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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

Giffen Plans Guilty Plea to Tax Charge

Oil consultant James GiffenBloomberg’s David Glovin is reporting that James Giffen will plead guilty to a tax-related misdemeanor today in federal court in Manhattan.

Giffen has spent more than seven years fighting charges that he bribed government officials in Kazakhstan.… Continue Reading

Two Tobacco Firms Settle FCPA Charges

In an unusual tandem settlement, two unrelated U.S. tobacco companies and their foreign subsidiaries today resolved civil and criminal FCPA charges with the SEC and DOJ.

In the criminal cases, two foreign subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Alliance One International Inc.… Continue Reading

A Cash Business

Former Chicago Mayor William Hale Thompson: Cash is king.On the occasion of Rod Blagojevich’s case going to the jury last week, Russ Buettner of the New York Times surveyed some of America’s most memorable political scoundrels.… Continue Reading