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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

Associate General Counsel, Director Ethics & Compliance-Americas (Avnet – Phoenix, AZ)

Job Title: Associate General Counsel, Director Ethics & Compliance-Americas

Employer: Avnet

Location:  Phoenix, Arizona USA

Job Summary:

Responsible for development of a positive culture of ethics and compliance and the overall implementation, management and continuous improvement of the company’s global Ethics & Compliance Program (“Program”) in the North America and Latin America region (“Region”).… Continue Reading

Job: Associate General Counsel, Director Ethics & Compliance-Americas (Avnet – Phoenix, AZ)

Job Title: Associate General Counsel, Director Ethics & Compliance-Americas

Employer: Avnet

Location:  Phoenix, Arizona USA

Job Summary:

Responsible for development of a positive culture of ethics and compliance and the overall implementation, management and continuous improvement of the company’s global Ethics & Compliance Program (“Program”) in the North America and Latin America region (“Region”).… Continue Reading

Can Navalny still move Moscow?

Supporters in Moscow hold “Navalny” placards at Manezhnaya Square at an unsanctioned rally on December 30, 2014Russian opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny has called for mass protests in Moscow on March 1.… Continue Reading

General Cable expects to disgorge $24 million for Angola bribes

Image courtesy of General Cable Kentucky-based General Cable Corporation said it reserved $24 million that’s “likely to be disgorged” to the SEC in a possible settlement of FCPA offenses.

In a securities filing Wednesday, the company said the $24 million is the amount of profit it made from bribe-tainted sales in Angola.… Continue Reading

Brazil prosecutors indict ex-Petrobras international boss

Image courtesy of WikipediaProsecutors in Brazil Tuesday charged a former senior executive at the state-controlled energy giant with racketeering, bribery, and money laundering.

Nestor Cerveró, the former head of international operations at Petroleo Brasileiro SA, or Petrobras, was accused of taking bribes from 2003 to 2008.… Continue Reading

Think you know Colombia? Think again

Colombia’s capital city, BogotaFor many years Colombia was considered a wild destination suitable only for the risk prone and adventurous. It even appeared on the no fly list of many countries due to drug wars, high crime rates, and a struggling economy.… Continue Reading

SFO: ‘Some things just don’t add up’

Image courtesy of the SFOThe FCPA Blog is a fanboy of the UK Serious Fraud Office. Partly because we enjoy the way the SFO talks. An example is the guidance it posted about where to find graft and how to recognize it.… Continue Reading

SEC: Goodyear pays $16 million to settle Africa bribe charges

Image courtesy of GoodyearGoodyear Tire & Rubber Co. agreed to pay $16.2 million to settle SEC charges that subsidiaries in Kenya and Angola paid bribes to increase tire sales.

The SEC said in an administrative order Tuesday that Goodyear violated the books and records and internal controls provisions of the FCPA by failing to prevent more than $3.2 million in bribes from 2007 and 2011.… Continue Reading

The FCPA Docket (February 2015)

The following summarizes the “FCPA Docket” for individuals, which includes all known FCPA-related ongoing prosecutions, fugitives, sentencings, and pending appeals. This information is current as of February 24, 2015.

FCPA-Related Ongoing Prosecutions

  • Juthamas Siriwan and Jittsopa Siriwan (CDCA 09-81): The DOJ charged Juthamas Siriwan, the former Governor of the Tourism Authority of Thailand, and her daughter Jittsopa on January 28, 2009.
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