Midweek Roundup: American Bar Association Adopts Due Diligence, Ex-FBI Agent Weighs Guilty Plea Over Work for Russian Oligarch, and More

Under pressure from the U.S. Treasury Department and in a bid to escape more stringent regulation, the American Bar Association adopted a rule requiring lawyers to vet their clients for anti-financial crime purposes and drop those seeking to engage in criminal activity, The Wall Street Journal reported. More Former FBI counterintelligence official Charles McGonigal is considering pleading guilty to charges of helping blacklisted Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska evade U.S. sanctions and concealing a $225,000 payment from a person connected to Albania's intelligence service, CNN reported. More The son of Colombian President Gustavo Petro is cooperating with local prosecutors in their...