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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

China’s Runaway Bribe-Takers

One defense strategy adopted by some of the Chinese officials accused of corruption is to leave the country. More than 800 have bolted, according to the government, and around 300 have returned.… Continue Reading

Court Rulings Protect Bourke’s Rights

Judge Shira Scheindlin has now decided most of the pending pre-trial issues in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act prosecution of Frederic Bourke. Her rulings generally restrict the government’s use of other-acts-type evidence, while allowing Bourke latitude to tell his story.… Continue Reading

Resignation And Reform In Russia

Most Russians think the battle against corruption is already lost. More than half believe graft is an “unavoidable and permanent fact of life.” And 58% say it’s impossible to fight against it.… Continue Reading

Ribadu Talks About Corruption

By the fourth and final year of Nuhu Ribadu’s time as chief graft-buster in Nigeria, his Economic and Financial Crimes Commission had secured convictions in over 275 cases. “It was modest but revolutionary,” he said last week, “especially since the convictions were from cases against high‐ranking officials such as the leadership of the Nigeria Police, a number of state governors, ministers, legislators and top bureaucrats.”… Continue Reading

The Quiet Revolution

Here’s some news you don’t hear every day — in fact, no one’s heard it for the last 367 years: Britain’s House of Lords this week suspended two of its members because of corruption.… Continue Reading

Bourke v. The Professor

When it’s a bit of a snoozer around here, we know what to do — take a peek at the docket in U.S. v. Kozeny. There’s plenty happening there these days.… Continue Reading

Halliburton And KBR In Class Action

Plaintiffs lawyers have filed a state derivative class action suit against some of the officers and directors of Halliburton and its one-time subsidiary, KBR. The suit in Houston alleges all sorts of malfeasance — including the Nigerian bribery that led to the companies’ $579 million settlements of Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses in February this year.… Continue Reading

Second Chances And More

What a difference a year or so makes. In December 2007, Lucent Technologies Inc. — which became part of Alcatel SA in November 2006 — settled Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges.… Continue Reading

Guilty Pleas In Haiti Bribery Case

Two Florida men have admitted bribing employees of Haiti’s state-owned telephone company in return for better rates for Miami-based communications firms.

Juan Diaz, 51, of Miami, pleaded guilty Friday to a one-count criminal information.… Continue Reading

Graft Allegations Against MAN

Prosecutors in Munich think German truck-maker MAN AG paid bribes to customers between 2002 and 2005 of around €14 million to boost sales. According to recent reports (here), some of the alleged payments inside and outside Germany were concealed by being routed through bank accounts of relatives and friends of MAN employees.… Continue Reading

What’s The Impact of Sun’s FCPA Disclosure?

Sun Microsystems said last week it may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It didn’t reveal where the payments might have occurred or how much the bribes amounted to. But it said the potential offenses, which it has reported to U.S.… Continue Reading