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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

Morgan Stanley’s Peterson Charged For China Deals

Garth R. Peterson, a managing director in Morgan Stanley’s real estate investment and fund advisory business in China, pleaded guilty today to a one-count criminal information charging him with conspiring to evade internal accounting controls that Morgan Stanley was required to maintain under the FCPA.… Continue Reading

No Prison For LatiNode Exec

Samuel Rubenfeld at the Wall Street Journal reported the sentencing today of Juan Pablo Vasquez, a former executive at Latin Node Inc.

He received three years probation and a $7,500 fine after pleading guilty in January last year to conspiring to violate the FCPA.… Continue Reading

Execs See More Overseas Compliance Risk

AlixPartners recently surveyed large multinationals about their compliance programs. Our goal was to better understand the ways in which companies are identifying and addressing corruption risk.

Some key findings:

  • Two-thirds said that they have reassessed anti-corruption efforts due to Dodd-Frank and the U.K.
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Walmart’s Investigation Disclosure

From the ‘investigations’ index of ethiXbase, here is Walmart’s FCPA disclosure in its latest Form 10-Q:


Company Name

Walmart Stores, Inc.

Filing Date


Investigating Entity


Notice Type



During fiscal 2012, the Company began conducting a voluntary internal review of its policies, procedures and internal controls pertaining to its global anti-corruption compliance program.… Continue Reading