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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

‘Foreign Offical’ Challenge On Appeal

Two Haiti Telco defendants convicted by a jury last year of FCPA, wire fraud, and money-laundering offenses have asked a federal appeals court to review the meaning of ‘foreign official.’

Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez are arguing to the U.S.… 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

Haiti Telco Official Pleads Guilty

A former director of state-owned Telecommunications D’Haiti accused of accepting bribes has pleaded guilty in Miami to conspiracy to launder money.

Patrick Joseph, 46, agreed to cooperate with the DOJ in exchange for consideration of a lighter sentence.… Continue Reading

Wife Charged in New Haiti Telco Indictment

Sam Rubenfeld of the Wall Street Journal reported Friday that the wife of a current defendant in the Haiti telco case has been indicted.

A second superseding indictment filed in Miami federal court named Cecilia Zurita, a former vice president of Cinergy Telecommunications Inc.,… Continue Reading

Top Stories Of 2011

Some picks for the year’s hottest FCPA headlines are these:

#1: Drop in corporate enforcement actions. In 2010, 23 companies settled FCPA cases for $1.8 billion; in 2011, just 15 companies settled for $508.6 million.… Continue Reading

Esquenazi Jailed 15 Years, Rodriguez Gets 7 Years

The DOJ said Tuesday that Joel Esquenazi, 52, the former president of Terra Telecommunications Corp., was sentenced to 15 years in prison for his role in the Haiti telco bribery case — the longest FCPA-related prison term in history.… Continue Reading

Enforcement Report For Q-3 ’11

During the calendar quarter just ended, there were three corporate enforcement actions and two individual convictions. A defendant received one of the FCPA’s longest jail sentences, the DOJ released three new FCPA-related indictments, and prosecutors dropped the appeal of a short FCPA prison term.… Continue Reading

O’Shea: Feds Flubbed Statute of Limitations

Last week, John O’Shea asked a federal court in Houston to dismiss the FCPA case against him. He said the government didn’t indict him within the statute of limitations period.

For FCPA offenses, the deadline to indict a defendant is normally five years from when the offense occurred.… Continue Reading