The complaint alleges that throughout the Class Period, Och-Ziff made materially false and/or misleading statements and/or failed to disclose that:
(a) the Company violated relevant anti-bribery laws by accepting an investment from the Libyan Investment Authority, a sovereign wealth fund;
(b) the Company loaned $234 million to help finance ventures in the Democratic Republic of Congo, in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act;
(c) beginning in 2011 the Company received subpoenas from the Securites and Exchange Commission and the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) in connection with the above; and
(d) as a result of the above, the Company’s financial statements were materially false and misleading at all relevant times.
On February 3, 2014, it was announced that Och-Ziff was part of a widening DOJ investigation of banks, private-equity firms, and hedge funds, relating to the possible violation of anti-bribery laws in their dealings with Libya’s government-run investment fund.
Levi & Korsinsky is a national firm with offices in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Washington D.C. The firm has extensive expertise in prosecuting securities litigation involving financial fraud, representing investors throughout the nation in securities and shareholder lawsuits.
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