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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

Compliance alert: Do your sales people have too much discretion?

The DOJ’s charges against Vincente Garcia, the former SAP regional director and head of SAP’s Premier Client Network for Latin America, are filled with advisors, consultants, agents, and channel partners. In the e-mails, they refer to one another as friends and associates, and they talk about their connection with a public official, who at the end of a long transactional road will “owe us a big one.”… Continue Reading

Algeria jails six for corruption linked to Sonatrach contracts

An Algeria criminal court sentenced six people to jail and sanctioned two companies for corruption connected to contracts with state-owned energy firm Sonatrach.

The defendants were charged with corruption offenses ranging from embezzling public funds and money laundering to inflating the price of contracts and accepting bribes.… Continue Reading

Julius Baer pays $547 million for U.S. tax scam, two bankers plead guilty

Two former Julius Baer bankers pleaded guilty Thursday and the Swiss bank paid $547 million to settle a criminal case for helping clients cheat on their U.S. taxes.

Daniela Casadei, a Swiss citizen, and Fabio Frazzetto, and Italian, each pleaded guilty in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to defraud the IRS, to evade federal income taxes, and to file false federal income tax returns. … Continue Reading

In China with satchels of cash: The good bribes

To celebrate today’s start of the Year of the Monkey, here’s part of an interview we conducted in Sarasota, Florida a few years ago. When Bill found out we worked on the FCPA Blog, he wanted to tell us about “the good bribes,” as he called them. Continue Reading