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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

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

Magyar Telekom execs lose motion to dismiss

A federal district court in New York City issued an order Friday denying a motion to dismiss a civil FCPA enforcement action against three executives of Magyar Telekom Plc.

In December 2011, the SEC sued Elek Straub, Andras Balogh, and Tamas Morvai for FCPA violations.… Continue Reading

SEC case against Noble execs survives motion to dismiss

The SEC got the green light this week from a federal judge to charge two former Noble executives with FCPA-related offenses they committed after February 2007.

Judge Keith Ellison Tuesday refused to dismiss the SEC’s complaint but cut off claims that arose before early 2007 based on the FCPA’s five-year statute of limitations.… Continue Reading

SEC has no jurisdiction over me, Steffen says

A German citizen who once ran Siemens’ subsidiary in Argentina said in a court filing last week that the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has no jurisdiction over him and its civil complaint should be dismissed.… Continue Reading

Avon keeps no secrets from the feds

In its disclosure yesterday, Avon provided a glimpse into what it means to be cooperating with the DOJ and SEC.

Avon is deep into a huge global investigation about FCPA compliance that so far has cost the company more than $280 million.… Continue Reading

From Siemens 8, Sharef settles with SEC, Steffen fights

A former Siemens executive charged by the SEC with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act has reached agreement in principle to settle his case.

Ariel Sharef and the SEC are preparing settlement documents, the SEC told a federal judge in New York City last week.… Continue Reading

The FCPA’s Long Shadow

How long should the DOJ and SEC keep self reporting companies on the hook?

For example, in 2005 Tyco International Ltd discovered that subsidiaries and agents might have paid bribes overseas.… Continue Reading