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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

Practice Note: How to handle real estate compliance risks

In the prior post, we talked about anti-corruption enforcement actions and investigations involving real estate. Now let’s look at real estate-related compliance.

A strong compliance program can help an investor detect and avoid a high-risk transaction, or at a minimum ensure that the investor avoids liability for conduct of a rogue third party.… Continue Reading

Nissan China joint venture swept up in anti-corruption campaign

Authorities are investigating a senior executive at Dongfeng Motor Co Ltd, a joint venture between China’s state-owned Dongfeng Motor Corporation and Japanese carmaker Nissan Motor Co.

Ren Yong, assistant general manager of Dongfeng and vice president of the joint venture, has been removed from his posts and is now being investigated for alleged disciplinary violations.… Continue Reading

Colorado Cash for Gift Cards stores investigated for money laundering

Police are investigating an alleged money laundering operation at Cash for Gift Card stores in Denver, Colorado Springs and Pueblo.

The stores pay cash for gift cards.

According to court documents, police think some of the cards were acquired by thieves who stole goods from Wal-Mart, Home Depot, Lowes, and other retailers, and then “returned” the goods in exchange for gift cards from the retailers.… Continue Reading