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Richard L. Cassin Publisher and Editor

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Jessica Tillipman Senior Editor

Harry Cassin Managing Editor


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 

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Bill Steinman Contributing Editor

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FCPA Blog Daily News

Thursday
Jul192018

Bill Browder: ‘I do not feel safe’

The man behind the Magnitsky Act denounced the White House for considering swapping him in exchange for U.S. access to a dozen Russians indicted for hacking America's 2016 presidential election.

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Thursday
Jul192018

Bill Waite: Progress, yes. But victory against corruption remains uncertain

In the prior post and this one, I'm looking at big events and trends since the FCPA Blog started publishing 11 years ago, and their impact on corruption, enforcement, and compliance.

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Thursday
Jul192018

Lindsay Columbo: How did due diligence become so complicated?

Over the past several years, concepts that once served as basic elements to an appropriate customer due diligence program and that had simple definitions have morphed into requirements that are completely decentralized and that vary, based on factors such as geographical location, risk level, industry and business activity.

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Thursday
Jul192018

Honduran anti-graft officer’s death ruled murder, not suicide

Murdered anti-corruption officer Sherill Yubissa Hernandez (via Facebook)The shooting death of a newly appointed Honduran anti-corruption investigator was murder and not suicide, the country's director of forensic medicine said Monday.

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Wednesday
Jul182018

Robert Clark: Building a better bribery-risk index

With a rise in global trade and a focus on international development, the past two decades have seen increased attention to the worldwide problem of corruption. With that attention have come efforts to measure the degree of corruption from one country to another.

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Wednesday
Jul182018

Bill Waite: How corrupt regimes changed today’s world

In 2007 Dick Cassin had the idea of starting the FCPA Blog. His mission: “to help compliance professionals and others everywhere understand how corruption happens, what it does to people and institutions, and how anti-corruption laws and compliance programs work.”

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Wednesday
Jul182018

David Bligh: Did the Corruption Perceptions Index correlate with World Cup fouls?

Watching this year’s World Cup over the last few weeks, I wondered: how does the perceived corruption of the participating countries relate, if at all, to the number of fouls committed by their respective teams?

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Tuesday
Jul172018

Where in the world is 1MDB fugitive Jho Low?

Low Taek Jho is being hunted by governments around the globe for his role in the $4.5 billion looting of Malaysia's sovereign wealth fund, 1MDB.

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Tuesday
Jul172018

Compliance Alert: OECD confirms Germany as leading enforcer

John Bray of Control RisksIn Control Risks’ experience, many Germany companies operating internationally still underestimate the reach of their own country’s anti-corruption laws. A new report published by the OECD shows why this could be a dangerous mistake.

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Tuesday
Jul172018

Bill Browder: Magnitsky Act rattles Putin

Magnitsky Act architect Bill BrowderDuring the Helsinki summit Monday, Russian President Vladimir Putin offered American investigators a chance to interview 12 indicted Russian intelligence agents in exchange for Russian access to Bill Browder.

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Monday
Jul162018

FCPA guilty plea in PDVSA bribery case

A dual U.S.-Venezuelan citizen pleaded guilty Monday to bribing officials at Venezuela’s state-owned oil company and laundering bribe money others paid to the officials.

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Monday
Jul162018

Report: Japan’s first corporate plea deal resolves overseas bribery case

Prosecutors in Tokyo used a plea bargain to resolve an overseas bribery case with a power plant maker under a new law adopted in June, according to a report from Japan.

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