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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

Former CFO of Siemens Argentina pleads guilty to FCPA offenses

The former chief financial officer of Siemens S.A. – Argentina pleaded guilty Wednesday in federal court in New York City to conspiring to pay tens of millions of dollars in bribes to Argentina government officials in connection with a $1 billion contract to create national identity cards.… Continue Reading

Siemens managers charged with bribery in Argentina

Seventeen people — eight current and nine former managers of Siemens AG — were accused Friday of bribing officials to help win a contract to produce national identity cards while Carlos Menem was president of Argentina in the late 1990s.… Continue Reading

SEC annual report touts FCPA enforcement

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) published its 2013 Agency Financial Report this week to detail its results for the President, Congress and public.

By the end of the 2013 fiscal year, the SEC had obtained total penalties and disgorgements of $3.4 billion, an increase from the $3.1 billion awarded the year before, it said in the report.… Continue Reading

Enforcement Report for Q2 ’13

It was blockbuster quarter for FCPA enforcement, and April was one of the busiest months on record.

There were five corporate resolutions, including the first-ever double non-prosecution agreements from the DOJ and SEC in the Ralph Lauren case. … Continue Reading

Sharef of Siemens settles with SEC

Uriel Sharef, a former officer and board member of Siemens AG, settled civil FCPA charges with the SEC Tuesday.

He agreed to pay a $275,000 civil penalty, the second highest penalty assessed against an individual in an FCPA case, the SEC said.… Continue Reading

Shorter clock on SEC’s FCPA enforcement actions

Last week, in the case Gabelli v. SEC, the U.S. Supreme Court unanimously held that the Securities and Exchange Commission, when seeking a penalty or fine in connection with a civil enforcement action, must file the action within five years of the completion of the alleged fraud or wrongful conduct.… Continue Reading