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A Bunch Of CIA Staff Got Fired For Stealing Snacks From Vending Machines

Several CIA contractors were kicked out of the agency for stealing more than $3,000 in snacks from vending machines, according to official documents newly obtained by BuzzFeed News.<p>The thefts took place starting in the fall of 2012 and continued through March 2013, according to a declassified …

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Brazil's corruption scandals: an update

President Michel Temer was expected to bring stability to a country reeling in the wake of a wide-ranging corruption scandal. But plea-bargain …

Allegations from Odebrecht bribery scandal continues to make waves

<b>Anti-Corruption Office asks to be made a plaintiff in five cases; reports emerge suggesting Gils Carbó has agreed to info sharing deal with Brazilian</b> …

Think Latin America is Getting More Corrupt? Think Again.

LIMA, Peru — In Brazil, Michel Temer's brief presidency inches closer to an ignominious finale amid allegations he took $5 million in bribes, the …

Latin America

How Russians Feel About High-Level Government Corruption [Infographic]

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has urged people to take part in anti-corruption protests in Moscow today. Crowds are set to descend on Tverskaya Street near the Kremlin after Navalny moved his rally from a different location in the city. His initial request to hold a demonstration was …

Russia

Corruption Undermining Paraguay Efforts to Combat Drug Flights

A top anti-narcotic prosecutor in Paraguay said that weak controls by aviation authorities have impeded the country's fight to stop aerial drug …

Latin America

Brazil's President Remains Defiant As His Corruption Trial Begins

Brazil's president is on trial this week but is defiant in the face of charges of corruption and obstruction of justice. The political veteran says he will not resign, and critics say he's got vampire-like abilities for survival.<p>Transcript<p>KELLY MCEVERS, HOST:<p>Hearings begin in Brazil tonight that …

Brazil

Corruption beyond Brazil: Where the ‘Car Wash’ scandal has splashed across Latin America

The Lava Jato investigation has engulfed Brazil’s political class, and it centres on contentious contracts by construction giant Odebrecht that span across the continent. <b>Stephanie Nolen</b> maps out how it’s affected their business, which national leaders have been implicated and what’s at stake<p>The …

Latin America

No One Has Ever Made a Corruption Machine Like This One - Bloomberg

By late summer 2015, the men running bribery at the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht SA were plotting another operation—not to rig a contract, …

Corruption

June 2017 | News & Resources

Welcome to Dorsey & Whitney’s monthly Anti-Corruption Digest. The Digest puts material regarding anti-corruption enforcement from around the world at …

Corruption

Corruption: The Operating System

Killing the Corrupt: Duterte's Other Death Squads

We shouldn’t underestimate global frustration with corruption and we shouldn’t underestimate current tolerance for autocratic solutions: strongmen promising brisk solutions to intractable problems. It’s heady stuff.<p>I traveled to Manila last week for an anti-bribery event co-hosted by my …

Philippines

KPK Names Four Suspects in Supreme Audit Agency Bribery Scandal

KPK Deputy Chairman Laode M. Syarief said Sugito is accused of bribing BPK auditors to obtain an "unqualified opinion" — the best possible audit …

Corruption

Brazil plea-bargain testimony says president took $4.6 million in bribes

SAO PAULO/BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's top court released plea-bargain testimony on Friday accusing President Michel Temer and his two predecessors of receiving millions of dollars in bribes, the most damaging development yet in a historic political corruption probe.<p>The testimony made public by …

KPMG: No evidence of corruption by Lula in Petrobras scandal

Good news for Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, the polarizing former President of Brazil. According to a report by <b>KPMG Independent Auditors</b>, there’s no …

Corruption

Brazil roiled as President Temer reportedly taped arranging bribe

Brazilians awoke to fresh political turmoil Thursday morning as federal police moved against key allies of the president and arrested a prosecutor in response to secret tapes about bribery, allegedly made by a meat baron as part of a plea bargain.<p>Late on Wednesday, the newspaper <i>O Globo</i> reported …

Brazil

South Carolina lawmaker indicted by state grand jury

South Carolina state Rep. Rick Quinn used his public office as a multimillion-dollar money funnel that enriched his family’s powerful political …

Corruption

Brazil president taped discussing payoff for witness in graft probe: O Globo

BRASILIA – Brazilian President Michel Temer gave his blessing to an attempt to pay a potential witness to remain silent in the country's biggest-ever graft probe, according to plea bargain testimony by a powerful businessman, newspaper O Globo reported on Wednesday.<p>Temer's office on Wednesday …

Brazil

FBI warns of surge in wire-transfer fraud via spoofed emails

(Reuters) - Attempts at cyber wire fraud globally, via emails purporting to be from trusted business associates, surged in the last seven months of 2016, the U.S. Federal Bureau of Investigation said in a warning to businesses.<p>Fraudsters sought to steal $5.3 billion through schemes known as …

Mexico Targets Suppliers, Buyers in Move Against Fuel Theft

Mexico is embarking on a strategy to combat illegal pipeline thefts that includes going after those who purchase and deal in stolen fuel as well as …

Mexico

Brazil's Lula calls corruption case 'a farce'

Ex-president is accused of receiving beach apartment as bribe in a wider corruption scheme upending Brazil's politics.<p>Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, former president of Brazil, has appeared in court to testify over his alleged entanglement in a sprawling corruption scandal that has thrown the country's …

The US Navy’s “Fat Leonard” Scandal: How the Virtuous Fall

Last March, the U.S. Department of Justice unsealed the latest indictment in the so-called “Fat Leonard” corruption scandal that has haunted the Navy …

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Brazil's top court frees politico appealing corruption case

Brazil's Supreme Court has ordered the release of a former presidential chief-of-staff convicted in a major corruption investigation.<p>Tuesday night's …

Unauthorized Migration Is Worth Billions for LatAm Organized Crime

Experts say unauthorized migration generates billions of dollars for criminal groups in Latin America, earnings that are set to grow as a result of …

Immigration

You won't believe how much this Mexican politician is accused of stealing

MEXICO CITY — In 2012, Javier Duarte was lauded as the standard-bearer of a new generation of governors who would modernize Mexico and put a fresh face on a tired, old party associated with corruption.<p>Five years later, the former governor of the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz stands accused of …

Mexico

April 2017 Ponzi Scheme Roundup

<b>Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps</b><p>Below is a summary of the activity reported for April 2017. The reported stories reflect: 8 guilty pleas or convictions …