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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

Russell A. Stamets
Contributing Editor

Richard Bistrong
Contributing Editor

Eric Carlson
Contributing Editor

Singapore and Lee Kuan Yew: Paying for Honesty

Singapore’s first Prime Minister, Lee Kuan Yew, passed away on Monday morning.

He had many achievements, but his one big idea must have been this: In Asia, how would one Third World island, with no resources, distinguish itself as a trading and financial hub?… Continue Reading

Has Putin perverted Interpol?

Red Notices from Interpol’s website (click to enlarge)Interpol — the International Criminal Police Organization — isn’t a police force. It’s an information clearing house that promotes international police cooperation.

The neutrality of Interpol is supposedly guaranteed by Article 3 of its constitution.… Continue Reading

A milestone for the compliance profession

Roy Snell, Chief Executive Officer, SCCE/HCCAWe’re always glad to hear from Roy Snell. He’s the CEO of the Society of Corporate Compliance & Ethics and its sister organization, the Health Care Compliance Association.… Continue Reading

Former Bechtel exec jailed 42 months for taking Alstom bribes

A ex-Bechtel Corporation vice president was sentenced Monday to 42 months in prison for taking $5.2 million in kickbacks to rig bids for state-run power contracts in Egypt.

Asem Elgawhary, 73, of Potomac, Maryland pleaded guilty in December 2014 to mail fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, obstruction, and interference with the administration of the tax laws. … Continue Reading

After protests, Brazil president issues anti-graft regulations

Anti-corruption protests in Sao Paulo, Brazil on March 16, 2015President Dilma Roussef Wednesday issued a presidential decree with regulations under the Clean Company Act. Although the statute has been in force since January 2014, several key terms had not yet been defined.… Continue Reading