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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

DOJ declination for Merck

Big-pharma Merck said an SEC filing Thursday that the DOJ has closed its FCPA investigation of the company.

Merck first disclosed in 2010 that it received letters from the DOJ and SEC asking for FCPA-related information about its activities in a number of countries.… Continue Reading

Can Bulgaria ever meet EU clean-government standards?

Marin Raykov became the Bulgarian Acting Prime Minister in March 2013 (photo courtesy of Wikimedia Commons)Just two percent of companies win 98 percent of all public procurement deals in Bulgaria, according to the head of BORKOR, Bulgaria’s state anti-corruption and organized crime agency.… Continue Reading

Spanish pharma wins DOJ declination

In an SEC filing this week, Spanish pharmaceutical firm Grifols SA said the DOJ issued an ‘official declination to all inquiries related to the possible violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) that were underway since July 2009.’… Continue Reading

Mandatory polygraph tests for all Singapore soccer players

Photo courtesy of Limestone Technologies IncProfessional footballers in Singapore are now required to take polygraph tests and answer questions about match fixing and corruption in the sport.

Winston Lee, the general secretary of the Singapore Football Association, said this week that lie detectors are a major deterrent to criminal activity.… Continue Reading

A Blight On Their Lives

Dan Bilefsky of the New York Times is a roving reporter with a knack for revealing the heart of things. He’s done that now for the problem of petty corruption in Romania.… Continue Reading

Aon Pays £5.25 Million Corruption Fine

The U.K.’s Financial Services Authority said yesterday that it has fined Aon Ltd £5.25 million ($8.05 million) for failing to recognize and control the risks of overseas payments being used as bribes.… Continue Reading