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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

CCI’s Edmonds Pleads Guilty

David Edmonds, the former vice president of worldwide customer service at California-based Control Components Inc. (CCI), pleaded guilty Friday to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

He’s the seventh former CCI executive to plead guilty to FCPA charges.… Continue Reading

Carsons Plead Guilty

Two former executives of Control Components Inc. became the second husband and wife convicted of FCPA offenses when they pleaded guilty Monday in federal court in Santa Ana, California.

Stuart Carson, 73, the former president of CCI, and Hong “Rose” Carson, 48, the director of sales for China and Taiwan, were charged in separate one-count criminal informations with making a corrupt payment to a foreign official.… Continue Reading

Enforcement Report For Q-2 ’11

There were two mega settlements during the quarter. Both JGC and Johnson & Johnson made our top-ten list. And there were three other corporate resolutions under $10 million.

The Lindsey defendants — the company and two officers — were convicted during the quarter.… Continue Reading

We Repeat, It’s The Travel Act

CCI did it. So did Nexus Technologies, Nam Nguyen, Kim Nguyen, and An Nguyen. And now Flavio Ricotti has done it too.

They’ve all pleaded guilty in FCPA cases to violating or conspiring to violate the Travel Act.… Continue Reading

Italian Citizen Pleads Guilty

Former fugitive Flavio Ricotti pleaded guilty yesterday in federal court in Santa Ana, California to a single count of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and the Travel Act. … Continue Reading

You’re Grounded

An Italian citizen extradited from Germany in July last year to face FCPA charges was released from jail two weeks after his arraignment in California. But he can’t leave home.

Flavio Ricotti was granted pre-trial bail of $500,000 and placed under “home incarceration.”… Continue Reading

The Fugitive Report 2010

Frerik Pluimers, the only FCPA fugitive with his own wanted poster.About a year ago, we compiled our original list of fugitives — people facing FCPA-related criminal charges but still at large.… Continue Reading

Rose Carson’s Big Flush

On August 17, 2007, the government alleges, Hong “Rose” Carson learned that her employer, California-based Control Components Inc., had hired lawyers to conduct an internal investigation into corrupt payments overseas. Just prior to her interview, prosecutors say, she tore up documents relevant to the internal investigation and flushed them down a toilet in CCI’s ladies room.… Continue Reading

Six More Indicted In Valve-Maker Case

In the biggest multi-party indictment of individuals yet under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, six more former executives of Control Components Inc., an Orange County, Calif.-based valve company, were charged yesterday with a decade-long conspiracy to win contracts by bribing officials at foreign state-owned companies.… Continue Reading