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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

FBI whistleblowers getting some cover

The DOJ is enhancing whistleblower protections for employees who expose problems at the Federal Bureau of Investigation, where reports of retaliation have been criticized by the White House and lawmakers.

An October 17 letter from Assistant Attorney General Peter Kadzik to Senators Charles Grassley and Ron Wyden set out 11 reforms to encourage workers to come forward without fear of reprisals.… Continue Reading

MoneyPak prepaid cards lure fraudsters, money launderers

Federal authorities are investigating a wide range of fraudulent schemes involving a popular prepaid money card product called MoneyPak that lures consumers into sending money through the card.

Thousands of consumers have sent money through MoneyPak, and online fraudsters have used the card to launder small sums of cash, because money transfers using the cards are hard to track, the New York Times reported last Thursday.… Continue Reading

New York Fed GC squeamish about grease payments

Thomas C. Baxter, General Counsel, Federal Reserve Bank of New YorkThomas C. Baxter, executive vice president and general counsel at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York, said the FCPA’s exception for facilitating payments makes him uncomfortable.

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Mistrial declared for Malcolm Smith

Malcolm A. Smith, courtesy of CBS News via YouTubeA judge declared a mistrial in the U.S. government’s bribery case against New York State Senator Malcolm A. Smith and another defendant Wednesday.… Continue Reading

Citigroup fires 12 in Mexico loan fraud

Citigroup said Wednesday it has fired a dozen employees in Mexico, including four senior executives, in connection with a $400 million fraud involving its Banamex unit.

An internal memo to employees from the bank’s chief executive, Michael Corbat, disclosed the terminations.… Continue Reading