anticorruption

Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Colonel, Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, Arrested in Miami FBI Sting | Trial period set for October

September 25, 2013 Bolivia

Mario Fabrizio Ormachea, the colonel leading Bolivia’s Anti-Corruption Unit, is being held without bail in Miami, awaiting an October 21 trial period after being arrested in an August 31 Miami FBI sting operation where he attempted to extort $30,000 from former Aerosur Airlines owner and Diaz Reus client, Humberto Roca. (en Español) Shortly before arriving […]

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Dubai Debtors Prison Snares Unwary Businesspeople

August 12, 2010 Commentary

Diaz Reus partner Carlos Gonzalez is quoted in a compelling August 11 Bloomberg article on the sorry state of Dubai justice and the dubious incarceration of foreign executives suspected of fraud. While striving to become a world-class financial center, Dubai’s justice system remains archaic and provincial. In an effort to address fraud and over-development, it […]

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Asian and Middle Eastern Business Ethics Hit Latin America

July 20, 2010 China

Beware when doing business in Latin America. Thanks to growing Chinese and Middle Eastern investment there, fraud and bribery are growing as well. Business practices considered unethical, fraudulent and illegal in the United States, such as bribery and financial “favors,” are largely tolerated and thriving in the developing regions of the Western Hemisphere, with little […]

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Recovering Assets from International Financial Fraud

July 20, 2010 Caribbean

The element of surprise. Tracking monies stolen by a Ponzi-scheme architect being prosecuted by the SEC, our investigators and attorneys found $15 million secreted in Panama accounts and moved to repatriate the assets. But two days before the freeze orders hit, the bad guys got tipped off by corrupt bank officials and moved the cash […]

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