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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

What the Professionals Are Saying

‘I have thoroughly reviewed ethiXbase and use it in my compliance legal practice. You should as well.’ — Tom Fox, compliance attorney and author of the FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog

The world’s biggest compliance database.

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In Algeria, China Telecoms Execs Sentenced For Bribery

Three Chinese executives were found guilty of bribery in Algeria and sentenced last week to ten years in prison in absentia.

According to a report on the French language news site Le Soir D’Algerie, ZTE’s Dong Tao and Chen Zhibo and Huawei’s Xiao Chuhfa were accused of paying bribes amounting to $10 million to a senior official working at state-owned  Algérie Télécom, through offshore accounts in Luxembourg.… Continue Reading

On Father’s Day

Today was spent cleaning out the house after one parent had died and the other had gone to live in a place where she’ll have the help she needs.

Going through closets, sorting their belongings into piles, and finding something special.… Continue Reading

CCI’s Edmonds Pleads Guilty

David Edmonds, the former vice president of worldwide customer service at California-based Control Components Inc. (CCI), pleaded guilty Friday to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

He’s the seventh former CCI executive to plead guilty to FCPA charges.… Continue Reading

Embraer’s Open-Ended Investigation

Brazil-based Embraer S.A., the world’s third largest commercial aircraft manufacturer, updated its FCPA disclosure this week.

In its Form 6-K (Report of Foreign Private Issuer) filed with the SEC on June 11, Embraer said:


The Company received a subpoena from the SEC, which inquired about certain operations concerning sales of aircraft abroad.… Continue Reading

Excavating Enforcement Data

Qi Chen, a student from the Chicago-Kent Law School, has updated some important numbers we first reported about two years ago.

Then and now he analyzed how many corporate enforcement actions since 2005 didn’t involve criminal or civil charges against any employees from the company.… Continue Reading