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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Four mining companies disclose FCPA-related investigations

Four companies from the mining sector have disclosed open FCPA-related investigations.

One company first disclosed an investigation this week. The other companies first disclosed investigations in 2016, 2015, and 2013.

Two of the companies are based in the UK, one in Canada, and the other in Switzerland.… Continue Reading

Rio Tinto pays UK fine, faces SEC charges for accounting fraud

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Tuesday charged Rio Tinto Plc and two former executives with fraud for allegedly inflating the value of coal assets in Mozambique.

Also Tuesday, the UK Financial Conduct Authority fined the mining giant £27 million ($35 million) for breaching disclosure and transparency rules.… Continue Reading

Embraer pays $205 million to settle FCPA charges

Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer SA is paying more than $205 million to the DOJ and SEC to resolve violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

Embraer bribed officials in the Dominican Republic, Saudi Arabia, and Mozambique.… Continue Reading

WikiLeaks: Drug Company Hijinks

A U.S. diplomatic cable says Pfizer hired investigators to dig up damaging evidence against Nigeria’s former attorney general to pressure him into dropping a lawsuit against the pharmaceutical company.

The document published by the Guardian today quotes a Pfizer official in 2009 as saying the company was seeking to uncover corruption links to Attorney General Michael Aondoakaa and was passing the information to local media.… Continue Reading

Two Tobacco Firms Settle FCPA Charges

In an unusual tandem settlement, two unrelated U.S. tobacco companies and their foreign subsidiaries today resolved civil and criminal FCPA charges with the SEC and DOJ.

In the criminal cases, two foreign subsidiaries of North Carolina-based Alliance One International Inc.… Continue Reading