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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

Handling Naaman’s Secret Evidence

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Ousama Naaman’s sentencing is on hold while he and the government review new evidence that may be classified.

It’s a complicated process, and prosecutors now want his sentencing, first set for August 4 and then moved to September 8, delayed indefinitely.… Continue Reading

Who Paid FCPA-Related Fines Overseas?

Here’s a list of fines paid overseas for bribery by companies that have settled FCPA enforcement actions.

There may be others but these are what a friend of the FCPA Blog has found so far.… Continue Reading

‘Classified’ Evidence Puts Naaman Sentencing On Hold

Innospec’s former agent who pleaded guilty last year to an FCPA conspiracy won’t be sentenced until September and maybe a lot later.

According to a recent court filing, Ousama Naaman has raised new evidence that may be classified, and there are new questions about how he spent some of the bribe money.… Continue Reading

Bigger And Better: Hughes Hubbard’s 2011 Spring Alert

Hughes Hubbard’s annual FCPA reviews are new kids on the block. But we don’t know a better source for FCPA and compliance-related information.

Last year’s version, we said, was both a quick desk reference and — at 241 pages — an authoritative collection of FCPA resources.… Continue Reading

U.S. Investigating Indonesia Bribes

Map courtesy of wikipediaAn FBI agent told a gathering of international law enforcement officials last week that several U.S. public companies are being investigated for bribery in Indonesia.

According to a report in the Jakarta Globe, Gary Johnson of the FBI said, “There are cases that involve companies from our country in Indonesia.”… Continue Reading

U.K. Jails Man For Oil For Food Kickbacks

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said a British man who supplied surgical instruments to the Iraqi government was sentenced today by a London court to 24 weeks in prison.

Mark Rodney Jessop, 53,  admitted breaking United Nations sanctions during the oil for food program by making illegal payments to Saddam Hussein’s government. … Continue Reading

Agent’s Sentencing Delayed

In Washington, D.C. yesterday, federal district court judge Ellen Huvelle delayed the sentencing of Ousama Naaman. She reset the hearing for April 18.

Naaman, 61, was Innospec’s former agent in Iraq.… Continue Reading

Naaman Argues For ‘Time Served’

Innospec’s former agent in Iraq is asking to be sentenced to time served for his role in an eight-year conspiracy to defraud the United Nations oil-for-food program and bribing Iraqi officials.… Continue Reading

Trouble For BAE’s U.K. Plea Deal

A judge in London today adjourned sentencing of BAE under its plea deal with the Serious Fraud Office until tomorrow — “after hearing submissions and argument about the nature” of certain payments by BAE in Africa, according to an updated report in thebriberyact.comContinue Reading

Former Fugitive Now Waits And Hopes

Ousama Naaman, Innospec’s agent who pleaded guilty in June to criminal FCPA and conspiracy charges, is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Washington, D.C. on December 19, 2010. He faces up to ten years in prison but hopes to serve his time in a Canadian jail.… Continue Reading