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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

Ukraine Enacts Sweeping New Anti-Corruption Legislation

Image courtesy of WikipediaUkraine has revamped its anti-corruption laws. The most significant aspect of the new legislation is the introduction (scheduled for September 2014) of corporate criminal liability for companies whose employees offer or pay bribes, directly or indirectly, to public officials or officers of private companies. … Continue Reading

U.K. opposition takes fresh look at enforcement policy

Last week, the British Labour Party, the main opposition party, published a policy review called ‘Tackling Serious Fraud and White Collar Crime.’

As might be expected, the review throws a number of political punches, in particular, the government’s recent proposals to cut red tape for business, by exempting facilitation payments, and the lack of resources for financial crime enforcement agencies.… Continue Reading

Tesler goes on trial in Paris

Here’s a note from a correspondent in France:

Dear FCPA Blog,

You probably have already noticed through ethiXbase that today [November 19] begins the French trial of Jeffrey Tesler.

Tesler’s lawyers will ask to postpone the trial because he is currently in jail in the United States and would like to be at the hearing.

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Feds Drop Lindsey Appeal, Case Closed

The DOJ on Friday (May 25) filed a motion in  the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to voluntarily dismiss its appeal in the FCPA case against Lindsey Manufacturing Company, its CEO Keith Lindsey, and CFO Steve Lee.… Continue Reading

French Warrant For Alleged Kleptocrat

France issued an arrest warrant late last month for the son of the president of Equatorial Guinea.

Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, left, known as Teodorin or Teddy, is accused of laundering money from Equatorial Guinea for purchases in France of multi million dollar properties and a fleet of luxury cars.… Continue Reading

Duperval Convicted In Haiti Telco Trial

A federal jury in Miami convicted a former director of Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M. (Haiti Telco) on all counts yesterday.

Jean Rene Duperval, 45, of Miramar, Florida, was found guilty on two counts of conspiracy to commit money laundering and 19 counts of money laundering.… Continue Reading