Editors

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

DOJ: Unaoil bosses have pleaded guilty to FCPA conspiracy

The former CEO and former chief operations officer of Monaco-based Unaoil pleaded guilty in March to arranging millions in bribes to officials in at least ten countries, and a former Unaoil business development director pleaded guilty in August last year, the DOJ said Wednesday.… Continue Reading

Report: Panama Papers show role of shell companies in Saipem Algeria bribes

The law firm at the center of the Panama Papers leak may have helped facilitate an alleged multi-million corruption scheme tied to Sonatrach contracts won by Saipem. 

The International Consortium of Investigative Journalists said  Mossack Fonesca helped Farid Bedjaoui create a Swiss bank account that was used to purchase “shelf” companies in the Caribbean. 

Italian prosecutors allege that Bedjaoui, the nephew of a former Algerian foreign minister, orchestrated about $275 million in bribe payments to help Saipem win $10 billion worth of pipeline contracts from Algeria’s national energy company, Sonatrach, the New York Times said

Shell companies purchased through the Swiss account were allegedly used to divert graft payments to other parties including payments to family members and associates of former Algerian energy minister Chekib Khelil, the ICIJ said. 

Bedjaoui has been dubbed “Mr.… Continue Reading

China’s number one export: Graft?

Chinese President Xi Jinping and his Sri Lankan counterpart Mahinda Rajapaksa witness the signing of the Colombo Port City Project in September 2014 (Image courtesy of CCC)Sri Lanka this month became the latest of at least five countries to shut down huge China-backed infrastructure and telecoms projects tainted by allegations of corruption.… Continue Reading

Does graft keep OPEC weak?

The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries was founded in Baghdad in 1960 by five countries — Iraq, Iran, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, and Venezuela.… Continue Reading