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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

Declination for Deere

Illinois-based Deere & Company said Thursday the SEC won’t bring an FCPA action following an investigation into alleged payments to foreign officials in Russia and surrounding countries.

The SEC inquiry was first reported in August 2011.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (January 11, 2013)

Guo Wen, a village official from Beijing Fengtai District, was sentenced to nine years for dereliction of duty and embezzling $607,620 in demolition compensation in 2007 from the Fengtai government while he served as village Party branch secretary.… Continue Reading

Introducing FCPA Jobs

We’re proud to announce the beta launch of our brand-new jobs portal.

FCPA Jobs has a simple purpose: helping top professionals find the most desirable compliance jobs out there.

The site features opportunities for professionals focused on the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, U.K.… Continue Reading

Bloggers expose China property cheats

Two more officials have joined the rapidly expanding ranks of civil servants who have some explaining to do about their family’s real-estate holdings.
Recent months have seen a spate of officials, dubbed “property uncles and aunties” by online wags, exposed to public outcry for somehow having amassed (in some cases) dozens of properties on a humble government salary.… Continue Reading

APIs drive new compliance solutions

When talking about enterprise solutions for any function, one question asked often is, “How does this work with our company’s existing software?” For enterprise systems to be seamless company wide, they have to talk to each other.… Continue Reading

That’s no bribe, it’s ransom money

Companies often face extortionate demands from foreign police, bureaucrats, and regulators, who threaten to hold, expel, or even harm employees if ransoms aren’t paid. And there have always been questions whether those involuntary payments can violate the FCPA.… Continue Reading