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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

Thirty Months For Naaman

Innospec’s former agent who pleaded guilty last year to bribing Iraqi officials and violating the U.N.’s oil for food program was sentenced today to thirty months in federal prison and fined $250,000.… Continue Reading

What Sentence Is Fair For Naaman?

When Ousama Naaman is sentenced — now scheduled for December 22 at 10:30 AM before Judge Ellen S. Huvelle in federal court in the District of Columbia — prosecutors will ask for a seven and half year prison term.… Continue Reading

Former Innospec Exec Charged In London

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said today that a former Innospec business unit director was charged with conspiring to make corrupt payments to public officials in Indonesia and Iraq to secure sales of the company’s products.… Continue Reading

Judge Questions DOJ’s Move In Naaman Case

In the run up to Ousama Naaman’s status hearing on October 19, there’s plenty going on.

In July, the former Innospec agent who pleaded guilty to an FCPA conspiracy count, said he had new classified evidence for the court to consider before sentencing him.… Continue Reading

Handling Naaman’s Secret Evidence

As we mentioned a few weeks ago, Ousama Naaman’s sentencing is on hold while he and the government review new evidence that may be classified.

It’s a complicated process, and prosecutors now want his sentencing, first set for August 4 and then moved to September 8, delayed indefinitely.… Continue Reading

‘Classified’ Evidence Puts Naaman Sentencing On Hold

Innospec’s former agent who pleaded guilty last year to an FCPA conspiracy won’t be sentenced until September and maybe a lot later.

According to a recent court filing, Ousama Naaman has raised new evidence that may be classified, and there are new questions about how he spent some of the bribe money.… Continue Reading

U.K. Jails Man For Oil For Food Kickbacks

The U.K. Serious Fraud Office said a British man who supplied surgical instruments to the Iraqi government was sentenced today by a London court to 24 weeks in prison.

Mark Rodney Jessop, 53,  admitted breaking United Nations sanctions during the oil for food program by making illegal payments to Saddam Hussein’s government. … Continue Reading

Agent’s Sentencing Delayed

In Washington, D.C. yesterday, federal district court judge Ellen Huvelle delayed the sentencing of Ousama Naaman. She reset the hearing for April 18.

Naaman, 61, was Innospec’s former agent in Iraq.… Continue Reading

Naaman Argues For ‘Time Served’

Innospec’s former agent in Iraq is asking to be sentenced to time served for his role in an eight-year conspiracy to defraud the United Nations oil-for-food program and bribing Iraqi officials.… Continue Reading

The Fugitive Report 2010

Frerik Pluimers, the only FCPA fugitive with his own wanted poster.About a year ago, we compiled our original list of fugitives — people facing FCPA-related criminal charges but still at large.… Continue Reading

Former Fugitive Now Waits And Hopes

Ousama Naaman, Innospec’s agent who pleaded guilty in June to criminal FCPA and conspiracy charges, is scheduled to be sentenced in federal court in Washington, D.C. on December 19, 2010. He faces up to ten years in prison but hopes to serve his time in a Canadian jail.… Continue Reading