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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

Where’s BofA’s $17 billion going?

Bank of America is paying $16.65 billion to settle fraud claims by federal and state enforcement agencies and regulators that relate back to the financial crisis of 2008. It’s “the largest civil settlement with a single entity in American history,” the DOJ said Thursday.… Continue Reading

An office mole helped FBI snare California senator

One of California state Sen. Ron Calderon’s own aides helped the FBI run the sting that led to the politician’s arrest in February.

Documents unsealed Friday and obtained by the AP revealed new details about the FBI’s six-year investigation of Calderon and his brother, Tom, a former assemblyman.… Continue Reading

Private Suit Alleges China Bribes

A civil complaint filed last month in Indiana state court alleges that Allison Transmission executives paid bribes in China to win work there. 

Stephen Lowe, an American working for Allison in Shanghai, said he witnessed cash payments, gifts of jewelry, and lavish parties for customers.… Continue Reading

Prosecuting Private Overseas Corruption

Hold on. When did the United States criminalize commercial overseas bribery? We’re not talking about bribes to foreign officials under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.* But bribes overseas to private parties.… Continue Reading

California Here We Come

We’ve said before (here and here) that there’s no private right of action under the FCPA. Which means offenses can be prosecuted only by the U.S. Department of Justice or the Securities and Exchange Commission.… Continue Reading