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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

Judge Cuts Antoine’s Sentence

Sam Rubenfeld of the Wall Street Journal reported this week that a defendant in the Haiti telco prosecution had his sentence reduced because of his help to prosecutors.

Robert Antoine, the former international affairs director of Haiti’s state-owned telecommunications company, originally received four years in prison after he pleaded guilty to money laundering.… Continue Reading

Cosgrove In 15-Month Plea Deal

The former director of worldwide sales for Control Components Inc., Paul Cosgrove, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
 
Cosgrove, 65, of Laguna Niguel, California, entered his plea to a one-count superseding information charging him with making a corrupt payment to a foreign government official in China in violation of the FCPA.… Continue Reading

Wal-Mart’s Simple Lesson: Learn To Live With The FCPA

There’s a reason why you don’t see many of the biggest U.S.-based government contractors on the FCPA top ten list (e.g., Lockheed, General Dynamics, Raytheon, Northrup, Boeing, etc.). Not that they didn’t struggle with compliance during the early years of enforcement, but they moved quickly to update their compliance and ethics programs once they saw the tide of FCPA enforcement turning.… Continue Reading

China’s Overseas Bribery Law One Year On

As reported previously, in February 2011, China enacted an amendment to its Criminal Law that criminalized paying bribes to non-Chinese government officials and officials of international organizations (“the Amendment”).

The Amendment, which took effect in May 2011, reads:

Whoever, for the purpose of seeking illegitimate commercial benefit, gives property to any foreign public official or official of an international public organization, shall be punished in accordance with the provisions of the preceding paragraph [i.e.,

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Survey Highlights Vietnam Risks

Nearly half of Vietnam’s companies said they have had to bribe officials in order to do business, according to a survey released last month by the Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry.… Continue Reading

Feds Drop Lindsey Appeal, Case Closed

The DOJ on Friday (May 25) filed a motion in  the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to voluntarily dismiss its appeal in the FCPA case against Lindsey Manufacturing Company, its CEO Keith Lindsey, and CFO Steve Lee.… Continue Reading

A Day Of Remembrance

Monday is Memorial Day. Originally called Decoration Day, it’s a day of remembrance for those who have died in our nation’s service.

According to usmemorialday.org, it probably had many separate beginnings — spontaneous gathering of people to honor the Civil War dead in the 1860’s.… Continue Reading