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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

FCPA enforcement report for Q3 2015

During the third calendar quarter, there were five corporate FCPA enforcement actions and one individual resolution.

(Last year in Q3 there was one corporate enforcement action and two individual actions related to Noble.)… Continue Reading

Hyperdynamics resolves FCPA offenses linked to Guinea payments

Hyperdynamics Corporation Tuesday settled alleged FCPA books and records and internal controls offenses by agreeing to pay the SEC $75,000.

The Houston-based oil and gas company received subpoenas from the SEC and DOJ in 2013 requesting documents relating to its business in the African country of Guinea.… Continue Reading

FCPA enforcement report for Q2 2015

From April through June, there were two corporate FCPA enforcement actions. There were also two individual guilty pleas, with one — by Joseph Sigelman in the midst of his FCPA trial — resulting in probation only and no jail time.… Continue Reading

DOJ declination for Hyperdynamics

Hyperdynamics Corporation said Friday the DOJ has closed its FCPA investigation without bringing any charges against the company.

The Houston-based oil and gas company said it had cooperated with the government’s investigation, and the “DOJ noted the value of the Company’s cooperation in its [declination] letter.”… Continue Reading

Hyperdynamics under investigation for Guinea oil and gas rights

Houston-based oil and gas company Hyperdynamics Corporation said it received a subpoena from the DOJ in September requesting documents relating to its business in the African country of Guinea.

The company said it believes the investigation is focused on whether its ‘activities in obtaining and retaining the Concession rights and [its] relationships with charitable organizations potentially violate the FCPA and anti-money laundering statutes.’… Continue Reading