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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

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Interpol rejects Russia warrant for Magnitsky boss

Interpol this week rejected Russia’s ‘all points bulletin’ for William Browder, who’s leading a global campaign against those responsible for the torture and death of Russian whistleblower Sergei Magnitsky.

Browder’s investment fund, London-based Hermitage Capital, said Friday that Interpol’s decision to delete the Russian warrant is ‘a clear sign that a deeply corrupt regime will not be allowed to freely persecute whistleblowers who have exposed it.’… Continue Reading

New allegations of TeliaSonera link to Uzbek first daughter

Documents leaked to Swedish investigative journalists appear to offer fresh evidence of a link between Swedish telecom giant TeliaSonera and Gulnara Karimova, the daughter of the president of Uzbekistan. And the documents suggest that TeliaSonera agreed to pay bribes as recently as the summer of 2012.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (May 24, 2013)

Chen Hui, a former Haikou (Hainan Province) tax officer, was sentenced to 11 years in prison for taking $212,678 in bribes. Prosecutors said Chen solicited $194,904 from developer Hainan Zhuzong Real Estate Co.… Continue Reading

For corporate defendants, there will (probably) be blood

Some members of Congress are evidently concerned that corporate defendants are getting off the hook. Too many deferred- and non-prosecution agreements, and not enough criminal indictments.

So acting assistant AG Mythili Raman, who’s now heading the DOJ’s criminal division, testified Wednesday before the U.S.… Continue Reading

‘Rocket Promotions’ lift next-gen Mandarins

The Chinese internet’s “human flesh searches” intended to name and shame misbehaving officials have developed a new wrinkle.

Netizens are studying young officials’ faces for family resemblances that may explain how they got promoted to plum positions so quickly.… Continue Reading