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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

New degree program in anti-corruption studies

At the September 2010 inauguration of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said: “The launch of IACA is a milestone in the efforts of the international community to fight corruption.… Continue Reading

Tyco in $26 million settlement with DOJ and SEC

Tyco International Ltd. agreed on Monday to pay criminal and civil penalties totaling more than $26 million to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations.

The Switzerland-based maker of fire security products paid more than $13.6 million in criminal penalties to the DOJ, and $13 million in civil penalties to the SEC.… Continue Reading

Will the DOJ ask BAE to squeal on EADS?

Britain’s BAE Systems and Europe’s EADS are proposing to merge, they said earlier this month, to create a defense giant capable of competing against Boeing and Lockheed Martin.

BAE is one of the biggest military contractors to the U.S.… Continue Reading

Trial of anti-graft bloggers opens in Vietnam

Three bloggers who reported about alleged corruption in Vietnam are on trial for spreading propaganda against the state. 

Nguyen Van Hai, Phan Thanh Hai, and Ta Phong Tan face up to 20 years in prison if convicted.… Continue Reading

National anti-corruption agency proposed for Mexico

Earlier this month, Senator Emilio Gamboa Patron from Mexico’s Revolutionary Institutional Party (PRI), said two anti-corruption proposals from President-elect Enrique Pena Nieto will be introduced to the national legislature in the next 15 days.… Continue Reading

Yang Dacai fired for inappropriate smile

The head of Shaanxi’s Provincial Work Safety Administration was fired this week, Chinese government sources said, after pictures of him smiling at the scene of a highway crash that left 36 people dead outraged citizens across the country.… Continue Reading

Looking for the next enforcement target

Will Indonesia be the focus of new FCPA enforcement activity?

Could be.

The September 20 notes for the past year’s activities of the Security Working Group under the U.S.-Indonesia Comprehensive Partnership Joint Commission contained the following item:

Worked closely with the Indonesian Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) to run joint, parallel investigations, based on the United States Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

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