Skip to content


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

Posts Tagged: Snamprogetti

JGC Resolves Criminal Charges

Japan-based construction firm JGC Corporation — the last of four partners who together paid $180 million in bribes to Nigerian officials — agreed today to a $218.8 million criminal penalty to resolve FCPA-related charges.… Continue Reading

Top Ten Disgorgements

There’s been a lot of talk lately about the DOJ’s “expansive enforcement practices” and practically none about the SEC’s. So let’s get started by taking a look at a remedy the SEC now uses in most FCPA cases: disgorgement.… Continue Reading

Tesler Plea Expected Today

Jeffrey Tesler, the British lawyer accused of helping KBR and its partners bribe Nigerian officials, will plead guilty in Houston federal court Friday, according to his lawyer.

The AP said Telser’s lawyer wouldn’t specify what counts would be included in the plea.… Continue Reading

Tesler To Houston ‘Within 28 Days’

The British lawyer accused by American authorities of helping KBR and its partners bribe Nigerian officials said last week he’s giving up his fight against extradition to the United States.

Jeffrey Tesler, 62, a U.K… Continue Reading

KBR In £7 Million UK Settlement

KBR’s wholly-owned subsidiary, M.W. Kellogg Limited, has settled civil corruption charges with the U.K. Serious Fraud Office.

Kellogg will pay US$11,238,886 (£7,000,028). The civil fine — similar to an SEC-imposed disgorgement — equals Kellogg’s share of dividends payable from profits generated by contracts for work on Nigeria’s Bonny Island project.… Continue Reading

Another Sentencing Delay For KBR’s Ex Boss

KBR’s former CEO, Albert “Jack” Stanley, left, who presided over a $180 million oversees bribery scheme, won’t be sentenced until at least March 30.

Stanley pleaded guilty in federal court in Houston in September 2008 to a two-count criminal information charging him with conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and to commit mail and wire fraud.… Continue Reading

UK Court Won’t Block Telser Extradition

The Continental Center and KBR Tower (foreground) in downtown Houston. Photo by Blair McFarlainThe London lawyer accused by American authorities of helping KBR and its partners bribe Nigerian officials lost his battle against extradition yesterday.… Continue Reading

Fox’s Favorites For 2010

Attorney Thomas Fox looks back on 2010’s most memorable enforcement actionsBy Thomas Fox

As December is a time for reflection on the past twelve months, I have been considering the FCPA year.Continue Reading

Chodan Pleads Guilty

Wojciech Chodan, KBR’s former commercial vice president at a U.K. subsidiary, pleaded guilty today in Houston to conspiring to violate the FCPA.

The DOJ said he was part of a decade-long scheme to bribe Nigerian government officials in exchange for contracts worth $6 billion to build liquefied natural gas facilities on Bonny Island, Nigeria.… Continue Reading

Ripe For Challenge

Attorney General Eric HolderA reader sent a thoughtful comment about our post, FCPA Conspiracy Theories.

If you missed it, Larry from DC (probably not his or her real name) said:

This is an important post, due to the abundant prosecutorial advantages of bringing conspiracy FCPA charges vis-a-vis substantive FCPA charges.… Continue Reading