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Entries in Attorney General Eric Holder (8)

Thursday
Oct022014

Eric Holder and the international coalition against graft

Image courtesy of the U.S. Department of JusticeFCPA enforcement has waxed and waned during Eric Holder's six-year tenure as U.S. Attorney General. But that's not the whole picture. During the same time, global anti-corruption enforcement has picked up speed and is more robust today than ever. Enforcement actions are breaking out all over -- from Japan to Canada, from the UK, Italy, France and Germany to Australia, and across Scandinavia to Africa and South America. The enforcement world is now a different place.

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Friday
Sep262014

Attorney General Holder steps down after a lengthy, memorable term

Eric Holder Jr. announced his resignation as U.S. attorney general Thursday. His nearly six years in office have seen him deal with everything from trials for terrorists to the ongoing protests in Ferguson, Missouri, to enforcement actions such as the whopping $8.9 billion levied against BNP Paribas for transferring billions of dollars on behalf of several countries blacklisted by the United States.

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Tuesday
Jul012014

BNP admits guilt, fined $8.9 billion for U.S. sanctions violations

Jean-Laurent Bonnafé, Chief Executive Officer of BNP Paribas (Image courtesy of Euro Business Media via YouTube)French banking giant BNP Paribas agreed to plead guilty to criminal charges and pay an $8.9 billion penalty for transferring billions of dollars on behalf of blacklisted Sudan, Iran and Cuba, U.S. authorities said Monday.

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Tuesday
May202014

Credit Suisse fined $2.6 billion for helping tax cheats

Photo courtesy of Credit Suisse via YouTubeAfter a multi-year investigation into Credit Suisse's use of illegal offshore bank accounts, the DOJ Monday announced the bank's guilty plea and the largest-ever monetary penalty in a criminal tax case.

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Thursday
May012014

Holder unveils new FBI Kleptocracy squad at Ukraine asset recovery event

Attorney General Eric H. Holder, Jr.U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder spoke at the Ukraine Forum on Asset Recovery on Tuesday in London, unveiling a new Kleptocracy squad within the FBI that will investigate and prosecute corruption cases in Ukraine and around the world.

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Thursday
Feb272014

Top U.S. prosecutor, Mythili Raman, leaving Justice Department

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Department of Justice's Criminal Division announced on Wednesday that she is leaving the agency, effective as of March 21, 2014.

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Monday
Feb242014

New DOJ rules for 'secret subpoenas' against news media

The Department of Justice revised its procedures for obtaining documents from media outlets regarding leaks of classified material, promising to notify journalists beforehand of any requests for the documents.

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Wednesday
Dec182013

Judge Rakoff asks: Why no prosecutions for top executives?

In the New York Review of Books, Jed S. Rakoff, U.S. District Judge for the Southern District of New York, wonders why the high-level executives who brought us to the brink of collapse in the recent financial crisis have escaped prosecution.

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