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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

Is the CPI upside down?

Transparency International released its 2019 Corruption Perceptions Index Thursday. The results of this latest iconic list beg the question: Should we look at the ten cleanest countries on the CPI to see where the next mega-FCPA settlement will come from?… Continue Reading

Beny Steinmetz indicted in Switzerland for bribery

Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and two associates are facing criminal charges in Switzerland for allegedly paying bribes to win mining licences in Guinea between 2005 and 2010.

The Geneva public prosecutor said in a statement Monday the defendants are charged with the criminal offenses of “foreign bribery and forgery.”… Continue Reading

Former SNC-Lavalin chief pleads guilty in bribery case

Pierre Duhaime (Image courtesy of Montreal Council on Foreign Relations)Former SNC-Lavalin CEO Pierre Duhaime pleaded guilty Friday to helping a public servant commit breach of trust.

Following his plea, Duhaime, 64, was sentenced to 20 months house arrest and 240 hours of community service.… Continue Reading

Switzerland: Oil trader sentenced for Africa bribes

A former Geneva-based oil trader was given an 18-month suspended sentence for bribing officials in Africa in exchange for oil shipments.
 
Pascal Collard, a Belgian with Swiss residence, admitted bribing officials in the Congo and Ivory Coast.… Continue Reading

Odebrecht’s graft echoes across the hemisphere

Three fund managers and a national government said in SEC filings last week that Odebrecht’s corruption scandal has become a problem and a risk factor for them.

Brazil-based Odebrecht, an engineering and construction giant with world-wide reach, agreed late last year to settle bribery offenses by paying global criminal penalties of at least $2.6… Continue Reading