Due Diligence - Posts from September 2017

  • Haitian Bribery Schemes & Whistleblower Awards

    Not too many years ago, Joseph Baptiste was a colonel in the United States Army. Today, he is facing years in prison after being charged with conspiracy to money launder and conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Prosecutors say he pilfered money from a charity designed to help impoverished Haitians. They say he tried to use the money to bribe a high level Haitian official.

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  • Celebrity Fraud Schemes – Athletes and Celebrity Victims

    Celebrity Fraud Schemes – When Lawyers, Agents and Accountants Steal from Clients Today’s headline reads “Attorney Gets 18 Months for Defrauding NFL Players.” Previously, we have posted stories about Mike Tyson suing his investment adviser, Basketball great Tim Duncan losing $20 million to a different money adviser and a lawyer at a big named law firm assisting in a multimillion ...

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  • ICBC Prosecution: Intersection of Customs Duty Evasion and Money Laundering

    Last year, Spanish authorities raided the Madrid offices of the Industrial and Commercial Bank of China. Police say the bank was at the center of a European money laundering operation. ICBC is billed as the world’s largest bank with approximately $3.5 trillion in assets. That story is back in the news as new details are emerging that suggest that senior bank officials had knowl ...

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  • BREAKING NEWS: Allied Home Mortgage Ordered to Pay $268 Million!

    Jim Hodge and Allied Home Mortgage left a bad taste in the mouths of many Allied employees and homeowners too. Neither Hodge nor his mortgage company are strangers to controversy. The two have faced countless lawsuits by lenders, wage claims, arbitration claims by former branch managers, and enforcement actions by at least 9 states.

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  • Is Your Louisiana Employer or Other Louisiana Company Defrauding the Government?

    Our Louisiana Whistleblower Lawyers Help You Report False Claims Act Violations and Securities Fraud and Maximize Your Cash Award Our leading Louisiana whistleblower attorneys with MahanyLaw help individuals earn cash whistleblower awards for reporting the fraud, waste or abuse of government funds. Prominent national whistleblower lawyer Brian Mahany has hundred million and eve ...

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  • Venezuelan Money Laundering and Bribery – New Whistleblower Opportunities

    Two days ago, Vox reported that Venezuela is “a dictatorship on the verge of collapse.” Nightly news images show food riots in the streets. CNN Money reports that in 2013, $20 was equal to 629 Bolivars. As of last month, it now takes 196,000 bolivars to equal $20. Think about that, a loaf of bread that costs $3 in 2013 would cost $935 today… if you could even find a store with ...

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  • Law360

    4 Takeaways From Hunton & Williams’ $34M Stanford Deal by Andrew Strickler | Link to original source (107K) Hunton & Williams LLP has become the latest law firm to settle allegations that it aided Robert Allen Stanford’s $7 billion Ponzi scheme, inking a $34 million deal that would benefit some of Stanford’s thousands of victims.

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  • Sinovac Biotech Discloses Possible FCPA Violations

    Chinese pharmaceutical company Sinovac Biotech disclosed that it is investigating possible violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The disclosure is noteworthy because none of the possible violations are believed to have occurred in the United States nor is the company based here.

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  • Uber, Public Corruption, Bribery… What Next? (Whistleblower Post)

    We are not big fans of Uber. We love the drivers, just not the leadership of the company. Even though Travis Kalanick recently resigned, problems at the ride share giant continue. The latest is a Justice Department investigation involving bribery of public officials! Last year we proudly filed several lawsuits on behalf of Uber drivers.

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