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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

Interview with Vincente Martinez of the CFTC Whistleblower Program: Part I

In 2010, the Dodd-Frank Act created whistleblower bounty programs in both the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and the Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC). While readers of this blog are familiar with the SEC’s program because of its impact on FCPA enforcement, they may not be as familiar with the CFTC’s program. … Continue Reading

Autumnal Adventures to Unchartered Corners

The passing of Labor Day marks the advent of a new season. In my new home state of Virginia, the heat has softened and the riverside trees take on a faint yellow; for our friends in the Southern Hemisphere, perhaps the winter wanes and blossoms bud.… Continue Reading

The Story Of Graft

One of the most glaring, if unremarked, oddities concerning China nowadays is how perceptions of its leaders diverge depending on the observer. In the eyes of the Chinese public, government officials are venal, incompetent, and interested solely in getting lucrative appointments.… Continue Reading

Burma’s Dissidents Return From Exile

A prominent Burmese activist who had been sentenced to life in prison in absentia has returned to his homeland after his name was removed from a government blacklist.

Moe Thee Zun, left, was cheered by supporters as he arrived at the Rangoon airport on Saturday.… Continue Reading

Sleaze In The Cinema — The Ambassador

We haven’t seen the film yet but we plan to.

It’s a documentary, both funny and deadly serious, about blood diamond smuggling, bribery, and murder.

The distributor’s release says The Ambassador ‘exposes the corrupt business of selling diplomatic titles to exploit the lucrative and limited resources of war torn, third world nations.’Continue Reading