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

Court rules Hoskins must face FCPA trial

Federal District Court Judge Janet Bond ArtertonA federal district court ruled Monday that Lawrence Hoskins, the British national who worked for Alstom, will have to face a trial for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and related offenses.… Continue Reading

UK convicts former Alstom exec for Lithuania power plant bribes

Former Alstom executive Nicholas Reynolds was found guilty Wednesday in a UK court for his role in bribing Lithuanian officials for power station contracts. 

Reynolds, 53, a UK citizen, was the global sales director for Alstom Power Ltd’s boiler retrofits unit. 

He was convicted in the Blackfriars Crown Court in London of conspiracy to bribe officials in a Lithuanian power station and senior Lithuanian politicians in order to win two contracts worth $274 million to perform upgrades, the SFO said

Alstom companies paid more than $5.7 million in bribes to secure the contracts.… Continue Reading

Ryan Rohlfsen: How much will US v. Hoskins impact FCPA coverage?

On August 24, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit ruled that a non-resident foreign national cannot be held criminally liable for aiding or abetting or conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, unless the government can show that he acted as an agent of a “domestic concern” or while physically present in the United States.… Continue Reading

Second Circuit affirms most of Hoskins dismissal

A federal appeals court ruled Friday that a non-resident foreign national cannot be charged with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or with aiding and abetting a violation of the FCPA, unless the government can show that he acted as an agent of a “domestic concern” or while physically present in the United States.… Continue Reading