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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

Newmont Mining discloses SEC declination

One of the world’s biggest gold miners said in a securities filing this week that the SEC won’t recommend an FCPA enforcement action against the company.

Colorado-based Newmont Mining Corporation said it received a declination letter from the SEC “in late February 2017.”… Continue Reading

Hungarian telecom execs pay penalties for FCPA offenses

Two former executives of Magyar Telekom who were headed for trial this month against the SEC agreed instead Monday to pay penalties and accept officer-and-director bars to settle FCPA violations.

Magyar Telekom’s former CEO Elek Straub will pay a $250,000 penalty.… Continue Reading

No penalties for Noble execs in SEC settlement

A former and a current executive of Noble Corporation settled with the SEC without paying any penalties, according to a stipulation filed with the federal district court in Houston Wednesday.

Mark Jackson, Noble’s former CEO, and William Ruehlen, head of the company’s Nigeria unit, were charged in February 2012 with bribing officials in Nigeria in exchange for illegal import permits for drilling rigs.… Continue Reading

SEC drops some charges against former Magyar Telekom execs

The Wall Street Journal’s Joel Schectman reported Monday that the SEC is dropping allegations that former executives of the Hungarian unit of Deutsche Telekom bribed officials in Montenegro.

Former Magyar Telekom CEO Elek Straub and two former senior executives, Andras Balogh and Tamas Morval, were accused of bribing Montenegrin officials in 2005 when Magyar gained a controlling interest in privatized Telekom Crne Gore A.D.… Continue Reading

Shorter clock on SEC’s FCPA enforcement actions

Last week, in the case Gabelli v. SEC, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that the Securities and Exchange Commission, when seeking a penalty or fine in connection with a civil enforcement action, must file the action within five years of the completion of the alleged fraud or wrongful conduct.… Continue Reading