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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

DOJ indicts Karimova for taking $866 million in bribes

The DOJ unsealed charges Thursday against an Uzbek telecom exec and the daughter of the former Uzbek president for their roles in an $866 million bribery and money laundering scheme.

Gulnara Karimova, 46, was charged with conspiracy to commit money laundering, the DOJ said

Bekhzod Akhmedov, the former head of MTS Uzbek subsidiary Uzdunrobita, was charged with two counts of violating the FCPA, one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA, and one count of conspiracy to commit money laundering. 

According to the DOJ, Karimova demanded “hundreds of millions” in bribes from Telia, Vimpelcom, and MTS to acquire telecom licenses in Uzbekistan.… Continue Reading

Practice Alert: CFTC will investigate and prosecute FCPA violations

The Commodity Futures Trading Commission (CFTC) said Wednesday it will work alongside of the DOJ and SEC to investigate foreign bribery and prosecute overseas corruption offenses.

In a March 6 Enforcement Advisory (pdf), the CFTC’s Division of Enforcement said commodities companies that self report violations of the Commodity Exchange Act  involving foreign corrupt practices could receive declinations.… Continue Reading