Editors

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

Polycom reaches $16 million FCPA settlement for China bribes

American communication technology provider Polycom Inc. settled FCPA books and records and internal accounting controls provisions charges with the SEC Wednesday for using resellers and distributors in China to bribe government officials. 

Polycom agreed to disgorge to the SEC about $10.7 million and pay prejudgment interest of $1.8 million, along with a penalty of $3.8 mllion.Continue Reading

DOJ declination for UK engineering firm

The Justice Department said Monday it won’t prosecute a UK engineering firm for possible FCPA and money-laundering violations.

Guralp Systems Limited or GSL, based in Reading, UK, received the declination letter (pdf) “notwithstanding evidence of violations of the FCPA.”

The firm makes seismology testing equipment.… Continue Reading

DOJ: Don’t let FCPA enforcement fears stop M&A deals

Deputy Assistant Attorney General Matthew MinerThe prosecutor who oversees the criminal division’s FCPA unit said the DOJ wants corporate acquisitions to happen and doesn’t want the “specter of enforcement to be a risk factor that impedes such activity by good actors.”

Deputy assistant attorney general Matthew Miner was speaking Wednesday in Washington at ACI’s global forum on anti-corruption compliance in high risk markets.… Continue Reading