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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

Avon’s latest FCPA disclosure

Photo courtesy of Avon Products Inc.From Avon Products Inc’s Form 10-Q filed with the SEC on August 1, 2012:

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As previously reported, we have engaged outside counsel to conduct an internal investigation and compliance reviews focused on compliance with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (‘FCPA’) and related U.S.… Continue Reading

China pharmas hit by safety scandals

Gutter oil, or cooking oil repurposed from kitchen refuse, is so toxic that manufacturing and selling it are crimes punishable by death in China.
 
Last month, state media reported pharmaceutical companies had been called upon to investigate their suppliers following claims that some companies had used gutter oil in the manufacturing process for antibiotics.… Continue Reading

Plot thickens in Aussie Reserve Bank corruption probe

The government investigation into the Reserve Bank of Australia led last week to RBA’s subsidiary, Austrade, and allegations of massive bribes paid to a Vietnamese spy by his Australian lover.

Elizabeth Masamune, a senior trade commissioner with Austrade admitted to an affair with Vietnam’s Colonel Anh Ngoc Luong, a senior official in the state intelligence service.… Continue Reading

Coordinated guidance from DC and London?

It was an odd event a few weeks ago when the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office removed some Bribery Act guidance from its website without explanation.

The deleted guidance dealt with self reporting, corporate hospitality, and facilitating payments.… Continue Reading