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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

Where Is Your Family, Sir?

In March this year, in a federal courtroom in Houston, Jeffrey Tesler, 62, stood before Judge Keith P. Ellison, left, and pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and a substantive FCPA count.… Continue Reading

Did Dahdaleh Choose A U.K. Arrest?

Did Alcoa’s former super-agent Victor Dahdaleh, left, engineer his own arrest in London last week  to avoid indictment and prosecution in the United States?

We don’t know the answer. But there are plenty of reasons why the sixty-three old billionaire might have done that.… Continue Reading

U.K. Paper Fights Secrecy In FCPA Extraditions

The Guardian wants to know why Jeffrey Tesler and Wojciech Chodan were extradited to the U.S. last year to face FCPA-related charges.

The London-based newspaper is hoping to win the right to appeal against lower court rulings that kept key documents in the extradition secret, including arguments made by the U.S.… Continue Reading

Bon Anniversaire, Guys

The Wall Street Journal’s Corruption Currents just turned one. It celebrated with a post about the top five corruption convictions of the past twelve months.

Two entries have FCPA ties.Continue Reading

Stanley’s Sentencing Still On Hold [Updated]

[With information added about sentencing dates for Tesler and Chodan.]

Last week, Judge Keith P. Ellison signed Jack Stanley’s latest sentencing delay (the eleventh by our count).

KBR’s former boss will remain free on bond until at least December 15.… Continue Reading

Lindsey Forfeiture On Hold

In the indictment against the Lindsey defendants who were convicted in May of FCPA violations, the government included a forfeiture count.

The government asked for Lindsey Manufacturing, CEO Keith Lindsey, and CFO Steve Lee to forfeit all property “traceable” to their FCPA offenses — or a money judgment of an equivalent amount.… Continue Reading

Hey, Tesler Belongs In Top Ten

We love the mailbag. Yesterday a reader said: “While the Tesler plea is a $149 million forfeiture, it seems to me that it should make your Top 10.”

Jeffrey Tesler, 61, former middleman to KBR and its TSKJ partners Snamprogetti, Technip, and JGC, pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston in March to conspiracy and violating the FCPA.… Continue Reading

Stanley Sentencing Again Postponed

For the tenth time, Jack Stanley’s final sentencing has been delayed, this time until June 23.

Albert ‘Jack’ Stanley, 66, was KBR’s CEO when he presided over a $180 million bribery scheme in Nigeria to win work for KBR and three partners.… Continue Reading

JGC Resolves Criminal Charges

Japan-based construction firm JGC Corporation — the last of four partners who together paid $180 million in bribes to Nigerian officials — agreed today to a $218.8 million criminal penalty to resolve FCPA-related charges.… Continue Reading

Enforcement Report For Q1 ’11

During the first quarter of 2011, two earlier FCPA-related indictments were disclosed. And there were four corporate actions, four guilty pleas, including two shot-show defendants and the former KBR middleman Jeffrey Tesler, who was hit with the biggest forfeiture order in FCPA history, and two sentencings of individuals to prison.… Continue Reading