The theme of the 3rd Annual Logan Symposium on Investigative Reporting is on bribery and corruption and includes the world premiere of a new PBS Frontline documentary on bribery in international commerce.
A series of high-profile panels focus on reporting about bribery and feature investigative reporters and producers, as well as federal prosecutors and whistleblowers.
Investigative Corruption Reporting panel features Tom Fuentes, former FBI; Helen Garlick, former Serious Fraud Office (UK); Mark Mendelsohn, US Department of Justice; Mark Pieth, OECD (Switzerland); and Nuhu Ribadu, prosecutor (Nigeria).
Asuncion Hostin, CNN, and Brian Ross, ABC News, moderate.
Tom Fuentes served as Assistant Director of FBI's Office of International operations from 2004- until Nov 2008. Fuentes spent 29 years in the FBI including 11 years as a member of the senior executive service. Fuentes directed the office of international operations.
Helen Garlick is formerly of the Serious Fraud Office in the U.K. Until July 2008 Garlick was assistant director of the serious fraud office.
A former federal prosecutor, as well as a respected legal expert and TV personality, who is often called upon for her clear analysis on various provocative issues and high-profile criminal cases in the news.
Sunny Hostin has served as a contributing legal analyst for CNN's weekday and weekend reporting as well as Headline News since September 2007. She also appears regularly on Fox News Channel. She joined CNN from the Fox News Channel, where she was seen weekly on The O'Reilly Factor's "Is It Legal?" segment, providing legal analysis and debate on top criminal cases. Hostin also appeared regularly on Court TV.
Mark Mendelsohn is the Deputy Chief of the Fraud Section in the Criminal Division of the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).
Mendelsohn is responsible for all criminal investigations and prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), as well as principal policy responsibilities relating to the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. Mendelsohn himself is quick to point out that the DOJ has yet to bring charges against any companies that have had a meaningful compliance program already in place.
Mark Pieth is a Professor of Criminal Law at Basel University, Chairman of the OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions, and Member of Swiss Federal Gaming Commission, Chairman of the Board of the Basel Institute on Governance.
Mark Pieth has published extensively in the fields of economic and organised crime, money laundering, corruption, sentencing and criminal procedure.
Nuhu Ribadu is a Nigerian government official. He is the outgoing Executive Chairman of Nigeria's Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), the government commission tasked with countering corruption and fraud.