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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

Debarment For BAE?

A report posted yesterday in Defense News said the U.S. State Department has placed a “temporary administrative hold” on weapons export licenses “by BAE Systems or companies using BAE Systems’ products.”… Continue Reading

Where The Money Is

The Justice Department on Monday described BAE’s $400 million FCPA-related settlement as one of the biggest ever.

Here, by our reckoning, are the other big payouts:

Siemens’ $800 million resolution with the DOJ and SEC in December 2008 is the most expensive so far.

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BAE Pleads Guilty

BAE Systems plc (BAE or BAES) pleaded guilty today in U.S. federal court in the District of Columbia to one count of conspiracy.

It admitted conspiring to defraud the United States by impairing and impeding its lawful functions, to make false statements about its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance program, and to violate the Arms Export Control Act and International Traffic in Arms Regulations.… Continue Reading

Pressure Points Of Enforcement

Defense lawyer George Terwilliger: The DOJ will put indirect pressure on corporations to encourage compliance. At last week’s annual meeting of the National Institute on White Collar Crime, Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer warned corporate executives and directors to expect tougher and more innovative Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement.… Continue Reading