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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

Where Ombudsmen And Whistleblowers Meet

If you listen closely, you can hear the growing avalanche of whistleblower complaints. Unlike the pre-UK Bribery Act hysteria, business concerns about a significant rise in whistleblower complaints are legitimate.… Continue Reading

Steal This Form

We’re not a big fan of the SEC’s whistleblower rules.

They let FCPA reward seekers go straight to the government — without ever telling the boss, general counsel, chief compliance officer, internal auditors, or directors.… Continue Reading

We’ll Walk, Thanks

Travelers beware.

Before hailing a cab in Kuala Lumpur, consider this:

“Taxi drivers have been made the ‘eyes and ears’ of the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) to help curb corruption,” a local press report said.… Continue Reading

Bridgestone Pays $28 Million In Bid Rigging and FCPA Case

Bridgestone Corporation will plead guilty and pay a $28 million criminal fine for its role in conspiracies to rig bids and bribe foreign officials, the DOJ said today.

Tokyo-based Bridgestone was charged in a two-count criminal information filed in federal court in Houston. … Continue Reading

U.K. Arrest In Securency Case

The Guardian today reported the  arrest of a British businessman who allegedly paid for the son of a Vietnamese state bank governor to attend Durham University in the U.K. in exchange for a banknote printing deal.… Continue Reading

Cable Reveals ‘Foreign Policy’ Impact Of Jefferson’s FCPA Case

Reporters Bruce Alpert and Jonathan Tilove at the New Orleans Times-Picayune found a WikiLeaks cable with a tie to ex-Congressman William Jefferson’s prosecution for bribery and FCPA-related offenses.

The internal State Department assessment from 2005 said Nigeria’s ‘then-president, Olusegun Obasanjo, was hoping the FBI would get the dirt on Vice President Atiku Abubakar and his wife, Jennifer Douglas, as part of its probe of Jefferson, thereby derailing Abubakar’s expected run for president,’ according to the Times-Picayune story.… Continue Reading

Despite Hung Jury, Sting Defendants Want Acquittal

The four Africa sting defendants who ended up in a mistrial are asking the judge to acquit them on the FCPA conspiracy count.

Andrew Bigelow, Pankesh Patel, John Benson Wier III, and Lee Allen Tolleson argued that the evidence against them was “insufficient to sustain a conviction as to the charged FCPA conspiracy.”… Continue Reading

LatiNode CEO Jailed For Bribery

Jorge Granados, who once headed Florida-based telecommunications company Latin Node Inc. (LatiNode),  was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Miami to 46 months in prison for bribing government officials in Honduras.… Continue Reading