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Harry Cassin
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Andy Spalding
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Jessica Tillipman
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Richard L. Cassin
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Elizabeth K. Spahn
Editor Emeritus

Cody Worthington
Contributing Editor

Julie DiMauro
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Thomas Fox
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Marc Alain Bohn
Contributing Editor

Bill Waite
Contributing Editor

Shruti J. Shah
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Russell A. Stamets
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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Bill Steinman
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Former senior Bechtel exec took $5 million in kickbacks

A former top executive of Bechtel Corporation pleaded guilty Thursday for taking $5.2 million in kickbacks to rig bids for state-run power contracts in Egypt.

Asem Elgawhary, 73, of Potomac, Maryland, entered his plea in federal court in Maryland to mail fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and obstruction and interference with the administration of the tax laws. 

His sentencing is scheduled for March 23, 2015.… Continue Reading

Blowback from overseas graft hits home

Leslie Caldwell, the chief of the DOJ’s criminal division, does well at explaining why enforcing the FCPA and fighting corruption is a priority for the United States. Here’s part of what she said Wednesday at ACI’s 31st international conference on the FCPA at National Harbor, Maryland:

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[C]orruption is far more insidious and harmful than can be measured numerically.… Continue Reading

DOJ criminal division chief calls on whistleblowers to come forward

Leslie Caldwell, chief of the DOJ’s criminal division, said her office will be increasing its review of False Claims Act qui tam complaints for potential criminal prosecution.

Caldwell, pictured, also encouraged potential whistleblowers to contact criminal authorities prior to filing qui tam complaints in case there’s potential criminal conduct.… Continue Reading

Sung-Hee Suh appointed to DOJ criminal division

Sung-Hee Suh (Image courtesy of Schulte Roth & Zabel)Assistant Attorney General Leslie R. Caldwell said Monday that Sung-Hee Suh has been appointed to serve as deputy assistant attorney general overseeing the appellate, capital case, and fraud sections of the Justice Department’s criminal division.… Continue Reading