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Harry Cassin
Publisher and Editor

Andy Spalding
Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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

Bill Steinman
Contributing Editor

Spanish defense contractor investigated for Saudi bribes

A special court in Spain is investigating executives at a state-owned defense company that allegedly paid millions in bribes to win weapons contracts with Saudi Arabia spanning two decades. 

Audiencia Nacional, the Spanish court, is investigating five deals between Defex and Riyadh from 1992 to 2004. Continue Reading

Spanish police release Bill Browder after red notice detention

From Bill Browder’s twitter account.A British critic of Russian president Vladimir Putin was detained by Spanish police Wednesday on an international arrest warrant that Russia requested through Interpol.

Financier Bill Browder tweeted that police in Madrid released him after Interpol’s general secretary in Lyon, France, instructed Spanish police not to honor Russia’s arrest request. … Continue Reading

FinCEN: Andorra bankers took bribes to launder money for China, Russia, Venezuela criminals

The U.S. Treasury Department’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network said senior managers at Banca Privada d’Andorra took bribes for several years to help launder money for organized crime groups.

FinCEN designated the bank, known as BPA, as a foreign financial institution of primary money laundering concern under Section 311 of the USA PATRIOT Act.… Continue Reading