How Italy’s bribery prosecution of Shell and Eni collapsed; and prosecuting crypto insider trading

05 August 2022 00:00

Duration: 17:06

The prosecution in Italy of oil and gas giants Shell and Eni over allegations of bribery in a $1.3 billion Nigerian oil-license deal had all the makings of a Hollywood blockbuster: oil executives, Nigerian politicians, middlemen and a former justice minister. But the movie never made it to our screens, with the prosecutor assigned to handle the appeal pulling the plug on the case. Now, anti-bribery campaigners are saying that the dramatic collapse of the prosecution has undermined Italy’s international anti-bribery obligations. Also on today’s podcast: The FBI recently brought the first insider trading cases ever for crypto trades and NFT, or non fungible tokens. Where are prosecutors heading?

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