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Harry Cassin
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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

Esquenazi and Rodriguez Convicted In Miami

Joel Esquenazi and Carlos Rodriguez were convicted on all counts yesterday for bribing officials at state-owned Telecommunications D’Haiti S.A.M. (Haiti Telco).

The jury reached its verdict after five hours of deliberations following a two-and-a-half-week trial.… Continue Reading

New Indictment In Old Haiti Bribe Case

The DOJ said today that a superseding indictment has charged six defendants, including four newly named defendants and two former Haitian government officials, in a bribery and money-laundering scheme that started ten years ago.… Continue Reading

Under The FCPA, Where Are Victim’s Rights?

By Jordan Maglich

As readers of the FCPA Blog know, the past few years have seen a dramatic rise in FCPA prosecutions. In 2010 alone, companies settling FCPA-related charges paid $1.8 billion in monetary penalties, nearly tripling the $641 million paid in 2009.… Continue Reading

‘Foreign Official’ Challenge Fails Again

Judge James V. Selna yesterday denied the Carson defendants motion to dismiss ten FCPA-related counts in the indictment against them based on the definition of “foreign official” in the FCPA.

Stuart Carson, his wife Hong “Rose” Carson, Paul Cosgrove, and David Edmonds — all former executives of California-based Control Components Inc.Continue Reading

Florida Road Trip Nixed; Trial Delay Requested

A defendant in the Haiti telco case scheduled to be tried on February 28 is asking for a delay until July.

Joel Esquenazi told Judge Jose E. Martinez in federal court in Miami this week that the lawyer representing him and co-defendant Carlos Rodriguez has another trial in Houston that may conflict with his court dates.… Continue Reading

Two-Year Prison Sentence In Haiti Telco Case

A fourth man was given a jail term today for bribing Haitian officials on behalf of U.S.-based telecommunications companies.

Antonio Perez, 52, of Miami was sentenced to two years in prison and ordered to forfeit $36,375.… Continue Reading

The Carnage Of Corruption

A Haitian boy receives treatment at an ad hoc medical clinic after an earthquake measuring 7 plus on the Richter scale rocked Port au Prince Haiti just before 5 pm, January 12, 2010.Continue Reading

Mysteries Among Us

Creation has given up many of its deepest secrets. But how sentencing decisions are made in FCPA-related cases isn’t one of them.

To prove that, listen to the following exchange. It occurred in July this year when Juan Diaz, a Miami businessman, appeared in federal court to learn his fate.… Continue Reading

Long Jail Term In Haiti Bribes Case

Juan Diaz, a Miami businessman at the center of the Haiti telco bribery case, was sentenced Friday to 57 months in prison. He pleaded guilty in May 2009 to a one-count criminal information charging him with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering.… Continue Reading

Four-Year Sentence In Haiti Case

A former employee of Haiti’s state-owned national telecommunications company was sentenced yesterday to 48 months in prison for being part of a bribery and money-laundering scheme. 

Robert Antoine, 62, of Miami and Haiti, pleaded guilty in March this year to conspiracy to commit money laundering.… Continue Reading