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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

SFO fines FH Bertling $1 million for freight contract bribes

The UK Serious Fraud Office fined FH Bertling Ltd £850,000 ($1 million) Monday for bribes to secure contracts in Angola. 

The investigation and prosecution focused on Germany-headquartered FH Bertling’s involvement in an oil project in Angola and employees bribing a local state oil company official to secure $20 million in shipping contracts, the SFO said

The SFO’s criminal investigation into corruption at FH Bertling began in September 2014.Continue Reading

SEC awards joint whistleblowers $3 million

The Securities and Exchange Commission awarded two whistleblowers $3 million Monday for providing a tip that led to a “successful enforcement action involving an alleged securities law violation that impacted retail investors.”

The two whistleblowers submitted their tip jointly and will share the $3 million award.… Continue Reading

Job: Chief Compliance Officer

Job Title: Chief Compliance Officer

Employer: Kabbage Inc.

Location: Atlanta, Georgia USA

Description: Kabbage is setting a new standard in big data and FinTech and we are looking for a Chief Compliance Officer to join us as we continue our amazing growth trajectory.The Chief Compliance Officer will help lead and run the Regulatory and Compliance practice at Kabbage.… Continue Reading

Does FCPA guilty plea signal new trouble for Citgo?

Last week Dick Cassin reported on the FCPA Blog yet another guilty plea in the ever ongoing PDVSA corruption scandal. As Cassin noted, “Jose Manuel Gonzalez Testino (Gonzalez), 49, of Miami, Florida, pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston to one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, one count of violating the FCPA, and one count of failing to report foreign bank accounts.”

This makes 16 guilty pleas with five individuals who have been indicted and are awaiting trial related to corruption at the Venezuelan national energy concern.… Continue Reading