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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

Canada charges SNC-Lavalin for Libya bribes

Robert Card, the President & CEO of SNC-LavalinCanadian engineering and construction giant SNC-Lavalin said Thursday the company and two subsidiaries have been charged with criminal corruption and fraud.

It said the Public Prosecution Service of Canada brought charges against SNC-Lavalin Group Inc.,… Continue Reading

BHP ‘in discussions’ for FCPA settlement

BHP Billiton is in discussions to resolve an investigation of potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations that relate to the company’s sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.

The world’s largest miner said in its annual report Thursday, “The issues relate primarily to matters in connection with previously terminated exploration and development efforts, as well as hospitality provided as part of the company’s sponsorship of the 2008 Beijing Olympics.”… Continue Reading

Cambodia graft hits disease-fighting fund

The Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria issued a report in November that described how Cambodian government officials took nearly half a million dollars in bribes from mosquito-net manufacturers.… Continue Reading

SNC-Lavalin says 32 employees requested amnesty

Scandal-plagued SNC-Lavalin said Monday that 32 employees came forward with requests under its corporate amnesty program between June 3 and August 31.

The Montreal-based engineering and construction firm didn’t say how many of the employees who requested amnesty under the program received it.… Continue Reading

New arrest in SNC-Lavalin case

The former head of a Montreal hospital was arrested in Panama Monday on an Interpol warrant charging him with fraud.

Arthur Porter is suspected of taking kickbacks from Canadian engineering giant SNC-Lavalin, according to a report by AFP. … Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: BHP Billiton

Country: Cambodia

Company Involved: BHP Billiton

Industry: Basic Materials

Industry Subsector: General Mining

Official Involved: Hun Sen, Cambodian prime minister

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: According to Australian media, recently released diplomatic cables reveal Hun Sen’s close involvement in 2006 negotiations with BHP executives that led to the company being granted bauxite exploration rights over “a huge area of land.”… Continue Reading

Graft is a gateway to crime and poverty

Laurence Cockcroft, author of ‘Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World’Laurence Cockcroft is the author of the powerful new book Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World.… Continue Reading