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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

UK authorizes SFO to prosecute Alstom and execs

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is pursuing its investigation of alleged corruption at Paris-based Alstom now that the Attorney General has given the agency permission to prosecute the company and former employees for alleged overseas bribery, if deemed appropriate.… 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

Another exec charged in Alstom case

Alstom head office, 3 avenue André Malraux, Levallois-Perret, France (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)The DOJ said Wednesday that a former vice president of sales for Alstom’s U.S. subsidiary became the third man from the company charged with overseas bribery and related offenses.… Continue Reading

Enforcement is back (if it ever left)

Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division Did someone say FCPA enforcement had slowed down? Look again.

Already this month there have been settled enforcement actions involving Philips, Parker Drilling, and Ariel Sharef of Siemens, new charges unsealed against four former BizJet execs with two guilty pleas, and two Alstom execs with one guilty plea, and obstruction charges in a grand jury FCPA investigation.… Continue Reading

Two Alstom execs charged, one pleads guilty

The United States unsealed criminal charges Tuesday against one current and one former executive of French power company Alstom’s U.S. unit for an Indonesia bribery scheme.

Frederic Pierucci, 45, a French citizen and current Alstom executive in charge of sales, was charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday in the District of Connecticut, where Alstom’s U.S.… Continue Reading

Debarment Talk From The ADB

The Asian Development Bank debarred 34 individuals last year, and 31 firms. Debarment means they’re ineligible to participate in ADB-financed, administered, or supported activities.

The ADB also cross debarred 37 firms and 12 individuals under mutual debarment agreements with the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, the Inter-American Development Bank, and the World Bank.… Continue Reading

Top Stories Of 2011

Some picks for the year’s hottest FCPA headlines are these:

#1: Drop in corporate enforcement actions. In 2010, 23 companies settled FCPA cases for $1.8 billion; in 2011, just 15 companies settled for $508.6 million.… Continue Reading

Breaking: Alstom, SFO In Talks

Alex Spence of The Times of London reported today that ‘a senior figure’ from Alstom met with Richard Alderman, director of the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office.

Alstom initiated the contact, Spence’s story said.… Continue Reading