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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

Ex-VW CEO Winterkorn indicted for emissions cheating

The DOJ unsealed an indictment Thursday charging the former head of Germany’s biggest company with helping hide emissions cheating software used to deceive U.S. regulators and car buyers.

Martin Winterkorn, 70, Volkswagen’s former chief executive, was charged in a sixteen-count indictment with conspiracy and wire fraud.… Continue Reading

German prosecutors name VW chairman in expanded probe

Volkswage AG said in a statement Sunday that German prosecutors have extended an investigation into alleged market manipulation to include two board members including chairman Hans Dieter Poetsch.

VW has admitted installing cheating software that gave false results on emissions tests on more than 11 million diesel vehicles sold worldwide.… Continue Reading

Susan Divers: Tracing corporate train wrecks back to toxic tone at the top

Everyone knows that “tone at the top” is important in the ethics and compliance area but the phrase has become a tired and hackneyed cliché. The recent public implosions of established companies and start-ups however, add a fresh perspective and meaning to the concept by illustrating what happens when a CEO or C-suite sets a toxic tone at the top.… Continue Reading