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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

Dear Virginia: Do better

Last summer, I wrote a series for the FCPA Blog about Virginia’s “Shamefully Inadequate Ethics Laws” (see here, here and here). I was not alone in criticizing what has been deemed one of the least effective ethics regimes in the country.… Continue Reading

China seizes $14.5 billion from former security chief

Image courtesy of WikipediaChinese authorities have seized assets worth at least $14.5 billion from retired domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang as part of a wide-ranging corruption investigation.

More than 300 of Zhou’s relatives, political allies, and staff have also been taken into custody or questioned in the past four months, sources told Reuters.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (March 28, 2014)

Zhang Yinghuan, former deputy mayor of Sanmenxia city in Henan Province, was sentenced to 14 years in prison for taking bribes of over $1.15 million. Zhang was convicted of accepting 72 bribes including cash and property in return to favor bribe-givers in contract awarding, land-use and job promotion.… Continue Reading

Holiday gift list from China Coal Energy goes public

Image courtesy of China Coal EnergyDiscipline authorities in north-central China’s Shanxi province have launched an investigation into a subsidiary of China Coal Energy Company Limited, following allegations it offered gifts and cash worth 1.63 million yuan ($263,098) to local government officials during the Mid-Autumn Festival last year.… Continue Reading