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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

Halliburton Investigating Angola Operations

Houston-based oil and gas services giant Halliburton on Friday disclosed an internal investigation into possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in Angola.

It said in an SEC filing that an anonymous email it received in December 2010 alleged FCPA violations ‘principally through the use of an Angolan vendor.’… Continue Reading

The SEC Talks Ethics

Ethics is not important merely because the federal securities laws are grounded on ethical principles. Good ethics is also good business. Treating customers fairly and honestly helps build a firm’s reputation and brand, while attracting the best employees and business partners.… Continue Reading

Former Olympus CEO Turns Whistleblower

The fired British CEO of Tokyo-based Olympus Corporation has turned over evidence of potentially corrupt payments to the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office.

Michael Woodford, a thirty-year veteran at the company, served as CEO for just six months before being fired a week ago.… Continue Reading

Whistleblowers In India Risk Being Murdered

Bloomberg reporters Mehul Srivastava and Andrew MacAskill published a story today about the recent murders of whistleblowers who tried to expose government corruption in India.

The disturbing report said at least twelve people have been killed since January 2010 after they used India’s Right to Information Act to expose local graft.… Continue Reading

Less Secrecy, Please. We’re Canadian

Quebec has been shaken by the so-called Duchesneau report on the extent of corruption, linking organized crime to construction and to political party financing. While the bulk of media coverage has focused on the corruption, there is an equally troubling aspect: the secrecy surrounding the report itself.… Continue Reading

Sixty-Four Million Reasons To Comply

Since the start of 2008, 58 companies (by our count) have settled FCPA-related enforcement actions with the DOJ or SEC or both. Together they paid $3.74 billion in penalties, disgorgement, and interest — an average of $64.5 million per enforcement action.… Continue Reading

U.K. Paper Fights Secrecy In FCPA Extraditions

The Guardian wants to know why Jeffrey Tesler and Wojciech Chodan were extradited to the U.S. last year to face FCPA-related charges.

The London-based newspaper is hoping to win the right to appeal against lower court rulings that kept key documents in the extradition secret, including arguments made by the U.S.… Continue Reading