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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

Do Top-Level Execs Get A Pass From DOJ?

In today’s White Collar Crime Prof Blog, former federal prosecutor Solomon Wisenberg has a post called DOJ’s Fraud Protection Racket.

Wisenberg — writing about a New York Times article that discusses what he calls the ‘DOJ’s pathetic track record in prosecuting and convicting individual high profile fraudsters in connection with the financial crisis’ — said the DOJ’s failure to prosecute individuals for criminal fraud reflects the Administration’s policy.… Continue Reading

Fox’s Top Ten For 2011, Corporate Division

As December is a time for reflection on the past twelve months, I have been considering the FCPA Enforcement Action year.

I submit for your consideration my Top 10 FCPA Enforcement Actions for 2011 in the Corporate Division.… Continue Reading

Second Thoughts About The Second Sting Trial

Another group of defendants went on trial this week in federal court in the District of Columbia in the Africa sting case. 

Patrick Caldwell, John Mushriqui, Jeana Mushriqui, Stephen Giordanella, John Godsey, and Marc Morales each face one count of conspiracy to violate the FCPA.… Continue Reading

Enforcement Report For Q1 ’11

During the first quarter of 2011, two earlier FCPA-related indictments were disclosed. And there were four corporate actions, four guilty pleas, including two shot-show defendants and the former KBR middleman Jeffrey Tesler, who was hit with the biggest forfeiture order in FCPA history, and two sentencings of individuals to prison.… Continue Reading

Tyson Foods Pays $5.2 Million To Resolve Mexico Bribes Charges

In a settlement announced today with the DOJ and the SEC, Tyson Foods Inc. will pay a $4 million criminal penalty and $1.2 million in disgorgement and pre-judgment interest to resolve charges related to illegal payments by company representatives to government-employed inspection veterinarians in Mexico and a cover-up of the payments.… Continue Reading