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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

The Alba Files

Checking on loose ends is a year-end thing around here. Falling into that category is the two-year old civil suit against Alcoa by Aluminium Bahrain BSC. Alba, as it’s known, is majority-owned by the government of Bahrain.… Continue Reading

Enforcement Report For Q2 ’10

The first quarter of 2010 was the busiest ever for FCPA-related enforcement. This past quarter was one of the quietest for new enforcement actions, with just one from the DOJ and three from the SEC.… Continue Reading

Feds Seek Sojitz Stay

The Justice Department has intervened for the second time in civil suits brought by Aluminium Bahrain BSC — known as Alba — against its raw material suppliers and brokers. Last week, the DOJ asked for a stay in Alba’s suit against Japanese trading company Sojitz Corp.… Continue Reading

Bribery Allegations Against Sojitz

Aluminium Bahrain BSC — known as Alba — has filed a $31 million civil suit in federal court in Houston against Japanese trading company Sojitz Corp. and its U.S. subsidiary, Sojitz Corporation of America.… Continue Reading

Another Alba-Related Investigation

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday (here) that the Justice Department is “investigating payments that Bahraini prosecutors allege were made by units of Japanese commodities-trading giant Sojitz Group to employees of an aluminum producer in Bahrain.”… Continue Reading