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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

Reading, Writing, And Compliance

A retired supreme court justice in Uganda has proposed anti-corruption training for citizens, starting with the school kids.

Professor George Kanyeihamba’s open letter to President Yoweri Museveni this week said the country’s Anti-Corruption Act of 2009 should be ‘compulsory reading for all Ugandans.’… Continue Reading

Compliance Training As Foreign Aid

Eighteen senior government officials from Afghanistan will receive anti-corruption training in Singapore through an international aid package.

A report last week by Channel News Asia said the week-long training program is part of a $1 million technical assistance package that Singapore pledged at the International Conference on Reconstruction Assistance to Afghanistan.… Continue Reading

Sands Under Investigation

Las Vegas Sands Corp disclosed today that it received a subpoena on February 9 from the Securities and Exchange Commission requesting documents relating to its compliance with the the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.… Continue Reading

Code Named Ruthenium

The U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office today reported in dramatic fashion the arrest of three top executives of French industrial giant Alstom’s British unit. They’re suspected of paying bribes overseas to win contracts.… Continue Reading

Wages And War

Corruption, of all things, may be the deciding factor in Washington’s debate about troop deployment and military strategy in Afghanistan. The Christian Science Monitor said last week: “The concern is that the Afghan government has become so rotted with corruption that it cannot consolidate the gains the U.S.… Continue Reading

Dmitry Anatolyevich Has A Dream

The U.K. Guardian reported last week (here) that Russian President Medvedev (left) invoked the memory of Martin Luther King when he announced his intention to clean up corruption. “We are not used to saying ‘we have a dream’ in my country .… Continue Reading

Chasing Dirty Money

The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act may frighten business people everywhere, but it has never been a big concern for crooked overseas officials. That’s because they can’t be prosecuted under the FCPA, which is aimed exclusively at punishing those who pay them bribes.… Continue Reading

Swiss Police Raid Alstom

Swiss police last week arrested a former manager of French engineering giant Alstom and searched for evidence as part of a corruption and money-laundering investigation. Offices near Zurich and in Baden were raided, as were homes in several cantons.… Continue Reading