Leslie Caldwell, chief of the DOJ's criminal division, talked at last week's Annual Ethics and Compliance Conference in Atlanta. She covered the ten hallmarks of an effective compliance program and cooperation with the DOJ in FCPA and other white-collar investigations. Her examples of good and bad corporate behavior came from real life.
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The U.S. Attorney in Manhattan is investigating Germany's Commerzbank AG for alleged violations of money-laundering laws, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.
BNP Paribas SA said Jean Clamon, its top compliance officer since 2008, will retire this year.
New York's Department of Financial Services said Monday that PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) Regulatory Advisory Services has been suspended for two years for helping whitewash a sanctions and anti-money laundering compliance report from the Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi (BTMU).
BNP Paribas SA ignored the warnings of its compliance staff as the bank broke U.S. sanctions, but the compliance team helped hide the origins of the transactions from U.S. authorities, according to the bank's guilty plea this week.
BNP Paribas pleaded guilty Wednesday to a charge of violating U.S. economic sanctions by processing transactions for clients in blacklisted countries, a development that a U.S. judge said should shows that no financial institution is "immune from the rule of law."
State and federal authorities have begun settlement talks with Commerzbank AG and Deutsche Bank over their alleged dealings with countries blacklisted by the United States.
On June 30, the Justice Department and other federal and state agencies announced the long awaited settlement in the BNP case. The bank forfeited $8.8 billion and paid fines of $140 million for the “hat-trick of sanctions violations” -- unlawfully offering the U.S. financial markets to three sanctioned countries: Sudan, Iran and Cuba.
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.
BNP Paribas has set aside $1.1 billion for a potential settlement with federal and state government agencies that are investigating possible U.S. sanctions violations.