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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

Bourke loses another appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Frederic Bourke’s request for a new trial.

Bourke, convicted in 2009 of an FCPA conspiracy and sentenced to a year in jail, argued that prosecutors knowingly allowed a key witness to present false testimony to the jury.… Continue Reading

Kozeny Wins In Privy Council

The U.K. Privy Council ruled yesterday that Viktor Kozeny, the accused mastermind in a huge 1990’s bribery scheme in Azerbaijan, can’t be extradited from the Bahamas to the United States to face FCPA charges.… Continue Reading

New Money-Laundering Allegations Against Bodmer

Bloomberg’s David Glovin, who provided outstanding daily coverage of Frederic Bourke’s 2009 FCPA-related trial, filed a story yesterday about new money laundering allegations against a key government witness, Hans Bodmer.

The Swiss lawyer was accused in August by Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska of ‘masterminding a scheme last year to loot OJSC MMC Norilsk Nickel, a nickel producer in which Deripaska invests.’… Continue Reading

Lewis Sentencing: Not This Year

Clayton Lewis — who pleaded guilty in 2005 to conspiracy to violate the FCPA — will wait until at least next February to be sentenced.

Lewis was a partner in Omega Advisors, Inc.,… Continue Reading

Bodmer Appointed To Board Of Swiss Bank

Hans Bodmer. Photo courtesy of Hyposwiss Private Bank. Bloomberg’s David Glovin reported this month that Viktor Kozeny’s Swiss lawyer who pleaded guilty in the U.S. to conspiracy to launder money was appointed to the board of “a Swiss bank that the government said he used in the criminal scheme.”… Continue Reading

DOJ Looks For Kozeny Decision ‘This Year’

In a letter asking for another sentencing delay for a potential witness against Viktor Kozeny, the DOJ has said the U.K. Privy Council accepted jurisdiction over Kozeny’s extradition from the Bahamas and could decide the case this year.… Continue Reading

Waiting For Viktor

FCPA fugitive Viktor KozenyClayton Lewis was a partner in Omega Advisors, Inc., a hedge fund that invested and lost about $126 million in Viktor Kozeny’s Azeri privatization scheme.

Lewis,  prosecutors said, knew Kozeny planned to pay bribes but went ahead with the investment anyway.… Continue Reading

Bourke Witness Faces Sentencing

Hans Bodmer, a key witness against Frederic Bourke, faces sentencing today in federal court in Manhattan for conspiracy to launder money. Photo by edenpicturesHans Bodmer, the Swiss lawyer who once represented Viktor Kozeny and provided key testimony against Frederic Bourke, may learn his sentence today.… Continue Reading