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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

Enforcement Report for Q1 ’13

It was a quiet start to the year, with just one stealth enforcement action by the SEC that didn’t mentioned the FCPA by name, and none by the DOJ.

So the feds’ go-slow enforcement trend continues.… Continue Reading

Time served for Bodmer

The Swiss lawyer who pleaded guilty in 2004 to helping move money used to bribe officials in Viktor Kozeny’s Azeri privatization scheme was sentenced in New York on Wednesday to the time he already served in jail.… Continue Reading

Judge delays Lewis sentencing to April

Clayton Lewis, the hedge fund partner who invested and lost $126 million in Viktor Kozeny’s Azeri privatization scheme, won’t be sentenced until at least April, according to an order issued this month by the judge hearing his case.… Continue Reading

Bourke loses another appeal

The U.S. Court of Appeals has denied Frederic Bourke’s request for a new trial.

Bourke, convicted in 2009 of an FCPA conspiracy and sentenced to a year in jail, argued that prosecutors knowingly allowed a key witness to present false testimony to the jury.… Continue Reading

Law professor accuses Bourke prosecutors of malpractice

Daniel Patrick Moynihan U.S. Courthouse, 500 Pearl Street, New York, NY (photo courtesy of the U.S. Marshals) Frederic Bourke asked a federal appeals court to consider a law review article that slams the DOJ’s handling of key testimony in his trial as unethical and amounting to legal malpractice.… Continue Reading

No Sentencing Date For Bodmer

The Swiss lawyer who pleaded guilty in 2004 to helping move money used to bribe Azeri officials hasn’t been sentenced, and court records indicate no sentencing date is pending.

Hans Bodmer, 57, faces up to ten years in prison for a money laundering conspiracy while he worked for Viktor Kozeny.… Continue Reading

Kozeny Wins In Privy Council

The U.K. Privy Council ruled yesterday that Viktor Kozeny, the accused mastermind in a huge 1990’s bribery scheme in Azerbaijan, can’t be extradited from the Bahamas to the United States to face FCPA charges.… Continue Reading

Updated: Bourke Conviction Upheld On Appeal

Frederic Bourke’s conviction on an FCPA conspiracy was upheld by the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Bourke was found guilty by a federal jury in Manhattan in July 2009 of investing in an oil privatization scheme in Azerbaijan despite knowing officials there would be bribed.… Continue Reading