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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

China companies allegedly bribe their way to ISO certs

Some Chinese companies have obtained quality-control certificates through fraudulent means including paying bribes to government officials, according to an undercover investigation by state-run Xinhua News Agency.
The ISO9000 quality standard certifications can be obtained “as long as you give money,” even if you are not qualified, a certification agent told undercover reporters from Xinhua.… Continue Reading

DOJ declination for Smith & Wesson, SEC settlement ‘close’

Smith & Wesson said the DOJ has ended its FCPA investigation of the company and won’t bring criminal charges, and that a civil settlement with the SEC is close.

The DOJ launched the investigation after the 2010 indictment of its VP for sales at the start of the bungled Africa sting prosecution.… Continue Reading

Former Slovenia PM runs re-election campaign from prison

Janez Jansa, Former Prime Minister of SloveniaThe ex-prime minister of Slovenia began serving a two-year prison sentence Friday for taking bribes in an arms deal with a Finnish company.

Janez Jansa and two others were convicted last year of accepting about $2.7 million in bribes while in office to help the Finnish firm Patria win a 2006 contract worth $378 million for 135 armored personnel carriers.… Continue Reading