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White Collar Crime

06 July 2020
Olamide Aleshinloye Possible fallout from Obinwanne Okeke's guilty plea to US charges

Nigeria - Sofunde Osakwe Ogundipe & Belgore

Nigerian entrepreneur Obinwanne Okeke has pleaded guilty to a computer-based intrusion fraud scheme. More than $11 million is said to have been traced to the ring, and it has been claimed that Okeke used proceeds from these activities to establish legitimate business enterprises in Nigeria. This follows from reports in 2019 that the Federal High Court in Lagos ordered that N280,500,000 in two bank accounts in Okeke's name be forfeited to the Nigerian government.

Author: Olamide Aleshinloye
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Peter S Spivack DOJ updates roadmap to effective compliance programmes

USA - Hogan Lovells

The US Department of Justice (DOJ) has updated its guidance on the Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programmes, providing increased clarity on some of the key questions that prosecutors ask in assessing the adequacy of corporate compliance programmes when making charging, sentencing and plea and settlement decisions. The guidance helps companies to proactively create or enhance their compliance programmes and effectively advocate before the DOJ in criminal investigations.

Authors: Peter S Spivack, Jennifer Brechbill, Megan Dixon
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Brazil - Hogan Lovells

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Japan - Nagashima Ohno & Tsunematsu

Authors: John Lane, Eri Akiyama