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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

2009 FCPA Enforcement Index

[Updated December 31, 2009] In 2009, prosecutors kept their promise to pursue individuals who violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. Thirty-three were named in enforcement actions brought by the DOJ or SEC — the most for any year since enactment of the law in 1977.… Continue Reading

UTStarcom Pays $3 million To Settle Asia Bribes

California-based telecoms equipment maker UTStarcom Inc. agreed today to pay the Justice Department $1.5 million in criminal fines and the SEC an additional $1.5 in penalties to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in China and Thailand.… Continue Reading

Are We Safer Yet?

In light of the Christmas Day attack on Northwest Flight 253 from Amsterdam to Detroit, let’s go off topic with an item from the December edition of Foreign Policy magazine. The story is hard to believe but apparently true:

Since 2007, the U.S.

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The Embarrassment Of Corporate Criminal Liability

Federal corporate prosecutions are never fair fights. Mindless companies are stripped of their right against self-incrimination and pummelled by respondeat superior into accepting plea deals. The government then uses evidence coerced from them to prosecute their employees.… Continue Reading

Wonderful Things Happened

Christmas! ‘Tis the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial fire of charity in the heart.  — Washington Irving

We’re warmed by the generosity of those who support this project.… Continue Reading

Did EU Rules Ruin BAE’s Settlement?

The British press in September reported (here) that BAE Systems — the U.K.’s biggest defense contractor — had been given until the end of the month by the Serious Fraud Office to settle bribery charges related to sales in Africa and Eastern Europe or face prosecution.… Continue Reading

Bribery Allegations Against Sojitz

Aluminium Bahrain BSC — known as Alba — has filed a $31 million civil suit in federal court in Houston against Japanese trading company Sojitz Corp. and its U.S. subsidiary, Sojitz Corporation of America.… Continue Reading

Gov’t Seeks Life Sentence For Gerald Green

The Justice Department wants Gerald Green sentenced to life in prison. In a December 14 court filing, prosecutors said although the pre-sentence report recommends a downward departure under the federal sentencing guidelines and a sentence of about 20 to 25 years, Green’s sentence should instead be enhanced.… Continue Reading

Another Indictment In Panama Bribes Case

A Virginia man yesterday became the second person charged with bribing former Panamanian government officials in exchange for maritime contracts. John W. Warwick, 63, was indicted by a federal grand jury in Richmond for conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading

U.K. Bans Kenyans For Corruption

Britain has banned 20 Kenyans from entering the country. According to reports last week from the BBC and others, the names of those banned haven’t been made public but they may include senior civil servants, politicians and businessmen.… Continue Reading