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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

The challenges of using software to detect financial crime

Regulators and private firms increasingly rely on technology to identify financial crimes. As detailed in a recent report by the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), organizations can use artificial intelligence, machine learning, and other tools to prevent corruption and related forms of illicit finance. Continue Reading

Glencore pays $700 million to resolve widespread FCPA offenses

Switzerland-based mining and commodities giant Glencore plc on Tuesday settled corruption investigations in the United States, the UK, and Brazil. In the U.S., subsidiary Glencore International AG pleaded guilty to one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA and agreed to pay $700 million in criminal penalties and forfeiture.Continue Reading

Check your devices for Pegasus spyware

While performing a routine malware scan on my devices, I recently got an unexpected hit: Positive for Pegasus. It appeared that my phone had been compromised by the military-grade spyware wreaking havoc across the globe.Continue Reading

A word of caution on the new Corruption Risk Forecast

Last month, the Center for International Private Enterprise (CIPE) and the European Research Centre for Anti-Corruption and State-Building (ERCAS) released their new Corruption Risk Forecast. The Corruption Risk Forecast aspires to provide a set of “[o]bjective corruption and transparency indicators for over 120 countries to diagnose the present, forecast the future, and set policy targets.”Continue Reading