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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

Image Sensing Systems reports double declination

Minnesota-based Image Sensing Systems said the DOJ has “closed its inquiry” into potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations and the SEC has also closed its investigation.

The company said last week the DOJ decision not to bring an enforcement action cited its “voluntary disclosure, thorough investigation, cooperation and voluntary enhancements to its compliance program.”

ISS said in March 2013 that an investigation by police in Poland had triggered an FCPA and U.K.… Continue Reading

H-P Russia sentenced for mob-style felonies

A Russia subsidiary of Palo Alto-based Hewlett Packard Company pleaded guilty Thursday in federal court in San Francisco to conspiracy and substantive violations of the anti-bribery and accounting provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading

Trial of Alstom UK unit starts in London

Image courtesy of AlstomThe trial of a UK subsidiary of Paris-based Alstom started Tuesday, with the Serious Fraud Office alleging in filings that the company paid $8.5 million in bribes for contracts in India, Poland, and Tunisia.… Continue Reading

SFO charges Alstom UK unit for bribes

The Serious Fraud Office said Thursday it has started criminal proceedings “against an Alstom company in the UK by written charge.”

Alstom Network UK Ltd, formerly called Alstom International Ltd, a UK subsidiary of Alstom, was charged with three corruption offenses, and three counts of conspiracy to corrupt.… Continue Reading

SFO launches criminal probe of GSK

GlaxoSmith Kline PLC is under investigation by the UK Serious Fraud Office for possible criminal violations, the pharma said Tuesday.

In a two-sentence statement, UK-based GSK said it had been informed by the SFO of a formal criminal investigation into GSK’s commercial practices.… Continue Reading

Chinese police charge former GSK China chief Mark Reilly

Chinese police Wednesday charged the British former boss of GlaxoSmithKline’s China unit and two other company executives with corruption for bribing health officials and doctors.

A Ministry of Public Security official said in Beijing that Mark Reilly (pictured) and two Chinese executives, Zhang Guowei and Zhao Hongyan, offered bribes to hospital personnel and doctors to boost GSK’s sales.… Continue Reading

H-P in $108 million settlement for Mexico, Russia, Poland bribes

Hewlett-Packard agreed Wednesday to pay more than $108 million to settle FCPA charges brought by the DOJ and SEC.

The Palo Alto, California technology company is paying fines of $74.2 million to resolve the DOJ’s criminal case. 

It’s paying $29 million in disgorgement, including $26.47 million to the SEC and $2.53 million to satisfy an IRS forfeiture as part of the criminal matter. 

The disgorgement to the SEC is the 10th biggest FCPA disgorgement of all time.… Continue Reading