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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
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Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Innospec Charged In U.K.

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office said Thursday it has charged Innospec Limited, a U.K. subsidiary of Delaware-based Innospec Inc., with “conspiracy to corrupt, contrary to Section 1 of the Criminal Law Act 1977.” … Continue Reading

Nigeria’s Season Of Change

Nuhu Ribadu: Nigeria’s former top anti-corruption fighter is back from exile. He wants help from the U.S., including tougher enforcement of the FCPA.The biggest anti-corruption story out of Africa right now is Goodluck Jonathan’s ascension as acting president of Nigeria.… Continue Reading

The All-In-One FCPA Enforcement List

This is really it. A snapshot of (we think) all FCPA-related ongoing prosecutions, pending sentencings, extraditions, at-large fugitives, and appeals.

This post comes courtesy of Washington, D.C. lawyer Marc Alain Bohn and his firm’s librarian, Karen Polk.… Continue Reading

Bourke Witness Faces Sentencing

Hans Bodmer, a key witness against Frederic Bourke, faces sentencing today in federal court in Manhattan for conspiracy to launder money. Photo by edenpicturesHans Bodmer, the Swiss lawyer who once represented Viktor Kozeny and provided key testimony against Frederic Bourke, may learn his sentence today.… Continue Reading

No Small Thing

Our subject in this space is commercial bribery. But other types of graft touch countless lives daily.

Often the most vulnerable people have to pay extra for public services they can’t live without — police protection, medical care, court decisions, water and electricity, and even their children’s education.… Continue Reading

Money-Laundering Plea In Haiti Telco Case

The Justice Department said today the head of a Florida-based company pleaded guilty to laundering money used to bribe former officials at Haiti’s state-owned telecommunications company.

Jean Fourcand, 62, of Miami, was the president and director of Fourcand Enterprises Inc.… Continue Reading

Innospec Expects Settlement

Innospec Inc. said in its latest Form 10-K that it hopes to settle bribery charges related to the U.N.’s oil-for-food program in Iraq with the Justice Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission, and the U.K.’s… Continue Reading

BAE: Bribery, Bombs And Black Knights

Photo by Annie MoleIs there a place where anti-corruption policy stops and international politics begins? Andy Spalding — a lawyer and Fulbright scholar who’s a familiar face around here — thinks so.… Continue Reading

Was Daimler’s Deal Twice Delayed?

Friday we posted Bloomberg’s report that German company Daimler AG (manufacturer of Mercedes-Benz cars and trucks) will pay about $200 million to resolve a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation that began in 2004.… Continue Reading