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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

U.K. DPAs? Not So Fast . . . .

In a perfect world the Solicitor General will get his proposals for deferred prosecution agreements (DPAs) through the House in their current form. Those who then discover ‘economic crimes’ within their organisations will queue up on Elm Street to disclose their corporate wrongs, hundreds of millions will be paid over in fines and compensation orders and all this will be achieved without an extra penny being added to the Serious Fraud Office’s budget.… Continue Reading

Innospec’s Jennings In U.K. Plea Deal

Reuters reported today that Paul Jennings, the former CEO of Innospec’s U.K. operations, pleaded guilty to corruption charges in a London court.

‘Jennings pleaded guilty to two counts of conspiracy to corrupt in relation to bribes paid in both Indonesia and Iraq,’  Reuters said.… Continue Reading

SFO Expands Innospec Prosecution

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office last week charged a former sales director from Innospec with corruption relating to contracts in Indonesia.

Miltos Papachristos, 48, became the third Innospec executive to be charged by the SFO.… Continue Reading

Top Stories Of 2011

Some picks for the year’s hottest FCPA headlines are these:

#1: Drop in corporate enforcement actions. In 2010, 23 companies settled FCPA cases for $1.8 billion; in 2011, just 15 companies settled for $508.6… Continue Reading

Thirty Months For Naaman

Innospec’s former agent who pleaded guilty last year to bribing Iraqi officials and violating the U.N.’s oil for food program was sentenced today to thirty months in federal prison and fined $250,000.… Continue Reading

What Sentence Is Fair For Naaman?

When Ousama Naaman is sentenced — now scheduled for December 22 at 10:30 AM before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle in federal court in the District of Columbia — prosecutors will ask for a seven and half year prison term.… Continue Reading

Two More Innospec Execs Charged In London

Two former CEOs of Innospec businesses were charged with corruption in the U.K. last week.

The Serious Fraud Office said Dennis Kerrison and Paul Jennings appeared before Westminster Magistrates’ Court Thursday on charges ‘surrounding alleged corrupt payments to gain public contracts in Indonesia.’… Continue Reading

Former Innospec Exec Charged In London

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said today that a former Innospec business unit director was charged with conspiring to make corrupt payments to public officials in Indonesia and Iraq to secure sales of the company’s products.… Continue Reading

Judge Questions DOJ’s Move In Naaman Case

In the run up to Ousama Naaman’s status hearing on October 19, there’s plenty going on.

In July, the former Innospec agent who pleaded guilty to an FCPA conspiracy count, said he had new classified evidence for the court to consider before sentencing him.… Continue Reading