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Harry Cassin
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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

Hondutel manager acquitted in LatiNode case

Former Honduran Telecom Managing Director Marcelo Chimirri has been acquitted by the Honduras Supreme Court of charges of bribery, fraud and abuse of authority.

Chimirri, a nephew of deposed president Manuel Zelaya, was involved in the LatiNode case.… Continue Reading

No Prison For LatiNode Exec

Samuel Rubenfeld at the Wall Street Journal reported the sentencing today of Juan Pablo Vasquez, a former executive at Latin Node Inc.

He received three years probation and a $7,500 fine after pleading guilty in January last year to conspiring to violate the FCPA.… Continue Reading

LatiNode Exec Jailed

Manuel Caceres, the former vice president for business development of telecommunications firm Latin Node Inc. (LatiNode), was sentenced on Thursday to twenty-three months in prison.

Caceres, 66, pleaded guitly in May last year to one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA and could have been jailed for up to five years.… Continue Reading

LatiNode CEO Jailed For Bribery

Jorge Granados, who once headed Florida-based telecommunications company Latin Node Inc. (LatiNode),  was sentenced Wednesday in federal court in Miami to 46 months in prison for bribing government officials in Honduras.… Continue Reading

Enforcement Report For Q-2 ’11

There were two mega settlements during the quarter. Both JGC and Johnson & Johnson made our top-ten list. And there were three other corporate resolutions under $10 million.

The Lindsey defendants — the company and two officers — were convicted during the quarter.… Continue Reading

More Guilty Pleas In Honduras Bribe Case

The DOJ said today that Jorge Granados, the former CEO of Miami-based Latin Node Inc. (LatiNode), pleaded guilty to conspiring to pay bribes to government officials in Honduras.

Four former senior executives of LatiNode have now pleaded guilty in the case.… 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

Former Latin Node Execs Charged

The DOJ announced the arrest today of two former executives of Miami-based telecommunications company Latin Node Inc. (LatiNode). They’re charged with paying more than $500,000 in bribes to government officials in Honduras.… Continue Reading

No Good Deed Goes Unpunished

While looking at FCPA enforcement data, Bruce Hinchey, left, made a startling and disturbing discovery about the consequences of self reporting.

Here’s his story:

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Dear FCPA Blog,

Many question the Department of Justice’s claim that there are tangible benefits to voluntary disclosure of a FCPA violation.… Continue Reading

Five Indicted For Haiti Telco Bribes

The Justice Department announced on Monday the indictment of five people — including two Florida executives, a Florida-based agent, and two former Haitian telco officials — for their roles in a bribery scheme.… Continue Reading