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Wall Street Journal reporter; opinions are my own. Also tweeting at @WSJRisk. Stories here

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.

Samuel Rubenfeld's Tumblr — I try not to focus on the fact that I could never afford the house in which I grew up, and think instead how lucky I was to have lived there in the first place.-- My Brooklyn, Then and Now -
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Dec 18, 2014

The @StateDeptCT named Ajnad Misr, an Egyptian group, and Ibriahim al-Rubaysh, a former Gitmo detainee, as terrorists…

Dec 18, 2014

#CC: Emails showed that Sony suffered technology outages it blamed on software flaws before hackers attacked the firm…

Dec 18, 2014

Obama signed the new sanctions on Russia into law, but he said in a statement he won't put them in place…

Dec 18, 2014

RT @johnson_carrie: AG Eric Holder reverses 2006 Bush DOJ interpretation, says anti-discrimination parts of1964 civil rights law extend to transgender people

Dec 18, 2014

is the last 50 seconds of Hidebound the best sequence of music released all year? Possibly. @fellowproject

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