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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

Enforcement Report for Q3 ’12

During the quarter just ended, there were five corporate FCPA enforcement actions, one enforcement against an individual by the SEC, four criminal sentencings of individuals, and three and a half corporate declinations.… Continue Reading

Oracle Settles SEC Charges

Oracle Corporation on Thursday agreed to pay a $2 million civil penalty to the SEC to settle FCPA charges arising from a slush fund in India used to pay bribes.

The SEC said California-based Oracle ‘failed to prevent a subsidiary from secretly setting aside money off the company’s books that was eventually used to make unauthorized payments to phony vendors in India.’… Continue Reading

How High Is Up?

“In case you haven’t been keeping  score, the FCPA has quickly become one of prosecutors’ favorite tools. The Justice Department brought 24 enforcement actions in 2010, up from five in 2004.… Continue Reading

Oracle: Why No Public Disclosure?

According to a report Wednesday in the Wall Street Journal, Oracle has been the subject of a criminal bribery investigation centered on selling practices in Africa. FBI agents and DOJ prosecutors, the report said, have been looking into the allegations for more than a year.… Continue Reading

All Good For Sun?

In May, a month after it agreed to be acquired by Oracle for $7.4 billion, Sun Microsystems said it may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and that the violations could have a material effect on its business.… Continue Reading

What’s The Impact of Sun’s FCPA Disclosure?

Sun Microsystems said last week it may have violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. It didn’t reveal where the payments might have occurred or how much the bribes amounted to. But it said the potential offenses, which it has reported to U.S.… Continue Reading