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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

John Kerry in Davos: Corruption fuels extremism and unrest

At the World Economic Forum in Davos Thursday, Secretary of State John Kerry highlighted the links between corruption and unrest in countries including Libya, Yemen, Burundi, and Iraq.

“Only better governance can rout the scourge of corruption, which costs the global economy $2.6… Continue Reading

To find terrorism, look for graft

Last year, 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks, 61% more than the previous year. More than 80% of all deaths from terrorist attacks occurred in five of the world’s most corrupt countries — Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria.… Continue Reading

Stanley Sends Big Check To KBR

Jack Stanley paid his former employer Kellogg, Brown & Root LLC $9.25 million last week as partial restitution for kickbacks he took when he ran the company.

He was sentenced on February 23 to 30 months in prison for conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and commit mail and wire fraud.… Continue Reading

Paper Reports Schlumberger Investigation

The DOJ is investigating potential bribery in Yemen by oil field services giant Schlumberger Ltd., according to a report today by Dionne Searcey of the Wall Street Journal.

The investigation focuses on payments to a consulting firm with ties to Yemen’s government when Schlumberger needed approval to create an oil-exploration databank there.… Continue Reading

Speaking Out

George Terwilliger — formerly of the DOJ and now in private practice — had some wise words about decisions to launch internal investigations. His article in law.com included this tightly packed and well-mannered exhortation:

Most corporate decision-makers do not have the experience necessary to anticipate the judgments and proclivities of enforcement officials.

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In Step With The DOJ

What does it mean to “cooperate with the government” after discovering serious Foreign Corrupt Practices Act compliance problems? There’s a description of organizational cooperation in a recent sentencing memo the Justice Department filed in US v.Continue Reading