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Pope: wealth that is not shared generates corruption Vatican Radio

(Vatican Radio) If you are wealthy, you should make sure your riches serve the "common good." An abundance of things lived selfishly is "sad", steals …

Corruption

Aquino: 'Man to beat' Binay should explain on corruption claims

MANILA, Philippines – Vice President Jejomar Binay may top early surveys on the 2016 presidential elections, but President Benigno Aquino III says …

Corruption

ICAC review could muzzle the corruption watchdog, but it's still got plenty of work to do

Hearts: Bumper stickers in support of ICAC are a sign of its popularity with the public. Photo: Peter Rae

The future of the Independent Commission …

Corruption

Correa Emphasizes Gains for Ecuador Workers Despite Oil Prices

President Rafael Correa speaks at the podium of the National Assembly during his annual address, May 24, 2015. | Photo: Ecuadorean Presidency

In his …

Rafael Correa

Ex-Israeli PM Ehud Olmert sentenced for taking bribes from U.S. businessman

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A judge says Ehud Olmert took bribes from a developer while he was mayor of Jerusalem
• The developer had been previously convicted of bribing Olmert and other officials

Jerusalem (CNN)Former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has been sentenced to eight months in prison for taking cash from an …

Ehud Olmert

In a Small Town in Brazil, a Journalist Is Beheaded

Evany José Metzker just wanted to tell the true stories of people in his part of rural Brazil, and for that he paid with his life.

Traffic heading into the Brazilian town of Padre Paraiso was at a standstill on Easter Sunday as I drove up. The sun had just set over the hills, but a crowd was visible …

Brazil

Banks as Felons, or Criminality Lite

As of this week, Citicorp, JPMorgan Chase, Barclays and Royal Bank of Scotland are felons, having pleaded guilty on Wednesday to criminal charges of conspiring to rig the value of the world’s currencies. According to the Justice Department, the lengthy and lucrative conspiracy enabled the banks to …

U.S. Justice Department

Mapping the risk of judicial corruption

Last month the U.S. Supreme Court issued its ruling in Williams-Yulee v. The Florida Bar, upholding a Florida law that bans judges and judicial …

Corruption

Corruption Currents: U.S. Sanctions Architect Says Iran Program Could Backfire - Risk & Compliance - WSJ

A daily roundup of corruption news from across the Web. We also provide a daily roundup of important risk & compliance stories via our daily newsletter, The Morning Risk Report, which readers can sign up for here. Follow us on Twitter at @WSJRisk.

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Indonesia’s KPK indicted a company executive …

Middle East

3 Of The 5 Big Bank Guilty Pleas Aren't All That They Seem To Be

The Obama administration on Wednesday announced what for years had seemed inexplicably unattainable: guilty pleas from the parent corporations of some of the world's largest banks. Barclays Plc, Citigroup Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Royal Bank of Scotland Group Plc pled guilty to manipulating …

Banking

In Panama, corruption inquiries grow after president's tenure ends

Sometimes it seems that to find your way around today's Panama City, you must look up.

Like the canopy of a forest, about 300-odd skyscrapers have redefined the city's skyline. The relentless construction has helped fuel the highest growth rate in the Americas, year after year.

But now that boom may …

Corruption

South Florida men targeted seniors around the world in $28M sweepstakes fraud, feds say

A South Florida-based sweepstakes fraud that bilked about $28 million from hundreds of thousands of victims around the world has been shut down with …

Fraud

EU Anti-Money Laundering Directive Not the End

Press Release for Immediate Release

BRUSSELS—After months of negotiations, debate, and dialogue, the European Parliament has formally adopted the 4th …

Transparency

Global profiles of the fraudster

Bribery and corruption in New Zealand

New Zealand

FORUM: Anti-corruption and bribery developments in Latin America

Latin America

Assistant Administrator of Riverside General Hospital Sentenced to 40 Years in Prison in $116 Million Medicare Fraud Scheme

The former assistant administrator of Riverside General Hospital was sentenced today to 40 years in prison for his role in a $116 million Medicare …

FBI

Ex-PM, governor to be indicted on bribery charges

SEOUL — Prosecutors said Thursday they have decided to take to court former Prime Minister Lee Wan-koo and incumbent provincial governor Hong …

Bribery

Inside view: What do corrupt organizations look like?

Corporate Culture

Seven Years Later, Wall Street Hasn't Learned Anything

After one of the largest surveys ever done on the financial-services industry, it's clear that ethical breaches abound—and more than a few people know about them.

It’s been said many times, in many places, even well before the Great Recession: The culture on Wall Street is terrible. It encourages …

Wall Street

Pressure To Act Unethically Looms Over Wall Street, Survey Finds

A new survey of financial professionals tends to confirm the widely held belief that the financial industry has an ethics problem.

Among the more than 1,200 financial professionals in the U.S. and Britain who were surveyed, about half the respondents believe their competitors in the industry have …

Wall Street

Historic Survey of Financial Services Professionals Reveals Widespread Disregard for Ethics, Alarming Use of Secrecy Policies to Silence Employees

In one of the most concerning findings, 47 percent of total respondents feel it is likely that their competitors have engaged in illegal or unethical …

Financial Technology

La corrupción en Wall Street vista desde dentro

El informe, preparado por la firma de abogados estadounidense Labaton Sucharow y la Universidad de Notre Dame a partir de una encuesta a empleados de …

31 Charged in Insurance Fraud Sweep

A massive insurance fraud sweep has resulted in 31 people being charged, an announcement from the State Attorney's office said.

The multi-county fraud …

Fraud

Venezuela’s #2 targeted in U.S. drug probe has faced slew of corruption allegations

CARACAS, Venezuela – The man at the center of a major U.S. drug-trafficking investigation involving top members of the Venezuelan government is the Speaker of the National Assembly and the country’s second most powerful man, 53-year-old Diosdado Cabello Rondón.

A longtime ally of late President Hugo …

Conservative News

Chile's Bachelet Says Reform Agenda to Proceed

Chile’s President Michelle Bachelet said Thursday her administration will push ahead with contested legislative changes, even as her government’s popularity fades in the face of weak consumer and business confidence, and allegations of political corruption.

In an annual address to the nation, Ms. …

Michelle Bachelet

India Inc justifies corruption for survival

Corporate India believes strict adherence to anti-corruption measures will harm competitiveness in the current market conditions.

Justifying …

India

Nine women appointed to select Indonesia's corruption commission have no political affiliation

merdeka.com reports: Indonesia's President Joko Widodo has chosen nine women without any political affiliation to be part of a selection panel to …

Corruption