FCPA 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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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.
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.
After 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.
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.
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.
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.