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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

With final two convictions, SFO closes Innospec prosecution

Two former executives of Delaware-based Innospec were found guilty Wednesday in London of bribing Indonesian officials to buy the company’s gasoline additive.

Dennis Kerrison, a former Innospec chief executive, and Miltiades Papachristos, a former regional sales director, were convicted by a jury at the Southwark Crown Court of conspiracy and bribery.… Continue Reading

UK convicts nine in $117 million boiler room scam

An Australian ringleader and his British co-conspirators have been found guilty of defrauding investors of more than $117 million in the UK’s biggest boiler-room prosecution, the Serious Fraud Office said.

Jeffrey Revell-Reade, 49, was convicted last week of leading a conspiracy that cheated more than 1,000 investors who were sold shares in companies that didn’t exist.… Continue Reading

Qatar denies World Cup bribery allegations

Qatar’s World Cup 2022 organizing committee denied allegations that it bribed FIFA officials to win the right to host the world’s biggest single sporting event.

The committee said in a statement Sunday that it “always upheld the highest standards of ethics and integrity in its successful bid.”… Continue Reading

Esquenazi loses appeal in ‘foreign official’ case

A federal appeals court Friday affirmed the DOJ’s expansive view of a “foreign official” under the FCPA, upholding Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez’s convictions, and keeping intact the longest prison sentence ever imposed in an FCPA case.… Continue Reading

Chinese ‘weapons proliferator’ indicted for Iran sales

A China national used a web of overseas front companies and U.S. financial institutions to sell nuclear-weapons-related items to Iran in violation of trade sanctions, the DOJ said Tuesday.

“As alleged, Li Fangwei has used subterfuge and deceit to continue to evade U.S.… Continue Reading

Money launderer avoids Italian mob by U.S. guilty plea

A Colombian national pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy charge in federal court in Orlando, Florida on Monday, federal prosecutors said.

By pleading guilty, Luis Alberto Marulanda-Cardona, 54, avoided extradition to Italy to face charges there.… Continue Reading

Marubeni will pay $88 million to resolve second FCPA action

Head office of Marubeni in Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan (courtesy of Wikipedia)Japan’s Marubeni Corporation pleaded guilty Wednesday to eight FCPA charges, admitting it bribed Indonesian officials to win an electricity contract for itself and a partner, Alstom SA.… Continue Reading