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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

Maybe the Kiwis aren’t so clean after all

New Zealand has ranked best for eight straight years on TI’s corruption perceptions index. But that spotless reputation has been tarnished lately by bribery scandals in business, politics, and sports.

Several top cricket players faced bribery allegations last week for alleged rigging of games in two English county matches in violation of England Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code.… Continue Reading

Ex-D.C. Council member jailed 39 months for graft

Former District of Columbia Council member Michael A. Brown was sentenced to more than three years in prison Thursday for taking $55,000 in bribes in an undercover FBI sting.

In June last year, Brown admitted accepting cash from undercover FBI agents posing as corrupt government contractors seeking to do business with the city.Continue Reading

The rule of law saved Kilgore

During the Memorial Day weekend we were in Kilgore, Texas. It sits 3,600 feet above the East Texas oil field, an awesome natural resource discovered in 1930 and, 6 billion barrels later, is still producing crude.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (May 29, 2014)

Huang Xiaohu, former party secretary and chairman of China’s Anhui Military Industry Group, has been expelled from the party for corruption. Huang was accused of accepting $328,857 in bribes, embezzling $1.5 million in public funds, offering bribes of more than $2 million to government officials.… Continue Reading

Karigar jailed three years for Canada overseas bribery conviction

An Ottawa judge sentenced a former security systems executive to three years in prison Friday, the first prison term for an individual convicted under Canada’s anti-bribery law.

Nazir Karigar was jailed for his role in a conspiracy that tried — but failed — to land a $100-million contract to provide security for Air India.Continue Reading

SFO launches criminal probe of GSK

GlaxoSmith Kline PLC is under investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office for possible criminal violations, the pharma said Tuesday.

In a two-sentence statement, UK-based GSK said it had been informed by the SFO of a formal criminal investigation into GSK’s commercial practices.… Continue Reading