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  • May 26, 2020

    7th Circ. Won't Slash Developer's Sentence For Bank Fraud

    A Seventh Circuit panel said Tuesday that a Chicago real estate developer can't use time he spent in jail in Saudi Arabia to mitigate his seven-year sentence for his role in a $22.9 million bank fraud.

  • May 26, 2020

    FTC Says Payday Lenders 'Bled Consumers' Of $93M

    The Federal Trade Commission sued a network of payday lenders, saying they violated a batch of lending and disclosure laws and executed unauthorized bank account debits that "bled consumers" of an estimated $93 million.

  • May 26, 2020

    Justices' SEC Disgorgement Ruling May Shape FCPA Matters

    The U.S. Supreme Court’s upcoming opinion in Liu v. U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission may call into question when Foreign Corrupt Practices Act settlements should be subject to disgorgement, say Matthew Rutter and Neal Hochberg at Charles River Associates.

  • May 26, 2020

    IRS Stays In House To Fill Counsel Post For New Fraud Unit

    The Internal Revenue Service has chosen an in-house attorney from its offshore compliance initiative to advise its newly formed fraud enforcement office, the agency said Tuesday. 

  • May 26, 2020

    What OFAC Means By A Risk-Based Approach To Compliance

    Even though the Office of Foreign Assets Control has acknowledged COVID-19 challenges, the agency still expects companies to take a risk-based approach to sanctions compliance by routinely updating programs that reflect their individual business models, customer bases and geographic operations, say Mario Mancuso and Abigail Cotterill at Kirkland & Ellis.

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