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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

Property manager for UK royals convicted of graft

The Queen’s former deputy property manager was convicted Tuesday of taking bribes and kickbacks to award contracts and push for a Royal Warrant.

Ronald Harper, 63, a senior member of the Royal Household staff, was convicted at Southwark Crown Court in London of conspiracy to take corrupt payments.… Continue Reading

Practice Note: A new look at South Korea’s foreign bribery laws

South Korea has adopted the Foreign Bribery Prevention in International Business Transactions Act (FBPA), pursuant to its adherence to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.… Continue Reading

Pieth, Stiglitz quit Panama Papers panel

Mark PiethTwo international experts appointed by the Panama government to investigate the use of anonymous offshore companies to evade taxes and hide assets quit Friday because of government interference.

Professor Mark Pieth, chair of the Basel (Switzerland) Institute on Governance, told the BBC he resigned from the Panama Papers commission after the government said it would pre-approve all findings.… Continue Reading

SFO confirms Airbus bribe probe

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Monday it has opened a criminal investigation into allegations of fraud, bribery, and corruption in the civil aviation business of Airbus Group.

The SFO issued a short statement saying “the allegations relate to irregularities concerning third party consultants.”… Continue Reading

Dr. Alexander Stein: We are what we hide

Martin Kenney and I wrote a post for the FCPA Blog recently called “How, then, do we stop the fraudsters among us?”. The post is structured as a conversation between us regarding psychodynamic and other non-conventional approaches to compliance and fraud.… Continue Reading

CFTC pays its fourth (and smallest) whistleblower award

The U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) announced an award of about $50,000 to a whistleblower for original information that led to a successful CFTC enforcement action.

The award is the fourth under the CFTC’s whistleblower program and the smallest award so far.… Continue Reading