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Entries in Frederic Cilins (9)

Wednesday
Dec142016

Former Guinea mining minister charged in U.S. with laundering bribe money

Mahmoud Thiam via YouTubeThe former Minister of Mines and Geology of the West African country of Guinea was arrested in New York and charged Tuesday with laundering $8.5 million in bribes he allegedly took from a Chinese conglomerate in exchange for mining rights.

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Monday
Dec012014

Feds seize Florida property linked to alleged BSG Guinea bribes

Image courtesy of Global Witness via YouTubeA federal court in Florida last week granted a request by prosecutors to seize three properties and various restaurant equipment from Mamadie Touré.

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Wednesday
Oct012014

Enforcement report for Q3 2014

During the third calendar quarter, there was one corporate settlement of an FCPA enforcement action and two individual resolutions. (The third quarter last year was less active, with no corporate resolutions.)

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Wednesday
Sep172014

Wow! DOJ official dishes on Cilins, Bizjet, Marubeni and more

Marshall L. Miller, Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Criminal DivisionIt's not often anyone from the DOJ's criminal division talks informally and on the record about FCPA enforcement actions. But Wednesday in New York City, the guy who's second in command, Marshall Miller, had plenty to say. He was speaking at the Global Investigation Review Program.

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Saturday
Jul262014

Cilins jailed two years for obstructing FCPA mining investigation

A French citizen who used to work for mining giant BSG Resources was sentenced Friday to two years in prison for obstructing an investigation into bribery allegations.

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Friday
Jul182014

Miners beware: Risk of anti-corruption enforcement never bigger

Anti-bribery investigations and enforcement actions involving international mining projects are breaking out all over.

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Friday
Apr112014

Guinea may strip Steinmetz mining rights

Israeli businessman Beny Steinmetz,58, is based in Geneva, Switzerland A state-sponsored committee reviewing mining concessions in Guinea said Wednesday that its 18-month investigation found evidence of graft involving a company controlled by Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz.

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Monday
Mar102014

Cilins pleads guilty to obstructing bribe investigation

Frederic Cilins, 51, a French citizen, pleaded guilty Monday in the Southern District of New York to obstructing a federal criminal investigation into whether a mining company paid bribes to win mining rights in the Republic of Guinea.

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Monday
Apr152013

Obstruction charges in FCPA mining investigation

The DOJ said Monday a French citizen has been arrested and charged with trying to obstruct a federal investigation into whether a mining company paid bribes to win mining rights in the Republic of Guinea.

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