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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
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Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Russell A. Stamets
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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Zimmer Biomet Holdings pays $30 million to resolve new FCPA charges

Medical device maker Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc. agreed Thursday to pay $30.5 million to resolve DOJ and SEC investigations into the company’s “repeat” violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Under a deferred prosecution agreement (pdf) with the DOJ, Zimmer Biomet will pay a criminal fine of $17.46 million and retain an independent compliance monitor for three years.… Continue Reading

Dan Adamson: Top AI Trends for Enterprises in 2017

There’s no doubt that the growing commercialization of Artificial Intelligence will continue in 2017. Much of that commercialization effort will be focused around robotics, cars, and consumer side applications. However, 2017 should also start to see real growth of applications for AI in enterprises as well.… Continue Reading

VimpelCom and Telia prosecutor to speak at DC event (February 16)

Dutch prosecutor Miranda van Turennout will deliver the keynote speech at GIR Live in Washington, DC on February 16.
Turennout, a senior prosecutor at the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM), is currently leading a Dutch investigation into allegations that Swedish telecoms company Telia paid bribes to Uzbek officials for access to the country’s telecoms market.… Continue Reading

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