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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

Sanctions compliance: OFAC statement about the Iran action plan

Image courtesy of the White House via YouTubeStatement Relating to the July 14, 2015 Announcement of a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action Regarding the Islamic Republic of Iran’s Nuclear Program:

On July 14, 2015, the P5 + 1 and Iran reached a Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) to ensure that Iran’s nuclear program will be exclusively peaceful.… Continue Reading

Deflategate (Part One): When thumbs run wild

Although Deflategate was a high-profile investigation that generated lots of news (and legal battles) and wasn’t a civil case, it’s a good opportunity to remind employees that text messages sent through company-provided devices can be discoverable. Continue Reading

Feds chase $300 million of Karimova loot

Image courtesy of the BBC via YouTubeA federal judge in New York last week said the DOJ can seize $300 million allegedly linked to the telecoms scandal involving “a relative of Uzbekistan’s president.”… Continue Reading

Brazil enforcement report for Q2 2015

Here are some notable items from April through June this year from Brazil in connection with corruption, enforcement, and compliance.

The Federal Comptroller’s Office (Controladoria-Geral da União – CGU), the Federal Public Prosecutor Office (Ministério Público Federal – MPF),  and the Federal Police (PF) have disclosed the following:

Cerberus operation: About BRL 20 million ($6.3 million) is suspected of having been diverted from public resources allocated to social programs in the state of Rondônia.… Continue Reading

Richard Bistrong: Bribing not to lose

The FCPA makes it illegal to give anything of value to a foreign official to obtain or retain business. We talk a lot about “obtaining” but much less about “retaining” — or what I call bribing not to lose.… Continue Reading

From Russia with amnesia

Doing business in Russia has always presented significant risks for companies trying to comply with the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and UK Bribery Act. Despite this, there’s anecdotal evidence of businesses making investment decisions on the back of Google searches.… Continue Reading