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Vice President Jorge Glas will remain imprisoned in Quito

<b>Ecuadornews:</b> Vice President <b>Jorge Glas</b> will remain in custody. <b>The National Court of Justice</b> denied the habeas corpus petition filed by Eduardo Franco, …

Geek

China punishes 1.3m officials for corruption

Beijing – Chinese President Xi Jinping’s anti-graft drive,which has targeted officials at all levels, has punished more than 1.3 million people in …

China

JUSTRAC

In “When Corruption Is the Operating System: The Case of Honduras,” author Sarah Chayes paints a detailed picture of Honduras’s struggle with a …

Corruption

Judge orders ex-congressman William Jefferson released from jail

MCLEAN, Va. – A former Louisiana congressman sentenced to 13 years in prison on bribery charges who was famously caught hiding $90,000 cash in his freezer has been ordered to be immediately released from jail to receive a new sentencing hearing.<p>The ruling ordering the release of ex-Rep. William …

Law

What could be the largest food stamp fraud bust in U.S. history caught on camera

South Florida reached another fraud milestone for what the Justice Department called “the largest combined financial fraud loss for a food stamp …

Frederica Wilson

September 2017 Ponzi Scheme Roundup

<b>Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps</b><p>Below is a summary of the activity reported for September 2017. The reported stories reflect: 7 guilty pleas or …

Corruption in Muslim Countries

A tragic flaw of endemic corruption permeates the fifty-seven (57) Muslim-majority countries. In all these countries located in Asia, Africa, and the Middle East, Muslims view themselves as spiritual communities devoted to One God, eager to go to Hajj, fast in the month of Ramadhan, say daily …

Islam

How KPMG got caught up in the breathtaking corruption of South Africa’s private sector

Moses came down from the mount with tablets inscribed with 10 commandments. Most of us know (most of) them, and most of us fail to live by (most of) them. But if Moses had turned them over and looked in the fine print on the back, he’d have found the 11th Commandment:<p><i>Don’t get caught.</i><p>That in …

South Africa

Latin American politics still grappling with sleaze

MONTEVIDEO (AFP) -<p>As corruption goes in Latin America, it amounted to small beans, but the excess that ended the Uruguayan vice-president's career this month shows the region's politics are still locked in a cycle of sleaze.<p>Despite increased public awareness of political corruption, tougher laws …

Latin America

How Artificial Intelligence Will Make Cyber Criminals More 'Efficient'

The era of artificial intelligence is upon us, though there’s plenty of debate over how AI should be defined much less whether we should start …

A Century of Fakers, Fraudsters and Rogues

From Bernie Cornfeld to Bernie Madoff, a swindlers list for the ages—some of whom we never saw coming.<p><b>Ivar Kreuger<br>FOUNDER, KREUGER & TOLL</b><br>“He is 49, came to this country 29 years ago with $100 in his pocket and insatiable ambition in his head … [he]built bridges in Mexico and South Africa, …

Fraud

Peruvian gets 12 years for running fraud out of Trump Building

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Peruvian man was sentenced to 12 years in prison on Monday after he pleaded guilty to U.S. charges of defrauding investors out of more than $1.2 million, using a video pitch that featured the Trump Building in downtown Manhattan, where he had an office.<p>Pedro Jaramillo, 49, …

Fraud

Wall Street whistleblowers reap millions

The Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) has paid out more than $100 million in a new whistleblower program aimed at rooting out bad behavior on …

Addressing Corruption with Clarity

<b>Introduction</b><p>Thank you, Norm, for your generous introduction and for helping organize today’s forum. My thanks go as well to the Brookings …

For the first time in decades, a sitting US Senator is on trial for corruption. This is a huge deal, but you may not have heard about it.

Brazil former presidents Lula and Rousseff charged in corruption case

Brazil's top prosecutor on Tuesday charged former Presidents Luis Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff along with fellow Workers Party members …

Brazil

Sara Netanyahu expected to be indicted for fraud in accepting $110,000 in goods

Sara Netanyahu is expected to be indicted, pending a hearing, on charges of fraudulently receiving items worth 400,000 shekels ($111,851), Haaretz …

US Judge Approves Extradition of Former Panamanian President

A U.S. federal judge Thursday approved the extradition of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli to face charges of corruption and spying on …

Money Laundering Investigator Claims Venezuela Regime Laundered $800 Billion

A Venezuelan money laundering investigator currently seeking asylum in the United States claims his research has unveiled at least $800 billion of …

This should be taught in schools.

GAO: FraudNet – Reporting Fraud, Waste, Abuse, and Mismanagement of Federal Funds

Guatemala president expels UN anti-corruption chief

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales is expelling the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that is investigating the president's campaign …

Two Bankers Indicted In Libor-Manipulation Case -- Update

Two bankers were indicted in the U.S. on Thursday on allegations that they manipulated a key benchmark interest rate while at French lender Société Générale SA, in the latest U.S. attempt to prosecute alleged participants in a multibillion-dollar scandal that roiled global markets.<p>The U.S. Justice …

Corruption

What is a Bribe?

A price, reward, gift or favor given or promised with a view to pervert the judgment of or influence the action of a person in a position of trust. …

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How Corrupt Is Mexico?

Mexico Battles Corruption as Trust in Public Officials Plummets

Three Mexican governors have been arrested in 2017 after fleeing justice, and nearly 90% of the country’s citizens see the government as deeply …

How Ronald Reagan’s Hometown Was Robbed Blind

The new doc ‘All the Queen’s Horses’ chronicles how a mid-level government employee took a small town in Illinois for $53 million, the biggest municipal fraud case in U.S. history.<p>Dixon, Illinois. Population 15,733. A bucolic, all-American river town two hours west of Chicago, the boyhood home of …

Ronald Reagan

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Corruption?

33 Pages Posted:<p>National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy<p>Date Written: August 11, 2017<p>Abstract<p>Corruption is one …