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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
Senior Editor

Bill Steinman
Senior Editor

Richard L. Cassin
Editor at Large

Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
Contributing Editor

Thomas Fox
Contributing Editor

Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Siemens: Systematic Global Corruption

[Updated and Corrected] It was a corporation that tolerated fraud, deceit and concealment. There were slush funds used to bribe public officials. There were phony contracts and fake invoices to cover up the corruption, and there was a boardroom that knew for years what was happening but feigned ignorance.… Continue Reading

The Friday Blotter

U.S. Rep. William Jefferson (D-La.) lost an election for his Congressional seat on Saturday to Republican Anh “Joseph” Cao, who will become the first Vietnamese-American in Congress. Rep. Jefferson, 61, was indicted in June last year by a federal grand jury for violating the antibribery provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading

Japanese Executive Jailed

A Tokyo executive was sentenced to two years in jail and fined $80,000 for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and conspiring to rig bids for the sale of marine hose and other industrial rubber products.… Continue Reading

A Trillion Dollars Lost

It must be the Obama effect. Whatever the cause, the corporate fight against international graft is now appearing on YouTube. To mark the World Economic Forum’s International Anti-Corruption Day on Dec.

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Mandarins Gone Wild

Las Vegas is Everyman’s cut-rate Babylon. Not far away there is, or was, a roadside lunch counter and over it a sign proclaiming in three words that a Roman emperor’s orgy is now a democratic institution.Continue Reading

Friday Farewells

We enjoyed the discussion here this week about human rights. The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act makes more sense when you remember to look at it through the eyes of the victims of public graft.… Continue Reading

Hired Guns And The FCPA

A San Francisco jury on Tuesday refused to impose civil liability on Chevron for the deaths and injuries of Nigerian protesters caused by company-paid soldiers.

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More Hurdles For Private Litigants

In a case called Glazer Capital Management v. Magistri, the Ninth Circuit last week affirmed the dismissal of an FCPA-related class-action suit by shareholders of InVision Technologies, Inc. against the company and certain of its officers.… Continue Reading

Postscript From Nigeria

Support for the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act can come from unexpected places. Like Nigeria, for example. Here’s how:

Our friend and colleague there — a lawyer who also runs a due diligence service, talks about the challenges of operating a legitimate business.… Continue Reading