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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 Labor Of Love

The first Labor Day holiday, according to the U.S. Department of Labor, was celebrated on Tuesday, September 5, 1882, in New York City.

The idea came from the Central Labor Union.… Continue Reading

Lewis Sentencing Moves Forward

A hedge fund partner who pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the FCPA in connection with Viktor Kozeny’s Azeri privatization scheme is now scheduled to be sentenced next year on February 27.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (August 31, 2012)

Guangdong Xiashan District (Zhanjiang City) Party Secretary Liang Bizhi was recently given double expulsion by the Guangdong Provincial Commission for Discipline Inspection following his arrest for bribery, embezzlement, and patronizing prostitutes.… Continue Reading

Pre-Order The China Anti-Corruption Handbook

We’re pleased to announce the upcoming release of The China Anti-Corruption Handbook, the most detailed study of business corruption and enforcement in China ever published.

The handbook combines industry analytics and trending data for domestic and international anti-corruption enforcement involving China, including FCPA enforcement.… Continue Reading

China Tax Bureau Accused Of Turning Female Staff Into Hostesses

According to an online exposé, a district-level tax bureau in Yibin City (Sichuan Province) issued a “code of conduct” requiring female tax inspectors to fulfill “hospitality duties.”

The women were reportedly instructed to keep their mobile phones switched on around the clock in case their presence should be requested to “dine, karaoke, and dance” with visiting senior officials.… Continue Reading

Our New Look

You may have noticed some changes to the way the FCPA Blog looks.

Instead of full posts on the front page, you now see the first paragraph or two. That way, we can fit more stories on the landing page, giving you quick access to more information.… Continue Reading

Vietnam Arrests Spotlight Graft

Vietnam’s Prime Minister Nguyễn Tấn Dũng (photo courtesy of Wikipedia) One of Vietnam’s richest banking tycoons was arrested four days ago for “illegal businesses,” usually a euphemism for corruption.

The government’s move against Nguyen Duc Kien is prompting fears of instability in Vietnam’s banking segment. … Continue Reading

Gift-Giving In Indonesia

Graphic courtesy of WikipediaGift-giving to government officials in Indonesia at Lebaran (the end of Ramadan) is so pervasive that many assume it’s always permitted.

But here’s a summary of Indonesia’s gift-giving rules from the global index of ethiXbase.… Continue Reading