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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

Nailing His Assets

Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben AliLast month, Tunisia’s citizens decided they’d finally had enough of their kleptomaniacal president Ben Ali, who managed to escape to Saudi Arabia.

By the time of his hasty departure, he’d ruled the country for 23 years and reportedly had expropriated for the private enjoyment of himself and his family about a third of the country’s economy.… Continue Reading

The Compliance Professionals

TRACE said this week it’s starting a certification program for antibribery specialists.

The program is aimed at those already working with antibribery laws or compliance — lawyers, compliance managers and administrators, accountants and financial specialists — but it’s open to anyone with an interest.… Continue Reading

Is Africa Rising?

Two reports from Africa caught our eye.

From Kenya, Time’s Nick Wadhams reported that politicians there are trying to get rid of Michael Ranneberger, America’s ambassador.

One reason they don’t like him is because he’s frank.… Continue Reading

Another Sentencing Delay For KBR’s Ex Boss

KBR’s former CEO, Albert “Jack” Stanley, left, who presided over a $180 million oversees bribery scheme, won’t be sentenced until at least March 30.

Stanley pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston 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.… Continue Reading

At Risk For Recommending Foreign Lawyers

By William Nelson

Could an American lawyer violate the FCPA just by recommending a foreign lawyer to handle a risky transaction? It hasn’t happened yet, but it could.

To be safe, attorneys cannot simply wash their hands of a transaction once they recommend a foreign lawyer.… Continue Reading

To Disclose or Not Disclose: That is the Question

By Michael Volkov

The Justice Department, the Securities and Exchange Commission and the FCPA bar spend extraordinary amounts of time discussing and explaining FCPA enforcement and compliance issues. But one of the most important issues never sees the light of day.… Continue Reading

Maxwell Settles China Bribes Case [Updated]

California-based Maxwell Technologies Inc. agreed with the DOJ to pay $8 million to resolve criminal FCPA charges and with the SEC to pay $6.3 million in disgorgement and prejudgment interest to resolve civil charges.… Continue Reading