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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

Trial of Alstom UK unit starts in London

Image courtesy of AlstomThe trial of a UK subsidiary of Paris-based Alstom started Tuesday, with the Serious Fraud Office alleging in filings that the company paid $8.5 million in bribes for contracts in India, Poland, and Tunisia.… Continue Reading

SFO charges Alstom UK unit for bribes

The Serious Fraud Office said Thursday it has started criminal proceedings “against an Alstom company in the UK by written charge.”

Alstom Network UK Ltd, formerly called Alstom International Ltd, a UK subsidiary of Alstom, was charged with three corruption offenses, and three counts of conspiracy to corrupt.… Continue Reading

Two Alstom execs charged, one pleads guilty

The United States unsealed criminal charges Tuesday against one current and one former executive of French power company Alstom’s U.S. unit for an Indonesia bribery scheme.

Frederic Pierucci, 45, a French citizen and current Alstom executive in charge of sales, was charged in an indictment unsealed Tuesday in the District of Connecticut, where Alstom’s U.S.… Continue Reading

After They’re Gone

Muammar al-Gaddafi at the 12th AU summit, February 2, 2009, in Addis Abeba.

By Bill Waite and Martin Stone

A by-product of the type of regime changes seen recently in Tunisia and Egypt, and appearing likely in Libya, is a wave of overseas asset traces.… Continue Reading

Swiss Time

Within a half hour of Mubarak’s resignation on Friday, Switzerland had acted.

“I can confirm that Switzerland has frozen possible assets of the former Egyptian president with immediate effect,” a Swiss government spokesman told Reuters, without saying more.… Continue Reading

Nailing His Assets

Former Tunisian President Zine El Abidine Ben AliLast month, Tunisia’s citizens decided they’d finally had enough of their kleptomaniacal president Ben Ali, who managed to escape to Saudi Arabia.

By the time of his hasty departure, he’d ruled the country for 23 years and reportedly had expropriated for the private enjoyment of himself and his family about a third of the country’s economy.… Continue Reading