Midweek Roundup: U.K. Requests for Compliance Changes Rise, Sands China Faces Allegations of Mafia Ties, and More

Former Virginia Governor Robert McDonnell was sentenced Tuesday to two years in prison after a jury convicted him of having violated wire fraud and public corruption statutes while in office. From 2011 to 2013, McDonnell and his wife, Maureen McDonnell, accepted $170,000 from a Virginia entrepreneur in exchange for arranging meetings with other public officials and encouraging product endorsements. McDonnell routed the bribes through relatives and legal entities to avoid reporting requirements. More The former chief executive officer of Sands China Ltd. is contending that undisclosed reports on the casino operator's purported ties to Chinese organized crime will expose it...