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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

Five takeaways from the Luanda Leaks

In 2013, National Security Agency contractor Edward Snowden leaked a large volume of highly classified information to investigative journalists, inspiring a new generation of whistleblowers. Since then, we’ve all been given access to the Panama and Paradise Papers.… Continue Reading

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

SFO fines FH Bertling $1 million for freight contract bribes

The UK Serious Fraud Office fined FH Bertling Ltd £850,000 ($1 million) Monday for bribes to secure contracts in Angola. 

The investigation and prosecution focused on Germany-headquartered FH Bertling’s involvement in an oil project in Angola and employees bribing a local state oil company official to secure $20 million in shipping contracts, the SFO said. … Continue Reading

Cobalt says SEC ends second FCPA probe

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. said in a securities filing Tuesday that the SEC has finished its second FCPA investigation into the company’s Angola operations and won’t bring an enforcement action.

Houston-based Cobalt said the SEC opened the second investigation in March 2017.… Continue Reading

DOJ ends Cobalt International bribery probe

Cobalt International Energy, Inc. said Thursday the U.S. Justice Department has closed its FCPA investigation into the company’s operations in Angola.

Cobalt said it received the declination in a letter from the DOJ.… Continue Reading

Former General Cable exec settles FCPA allegations

A former senior vice president at General Cable Corporate settled SEC allegations Thursday that he caused FCPA violations and knowingly circumvented internal accounting controls by approving excessive commission payments to a third-party agent in Angola.… Continue Reading