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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

SEC sanctions ex FLIR employees for Saudi Arabia bribes

Image courtesy of FLIRThe Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday it sanctioned two former employees in the Dubai office of a U.S.-based defense contractor for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by taking government officials in Saudi Arabia on a “world tour” to help win business for the company.… Continue Reading

Three high-profile extraditions to the U.S.

Extradition is the official process where one country transfers a suspected or convicted criminal to another country. The process dates back to at least the 1300s BC, when Ramesses II of Egypt negotiated an extradition treaty with Hattusili III, a Hittite king.… Continue Reading

SFO launches bribe probe of Sweett Group

The UK Serious Fraud Office said Monday it has launched a formal investigation of survey and construction services firm Sweett Group.

A notice on the SFO website dated July 14 said:

The SFO confirmed today that the Director has opened an investigation into Sweett Group in relation to its activities in the United Arab Emirates and elsewhere.

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Deutsche Bank must hand over client info to Dubai regulator

Deutsche Bank agreed on Monday to turn over documents related to a regulatory probe into the operations of its Dubai-based wealth management division.

The Frankfurt-based lender will hand over the details sought by the Dubai Financial Services Authority (DFSA) within 28 days and pay the regulator’s costs, as noted in a DFSA statement on Monday.… Continue Reading

China graft joins the mile high club

Image courtesy of WikipediaAnother high-flying China official has been indicted for taking bribes.

Tian Xueren, the former deputy governor of Jilin Province, is accused of taking about $3 million on 85 occasions between 1995 and 2011.… Continue Reading