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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

Former Faro Salesman Settles With SEC

The Securities and Exchange Commission filed a settled enforcement action Friday against Oscar H. Meza, the former sales director in Asia for Faro Technologies, Inc. Florida-based Faro designs, develops, and markets software and portable computerized measurement devices.… Continue Reading

People Without Laws

The following comes from an active-duty officer in the U.S. military:

One of the conceits of the corrupt is that they’ll be able to manage the day of their own reckoning.… Continue Reading

Helping Doctors Cheat

From an August 19 AP story: Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline used a sophisticated ghostwriting program to promote its antidepressant Paxil, allowing doctors to take credit for medical journal articles mainly written by company consultants, according to court documents obtained by the Associated Press.Continue Reading

FCPA Liability Keeps Growing

In late July, the SEC filed a settled enforcement action against Nature’s Sunshine Products Inc. (NSP), its CEO Douglas Faggioli and its former CFO Craig D. Huff. The charges involved bribes by NSP’s Brazilian subsidiary to customs officials and false accounting to conceal the payments.… Continue Reading

The SEC Spreads The Love

Millipore’s announcement last week was unusual. The Massachusetts-based life science firm said in its 10-Q that the SEC won’t bring an enforcement action for potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations the company self-reported in 2006.… Continue Reading

Top Eyes On Russian Graft

When they met in July, Presidents Obama and Medvedev not only dressed alike, they created a Bilateral Presidential Commission. They’ll chair it and Secretary of State Clinton and Foreign Minister Lavrov will act as coordinators.… Continue Reading

The Feds Should Take A Meeting

Husband-and-wife movie producers Gerald and Patricia Green are now on trial in LA for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Prosecutors allege they paid more than $1.8 million in bribes to Juthamas Siriwan, a former governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, in return for $14 million in contracts to stage the Bangkok Film Festival.
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China’s Execs In The Crosshairs

Offering or paying bribes to Chinese officials and local employees puts the hosts at enormous risk. A case in point may be Control Components Inc. (CCI). When it pleaded guilty in late July to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Travel Act, it admitted bribing employees from at least six Chinese state-owned companies: Jiangsu Nuclear Power Corp.,
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Juiced Up Enforcement

For those who missed any of the FCPA enforcement news during the recent hyper-active stretch, here’s what happened:

July 28 — Label-maker Avery Dennison Corporation resolved civil and administrative charges brought by the Securities and Exchange Commission.… Continue Reading