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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

SFO resolves foreign bribery case with second DPA

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Friday a court approved its second application for a deferred prosecution agreement to settle Bribery Act and related offenses committed in several foreign countries.

The SFO didn’t name the company involved because of “ongoing related litigation.” But it said the company is a small or medium sized firm with a “U.S.… Continue Reading

Julie DiMauro: Let’s keep the compliance monitor’s report confidential

The use of corporate monitors by judicial and regulatory government agencies to verify an organization’s compliance with settlement agreements and orders resolving corporate accountability continues to rise. The growing use of monitors has raised questions about the privacy of their reports and the public’s access to their findings.Continue Reading

SFO to companies with compliance problems: This is how you deal with us

Ben Morgan, the joint head of the bribery and corruption unit at the UK Serious Fraud Office, spoke Thursday morning to the Annual Anti Bribery and Corruption Forum in London.

He talked directly to companies that might have paid overseas bribes — particularly those that want to resolve their offenses through deferred prosecution agreements.… Continue Reading

SEC charges PBSJ and former exec for Qatar bribes

Tampa, Florida-based engineering and construction firm PBSJ Corporation agreed Thursday to pay $3.4 million for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by paying bribes and employing foreign officials to win Qatari government contracts.… Continue Reading

Avon pays $135 million for China FCPA resolution

A China subsidiary of Avon Products Inc. pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in Manhattan to one count of conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It will pay a $67.7 million criminal fine and the Avon parent will enter into a three-year deferred prosecution and appoint a compliance monitor.… Continue Reading