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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

Canada convicts American and Brit for CFPOA offenses

The Cryptometrics Inc. bribery scandal in Canada has resulted in two more convictions under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA).

Robert Barra, an American citizen, and Shailesh Govindia, a UK national, were both convicted of offenses under the CFPOA in January. 

Previously, Nazir Karigar, a Canadian-Indian businessman, was convicted after a trial and sentenced to three years in prison for his role in the same scandal.

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Canada’s new DPA regime comes into focus

Canada has joined a global trend in white collar and corporate crime law enforcement with the introduction of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime.

In September 2017, the Government of Canada launched a public consultation to seek input on a possible Canadian DPA regime.… Continue Reading

Norm Keith: Here are the features of Canada’s DPA scheme

The Canadian Government has announced that it will be moving forward, albeit slowly, with a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) system.

Perhaps it is the cold, lingering winter north of the border, but observers and concerned stakeholders continue to be frustrated with the very slow and opaque process and pace of this policy and legislative development.… Continue Reading