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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

A Survey Of FCPA Sentences

Last week in Houston the three KBR-related sentences ranged from 30 months in prison for Jack Stanley to just a year of unsupervised probation for Wojciech Chodan. Jeffrey Tesler was in the middle with 21 months in jail.… Continue Reading

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For a limited time, subscribers to the FCPA Blog will receive a complimentary one-month subscription to the China Compliance Digest.… Continue Reading

Supremes Will Consider Overseas Corporate Acts

Human rights claims by alleged victims of corrupt foreign regimes against complicit  corporations haven’t succeeded in U.S. courts.

But two cases on the United States Supreme Court’s docket this week could change that.… Continue Reading

Noble Execs Charged By SEC

Three executives from oil services firm Noble Corporation were charged today by the Securities and Exchange Commission with bribing officials in Nigeria in exchange for illegal import permits for drilling rigs.… Continue Reading

Stanley Jailed For 30 Months

The biggest FCPA enforcement action in history came to a close today with the sentencing of the mastermind behind the $182 million bribery scheme.

Albert ‘Jack’ Stanley, left, was ordered by Judge Keith B.… Continue Reading

Tesler Gets 21 Months

The London lawyer who delivered more than $130 million in bribes to Nigerian officials was sentenced today in Houston to 21 months in federal prison.

Jeffrey Tesler, left, pleaded guilty in March last year to an FCPA conspiracy and to violating the FCPA.… Continue Reading

At The SFO, ‘Unshakable Fatalism’

The Times said this week that a new report blames the overall lack of a coherent U.K. government strategy for impeding the fight against overseas corruption and recommends a new ‘super’ agency that would knock the SFO out of its lead role.… Continue Reading

China Prosecutors Must Report Lobbying Attempts

China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) announced this month that it will require procurators (prosecutors) to report attempts to manipulate the criminal justice system with illicit lobbying.

Prosecutors will also be required to provide reports of all meetings with people involved in their cases, including suspects, attorneys, and family members.… Continue Reading

For Chodan, Probation Only

Wojciech Chodan, the former U.K.-based KBR manager charged with helping his company and its partners pay $180 million in bribes to Nigerian officials, was given a very lenient sentence today by Judge Keith P.… Continue Reading