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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

What does this Apple disclosure mean?

Apple published its annual Conflict Minerals Reports last week that said the company is reviewing information about alleged activities involving the Democratic Republic of the Congo that include bribery and illegal payments.… Continue Reading

Prominent Romanian businessman arrested for bribing judges

Dan Adamescu, courtesy of B1TVChannel via YouTubeThe Romanian National Anticorruption Directorate arrested businessman Dan Adamescu Friday, charging him with bribing judges to rule in his favor in court cases.

Prosecutors from the anticorruption agency said Adamescu instructed his lawyer and others to pay bribes of 20,000 euros ($27,200) to two judges in December 2013 who were presiding over several insolvency cases involving his companies.… Continue Reading

Ex-Virgin Islands official charged with bribery

A former government official in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been indicted on bribery and extortion charges, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.

A federal grand jury indicted Louis “Lolo” Willis on three counts each of bribery and extortion stemming from his time as the executive director of the Virgin Islands legislature from 2009 to 2012.… Continue Reading

Former Israel PM Ehud Olmert convicted of bribery

Ehud Olmert in June 2013, speaking at a Jerusalem Post event in NYC; posted on YouTubeA court in Tel Aviv Monday found former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert guilty of taking bribes while he served as mayor of Jerusalem and a government minister.… Continue Reading

Dear Virginia: Do better

Last summer, I wrote a series for the FCPA Blog about Virginia’s “Shamefully Inadequate Ethics Laws” (see here, here and here). I was not alone in criticizing what has been deemed one of the least effective ethics regimes in the country.… Continue Reading

Wison Engineering says chairman arrested on bribery charges

Hua Bangsong, Courtesy of NTDTV.com, via YouTubeShanghai-based Wison Engineering Services Co. said Friday that its chairman was arrested by Chinese police for “alleged bribery activity.”

After the Chinese oil-engineering provider was informed of Chairman Hua Bangsong’s arrest through his family, the company issued a statement to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.… Continue Reading

State senator faces bribery, corruption charges in California

Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), courtesy of YouTubeSenator Ronald Calderon of the California State Assembly was indicted Thursday on two dozen counts of bribery, fraud, money laundering and other charges, and accused of accepting $100,000 in bribes from a hospital owner and undercover FBI agents.… Continue Reading