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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

Angela Aguilar Alleges DOJ Misconduct

The Mexican woman held in a California jail since her arrest on FCPA charges in August has alleged that prosecutors withheld from her lawyers information about intercepted phone and email logs and violated her attorney-client and spousal privileges.… Continue Reading

FBI ‘Sloppy’ In Lindsey Investigation

Federal District Court Judge A. Howard MatzA correspondent in LA sent the following dispatch from the courtroom about yesterday’s action in the Lindsey case:

There was a two hour hearing Wednesday afternoon on the defendants’ Franks motion.… Continue Reading

Setback For Lindsey Prosecution

The DOJ yesterday suffered what could be a key defeat in the battle over who’s a “foreign official” under the FCPA when the judge blocked submission of an extraordinary State Department declaration.… Continue Reading

‘Majority’ Report

Ryan Morgan: With the DOJ’s brief in the Lindsey Manufacturing case as a guide, defining who is or is not a foreign official in the eyes of the DOJ just became clearer.Continue Reading

What Is An ‘Instrumentality Thereof’? Let’s Keep It Real

Former Judge Stanley Sporkin, the ‘father of the FCPA’By Michael Volkov

In the world of overseas bribery and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, we finally have an opportunity to resolve what many commentators suggest is an intractable issue — the definition of “instrumentality thereof” as used in the FCPA, and as applied to foreign state-owned-enterprises.… Continue Reading

More Defendants Challenge ‘Foreign Official’

Three more defendants in a high-profile FCPA prosecution in federal court in California filed a motion yesterday to dismiss the indictment against them on the grounds that the FCPA doesn’t apply to officers and employees of state-owned entities.… Continue Reading

Sparks Fly Before LA Trial

On March 29, five defendants are supposed go on trial in LA for FCPA violations and money-laundering offenses.

They include a Mexican sales agent, Enrique Aguilar Noriega, who hasn’t appeared in court, his wife, Angela Gomez Aguilar, who’s being held without bail, Lindsey Manufacturing Company, its CEO, Dr.Continue Reading

Why She Can’t Be Free

The government, we now know, will ask for a prison term of three or four years for Angela Aguilar when she comes to trial in late March for conspiracy and money-laundering.… Continue Reading

Check, Please

Click to enlarge imageWe’ve never written a check for the full price of a new Ferrari F430 Spider. We know: it’s sad.

But Angela Aguilar and her husband allegedly did.… Continue Reading