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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

Shanghai officials punished for lavish dinner before deadly stampede

Eleven officials in Shanghai were punished for dinning at a luxury Japanese restaurant on New Year’s Eve when a deadly stampede took place, leaving 36 people dead and 49 injured.
Before the incident, the officials were invited by the Shanghai Bund Investment Group, a local state-owned investment company, to have dinner at a restaurant called Kongchan, or Utsusemi, near the stampede site, according to Shanghai authorities.… Continue Reading

Feds charge powerful New York pol with graft

Sheldon Silver, a Democrat from Manhattan who has served as speaker of the state assembly since 1994, was arraigned Thursday on federal charges that he took nearly $4 million in illegal payments from a law firm since 2002.… Continue Reading

Jobs: World Bank Group Sanctions Board seeks applicants for several positions

The World Bank Group Sanctions Board is the final decision maker in contested cases of sanctionable practices in World Bank Group-financed development operations — primarily fraud, corruption, and collusion. Current members of the Sanctions Board include top international arbitrators, high court justices, and other leading jurists and development experts from around the world.… Continue Reading

Puerto Rico judge convicted of taking bribes to clear vehicular homicide defendant

A federal jury convicted a sitting Puerto Rico superior court judge Wednesday of taking bribes to acquit a businessman of vehicular homicide charges.

Judge Manuel Acevedo-Hernandez, 62, was found guilty by a jury in Puerto Rico after a one-week trial of conspiracy to commit federal programs bribery and receipt of a bribe by an agent of an organization receiving federal funds. … Continue Reading

SEC charges PBSJ and former exec for Qatar bribes

Tampa, Florida-based engineering and construction firm PBSJ Corporation agreed Thursday to pay $3.4 million for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by paying bribes and employing foreign officials to win Qatari government contracts.… Continue Reading