 and carried out a series of co-ordinated raids, interviews and mandatory ...
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OFAC on developments & adoption of digital assets 

OFAC seeks public comment regarding potential opportunities and risks presented by developments and adoption of digital assets. For consumers, digital assets may present potential benefits, such as faster payments, as well as potential risks...
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US DoJ on Venezuelan ML scheme

US DoJ charges two financial asset managers in relation to alleged $1.2bn Venezuelan ML scheme. The conspirators laundered the illicit proceeds in connection with a corrupt foreign currency exchange scheme involving bribery of Venezuelan officials....
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RUSI on problems with Economic Crime Policing

Economic crimes underpin serious organised crime; cybercrimes enable fraud. All these crimes intersect with local policing priorities like county lines and human trafficking. Despite the interlinking nature of the threat, economic crime suffers from a disproportionate...
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Basel Guide on collective action against corruption

Basel Institute on Governance publishes guide to help governments engage with the private sector more effectively to prevent corruption. Collective Action initiatives have catalysed changes to laws, reduced red tape and changed operating practices...
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