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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

What’s the most important FCPA case ever?

Since the FCPA became law in December 1977, the DOJ has brought about 300 enforcement actions. Which one is the most important?

Telia. The biggest by our measure was this year’s action against Telia Company AB of Sweden, with global penalties amounting to $965 million.… Continue Reading

Telia also tops our new Top Ten Disgorgements list

Telia Company AB’s $965.6 million settlement Thursday included disgorgement to the SEC of $457 million, the biggest disgorgement ever ordered in an FCPA enforcement action.

Telia won’t actually pay the SEC $457 million in disgorgement, however.… Continue Reading

Telia tops our new Top Ten list (after we do some math)

Sweden’s Telia Company AB agreed Thursday with the DOJ and SEC to pay total penalties of $965 million to resolve FCPA offenses in Uzbekistan.

Prior to Thursday, the biggest FCPA settlement on record was Siemens’ $800 million resolution in 2008, when it paid the DOJ $450 million in criminal penalties and the SEC $350 million in disgorgement.… Continue Reading

VimpelCom and Telia prosecutor to speak at DC event (February 16)

Miranda van TurennoutDutch prosecutor Miranda van Turennout will deliver the keynote speech at GIR Live in Washington, DC on February 16.
 
Turennout, a senior prosecutor at the Dutch Public Prosecutor’s Office (OM), is currently leading a Dutch investigation into allegations that Swedish telecoms company Telia paid bribes to Uzbek officials for access to the country’s telecoms market.… Continue Reading