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Editor Emeritus

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Thomas Fox
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Bill Waite
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Anti-Corruption (Back-to-School) Resource List

It’s that time of year again. Across the country, law students are thinking about paper topics for seminar courses and journal notes. Like last year, I am posting a list of resources that I provide to students every fall in the Anti-Corruption seminar that I co-teach with my colleague, Professor Chris Yukins. … Continue Reading

Drug sellers ‘take vacations’ amid China anti-graft campaign

Pharmas have told their sales teams to halt all activity in China to avoid being caught in the nationwide “enforcement storm,” according to the Guangdong-based Yangcheng Evening News.

“It is rumored that police in plain clothes are patrolling in hospitals; drug sales representatives will be fined 500 yuan ($81) and regional sales managers 1000 yuan ($162) once being caught in hospitals,” an unidentified sales representative told the paper.Continue Reading

Bo trial becomes surreal family drama

Former China political leader Bo Xilai is on trial for embezzlement and abuse of power.He was once a political superstar in China, perhaps destined to lead the country. But for the past five days, Bo Xilai has been on trial for corruption and abuse of power.… Continue Reading

Job: Director, Global Trade Compliance

Job Title: Director, Global Trade Compliance

Employer: Alcoa

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Work Scope

As a key member of the Ethics and Compliance Team, you will develop, implement and update as necessary the Company’s Trade Compliance Program to ensure a best practices program consistent with U.S.… Continue Reading

Activist Indian bureaucrat creates political sand storm

A young member of India’s much-maligned civil service has created a major political uproar by taking on politically connected sand mining companies in India’s largest state.

Durga Shakti Nagpal, 28, named for the Hindu goddess of the triumph of good over evil, is a member of the elite Indian Administrative Service (“IAS”), the successor to the colonial service that was called the steel frame of the British Raj.… Continue Reading

‘Political investors’ grease Indon politics

Image courtesy of WikipediaWhat accounts for Indonesia’s rash of big corruption cases? One explanation is that modern election campaigns are costing more than candidates or parties can afford. So they’re tapping big and often illegal contributions from local and foreign businesses.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (August 23, 2013)

A legal representative of Beijing Shengtai Huayang New Energy Equipment Co., Ltd, Hu Fujian, was sentenced to two years in prison for paying $489,836 in bribes to Zhao Zhonghe, deputy general manager of state-owned Beijing Yuyang Tourism Group, in exchange for construction contracts.Continue Reading

Wal-Mart is no numbers game (Part Two)

Wal-Mart announced it has now spent over $300 million on FCPA compliance costs. Some FCPA watchers are so indignant by the $300 million figure they have broken it down into FCPA compliance dollars spent per day, while others imply it’s an impressive show of compliance remorse.… Continue Reading

Anti-corruption app launched in China

A smartphone application named “Staying away from duty-related crimes” has been launched by the prosecutors office in Chongqing. The app is intended to raise awareness of graft and encourage whistleblowing against corrupt officials.  … Continue Reading