Editors

Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Global Contagion Report: Petroleum Development Oman (PDO)

Country: Oman

Company Involved: Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Galfar Engineering and Contracting

Industry: Oil and Gas

Individuals: Juma Al Hinai, head of the tenders committee at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO), Mohammad Ali, managing director of Galfar Engineering and Contracting

Enforcement Action: Trial

Summary:

Juma Al Hinai, the head of the tenders committee at Petroleum Development Oman (PDO) is on trial for accepting bribes from two executives at Omani firm, Galfar Engineering and Contracting.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report – Compania de Salubrizare Brantner Vereş

Country: Romania

Company Involved: Compania de Salubrizare Brantner Vereş

Industry: Industrials

Industry Subsector: Waste & Disposal Services

Official Involved: Napoca Sorin Apostu, former Mayor of Cluj City

Enforcement Action: Conviction

Summary: Former mayor of Cluj, Napoca Sorin Apostu was sentenced to 3 years and 6 months in jail for corruption.Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: GRINN Corporation

Country: Russia

Company Involved: GRINN Corporation

Industry: Financials

Industry Subsector: Real Estate Holding & Development

Official Involved: Vyacheslav Dudka, Former Tula Region Governor; Viktor Volkov, Former Director of the Regional Department for Property and Land Relations

Enforcement Action: Charge

Summary: Former Tula region governor Vyacheslav Dudka and former regional land and property department chief Viktor Volkov were charged with accepting 40 million rubles ($1.2 million) from GRINN corporation in exchange of passing a 2.5-hectare land plot to the GRINN corporation for the construction of a supermarket.Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co.

Country: Korea

Company Involved: Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co. (KHNP)

Industry: Power

Industry Subsector: Alternative Fuels

Official Involved: Kim Jong-shin, former chief of the state-run KHNP

Summary: Kim Jong-shin, former chief of the state-run Korea Hydro and Nuclear Power Co., has been under investigation on charges of taking 100 million won ($87,000) in bribes from one of the company’s contractors.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Ti Yung Co.

Country: Taiwan

Company Involved: Ti Yung Co.

Industry: Basic Materials

Industry Subsector: Iron & Steel

Official Involved: Lin Yi-shih, ex-cabinet secretary-general

Enforcement Action: Judgement

Summary: Lin Yi-shih was sentenced to seven years and four months in prison and fined $540,000 on charges of accepting $2.13 million and soliciting another $2.81 million from Kaohsiung-based Ti Yung Co.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: G G Tronics India Pvt. Ltd.

Country: India

Company Involved: G G Tronics India Pvt. Ltd.

Industry: Industrials

Industry Subsector: Railroads

Official Involved: Railway Board staff member Mahesh Kumar

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: At least nine people have been detained in a corruption probe centering on Mahesh Kumar’s alleged attempts to buy himself a Railway Board post with oversight of lucrative contracts.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Taipei Gateway International Development

Country: Taiwan

Company Involved: Taipei Gateway International Development

Industry: Financials

Industry Subsector: Real Estate Holding & Development

Officials Involved: Lai Su-ju, Taipei city councilor; Jia Er-ching, former Taipei City Department of Rapid Transit Systems (DORTS) official; Chiu Da-chan, Taipei finance commissioner; Lin Hsun-chieh, DORTS joint development division chief

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: Investigators are probing allegations that Lai Su-ju solicited bribes of NT$4 million (US $134,000) from a middleman in exchange for advancing a proposal to grant advantages to private landowners.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: Indoguna Utama

Country: Indonesia

Company Involved: PT Indoguna Utama

Industry: Consumer Goods

Industry Subsector: Farming & Fishing

Officials Involved: Lutfi Hasan Ishaaq, former chairman of Prosperous Justice Party (PKS); Suswono, agriculture minister (pictured right)

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: Anti-corruption authorities said they uncovered evidence linking Indoguna Utama chief Maria Elizabeth Liman to an ongoing corruption probe surrounding meat import quotas.… Continue Reading

Global Contagion Report: LKG Enterprises

Country: United States

Companies Involved: LKG Enterprises, Aliviane Inc.

Industry: Health Care

Industry Subsector: Health Care Providers

Official Involved: Dolores Briones, El Paso (Texas) county judge, pictured right

Enforcement Action: Judgement

Summary: LKG Enterprises was banned from accepting government contracts for five years after its former president Ruben “Sonny” Garcia, Jr.… Continue Reading