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Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

OECD to Brazil: Really?

The OECD Phase 3 anti-corruption monitoring report on Brazil helps put in context the corruption issues that were raised during the recent presidential campaign. At the outset, the report mentions that the lead examiners had to reveal to the authorities the existence of 5, of only 14, foreign bribery investigations brought since 2000 (none of which have yet been prosecuted).… Continue Reading

An Open Letter To G20 Leaders

Transparency International signed a letter with prominent prosecutors and corruption hunters addressing G8 leaders on the urgency to curb money laundering.

Dear G20 leaders,

When a global financial system allows billions of dollars of corrupt or stolen money to flow unchecked around the globe, something is wrong.… Continue Reading

The Integrity Initiative in the Philippines (Part 1 of 2)

Image courtesy of the Integrity InitiativeThe Philippines has always been known to be one of the world’s most corrupt countries. That perception has done much to erode the nation’s credibility and has resulted in its citizens seeming lack of hope and perpetual cynicism.… Continue Reading

Colorado Cash for Gift Cards stores investigated for money laundering

Police are investigating an alleged money laundering operation at Cash for Gift Card stores in Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

The stores pay cash for gift cards.

According to court documents, police think some of the cards were acquired by thieves who stole goods from Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowes, and other retailers, and then “returned” the goods in exchange for gift cards from the retailers.… Continue Reading