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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

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Corruption Super-Trial Opens In Brazil

Brazil’s Mensalao trial started on Thursday this week.

Thirty-eight defendants — mainly politicians and associates — are accused of participating in the biggest money-for-vote scandal in the country’s history.

Prosecutors said since coming to power in 2003, the Workers’ Party has used “mensalao” (big monthly stipends) to divert money from state advertising budgets and pensions to pay off legislators from allied parties, in return for their support.… Continue Reading

Facilitating Payments And The Reporting Dilemma

Compliance insider Pete from DC first appeared on this blog nearly five years ago.

We’re happy to report that he still drops by.

In response to yesterday’s Small (Bribe) Talk From The Editors, Pete sent this comment:

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Dear Editors:

Fascinating discussion, and I think Marc Alain Bohn’s point about transparent recording deserves a bit more attention, as it puts public companies (i.e.,… Continue Reading