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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

‘Smiling Official’ booted from China Party

So-called “smiling official” Yang Dacai (pictured), former chief of Shaanxi Province’s WorkSafety Administration, has been expelled from the Communist Party, according to state media. His case has reportedly been transferred to judicial authorities.… Continue Reading

Job: Risk Management & Compliance (RMC) Manager

Title: Risk Management & Compliance (RMC) Manager

Company: Robert Walters

Location: Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Job Scope: Our client is a very well-known brand in FMCG industry. In order to support our challenging Finance agenda, they are looking for qualified candidates for the position of Risk Management & Compliance (RMC) Manager.… Continue Reading

After SEC settlement, Lilly waits for DOJ decision

Indiana-based pharma Eli Lilly said Thursday that although it paid $29.4 million to settle FCPA offenses with the SEC, it believes the DOJ’s longstanding investigation is still open.

The SEC charged Lilly in December last year with bribing government officials in Russia, Brazil, China, and Poland.… Continue Reading

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Judge delays Lewis sentencing to April

Clayton Lewis, the hedge fund partner who invested and lost $126 million in Viktor Kozeny’s Azeri privatization scheme, won’t be sentenced until at least April, according to an order issued this month by the judge hearing his case.… Continue Reading

KBR’s clean bill of compliance health

Houston-based KBR said in an SEC filing this week that its compliance monitor ‘has certified that KBR’s current anti-corruption compliance program is appropriately designed and implemented to ensure compliance with the FCPA and other applicable anti-corruption laws.’… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Boskalis

Country: Argentina

Company Involved: Boskalis

Industry: Industrials

Industry Subsector: Heavy Construction

Official Involved: Former Argentina deputy foreign minister Roberto Garcia Moritan; Francisco Bustillo, Uruguay’s ambassador to Argentina

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: A federal judge reopened the case against Roberto Garcia Moritan and Boskalis sales manager Sergio Cetera.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (February 22, 2013)

The Hefei Intermediate People’s Court recently rejected the appeal of former Chaohu City (Anhui Province) Civil Affairs Bureau Party group secretary, identified as He, against his ten and a half year prison sentence.… Continue Reading

Nabors wins declination

Oil services firm Nabors Industries Ltd. said Wednesday the DOJ won’t bring an FCPA enforcement action after an investigation first launched more than five years ago.

Nabors was a customer of Panalpina but not among the seven companies that settled FCPA cases on the same day in November 2010.… Continue Reading