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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

The FCPA Blog goes ‘Above the Law’

We spoke last week with Zach Abramowitz, a columnist for Above the Law. The topic was the DOJ’s failed attempt to extradite Ukrainian oligarch Dmytro Firtash from Austria.

The DOJ charged him and others in an $18 million bribe plot to win mining rights in India.… Continue Reading

Germany probes Airbus for bribery

Prosecutors in Munich confirmed Wednesday that Airbus is under investigation for bribery connected with border security contracts in Romania and Saudi Arabia.

Several employees of Airbus Defence and Space, formerly EADS, are the targets of the investigation.… Continue Reading

OECD enforcement grades are in (and still aren’t pretty)

For the tenth year in a row, Transparency International (TI) has assessed enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (the Convention) and the results are disheartening.

The Convention is important for curbing foreign bribery because its forty one signatory countries collectively account for approximately two-thirds of world exports.… Continue Reading

The march to Mauthausen

Gate to the garage yard in the Mauthausen concentration camp (Courtesy of Wikipedia)

Martin is the amazing young man who took me on my tour. He did his year of national service at the former Nazi concentration camp, mostly giving tours.… Continue Reading

H-P Russia sentenced for mob-style felonies

A Russia subsidiary of Palo Alto-based Hewlett Packard Company pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in San Francisco to conspiracy and substantive violations of the anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading