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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

Job: Project Ethics & Compliance Officer (Bechtel – Riyadh, Saudi Arabia)

Job Title: Project Ethics & Compliance Officer

Employer: Bechtel

Location: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

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Role Overview The Project Compliance Officer is responsible for administering the Bechtel Ethics and Compliance Program for company employees working on the Riyadh Metro Project in Saudi Arabia, a major Infrastructure project and Bechtel’s largest ever lump sum project.… Continue Reading

Whistleblower Ian Foxley takes beating, still looks himself in the eye

Ian Foxley, former program director for GPTIan Foxley was six months into his new job overseeing a $3.5 billion supply contract between the UK Ministry of Defense (MoD) and Saudi Arabia’s National Guard, when he noticed that a procurement document requiring his signature included $2.5 million in strange, additional charges.… Continue Reading

Former senior Bechtel exec took $5 million in kickbacks

A former top executive of Bechtel Corporation pleaded guilty Thursday for taking $5.2 million in kickbacks to rig bids for state-run power contracts in Egypt.

Asem Elgawhary, 73, of Potomac, Maryland, entered his plea in federal court in Maryland to mail fraud, conspiracy to commit money laundering, and obstruction and interference with the administration of the tax laws. … Continue Reading

Germany probes Airbus for bribery

Prosecutors in Munich confirmed Wednesday that Airbus is under investigation for bribery connected with border security contracts in Romania and Saudi Arabia.

Several employees of Airbus Defence and Space, formerly EADS, are the targets of the investigation.… Continue Reading

SEC sanctions ex FLIR employees for Saudi Arabia bribes

Image courtesy of FLIRThe Securities and Exchange Commission said Monday it sanctioned two former employees in the Dubai office of a U.S.-based defense contractor for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by taking government officials in Saudi Arabia on a “world tour” to help win business for the company.… Continue Reading

OECD enforcement grades are in (and still aren’t pretty)

For the tenth year in a row, Transparency International (TI) has assessed enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (the Convention) and the results are disheartening.

The Convention is important for curbing foreign bribery because its forty one signatory countries collectively account for approximately two-thirds of world exports.… Continue Reading

Will GPT be the SFO’s next BAE?

The Financial Times reported Friday that anti-corruption groups, (Global Witness, Transparency International and Corruption Watch) had written to the Prime Minister and the Director of the Serious Fraud Office raising concerns about the integrity of the SFO’s investigation into the sale by GPT Special Project Management, an Airbus subsidiary, of communications equipment to the Saudi National Guard.… Continue Reading

SFO arrests four Airbus employees in Saudi Arabia bribe probe

Airbus Group NV said Wednesday the UK Serious Fraud Office questioned some of its employees as part of an investigation into possible corruption at a subsidiary.

“Airbus Group understands that four former and current employees were recently interviewed — along with [Ministry of Defense] officials — as part of a wide ranging SFO investigation into subsidiary GPT,” an Airbus spokesperson said in a statement emailed to Bloomberg.… Continue Reading