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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

Special report: Has the FBI disbanded its FCPA Unit?

The FCPA Blog posed this question to the DOJ and FBI’s public affairs’ offices Wednesday: Has the FCPA Unit at the FBI been disbanded? In response, Christopher Allen in the FBI’s Public Affairs Office said: “The FBI’s investigations are managed through the International Corruption Unit, and that unit is absolutely not being disbanded.”… Continue Reading

SFO charges currency printer, execs for Africa bribes

The UK Serious Fraud Office charged a specialty printing company and four individuals, including the firm’s former chairman, with paying more than £400,000 in bribes in Africa.

Smith & Ouzman Limited, two of its directors, an employee, and an agent were charged under the Section 1 Prevention of Corruption Act 1906, the SFO said.… Continue Reading

Audit role in finding fraud needs revamp

The halls of regulators and law enforcement agencies around the world appear to be full of government officials investigating cases of bribery and corruption.

In China, there are allegations involving pharmaceutical companies and information brokers, and in the UK, we are still seeing the fall-out from the Libor scandal involving some of the world’s most respected financial institutions.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd

Country: United States

Company Involved: Glenn Defense Marine Asia Ltd

Industry: Defense

Individuals: United States Navy Cmdr. Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz, Supervisory Agent in Charge of NCIS office Quantico, John B. Beliveau II

Enforcement Action: Arrest & Investigation

Summary: Navy Cmdr.… Continue Reading

How whistleblowers get top dollar from the SEC

The SEC now pays for information about securities law violations — including the FCPA — leading to a recovery of at least $1 million. The whistleblower reward can be from 10% to 30% of the recovery — a big range that’s entirely within the SEC’s discretion.… Continue Reading

Holder to the World: ‘Corruption can be overcome’

Here’s an excerpt from Attorney General Eric Holder’s remarks Monday at the Arab Forum on Asset Recovery in Morocco.

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In recent years, we’ve joined hands to draft and bring into force the United Nations Convention Against Corruption – the first global anti-corruption treaty.… Continue Reading