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Senior Editor

Jessica Tillipman
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Bill Steinman
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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
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Richard Bistrong
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Eric Carlson
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O’Shea: Feds Flubbed Statute of Limitations

Last week, John O’Shea asked a federal court in Houston to dismiss the FCPA case against him. He said the government didn’t indict him within the statute of limitations period.

For FCPA offenses, the deadline to indict a defendant is normally five years from when the offense occurred.… 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

FCPA Conspiracy Theories

Enforcement actions by the DOJ against companies and individuals are often resolved by the defendant pleading guilty to a conspiracy count. We had assumed the DOJ used conspiracy instead of substantive FCPA offenses solely to give cooperating defendants a break.… Continue Reading

Guilty Plea In (Old) Panama Bribes Case

A Virginia man pleaded guilty on Friday, November 13th to being part of an overseas bribery conspiracy that began in 1996 and ended in 2003. Charles Paul Edward Jumet, 53, was charged in federal court in Richmond, Virginia under a two-count criminal information.… Continue Reading

The SEC Spreads The Love

Millipore’s announcement last week was unusual. The Massachusetts-based life science firm said in its 10-Q that the SEC won’t bring an enforcement action for potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations the company self-reported in 2006.Continue Reading

In Bourke’s Case, We Stand Corrected

We never forget how many of our readers are real experts in the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. And how generous they are with their help. It happened again late last week when they asked us to set the record straight in U.S.Continue Reading

Kozeny’s Co-Defendant Wins Appeal

Frederic Bourke won’t face Foreign Corrupt Practices Act charges after all. He was indicted in May 2005 with Victor Kozeny and David Pinkerton over an alleged plan to bribe officials from Azerbaijan from 1997 to 1999 in connection with the privatization of the state oil company.… Continue Reading

Heading For The Hammock

It’s the weekend again. Good thing. We need (and deserve) some rest. What serious mind, after all, wouldn’t be exhausted pondering how Tampa Bay can be one and a half games clear of the Red Sox?… Continue Reading

Good News For Mr. Pinkerton

A report yesterday from Dow Jones said the United States has dropped its sputtering prosecution of David B. Pinkerton on charges of conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

The government had alleged that in June 1998, as the head of AIG Global Investment Corp.,… Continue Reading

A Matter Of Money

At the White Collar Crime Prof Blog, Ellen Podgor — who’s now the solo blog editor since Peter Henning placed himself on well-deserved blog editor emeritus status — discusses some of the obligations imposed by the Department of Justice on AB Volvo and its two subsidiaries in their deferred prosecution agreement here.… Continue Reading