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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

Two Iron Mountain whistleblowers split $8 million

Image courtesy of Iron MountainDocument storage firm Iron Mountain paid $44.5 million to resolve allegations under the False Claims Act that it overcharged federal agencies.

Brent Stanley, a former Iron Mountain employee, and Patrick McKillop, who worked in the records management industry, filed their FCA lawsuit in California.… Continue Reading

Nissan China joint venture swept up in anti-corruption campaign

Authorities are investigating a senior executive at Dongfeng Motor Co Ltd, a joint venture between China’s state-owned Dongfeng Motor Corporation and Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co.

Ren Yong, assistant general manager of Dongfeng and vice president of the joint venture, has been removed from his posts and is now being investigated for alleged disciplinary violations.… Continue Reading

OFAC adds four to Magnitsky sanctions list

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) added four individuals to the list of  Russians subject to travel bans and asset freezes under the Magnitsky Act. Two of the Russians named Monday hold top posts in Russia-controlled Chechnya.… Continue Reading

Report: Providence, Rhode Island sues Petrobras for graft-related bond losses

The city of Providence, Rhode Island is reportedly suing Brazil’s Petrobras and CEO Maria das Gracas Silva Foster for bond losses tied to alleged corruption.

The suit, filed on December 24 in New York, alleges state-owned Petrobras made misleading statements to investors and inflated the price of assets to carry out kickback schemes, Brazilian newspaper O Estado do S.Continue Reading

Rite Aid whistleblower awarded $500,000

Rite Aid Corp. agreed to pay $3 million to settle claims it used gift cards to entice Medicare and Medicaid beneficiaries to transfer their prescriptions to its pharmacies.

The settlement resolved allegations filed by independent pharmacist Jack Chin under the qui tam, or whistleblower provisions, of the False Claims Act.… Continue Reading

China Corruption Blotter (December 26, 2014)

Former chairman of Fujian Broadcast and TV Group, Shu Zhan, has been expelled from the party and dismissed from office for taking huge bribes and adultery. Authorities confiscated his illegal gains and transferred him to judiciary for prosecution.… Continue Reading