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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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Is Pharma Under Fire In Indonesia?

As we said, two FBI agents at an international law enforcement conference last week said several U.S. public companies are being investigated for bribery in Indonesia.

The agents wouldn’t name names.… Continue Reading

Shot-Show Trial Opens In DC

The first shot-show defendants are in federal court in Washington, D.C., where jury selection started today.

The government divided the original 22 defendants into four groups to make the trials more manageable.… Continue Reading

U.S. Investigating Indonesia Bribes

An FBI agent told a gathering of international law enforcement officials last week that several U.S. public companies are being investigated for bribery in Indonesia.

According to a report in the Jakarta Globe, Gary Johnson of the FBI said, “There are cases that involve companies from our country in Indonesia.”… Continue Reading

Avon’s Pricey Looking Glass

In the New York TimesDealBook, Peter Henning had a terrific post about the cost of Avon Products’ internal FCPA investigation.

The company’s legal fees and costs for outside counsel conducting the investigation were $59 million in 2009, $95 million in 2010, and $22.5 for the first quarter of this year, said Henning, a Wayne State University Law School prof who writes the DealBook’s White Collar Watch.… Continue Reading

FCPA Defendants Face The Verdict Of History

Should anyone be surprised by the guilty verdicts handed down Tuesday in the Lindsey case?

Not at all. History, and the odds, are always against FCPA defendants.

Others who’ve learned that in recent years include Gerald Green and his wife Patricia, Frederic Bourke, William Jefferson, David Kay, Douglas Murphy, and David Mead — all convicted by juries in FCPA cases.… Continue Reading

Criminal Probe Of Russian Graft Buster

Russia’s top anti-corruption campaigner is being investigated for abusing his role as an unpaid adviser to the governor of the Kirov region.

Alexey Navalny, 34, left, who we’ve written about before, is a lawyer and shareholder activist.… Continue Reading

Lauren Stevens Acquitted

The White Collar Crime Prof Blog reported the acquittal of the former associate general counsel of GlaxoSmithKline, Lauren Stevens.

Judge Roger Titus of the U.S. district court in Maryland directed an acquittal during a hearing today.… Continue Reading