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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

Third guilty plea in broker-dealer case

The DOJ said Friday another broker from Direct Access Partners pleaded guilty to bribing foreign officials in Venezuela in exchange for bond trading work.

Jose Alejandro Hurtado pleaded guilty in New York federal court to six counts of conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, to violate the Travel Act, and to commit money laundering, as well as substantive counts of the offenses.… Continue Reading

Best anti-graft tool? Say cheeezzz

India anti-corruption crusader Kiran Bedi urges people to use their mobile phone cameras to capture those asking for bribes.

Bedi, left, said, ‘Use your mobile camera and click photographs if someone asks for bribe and pressurize him to deal with you fairly.’… Continue Reading

Two brokerage execs plead guilty for Venezuela bribes

Two executives of an SEC-register broker-dealer pleaded guilty Thursday to bribing an official of a state-owned Venezuelan bank in exchange for bond trading business.

Ernesto Lujan, a former managing partner of Direct Access Partners, and Tomas Alberto Clarke Bethancourt (also known as Tomas Clarke), a former senior vice president, pleaded guilty to conspiracy, money laundering, and violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading