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Austria Indicts Former Finance Minister on Charges of Corruption

Austria indicted a former finance minister for corruption linked to a 2.45 billion euro ($2.7 billion) sale of state assets.<p>Karl-Heinz Grasser, 47, …

Austria

Mexico’s president apologized for a corruption scandal. But the nightmare goes on for the reporter who uncovered it.

MEXICO CITY — As he signed into law new anti-corruption measures earlier this week, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto took the opportunity to apologize for one of the defining scandals of his tenure: the purchase by his wife of a $7 million mansion through a favored government contractor.<p>Peña …

Corruption

Mexico Strengthens Anti

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97% of El Salvador Wants International Anti-Corruption Body

El Salvador citizens are almost unanimously in favor of creating an international commission to investigate organized crime and corruption in the …

Corruption

Accountant Suspended for Failing to Spot Fraud in Company Audit

Fraud

Political scandals linger as Philly readies for convention

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>Latest News<p>Advertisement<p>PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- The streets are freshly swept, the hotel rooms are pristine, the party invitations have gone out and extra police patrols are assigned.<p>Philadelphia is ready for the Democratic National Convention.<p>Tougher to clean up and shine, …

2016 U.S. Elections

Councils trap £271m in fraud, CIPFA finds

The annual CIPFA Fraud and Corruption Tracker found an estimated 77,000 cases were tackled in the year as councils recruit more counter fraud …

10 Most Corrupt World Leaders of Recent History

Read any article on corruption prevention, and the first thing you’ll be told is that ‘political will’, or the tone at the top, is the foundation of …

Corruption

Mexican Pres. asks country for forgiveness for corruption scandal

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto is asking his country for forgiveness, more than a year and a half after a corruption scandal.<p>The president is …

Mexico Wins: Anti-Corruption Reform Approved

Mexico just approved an anti-corruption reform that required changing 14 constitutional articles, drafting 2 new general laws, and reforming five more. This is not minor. The reform is, by far, the most encompassing system to identify and sanction corruption that the country has ever had and its …

Latin America

Brazil’s Largest Newspaper Commits Major Journalistic Fraud to Boost Interim President Temer

<i>(The version of this article in Portuguese will be published shortly)</i><p>One of the looming mysteries during the last several months of Brazil’s …

South America

Corruption Currents: World’s Biggest Banks Spend Billions on ‘Conduct Costs’

ENLARGE<p><i>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</i> here<i>.</i> Follow us on Twitter at @WSJRisk.<p>Bribery:<p>United agreed to pay a $2.25 million …

Corruption

This Guy Trains Computers to Find Future Criminals

Computer scientists have a maxim, “Garbage in, garbage out.” In this case, the garbage would be decades of racial and socioeconomic disparities in …

Crime

The Structure of Corruption: A Systemic Analysis Using Eurasian Cases

Corruption is gaining recognition among civil society and government decisionmakers alike as a central factor in many of the world’s worst problems. …

Corruption watchdog charges ex-official at $630m Bendigo Hospital project

Adam Hardinge Photo: Brendan McCarthy<p>Former Bendigo Health Construction Manager Adam Hardinge Photo: Brendan McCarthy<p>Adam Hardinge in the Bendigo …

Corruption

U.S. investigations expose fraud, bribery in Syrian aid response

By Dasha Afanasieva<p>ANKARA (Reuters) - U.S. investigations have exposed bribery and fraud in Syrian aid programs, the United States Agency for …

Fraud

Ecuador's Correa Takes Aim at Politicians Utilizing Tax Havens

Rafael Correa is seeking a mandate from the Ecuadorean people to see that politicians and public servants who store their money in offshore tax …

Fight against corruption

Risk Analysis on Corruption Investigation and Proceedings<p>Languages available: SRP<p><i>Français -</i> Other languages: <i>RUS - SRP</i><p>PAKS Manual on Judicial …

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Ombudsman files corruption charges vs. former VP Binay

<b>Metro Manila (CNN Philippines) —</b> The Ombudsman filed corruption charges at the Sandiganbayan against former Vice President Jejomar Binay on Thursday …

Corruption

WikiLeaks releases audio accusing Obama & Bush administrations of corruption — RT America

WikiLeaks had 30 hours of audio recordings related to a billion-dollar corruption scandal <i>“with links to the White House,”</i> the organization said in a tweet on Monday.<p>The tapes are intended to provide evidence that AbilityOne, a program that awards roughly $3 billion annually in government contracts, …

Corruption

Corruption Currents: International Regulators to Write New KYC Rules

ENLARGE<p><i>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</i> here<i>.</i> Follow us on Twitter at @WSJRisk.<p>Bribery:<p>The restructuring of OAS SA is a case …

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Electronics Smuggler Sentenced for Illegal Exports to Russia

Alexander Brazhnikov, Jr., smuggled $65 million worth of sensitive electronics components to Russia.<p>Electronics Smuggler Sentenced<br>Sensitive Equipment …

Russia

Corruption Currents: Israeli Attorney General Orders Probe of Netanyahu

ENLARGE<p><i>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</i> here<i>.</i> Follow us on Twitter at @WSJRisk.<p>Bribery:<p>PEPWatch: Sri Lankan police arrested …

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U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown and staff chief indicted; each faces prison sentence of more than 350 years

U.S. Rep. Corrine Brown has been indicted on federal mail and wire fraud charges following a lengthy investigation of a bogus scholarship fund that …

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Eduardo Cunha, Who Helped Oust Dilma Rousseff, Resigns Brazil House Post

RIO DE JANEIRO — The conservative lawmaker who orchestrated the ouster of Brazil’s suspended president, Dilma Rousseff, resigned as the speaker of the lower house of Congress on Thursday as indignation mounted over his quest to remain in power while facing charges of taking as much as $40 million …

Dilma Rousseff

SCOTUS Upholds Citizens United Rationale in Vacating Ex-Governor’s Corruption Conviction

SCOTUS Upholds Citizens United Rationale in Vacating Ex-Governor’s Corruption ConvictionIn late June, the Supreme Court voted unanimously to vacate …

Corruption

Is the Supreme Court Clueless About Corruption? Ask Jack Abramoff

WASHINGTON — Take it from a corrupt lobbyist: When it comes to peddling influence and buying politicians, the Supreme Court just doesn’t get it.<p>Jack Abramoff, the former superlobbyist who ended up in prison, said he fears the court’s unanimous decision to toss out the bribery conviction of Bob …

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