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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

In SEC v. Jackson and Ruehlen, judge denies everyone’s motions

Federal district judge Keith B. Ellison denied motions for summary judgments filed by the SEC, and by former Noble executives Mark Jackson and James Ruehlen.

Jackson, Noble’s former CEO, and Ruehlen, the head of Noble’s Nigeria unit, asked Judge Ellison to rule that the SEC didn’t have enough evidence in the civil suit against them for a jury to decide they violated the FCPA.… Continue Reading

From Europe, the business case for compliance

Managing corruption has added benefits for a company. In 2010, when faced with hundreds of incidents of bribing government officials across multiple nations, Panalpina, the Swiss leader in logistics, admitted a culture of corruption had emanated from its senior level management who “tolerated bribery as business as usual.”… Continue Reading

SEC sanctions chief compliance officer for failing to stop insider-trading scheme

The SEC sanctioned the former president and chief compliance officer of Private Capital Management Inc. for failing to stop an insider-trading scheme involving an employee at his firm.

Thomas E. Meade was cited for supervisory failures at the Denver-based investment adviser after he agreed, without admitting or denying the SEC’s findings, to be censured and barred from serving in a compliance or supervisory capacity at a broker-dealer, transfer agent or investment advisory company.… Continue Reading

EU helps Bosnia and Herzegovina combat corruption

The Sebilj in Sarejevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, courtesy of WikipediaAn EU project recently implemented in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) aims to end corruption by providing for accountability, transparency and improvements in the areas of public finance, law enforcement and business.… Continue Reading

Mayor of London, Ontario convicted of fraud

Joe Fontana, courtesy of Balckburn News London, via YouTubeThe mayor of London, Ontario, convicted last Friday on three fraud-related charges stemming from his time as a federal cabinet minister, announced his resignation Monday.… Continue Reading