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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

Sparks Fly Before LA Trial

On March 29, five defendants are supposed go on trial in LA for FCPA violations and money-laundering offenses.

They include a Mexican sales agent, Enrique Aguilar Noriega, who hasn’t appeared in court, his wife, Angela Gomez Aguilar, who’s being held without bail, Lindsey Manufacturing Company, its CEO, Dr.Continue Reading

What Employees Want

Every FCPA conviction of an individual is a personal tragedy, resulting in losses of freedom, jobs, and reputations, and there’s often financial ruin and damage to families.

A reader, responding to our post Playing Chicken With The Rule Of Law, put it this way:

Second chances do not exist for people convicted of FCPA violations.

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Swiss Time

Within a half hour of Mubarak’s resignation on Friday, Switzerland had acted.

“I can confirm that Switzerland has frozen possible assets of the former Egyptian president with immediate effect,” a Swiss government spokesman told Reuters, without saying more.… Continue Reading

Tyson Foods Pays $5.2 Million To Resolve Mexico Bribes Charges

In a settlement announced today with the DOJ and the SEC, Tyson Foods Inc. will pay a $4 million criminal penalty and $1.2 million in disgorgement and pre-judgment interest to resolve charges related to illegal payments by company representatives to government-employed inspection veterinarians in Mexico and a cover-up of the payments.… Continue Reading

Two Convictions In UK Bridge-Builder Case

Australian and American combat engineers rebuild a Mabey & Johnson Bridge in Afghanistan in 2008.The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office today said two former directors of engineering firm Mabey & Johnson Ltd were found guilty of paying kickbacks to the Iraqi government of Saddam Hussein to win contracts to build steel bridges.… Continue Reading

Florida Road Trip Nixed; Trial Delay Requested

A defendant in the Haiti telco case scheduled to be tried on February 28 is asking for a delay until July.

Joel Esquenazi told Judge Jose E. Martinez in federal court in Miami this week that the lawyer representing him and co-defendant Carlos Rodriguez has another trial in Houston that may conflict with his court dates.… Continue Reading

Best Anti-Corruption Ad

The Super Bowl commercials were great. Our favorites were VW’s The Force and Bud’s Tiny Dancer. 

What about anti-corruption ads? None made it to the Super Bowl this year. But there are some goods ones out there. … Continue Reading

What The President Didn’t Say

President Barack Obama addresses the U.S. Chamber of Commerce in Washington, D.C., February 7, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)President Obama talked yesterday to the U.S. Chamber of Commerce — the folks pushing for some big changes to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading