June 2015

Two More Banks Reach NPAs with the Department of Justice
Listen On June 19, 2015, the Department of Justice announced that two more banks reached resolutions under its Swiss Bank Program. Those banks are Bank Linth LLB AG (Bank Linth) and Bank Sparhafen Zurich AG (BSZ).  According to the terms of the non-prosecution agreements, each bank has agreed to cooperate in any related criminal or civil …
Two More Banks Reach Non Prosecution Agreements With U.S. Government
Listen On Tuesday, June 9, 2015, the Department of Justice announced that two more banks had reached non prosecution agreements under the department’s Swiss Bank Program: Société Générale Private Banking (Suisse) SA (SGPB-Suisse) and Berner Kantonalbank AG (BEKB). According to the terms of the agreements, each bank has agreed “to cooperate in any related criminal or …
Red Card
Listen Ever since the United States hosted the World Cup Finals in 1994, soccer has struggled to find a place in the overwhelmingly crowded American sports landscape. So, if you subscribe to the theory that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, the recently-unsealed indictments in New York may be the best thing to happen …
Non-prosecution Agreements Galore: Two More Banks Ink NPAs with the Justice Department
Listen On June 3, 2015, the Department of Justice announced that two banks, Rothschild Bank AG and Banca Credinvest SA, had reached resolutions under the department’s Swiss Bank Program. For those unfamiliar with the Swiss Bank Program, it “provides a path for Swiss banks to resolve potential criminal liabilities in the United States.” Banks contemplating such an agreement had …
Game Changer
Listen With all the brouhaha surrounding the Patriots’ win in Super Bowl XLIX this past February, New England’s Bill Belichick effectively cemented his legacy as a brilliant coach, shrewd general manager and impenitent cheater. According to the official deflate-gate report, the team intentionally underinflated game balls in its victory over the Indianapolis Colts in the …
Four More Banks Reach Resolutions with U.S. Government for NPAs
Listen On May 28, 2015, the Department of Justice announced the addition of four banks to its Swiss Bank Program. They are as follows: Société Générale Private Banking (Lugano-Svizzera) MediBank AG LBBW (Schweiz) AG Scobag Privatbank AG   For those unfamiliar with the Department of Justice’s Swiss Bank Program, a slight digression may be in order. The …