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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

Indonesia jails two for Innospec bribery

Indonesia authorities said that as part of the global investigation into chemical maker Innospec Inc, two individuals were convicted and sentenced for bribery offenses.
 
A court in Jakarta convicted Suroso Atmomartoyo in late October, according to a case update posted by the UK Serious Fraud Office.… Continue Reading

UK court denies damages to Innospec competitor

The danger of litigating, at least to trial, on the back of criminal conduct giving rise to guilty pleas and convictions both under the FCPA and similar English legislation was illustrated in the recent case of Jalal Bezee Mejel Al-Gaood v Innospec Ltd.Continue Reading

Who should pay for BNP’s crimes?

On June 30, the Justice Department and other federal and state agencies announced the long awaited settlement in the BNP case. The bank forfeited $8.8 billion and paid fines of $140 million for the “hat-trick of sanctions violations” — unlawfully offering the U.S.… Continue Reading

With final two convictions, SFO closes Innospec prosecution

Two former executives of Delaware-based Innospec were found guilty Wednesday in London of bribing Indonesian officials to buy the company’s gasoline additive.

Dennis Kerrison, a former Innospec chief executive, and Miltiades Papachristos, a former regional sales director, were convicted by a jury at the Southwark Crown Court of conspiracy and bribery.… Continue Reading

Cooperation and competition among enforcing countries

New scholarship from Elizabeth Spahn tackles the opportunities and risks behind the new trend of multi-national antibribery enforcement.

It’s a topic crucial to nations joining the war against graft. And it’s no less important to anyone facing the threat of enforcement by two or more countries.… Continue Reading

‘Carbon copy prosecutions’ change the rules of the game

A recent University of Chicago Legal Forum article looks deep into an important new enforcement trend — duplicative enforcement actions in multiple countries.

The article — ‘Carbon Copy” Prosecutions: A Growing Anticorruption Phenomenon in a Shrinking World’ — was written by T.Continue Reading