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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

Will Lori and Mossimo really go to trial?

This week the U.S. Attorney for the District of Massachusetts said out loud what everyone already knows: Lori Loughlin and her husband, Mossimo Giannulli, are risking longer prison terms in the college admissions cheating scandal than at least some of the parents who have pleaded guilty.… Continue Reading

Retired U.S. Army colonel charged with FCPA conspiracy

A retired U.S. Army colonel was charged in a complaint unsealed today for his alleged role in a foreign bribery and money laundering scheme in connection with a planned $84 million port development project in Haiti.       

Joseph Baptiste, 64, of Fulton, Maryland was arrested Tuesday morning on a criminal complaint filed in federal court in Boston. 

He was charged with

He was charged with with one count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and to launder money.
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Texas aviation boss jailed for bribing Mexico officials

The owner and president of a Texas aviation company was sentenced to 18 months in prison Thursday for helping to bribe officials in Mexico.

Douglas Ray, 55, of Magnolia, Texas was also ordered to pay $590,000 in restitution when he appeared in federal court in Houston.… Continue Reading

No FCPA jurisdiction based solely on conspiracy and accomplice liability, court rules

On March 16, the U.S. District Court for the District of Connecticut affirmed its earlier ruling that a non-resident foreign national cannot be charged with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act or with aiding and abetting a violation of the FCPA, unless the government can show that he acted as an agent of a “domestic concern” or while physically present in the United States.… Continue Reading

Former SAP exec jailed 22 months for Panama bribes

A former regional director of enterprise software firm SAP International Inc. was sentenced to prison Wednesday for bribing officials in Panama to win government technology contracts.

Vicente Eduardo Garcia, 65, of Miami, was ordered to serve 22 months when he appeared before federal judge Charles Breyer in Northern California.… Continue Reading

Pennsylvania consulting company boss indicted for bribing European development bank official

A federal grand jury in Philadelphia indicted the former owner and president of the Chestnut Consulting Group Inc. Tuesday for bribing an official of an international development bank.

Dmitrij Harder, 42, a Russian national living in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, was charged with one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA and Travel Act, five counts of violating the FCPA, five counts of violating the Travel Act, one count of conspiracy to commit international money laundering, and two counts of money laundering.… Continue Reading