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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

Analogic pays $14.8 million to resolve FCPA offenses

Massachusetts-based medical technology company Analogic Corporation and a foreign subsidiary and that unit’s former CFO settled FCPA violations related to $20 million in improper payments in Russia and other countries.

Analogic’s Danish subsidiary, BK Medical ApS, entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the DOJ Tuesday.… Continue Reading

Former senior Bechtel exec took $5 million in kickbacks

A former top executive of Bechtel Corporation pleaded guilty Thursday for taking $5.2 million in kickbacks to rig bids for state-run power contracts in Egypt.

Asem Elgawhary, 73, of Potomac, Maryland, entered his plea in federal court in Maryland to mail fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and obstruction and interference with the administration of the tax laws. 

His sentencing is scheduled for March 23, 2015.… Continue Reading

Armenia fugitive nabbed in fake diamond deal

A businessman who told a bank that his partners in a phony diamond processing operation were Armenia’s prime minister and archbishop was arrested Friday in the Georgian capital of Tbilisi on charges of money laundering.… Continue Reading

Journalist honored for reporting Russian graft

Russian journalist Roman Anin (photo courtesy of the International Center for Journalists)A Russian journalist who reported on the tax fraud uncovered by murdered lawyer Sergei Magnitsky has been awarded the 2013 Knight International Journalism Award.… Continue Reading

Another country launches Magnitsky-related investigation

Image courtesy of Google Maps Moldova has opened a criminal money-laundering probe connected to the alleged $230 million theft exposed by murdered Russian anti-corruption lawyer Sergei Magnitsky.

Moldova is investigating $53 million that may have laundered through banks there, London-based Hermitage Capital said Monday in a news release. 

Moldova joins Switzerland, Cyprus, Latvia, and Lithuania in money-laundering investigations ‘into the trail of funds stolen from the Russian treasury with the involvement of Russian government officials and organized criminals,’ Hermitage said.… Continue Reading