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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

Algeria jails six for corruption linked to Sonatrach contracts

An Algeria criminal court sentenced six people to jail and sanctioned two companies for corruption connected to contracts with state-owned energy firm Sonatrach.

The defendants were charged with corruption offenses ranging from embezzling public funds and money laundering to inflating the price of contracts and accepting bribes.… Continue Reading

Chevron awarded $28 million in Ecuador legal battle

Chevron scored another victory Wednesday in an ongoing legal battle tied to 20-year pollution case in Ecuador.

The Supreme Court of Gibraltar granted Chevron a $28 million award after issuing a judgment against Amazonia Recovery Ltd, a Gibraltar-based company established to receive and distribute funds resulting from a contentious 2011 Ecuadorian judgment against Chevron.… Continue Reading

Norway contractor reports ‘likely’ bribes to Petrobras

Sevan Marine “more likely than not” made improper payments to win business with Brazil’s Petrobras, the company said in a statement released Friday.

An investigation led by lawyers from Advokatfirmaet Selmer DA and commissioned by Sevan’s board focused on how contracts with Petrobras were obtained from 2005 to 2008.… Continue Reading

Petrobras graft leakage could top $5 billion

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil – Fired workers protest at Petrobras headquarters.Corruption losses at Brazil’s state-owned energy giant will likely reach $5.3 billion but could go even higher, a prosecutor said this week.… Continue Reading

Former CNPC boss jailed 16 years for corruption

Former China National Petroleum Corporation chief Jiang Jiemin was sentenced to 16 years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to a slew of corruption charges earlier this year.

A statement issued from the court in Hubei province said Jiang was found guilty of “receiving bribes, possessing large amounts of assets of unknown provenance, and abusing power as a state-owned company employee,” the BBC said.… Continue Reading