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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

Is The Giffen Case America’s BAE?

We’re always happy to hear from lawyer Andy Spalding, left. He recently returned from a year-long Fulbright Research Grant in Mumbai, India, and is now on the faculty at the Chicago-Kent College of Law.… Continue Reading

SEC Charges Second Pride Exec

The former country manager in Venezuela for Pride International, Inc. last week settled civil FCPA charges with the SEC.

Joe Summers, a U.S. citizen who lives in John Day, Oregon, agreed to pay a civil penalty of $25,000.… Continue Reading

An FCPA Snow Job

Last Friday in federal court in Manhattan, oil consultant James Giffen, the seven-year target of one of history’s biggest individual FCPA prosecutions, was allowed to plead guilty to a misdemeanor — failing to report a foreign bank account in a 1996 tax return.… Continue Reading

Giffen Plans Guilty Plea to Tax Charge

Oil consultant James GiffenBloomberg’s David Glovin is reporting that James Giffen will plead guilty to a tax-related misdemeanor today in federal court in Manhattan.

Giffen has spent more than seven years fighting charges that he bribed government officials in Kazakhstan.… Continue Reading

Former CCI Exec Extradited

The DOJ said today that Flavio Ricotti, an Italian citizen indicted in April 2009 with five other former executives of California-based valve-maker Control Components Inc. (CCI), has been extradited to the United States from Germany.… Continue Reading

Plaintiffs Keep Trying

Parker Drilling’s directors are facing a shareholder suit that was brought after the company’s detailed disclosure earlier this month that it is being investigated by the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission for compliance problems in Nigeria and Kazakhstan.… Continue Reading

Why So Many Words?

Parker Drilling is one of the dozen or so oil and gas-related companies dragged into FCPA compliance problems by Panalpina, the Swiss logistics firm that allegedly bribed overseas customs and licensing officials on behalf of its clients.Continue Reading

Panalpina Expects Settlement Soon

Swiss logistics giant Panalpina said yesterday it has reserved about $110 million for an expected FCPA settlement with the Justice Department and Securities and Exchange Commission and a seperate antitrust resolution.… Continue Reading

Letter From Central Asia

Andy Spalding, a lawyer on a year-long Fulbright Research Grant in Mumbai, India, writes to us from time to time. Here’s his latest dispatch:

Dear FCPA Blog,

I have just returned from a week in Almaty, Kazakhstan, which your readers know to be an FCPA hot spot.… Continue Reading

Jack Grynberg Battles On

Jack Grynberg: “I have been pursuing fraud in the energy industry for the past 15 years.”Colorado-based independent oilman Jack Grynberg filed a 311-page complaint in December with the European Commission.… Continue Reading