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Jessica Tillipman
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Bill Steinman
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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
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Shruti J. Shah
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Russell A. Stamets
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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Global Contagion Report: Securency International

Country: Australia

Company Involved: Securency International

Industry: Financials

Industry Subsector: Banks

Officials Involved: Herman Joseph Susmanto, Indonesian central bank currency chief; Le Duc Thuy, former Vietnam State Bank governor; Mohamed Daud Dol Moin, former assistant governor of the Malaysian central bank; Elizabeth Masamune, former senior Austrade commissioner

Enforcement Action: Charge

Summary: A total of nine former executives of the Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA)’s banknote-printing unit Note Printing Australia and its sister company, Securency International, have been charged by Australian authorities with bribing officials in Malaysia, Indonesia, Nepal, and Vietnam to win lucrative contracts.… Continue Reading

Plot thickens in Aussie Reserve Bank corruption probe

The government investigation into the Reserve Bank of Australia led last week to RBA’s subsidiary, Austrade, and allegations of massive bribes paid to a Vietnamese spy by his Australian lover.

Elizabeth Masamune, a senior trade commissioner with Austrade admitted to an affair with Vietnam’s Colonel Anh Ngoc Luong, a senior official in the state intelligence service.… Continue Reading