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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

Bloggers (no kidding) lead the FCPA conversation

The blogs spoke loudly in an article by Leslie Wayne in the New York Times that recently highlighted FCPA enforcement against foreign companies.

Taking  a page from our top ten list, Wayne said:

The companies that have reached the biggest settlements under the law, known as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, include Siemens, the German engineering giant; Daimler, the maker of Mercedes-Benz vehicles; Alcatel-Lucent, the French telecommunications company; and the JGC Corporation, a Japanese consulting company.

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Witnesses: Australia Reserve Bank bosses covered up bribery for years

There was explosive testimony this week during parliamentary hearings into bribery allegations against a unit of the Reserve Bank of Australia.

RBA subsidiary Securency allegedly paid bribes in Asia, Latin America, and Africa to win currency printing contracts, according to a former salesman for Securency and its sister company Note Printing Australia.… Continue Reading

Layne’s Africa Payments Disclosure

From the FCPA Blog members area, here’s the latest FCPA disclosure from water management company Layne Christensen.

The disclosure appeared in the company’s Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on September 10, 2012:

In connection with the Company updating its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”) policy, questions were raised internally in late September 2010 about, among other things, the legality of certain payments by the Company to agents and other third parties interacting with government officials in certain countries in Africa.

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