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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

Two more FCPA guilty pleas in Venezuela oil company bribe case

Two executives from U.S.-based energy companies pleaded guilty Tuesday to foreign bribery charges involving payments to officials at Venezuela’s state oil company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA).

Juan Jose Hernandez Comerma (Hernandez), 51, of Weston, Florida, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and one count of violating the FCPA.… Continue Reading

SEC awards $5.5 million to whistleblower

The Securities and Exchange Commission Friday awarded more than $5.5 million to a whistleblower who provided critical information that helped uncover and stop an ongoing scheme.

According to the SEC’s order of award (pdf), the whistleblower worked at the company involved in the wrongdoing and reported the information directly to the SEC.… Continue Reading

OFAC adds five Russians to Magnitsky sanctions list

The Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control added five Russians to its list of those sanctioned under the Magnitsky Act for alleged human rights abuses.

The most prominent name on Monday’s list was the Russian government’s chief public investigator, Aleksandr I.… Continue Reading