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Estonia hires US law firm to investigate money laundering
Published: July 3, 2020

Minister of Finance Martin Helme (EKRE) has entered into an agreement with the U.S law firm Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan LLP to provide legal services to the Estonian state in international money laundering investigations. The state will pay €3 million for two years of legal aid.

The law firm has ... [read more...]

Louis Freeh and Glaser Weil Enter Into Strategic Alliance
Published: May 8, 2019

LOS ANGELES AND NEW YORK – Glaser Weil LLP, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP (“FSS”) and Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC (“FGIS”) today announced the launch of a strategic alliance, one capable of deploying their vast resources and experience as a combined legal and investigative powerhouse focused on risk ... [read more...]

Former FBI director Louis Freeh is going crypto
Daniel Roberts
Published: Aug. 2, 2018

Tether, the Hong Kong-based company behind the cryptocurrency of the same name, has been the subject of fierce scrutiny in the crypto world all year. Tether, the digital token, is meant to be a 1-to-1 surrogate for the U.S. dollar, a “stablecoin” that bitcoin holders can trade into as a ... [read more...]

An F.B.I. Contribution in Eastern Europe
Donald Blinken, New York
Published: Feb. 21, 2018

On the wall in my office is a 1996 photograph taken in Budapest. Among the 10 portrayed facing the camera are a former president of Hungary, Arpad Goncz; Louis Freeh, then the F.B.I. director; Janet Reno, then the attorney general; and me. We were celebrating the first anniversary of the ... [read more...]

Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, on Behalf of Fortress Investment Group, Announces the Establishment of a Confidential, Toll-Free Hotline in Connection with Anti-trust and Civil RICO Suit Against The Phoenix Companies

Published: Aug. 20, 2012

NEW YORK, Aug 08, 2012 (BUSINESS WIRE) -- Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan LLP ("FSS"), founded by former FBI Director and federal judge Louis J. Freeh, is working through Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, on behalf of Fortress Investment Group LLC and Lima LS in connection with Lima's Anti-trust and Civil ... [read more...]

Freeh Report on Penn State University

Published: July 12, 2012

The independent report by Louis Freeh and his law firm, Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan, LLP, into the facts and circumstances of the actions of The Pennsylvania State University surrounding the child sexual abuse committed by a former employee, Gerald A. Sandusky, will be available at 9am today. Mr. Freeh’s statement ... [read more...]

From FBI to MF Global: Louis Freeh finds role in bankruptcy fray
The Star-Ledger
Published: Feb. 19, 2012

Jon Corzine, the former governor of New Jersey, was chairman and CEO of MF Global Holdings when the firm collapsed on following a disastrous bet its futures brokerage placed on troubled European sovereign debt.

As director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Louis Freeh chased down allegations about then-President Bill ... [read more...]

A Freeh Hand on Governance
Michael W. Peregrine
Published: Feb. 13, 2012

Judge Louis Freeh is uniquely positioned to influence the practical application of corporate-governance principles — and he is strongly encouraged to do so.

The estimable former FBI director is playing a leading role in the resolution of two of the most prominent organizational dramas of the year — directing the ... [read more...]

Louis Freeh, Ex-FBI Chief, Taps Old Skills in New Job
Wall Street Journal
Published: Feb. 12, 2012

Louis Freeh is a big name who likes to keep his business small.

After eight years as director of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Mr. Freeh now runs his own investigative firm and law practice, Freeh Group International Solutions LLC.

Louis Freeh is investigating Penn State's handling of child-sex charges.

... [read more...]

Freeh Appointed Trustee in MF Bankruptcy
Bloomberg News
Published: Nov. 26, 2011

Louis J. Freeh, the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director, was appointed Chapter 11 trustee in the MF Global Holdings Ltd. (MF) bankruptcy after the company and creditors said one person should take charge of recovering assets.

Such a trustee would coordinate globally with regulators and advocate for a prompt ... [read more...]

Ex-FBI Chief Named Trustee In MF Global Bankruptcy
Associated Press
Published: Nov. 25, 2011

Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh has been tapped to be the trustee for MF Global's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.

The U.S. Trustee for the New York region requested court approval for the appointment, according to documents filed Friday.

MF Global and a committee of its creditors asked the court ... [read more...]

Ex-FBI chief named trustee in MF Global bankruptcy
Associated Press
Published: Nov. 25, 2011

New York Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh is being tapped to be the trustee for MF Global's Chapter 11 bankruptcy case.

The financial firm's federal bankruptcy trustee requested court approval Friday for the appointment.

MF Global and a committee of its creditors asked the court on Monday for permission ... [read more...]

Penn State University Board Special Committee Retains Former FBI Director Louis J. Freeh

Published: Nov. 21, 2011

Media Contact for PSU Board Special Committee and all aspects of the investigation:
Jeremy Fielding/Thomas Davies
Kekst and Company



The UK Bribery Act: Bolstering the Arsenal of Anti-Corruption Legislation
Eugene R. Sullivan, II
Published: Nov. 4, 2011

On August 31, 2011, Munir Patel, a clerk in a British court who had been filmed allegedly accepting a £500 bribe, had the dubious honor of becoming the first person charged under the 2010 U.K. Bribery Act (“Bribery Act”). After a delay of almost a year, the Bribery Act went ... [read more...]

SAT Officials Vow More Security After Cheating Arrests on Long Island
New York Times
Published: Oct. 25, 2011

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — Stung by the arrest of seven Long Island teenagers accused of cheating on the SAT, the College Board said Tuesday that it was hiring a former F.B.I. director to review its security procedures, and that by the next exams, Nov. 5, it would begin analyzing more test ... [read more...]

SAT officials say former FBI chief to examine security procedures after NY cheating scandal
Washington Post
Published: Oct. 25, 2011

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. — A security firm run by the former director of the FBI has been retained to review security — and will recommend changes — on standardized testing procedures following an SAT cheating scandal on New York’s Long Island, officials with the nonprofit organizations behind the tests said Tuesday.

... [read more...]

Expenses Felled US Mercedes-Benz Boss - Sources
Wall Street Journal
Published: Oct. 19, 2011

Daimler AG (DAI.XE, DDAIY) dismissed the chief of its U.S. Mercedes-Benz operations earlier this week over the company's allegations that he paid for personal expenditures with company money, according to people familiar with the matter.

The German luxury car maker this week unexpectedly removed Ernst Lieb--a well-regarded, 36-year company veteran ... [read more...]

Mujahedeen Khalq: Tehran's foes, unfairly maligned
Louis J. Freeh
Published: Oct. 14, 2011

As the United States tries to halt Iran's nuclear program and prepares to withdraw troops from Iraq, American voters should ask why the Obama administration has bent to the will of Tehran's mullahs and their Iraqi allies on a key issue: the fate of 3,400 unarmed members of the exiled ... [read more...]

An Agent for Change in Online Gaming
National Journal Daily
Published: Oct. 11, 2011

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh is upping the ante in the fight against illegal Internet gambling. He has joined the advisory board of FairPlayUSA, a new coalition of law-enforcement officials, consumer-protection experts, and other groups concerned about the need to regulate Internet gambling.

Although Freeh has held numerous positions over ... [read more...]

Former FBI Director Louis Freeh & Former Governor Tom Ridge Join FairPlayUSA to Tackle Ineffective Laws on Illegal Internet Gambling
Published: Sept. 15, 2011

"Former FBI Director Louis Freeh and former Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge, today, announced they have joined the Advisory Board of FairPlayUSA, a new coalition of law enforcement officials, consumer protection experts and others concerned about the failures in current law to put illegal Internet gambling operators out of business, the ... [read more...]

...the Go-To Guy for High-Profile Corruption Investigations is Louis J. Freeh
Published: Aug. 18, 2011

His name hasn't come up yet in the News Corp case. But these days the go-to guy for high-profile corruption investigations is Louis J. Freeh.

He's a former FBI director, federal prosecutor, and U.S. district court judge. Now he's a private citizen, running Freeh Group International Solutions, LLC, "an independent ... [read more...]

Ex-FBI chief submits Bin Hammam bribery report
Arabian Business
Published: July 17, 2011

Mohamed Bin Hammam, the Qatari who ran for the presidency of football’s governing body, refused to cooperate with investigators during a probe into recent bribery allegations, according to a document that has been submitted to FIFA’s ethics committee.

The report, compiled by former FBI chief Louis Freeh, said Bin Hammam ... [read more...]

Jack Warner Says He’d Rather Die Than Meet FIFA Investigator Louis Freeh
Bloomberg News
Published: June 21, 2011

Jack Warner, the former FIFA vice president who quit yesterday, said he’d “die first” rather than meet with former FBI Director Louis Freeh, who’s investigating allegations of bribery within the soccer body.

FIFA said Warner’s resignation meant it ended its inquiry into the Trinidadian over claims he and Asian soccer ... [read more...]

FBI’s Freeh, FIFA Bribe Investigators to Visit Bahamas After Miami Snubbed
Bloomberg News
Published: June 10, 2011

A team led by former Federal Bureau of Investigation head Louis Freeh that is looking into allegations of bribery in the presidential election of soccer’s governing body will go to the Bahamas to meet with officials who refused to travel to the U.S.

Meanwhile, the Trinidad & Tobago Police Service ... [read more...]

Watching the Executives
Financial Times
Published: June 6, 2011

Companies caught lying, cheating or bribing are increasingly turning to new a solution to signal they have recovered their moral compass – an integrity tsar. One reason is that hiring a guardian of ethics is an easy way to broadcast to the outside world that the business has renounced its ... [read more...]

FIFA hires ex-FBI boss agency for bribery probe | AP
Published: June 3, 2011

FIFA has hired former FBI director Louis Freeh’s investigations agency to gather evidence following allegations that Mohamed bin Hammam and Jack Warner offered $40,000 bribes to voters during its presidential campaign.

FIFA said Friday that Freeh Group International Europe was "mandated" to help its ethics committee, which will summon the ... [read more...]

Freeh Named Daimler Monitor
Published: March 25, 2010

Former FBI director Louis Freeh will act as compliance monitor to German vehicle-maker Daimler AG, which is expected to obtain court approval on April 1st for its settlement with the Justice Department of two FCPA-related charges.

Freeh is nominated to be monitor in the deferred prosecution agreement the government filed ... [read more...]

Ex-FBI chief keeps clients to legal course
News Journal
Published: March 22, 2009
Del.'s Court of Chancery provides the stars to steer by

With his résumé and brand name, former FBI director Louis J. Freeh could have started his legal services business anywhere.

But he chose Wilmington to start Freeh Group International, in part, because Delaware has its own brand as the nation's ... [read more...]