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Reporter, Corruption Currents — Wall Street Journal
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Wall Street Journal reporter; opinions are my own. Also tweeting at @WSJRisk. Stories here

Top Records of 2014

5 Takeaways From the OECD Report on Foreign Bribery — The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development on Tuesday released its first-ever analysis of anti-bribery on a global scale. The OECD looked at a total of 427 cases, of which 263 were made against individuals and 164 were against entities.

Samuel Rubenfeld's Tumblr — The reason courts treat corporations as persons is for the purpose of the due process clause, and other parts of the constitution. They can stand in, bring lawsuits and have lawsuits be brought against them. But the difficulty of jailing a corporation limits the range in which a corporation can be prosecuted.

5 Days of Scandal: FIFA Edition — FIFA, the world soccer organization and no stranger to crisis, has spent the last five days under constant fire. The latest crisis is tied to allegations of vote-buying in the selection of Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup tournaments in 2018 and 2022, respectively.

Silk Road 2.0 Leads to Arrest — A San Francisco man was arrested Wednesday and charged with operating Silk Road 2.0, a nearly identical version of the Silk Road marketplace shut down by U.S. officials in October 2013. Blake Benthall, who went by the alias "Defcon," was charged in a New York in a criminal complaint for allegedly starting a spinoff version of the Silk Road...

Samuel Rubenfeld’s Reading Progress for Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United

Samuel Rubenfeld’s Reading Progress for Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United

5 Cases of US Shell Companies Aiding Criminal Conduct — For all the talk about money laundering risks associated with overseas shell companies, the U.S. too contains havens for anonymous firms. States handle incorporation and some have loose requirements, such as Delaware, which one report called an " Onshore Offshore." The U.S.

Key Justice Official Stirs Concern by Urging Companies to Aid Crackdown — The Justice Department recently called for more cooperation from corporations in cracking down on financial crime. So far, however, lawyers who represent companies in such cases aren't giving the idea rave reviews. Speaking at a conference in New York on Wednesday, Marshall Miller, deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's criminal division, said that for the department to consider them cooperative, companies need...

5 Things Companies Agree To but Can’t Deliver On in DPAs — Companies often sign non- or deferred-prosecution agreements rather than fight charges at trial, especially in cases involving Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. These are settlements in which the charges are dropped after an agreed-upon period of time-if the organization complies with the terms of a deal supervised by a judge.
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Dec 22, 2014

RT @Azi: !! Bratton to reporters: what about "your fear” about your jobs; " anyone running around with high morale” ? #media

Dec 22, 2014

RT @lizcgoodwin: "Can you point out one Mayor who has not been battling the police unions in the past 50 yrs?" Bratton asks media

Dec 22, 2014

RT @allisonkilkenny: Sooo..the media made Pat Lynch accuse De Blasio of having blood on his hands?

Dec 22, 2014

SFO says the agency scored its first conviction of a company for foreign bribery offenses…

Dec 22, 2014

#CC: North Korea threatened the US with "serious consequences" if it retaliates against Pyongyang over the Sony hack…

Dec 22, 2014

someone could probably write an entire essay on JFK as Bernard King

Dec 22, 2014

I have a lot of feelings about this presidents-as-basketball-players piece, but TR as Willis Reed is a great choice…

Dec 22, 2014

Updates throughout Alstom story, including citation from plea showing company's failure to cooperate with prosecutors…

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