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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

Stryker pays $13.2 million in SEC settlement

The SEC said Thursday that medical device and equipment maker Stryker Corporation will pay $13.2 million to resolve FCPA violations.

Michigan-based Stryker bribed doctors and administrators at government controlled hospitals in Argentina, Greece, Mexico, Poland, and Romania, the SEC said.… Continue Reading

HP probe spreads to Poland, Mexico and beyond

Image courtesy of Hewlett Packard Hewlett Packard said Polish police are investigating some ‘public-sector transactions in Russia, Poland, the Commonwealth of Independent States, and Mexico, among other countries.’

The Polish Central Anti-Corruption Bureau is looking into potential FCPA violations by an employee of Hewlett-Packard Polska Sp.… Continue Reading

ADM reserves $25 million for settlement

Commodities giant Archer Daniels-Midland Company said this week it has reserved $25 million for a potential FCPA settlement with the DOJ and SEC.

The focus of its investigation that started in 2008 and just ended was the handling of grain and feed exports, ADM said.… Continue Reading

Disgorgement, an overlooked aspect of the Ralph Lauren settlement?

As part of its recent settlement with the SEC, Ralph Lauren Corporation agreed to disgorge $593,000 that was “obtained or retained as a result of the violations discovered during the investigation,” along with $141,846 in pre-judgment interest. 

$593,000 also happens to be precisely the same amount the SEC alleges that Ralph Lauren made in illicit bribe payments and gifts to Argentine officials from 2005-2009.… Continue Reading