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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

Halliburton Hit With New SEC Subpoena

Houston-based Halliburton said in an SEC filing this week that it received a subpoena from the SEC in connection with an ongoing investigation of possible kickbacks and bribes in Angola.

The investigation started after an anonymous email to the company in December 2010.… Continue Reading

Halliburton Investigating Angola Operations

Houston-based oil and gas services giant Halliburton on Friday disclosed an internal investigation into possible Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations in Angola.

It said in an SEC filing that an anonymous email it received in December 2010 alleged FCPA violations ‘principally through the use of an Angolan vendor.’… Continue Reading

Who Paid FCPA-Related Fines Overseas?

Here’s a list of fines paid overseas for bribery by companies that have settled FCPA enforcement actions.

There may be others but these are what a friend of the FCPA Blog has found so far.… Continue Reading

Will Nigeria Take Another Bite?

By Marcus Cohen, David Elesinmogun & Obumneme Egwuatu

The penalty for paying bribes in Nigeria may increase following demands from a Nigerian NGO that the Nigerian government seek its share of the recent anti-graft bounty. … Continue Reading

Fox’s Favorites For 2010

Attorney Thomas Fox looks back on 2010’s most memorable enforcement actionsBy Thomas Fox

As December is a time for reflection on the past twelve months, I have been considering the FCPA year.Continue Reading

Report: Chodan Extradition Coming Soon

Britain is sending KBR’s one-time sales manager to the U.S. “within the next 10 days to stand trial over his alleged role in a huge international bribery scandal,” according to a story today in the Guardian newspaper by Rob Evans.… Continue Reading

The FCPA’s Top Ten

Here are the top ten FCPA settlements of all time. If our math is right, the financial penalties (criminal fines, civil disgorgement, and prejudgment interest) add up to $2.8 billion, with almost 50% of that coming from the top two settlements.… Continue Reading

Snamprogetti, ENI In $365 Million Settlement

Snamprogetti Netherlands B.V. and its parent company ENI S.p.A of Italy will pay $365 million to resolve FCPA-related charges for Snamprogetti’s role in the TSKJ-Nigeria joint venture.

Dutch-based Snamprogetti was charged by the DOJ in a criminal information with one count of conspiracy and one count of aiding and abetting violations of the FCPA.… Continue Reading

Technip in $338 Million KBR – Related Settlement

Paris-based Technip S.A., an engineering and construction firm that’s part of the oil and gas services industry, has resolved FCPA-related charges with the DOJ. It agreed to pay a $240 million criminal penalty and enter into a deferred prosecution agreement.… Continue Reading