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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

UK authorizes SFO to prosecute Alstom and execs

The UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) is pursuing its investigation of alleged corruption at Paris-based Alstom now that the Attorney General has given the agency permission to prosecute the company and former employees for alleged overseas bribery, if deemed appropriate.… Continue Reading

Walmart’s half-billion-dollar FCPA spend

Walmart Inc. said it has spent $439 million in legal fees and other costs associated with investigations of alleged FCPA violations and revamping its global compliance protocol.

The retailer’s fiscal 2014 Global Compliance Program Report was released in April in the wake of allegations of bribery and corruption associated with expansion efforts in Mexico, India, Brazil and China.… Continue Reading

Money launderer avoids Italian mob by U.S. guilty plea

A Colombian national pleaded guilty to a money laundering conspiracy charge in federal court in Orlando, Florida on Monday, federal prosecutors said.

By pleading guilty, Luis Alberto Marulanda-Cardona, 54, avoided extradition to Italy to face charges there.… Continue Reading

Third guilty plea in tribal bribery case

A California man became the third person to plead guilty in a kickback scheme to defraud the Twenty-Nine Palms Band of Mission Indians, the Department of Justice said.

David Alan Heslop pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit bribery.… Continue Reading

Orthofix reports Brazil payments to DOJ, SEC

Orthofix International said in an amendment to a securities filing that it has reported allegations of improper payments involving its Brazil-based subsidiary to the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission.… Continue Reading

DOJ declination for SL Industries

The Department of Justice has dropped its Foreign Corrupt Practices Act probe of SL Industries Inc. without filing charges, the New Jersey-based power technology company said in its annual report Wednesday. 

SL Industries first disclosed an internal investigation in May 2012.Continue Reading

Marubeni will pay $88 million to resolve second FCPA action

Head office of Marubeni in Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan (courtesy of Wikipedia)Japan’s Marubeni Corporation pleaded guilty Wednesday to eight FCPA charges, admitting it bribed Indonesian officials to win an electricity contract for itself and a partner, Alstom SA.… Continue Reading