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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

Are whistleblower reward programs really a good idea?

The SEC’s office of the whistleblower awards money to individuals who provide tips that lead to successful enforcement actions where recoveries are more than $1 million.

Money for whistleblower awards comes from the SEC’s Investor Protection Fund, which is funded through disgorgement and penalties.… Continue Reading

General Cable expects to disgorge $24 million for Angola bribes

Image courtesy of General Cable Kentucky-based General Cable Corporation said it reserved $24 million that’s “likely to be disgorged” to the SEC in a possible settlement of FCPA offenses.

In a securities filing Wednesday, the company said the $24 million is the amount of profit it made from bribe-tainted sales in Angola.… Continue Reading

Layne Christensen pays $5.1 million in SEC settlement

Layne Christensen Company, a Texas-based water management, construction, and drilling firm, paid just over $5 million Monday to resolve FCPA charges brought by the SEC for bribes in a half dozen Africa countries to reduce taxes and speed up customs inspections and work permits.… Continue Reading

Smith & Wesson pays SEC $2 million to resolve FCPA violations

Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation agreed Monday in an out-of-court settlement with the Securities and Exchange Commission to pay $2 million to resolve Foreign Corrupt Practices Act offenses.

The U.S.-based parent company paid bribes in Pakistan, Indonesia and other countries to win gun sales to military and police forces, the SEC said.… Continue Reading