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Editors

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

What’s Being Lost?

No one blames the New York Times Company. If the only way it can save its flagship New York Times is to shut down the Boston Globe, then the owner’s choice is easy.… Continue Reading

GE Resolves FCPA-Related Private Claims

General Electric and its former in-house counsel, Adriana Koeck, who claimed she was fired for telling her superiors about the company’s possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in Brazil, have settled their litigation.… Continue Reading

On The Side Of Justice . . .

Great words from Ellen Podgor at the White Collar Crime Prof Blog (here). They’re about Attorney General Eric Holder’s decision this week to drop the prosecution of former Senator Ted Stevens: This dismissal is monumental in terms of sending a message that this justice department will be very different.Continue Reading

Gerald Green Faces New Charge

Federal prosecutors once again expanded the indictment against the Hollywood couple accused of bribing a Thai official in exchange for contracts to stage the Bangkok Film Festival. The second superseding indictment filed on March 11 added a charge of obstruction of justice against Gerald Green.… Continue Reading

Enforcement Report For Q1 ’09

We count seven Foreign Corrupt Practices Act enforcement actions since the start of the year, including indictments, pleas and settlements, along with one newly disclosed investigation. Four of the enforcement actions involve individuals, and four relate to KBR.… Continue Reading

Kleptocrats In Court

The United States fights foreign kleptocrats through Proclamation 7750, by denying them and their families U.S. visas. And through Section 314(a) of the Patriot Act, which it can use to reach out to more than 25,000 financial institutions to find accounts and transactions of anyone who may be involved in laundering kleptocratic assets.… Continue Reading

KBR: Nigerians Tell Their Own Story

A new Nigeria-based publication called Next has just posted an article (here) naming some of the officials who took bribes from KBR and its TSKJ joint venture for the $6 billion Bonny Island LNG development project.… Continue Reading

First Look: The U.K.’s Draft Antibribery Law

Britain’s Justice Secretary, Jack Straw, unveiled a draft bill on March 25 that will completely overhaul the country’s antibribery laws. He called the old laws anachronistic, inconsistent, unclear, and difficult for the public to understand and for prosecutors and the courts to apply.… Continue Reading

Voices From Africa

Marc Ona Essangui is from Gabon — a West African country with lots of oil, about a million and a half people, and just two presidents since independence from France in 1960.… Continue Reading

Unfinished Business

We don’t know how many of the 50 or so disclosed and pending Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigations will be resolved this year. But here are some we’re watching:

Alcoa. In February 2008, government-owned Aluminum Bahrain BSC (Alba) accused its long-time U.S.… Continue Reading