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Editors

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

Our reference section (October 2012)

Here are some of the reports, indexes, and lists we maintain. They’re always free, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors.

The top group are published on a regular schedule.… Continue Reading

Chinese public skeptical about anti-graft fight

Fallen from grace: Bo Xilai (photo courtesy of wikipedia)Shortly after announcing that former political high-flyer Bo Xilai had been expelled from the Chinese Communist Party and faced criminal prosecution for corruption, China’s state news agency Xinhua published a commentary titled “Whoever tramples on party discipline and national law will be punished severely.”… Continue Reading

Where does graft come from?

The countries of the developed North/West played two roles in instigating corruption in the developing South/East. First, they acted as the suppliers of corruption. This comes from multinational companies looking for business opportunities for their products in developing countries.… Continue Reading

Mini survey result: facilitating payments

The question was: Does your organization allow facilitating payments?

Nearly sixty-five percent said never.

Almost a quarter said sometimes, and less than one percent said always. Five percent didn’t know.

One respondent said he or she is ‘still trying to get management to make a decision’ about facilitiating payments.… Continue Reading

China regulators probe IPO ‘hush money’

The China Securities Regulatory Commission is reportedly looking into illicit deals between companies seeking an IPO and media organizations.
 
A general manager of a finance company said he knew of companies that paid as much as $3.2 million to prevent media agencies from going public with negative information.… Continue Reading

Petty corruption causes massive misery for the poor

People in Zimbabwe who can’t afford small bribes often lose out on birth certificates and passports.

An investigative report by the Standard said, “The forms of corruption reported [in the Registrar General’s Office] ranged from individuals selling queue positions, selling access to a registration officer, and selling even the right to be acknowledged and served within the RG’s Office.”… Continue Reading

Enforcement Report for Q3 ’12

During the quarter just ended, there were five corporate FCPA enforcement actions, one enforcement against an individual by the SEC, four criminal sentencings of individuals, and three and a half corporate declinations.… Continue Reading