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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

New York regulator fines Barclays $15 million for whistleblower program flaws

Barclays CEO Jes Staley ignored his CCO and GCNew York’s Department of Financial Services fined Barclays Bank PLC and its New York branch $15 million Tuesday because of attempts by the bank’s CEO, Jes Staley, to unmask a whistleblower “in contravention of Barclays’ established whistleblowing policies and procedures.” 

The DFS said it found “shortcomings in governance, controls and corporate culture relating to Barclays’ whistleblowing function.”

Those flaws “permitted a sequence of events that potentially could have had a detrimental impact on the efficacy of Barclays’ whistleblowing program.”

In May this year, UK regulators fined Staley £642,430 (about $871,000) for trying to identify at least one anonymous whistleblower who made allegations about Staley’s role in recruiting another employee.… Continue Reading

Cleared by feds, but FCPA accusations leave lasting scars

In December 2012, a payment processing company based in Johannesburg called Net 1 UEPS Technologies, Inc. disclosed some bad news. The DOJ and SEC had launched FCPA investigations.

The feds wanted to know if Net1 paid bribes to win a contract from the South Africa Social Security Agency (SASSA).… Continue Reading

Barclays boss Staley fined $870,000 for trying to unmask whistleblower

Barclays chief executive Jes Staley was fined £642,430 ($871,000) by UK regulators Friday for trying to identify an anonymous whistleblower who made allegations about Staley’s role in recruiting another employee.

The Financial Conduct Authority and the Prudential Regulation Authority said Staley failed to “act with due skill, care and diligence” by trying to hunt down the whistleblower.… Continue Reading

Tom Fox: Where are England’s whistleblowers?

The case of Barclays chief Jes Staley attempting to unmask an anonymous whistleblower came to an almost imperceptible and silent ending recently when the UK’s Financial Conduct Authority concluded that Staley’s actions were not done intentionally but apparently with some other, lesser standard.… Continue Reading