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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

‘Day of enforcement’ targets global tax evaders and money launderers

A globally coordinated day of enforcement action — involving sharing of evidence and intelligence, and information collection activities such as search warrants, interviews and subpoenas — against suspected offshore tax evasion orchestrated by a Central American financial institution was undertaken last week by the Joint Chiefs of Global Tax Enforcement (J5) from the United Kingdom, United States, Canada, Australia and the Netherlands.… Continue Reading

Canada’s new DPA regime brings internal controls to the forefront

Canada’s enforcement landscape may be changing. The Canadian legislator appears to be signalling a will to increase enforcement of the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA) (as well as other economic crimes) with the September 2018 adoption of the new Canadian Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime, also called the Remediation Agreement regime.… Continue Reading

SNC-Lavalin Blowback: Reconsidering corporate criminal liability

In Canada, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and his federal Liberal government have been ensnared in a now long-running scandal arising from much publicized allegations that the government, including the Prime Minister himself, improperly attempted to interfere in the ongoing criminal case against SNC-Lavalin, an engineering company based in Quebec — where Liberal support is conveniently the strongest.… Continue Reading

Canada convicts American and Brit for CFPOA offenses

The Cryptometrics Inc. bribery scandal in Canada has resulted in two more convictions under the Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act (CFPOA).

Robert Barra, an American citizen, and Shailesh Govindia, a UK national, were both convicted of offenses under the CFPOA in January. 

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Canada’s new DPA regime comes into focus

Canada has joined a global trend in white collar and corporate crime law enforcement with the introduction of a Deferred Prosecution Agreement (DPA) regime.

In September 2017, the Government of Canada launched a public consultation to seek input on a possible Canadian DPA regime.… Continue Reading

Former SNC-Lavalin chief pleads guilty in bribery case

Pierre Duhaime (Image courtesy of Montreal Council on Foreign Relations)Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleaded guilty Friday to helping a public servant commit breach of trust.

Following his plea, Duhaime, 64, was sentenced to 20 months house arrest and 240 hours of community service.… Continue Reading