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Editors

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

Is the CPI upside down?

Transparency International released its 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index Thursday. The results of this latest iconic list beg the question: Should we look at the ten cleanest countries on the CPI to see where the next mega-FCPA settlement will come from?… Continue Reading

Bribe allegations hit Brazil oil giant Petrobras

Petrobras CEO Maria das Gracas Foster (image courtesy of Wikipedia)Brazil’s state-run energy giant Petroleo Brasileiro SA (Petrobras) is close to finishing an investigation into whether some of its officials accepted bribes from SBM Offshore NV, a service-boat supplier based in the Netherlands.… Continue Reading

KPMG pays €7 million to settle Dutch bribery case

Accountants should provide reasonable assurance that the books and records of their clients accurately reflect the reality and that the internal accounting controls of their clients meet certain standards. There have been a number of cases in recent years where non-compliant behavior of issuers was egregious but accountants weren’t charged.… Continue Reading

German raid on EADS joint venture

German police have raided the offices of a joint venture between EADS and ThyssenKrupp during an investigation of overseas corruption.

The joint venture — Atlas Elektronik — and Rheinmetall Defence Electronics are suspected of paying bribes in Greece in connection with the sale of submarine equipment, the state prosecutor’ office in Bremen said Saturday.… Continue Reading