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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

FCPA enforcement report for Q2 2020

During the second calendar quarter — amid the Covid-19 lockdown — there were two corporate FCPA enforcement actions. For comparison, during the second calendar quarter last year, there were three corporate FCPA enforcement actions, and during Q2 2018, there were five corporate FCPA enforcement actions.… Continue Reading

Algeria jails six for corruption linked to Sonatrach contracts

An Algeria criminal court sentenced six people to jail and sanctioned two companies for corruption connected to contracts with state-owned energy firm Sonatrach.

The defendants were charged with corruption offenses ranging from embezzling public funds and money laundering to inflating the price of contracts and accepting bribes.… Continue Reading

Saipem confirms Petrobras graft probe

Italian oil and gas services firm Saipem confirmed that Milan prosecutors are looking into alleged corruption tied to a 2011 contract awarded by Brazil’s Petrobras.

Prosecutors are investigating a contract awarded by state owned Petrobras to Saipem SA (France) and Saipem Do Brasil in 2011.… Continue Reading

Eni says audit proves no Algeria bribes

Italian state-owned oil giant Eni SpA said a forensic audit proved the company didn’t pay any bribes in Algeria.

Italian and Algerian government investigators have been examining allegations that officials from Saipem SpA, owned 43% by Eni, paid bribes for contracts in Algeria worth billions of dollars.… Continue Reading

In Algeria, Eni investigation snares ex minister

Chekib Khelil, Algeria’s former energy minister, is wanted for corruption (photo courtesy of Wikipedia)Algeria’s former energy minister is wanted on an international arrest warrant for alleged corruption following accusations of bribery involving Italian energy giant Eni.… Continue Reading