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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

Medtronic wins double declination

Minnesota-based Medtronic Inc. won a double declination following an FCPA probe that lasted more than five years. The medical device maker said it received word in June from the DOJ and SEC that they won’t pursue enforcement actions.… Continue Reading

Greece charges DePuy officials

Five employees of orthopedic device maker DePuy are facing criminal charges in Greece for bribing doctors at government-owned hospitals.

The AP reported that the five allegedly paid €16 million ($21.5 million) in bribes to promote the company’s products.… Continue Reading

Trouble For BAE’s U.K. Plea Deal

A judge in London today adjourned sentencing of BAE under its plea deal with the Serious Fraud Office until tomorrow — “after hearing submissions and argument about the nature” of certain payments by BAE in Africa, according to an updated report in thebriberyact.comContinue Reading

SFO Facing Uncertain Future

For the second time in recent months, U.K. judges have warned the Serious Fraud Office not to make plea deals in overseas bribery cases, throwing into doubt the agency’s whistleblower program and its partnership with the U.S.Continue Reading

DePuy Exec Jailed

The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office said this week that a former DePuy executive pleaded guilty to making £4.5 million in corrupt payments to Greek medical professionals within the state-controlled healthcare system.… Continue Reading

Ex-Johnson & Johnson Exec Charged In U.K.

Britain’s Serious Fraud Office charged a former executive of a Johnson & Johnson subsidiary with overseas corruption. Robert John Dougall, 44, an ex-vice president of DePuy International Limited of Leeds, appeared Tuesday in the City of Westminster Magistrates’ Court.… Continue Reading

An Abundance Of Caution

The Justice Department last week issued its first Foreign Corrupt Practices Act Opinion Procedure Release of the year. The Requestor in Release No. 09-01 is a medical device maker that wants to introduce its product to a foreign government.… Continue Reading

More On The Monitors

Ah, Spring. And the corporate compliance monitors are back in the news. Here’s what’s happening:

It’s an annual event. Democrats in Congress have re-introduced a bill from last year to regulate the way monitors are selected, paid and held accountable.… Continue Reading

Looking Back At Johnson & Johnson’s FCPA Disclosure

The SEC’s just-announced investigation of several orthopedic device makers for possible violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (reported here) probably originated in February 2007. That’s when Johnson & Johnson said it had “voluntarily disclosed to the U.S.… Continue Reading