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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

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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ABB Reaches $58 Million Settlement (Updated)

Electrical technology giant ABB Ltd of Switzerland reached a settlement Wednesday with the DOJ of criminal FCPA charges and will pay a fine $19 million. And in resolving civil charges with the SEC, the company will disgorge $22.8 million and pay a $16.5 million civil penalty.… Continue Reading

The Accidental Felon?

Frederick Bourke, the government says, didn’t stumble into Viktor Kozeny’s conspiracy to violate the FCPA by accident, as Bourke contends. He either knew the deal was tainted by bribery and ignored the facts, or deliberately avoided learning the truth.… Continue Reading

Lifting The Lid On Secret Budgets

Countries that want to send aid to poorer nations have a problem. Often, the poorer countries got that way because of corrupt governments. And sending money to corrupt governments won’t fight poverty.… Continue Reading

Former Fugitive Now Waits And Hopes

Ousama Naaman, Innospec’s agent who pleaded guilty in June to criminal FCPA and conspiracy charges, is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Washington, D.C. on December 19, 2010. He faces up to ten years in prison but hopes to serve his time in a Canadian jail.… Continue Reading

Who Will Be The Next . . . . . . .

The rules are simple.

Write a post suitable for publishing on the FCPA Blog.

Keep it between 350 and 450 words. Include proper citations and links where needed.

The deadline to enter is midnight October 31.… Continue Reading

Bribery Act Guidance Released

By Thomas Fox

The U.K. Ministry of Justice has released its “Consultation on guidance about commercial organisations preventing bribery (section 9 of the Bribery Act 2010).” As required by the Act, it provides guidance to “support businesses in determining the sorts of bribery prevention measures they can put in place.”… Continue Reading

Jack Stanley Free Until 2011

Former KBR boss Albert “Jack” Stanley, who pleaded guilty in September 2008 to a two-count criminal information charging him with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and to commit mail and wire fraud, will remain free on bail until at least January 19, 2011.… Continue Reading

Europe Guts The In-House Privilege

The European Court of Justice said last week that communications between management and in-house attorneys aren’t protected from disclosure or discovery in investigations by the European Commission.

The appeal to the ECJ was brought by Akzo Nobel Chemicals and a subsidiary.… Continue Reading