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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

Thai officials jailed for fire truck scam

Steyr-Daimler-Puch 12.13S21 Rosenbauer Fire Truck (1987) (Image courtesy of The-Blueprints.com)Two former officials in Thailand were sentenced to long jail terms for inflating the price the government paid to buy fire trucks and boats from an Austrian company.… Continue Reading

Journalist honored for reporting Russian graft

Russian journalist Roman Anin (photo courtesy of the International Center for Journalists)A Russian journalist who reported on the tax fraud uncovered by murdered lawyer Sergei Magnitsky has been awarded the 2013 Knight International Journalism Award.… Continue Reading

Another country launches Magnitsky-related investigation

Image courtesy of Google Maps Moldova has opened a criminal money-laundering probe connected to the alleged $230 million theft exposed by murdered Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Moldova is investigating $53 million that may have laundered through banks there, London-based Hermitage Capital said Monday in a news release. … Continue Reading

New problems for EADS after office raids

German police raided and searched the German offices of EADS Tuesday.

Sources said the raid was connected to an investigation into the defense contractor’s sale of military aircraft to Austria.

In the U.K.,… Continue Reading

IACA seminar on lessons learned from clean governments

Campus of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) in Laxenburg (Vienna), AustriaOur friends at the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA) in Laxenburg, Austria (part of the city of Vienna) have an important seminar coming up in early December.… Continue Reading

New degree program in anti-corruption studies

At the September 2010 inauguration of the International Anti-Corruption Academy (IACA), U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon said: “The launch of IACA is a milestone in the efforts of the international community to fight corruption.… Continue Reading

Corruption Scandals Hit Austria

Austria is being rocked by corruption scandals that have been particularly harmful for right-leaning politicians and their parties.

Josef Martinz, Reuters said, “head of Austria’s conservative People’s Party (OVP) in the province of Carinthia resigned after admitting in court he took part in a kickback scheme to milk money from the sale of state bank Hypo Alpe Adria in 2007.”… Continue Reading

Former BAE Agent Charged For Bribes

Austrian national Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly: BAE’s agent has been charged in Britain with corruption but his prosecution still needs approval from the U.K.’s attorney general.The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office on Friday charged one of BAE’s former middlemen, Count Alfons Mensdorff-Pouilly, with bribery in connection with arms sales to countries in Eastern and Central Europe.… Continue Reading