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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

Global Contagion Report: Universal Entertainment Corp.

Country: Philippines

Company Involved: Universal Entertainment Corp.

Industry: Consumer Services

Industry Subsector: Gambling

Official Involved: Rodolfo Soriano, a consultant with ties to the former head of the gaming regulator in the Philippines

Enforcement Action: Investigation

Summary: The FBI and authorities in the Philippines are investigating potential bribes paid by Universal Entertainment Corp.… Continue Reading

Job: Head of Corporate Governance Research

Title: Head of Corporate Governance Research

Company: Quest

Location: Manila, Philippines

Job Scope: Our client is the world’s leading provider of corporate governance solutions to the global financial community. They are currently looking for an outstanding leader in finance and corporate governance to be the Head of Research for the Manila-based team in delivering timely and high quality research and proxy statement analyses to their clients globally.… Continue Reading

Strip Stamp ‘Scandal in the Making’ in the Philippines

In editorials directly addressing Bureau of Internal Revenue Commissioner Kim Henares, two Philippines-based journalists urged the government to exercise “extreme caution” before entertaining a contract bid from Chinese laser technology company Huagong Tech Company Ltd.… Continue Reading

Take Your Meds

In its quarterly report filed with the SEC last week, pharma giant Pfizer Inc said it has reached agreement in principle with the SEC and DOJ to resolve ‘improper payment’ matters outside the United States.… Continue Reading

Graft And Political Risk

Muammar Abu Minyar al-Gaddafi, also known as Colonel Gaddafi, leader of Libya since 1969. Photo by James GordonPredicting what leaders will fall from power is never easy, even for the pros (“Who lost Iran?).… Continue Reading

Shot-Show Prosecution May Expand

As reported Friday, one of the 22 shot-show defendants, Daniel Alvirez, is expected to plead guilty soon to charges of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The government’s two-count superseding information alleged that he plotted to bribe defense officials in Africa and the Republic of Georgia.… Continue Reading

Pfizer, Pharmas And The FCPA

Will drug makers be the target of the next industry-wide Foreign Corrupt Practices Act investigation, following in the footsteps of the oil and gas services companies and orthopedic device makers? It’s possible.… Continue Reading