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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

Enforcement Report For Q2 ’12

There was just one corporate enforcement action during the second quarter of the year. During the same period last year, there were five, and two in 2010.

But the Morgan Stanley declination made big news during the second quarter.… Continue Reading

CCI’s Edmonds Pleads Guilty

David Edmonds, the former vice president of worldwide customer service at California-based Control Components Inc. (CCI), pleaded guilty Friday to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

He’s the seventh former CCI executive to plead guilty to FCPA charges.… Continue Reading

Cosgrove In 15-Month Plea Deal

The former director of worldwide sales for Control Components Inc., Paul Cosgrove, pleaded guilty on Tuesday to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
 
Cosgrove, 65, of Laguna Niguel, California, entered his plea to a one-count superseding information charging him with making a corrupt payment to a foreign government official in China in violation of the FCPA.… Continue Reading

‘Foreign Official’ Challenge Fails Again

Judge James V. Selna yesterday denied the Carson defendants motion to dismiss ten FCPA-related counts in the indictment against them based on the definition of “foreign official” in the FCPA.

Stuart Carson, his wife Hong “Rose” Carson, Paul Cosgrove, and David Edmonds — all former executives of California-based Control Components Inc.Continue Reading

Italian Citizen Pleads Guilty

Former fugitive Flavio Ricotti pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Santa Ana, California to a single count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Travel Act. … Continue Reading

You’re Grounded

An Italian citizen extradited from Germany in July last year to face FCPA charges was released from jail two weeks after his arraignment in California. But he can’t leave home.

Flavio Ricotti was granted pre-trial bail of $500,000 and placed under “home incarceration.”… Continue Reading

Rose Carson’s Big Flush

On August 17, 2007, the government alleges, Hong “Rose” Carson learned that her employer, California-based Control Components Inc., had hired lawyers to conduct an internal investigation into corrupt payments overseas. Just prior to her interview, prosecutors say, she tore up documents relevant to the internal investigation and flushed them down a toilet in CCI’s ladies room.… Continue Reading