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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

Armenia judges have price list for bribes

Armenia’s human rights ombudsman said bribery in the country’s courts is so common that judges use an unofficial price list for kickbacks.

Karen Andreasyan, left, an Armenian lawyer who headed the ombudsman team, said bribes can range from $500 to $50,000.… Continue Reading

What does it take to change the world?

Professor Elizabeth Spahn spoke for victims of bribery before most of us had discovered the topic. She has defended compliance as pro-business and condemned bribes for destroying capitalism. More eloquently than anyone else, she has stood for the idea — once derided and now embraced — that compliance and enforcement can change the world and help people live better lives.… Continue Reading

Graft is a gateway to crime and poverty

Laurence Cockcroft, author of ‘Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World’Laurence Cockcroft is the author of the powerful new book Global Corruption: Money, Power, and Ethics in the Modern World.… Continue Reading

U.S. House adopts Magnitsky bill

Sergei Magnitsky (1972 – 2009)A bill to isolate and punish officials and others responsible for the death of a Russian anti-corruption lawyer was passed Friday by the U.S. House of Representatives.… Continue Reading

Petty corruption causes massive misery for the poor

People in Zimbabwe who can’t afford small bribes often lose out on birth certificates and passports.

An investigative report by the Standard said, “The forms of corruption reported [in the Registrar General’s Office] ranged from individuals selling queue positions, selling access to a registration officer, and selling even the right to be acknowledged and served within the RG’s Office.”… Continue Reading

African Anti-Graft Campaigner Arrested

An anti-corruption activist in Burundi was jailed last month for saying some magistrates won their jobs by bribing Justice Ministry officials.

Faustin Ndikumana, left, is the president of an anti-corruption group called Parole et Action pour le Réveil des Consciences et l’Evolution des Mentalités (PARCEM).… Continue Reading