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Report: Russian central bank hacked for $31 million

Russia's central bank announced Friday that hackers had stolen more than 2 billion rubles, about $31 million, Reuters reported.<p>ADVERTISEMENT<p>Official …

Russia

Odebrecht, Braskem Said to Reach $2.5 Billion Bribe Accord - Bloomberg

U.S. and Brazilian authorities are set to impose $2.5 billion in foreign-corruption penalties on Odebrecht SA, Latin America’s biggest construction …

Bribery

Panama Papers: Europol links 3,500 names to suspected criminals

Law enforcement agency analysis uncovers probable matches connected to terrorism, money laundering and organised crime<p>Almost 3,500 individuals and companies in the Panama Papers are probable matches for suspected criminals including terrorists, cybercriminals and cigarette smugglers, according to a …

Latin America

Fake U.S. embassy operates for a decade in Ghana issuing illegal visas

Every Monday, Tuesday and Friday for the past decade, a pink building in Accra, the capital city of Ghana, flew an American flag from 7 a.m. to 12 …

West Africa

Experts who quit Panama's transparency commission produce their own report

Ending the kinds of offshore abuses revealed by the Panama Papers scandal requires a global solution led by the United States and Europe, a report …

Transparency

1MDB: Ex-BSI Banker's Guilty Plea Reveals Swiss Bank Ties

Details<p><b>The guilty plea of a former BSI private banker has brought to light the close-knit network of Swiss banks working hand-in-hand to launder</b> …

Banking

"Operación Tifón": Al menos 65 detenidos y fuertes decomisos en Honduras

Tegucigalpa, HondurasSu fuerza fue devastadora.<br>Al final del día ya había sacudido todo lo que halló a su paso.<br>Esta vez no fue la naturaleza la que …

12 dependencias, las más proclives a la corrupción

La Cofepris, la Semarnat y el IMSS encabezan la lista con 38, 21 y 11 papeleos; consultan a ciudadanos si han sido víctimas de este delito.<p><b>México</b><p>El gobierno federal detectó 115 trámites susceptibles a la corrupción en 12 dependencias, por lo que decidió consultar a ciudadanos y empresarios si al …

As a Distracted Brazil Mourns, Lawmakers Gut a Corruption Bill

RIO DE JANEIRO — Brazil was still mourning the victims of one of its most agonizing sports tragedies, the crash of a plane carrying the Chapecoense soccer team. But the country’s scandal-plagued Congress had its own priorities: gutting what was supposed to be a pioneering anticorruption …

Brazil

Odebrecht Says Sorry for Corruption in Ads, Brazilians Skeptical

Engineering conglomerate Odebrecht took out full-page advertisements in Brazil's main newspapers on Friday to apologize to Brazilians for its …

Bribery Is on the Rise Worldwide, and It Costs A Lot More Than Just Money

But it could be on the downswing from here, experts say.

Bribery

Press release - Brazil’s Carwash Task Force wins Transparency International Anti-Corruption Award

Translations: PT ES<p>Brazil’s Carwash Task Force wins Transparency International Anti-Corruption Award<p>Transparency International today proudly …

Corruption

In era of mistrust, panelists say it’s “Time for Justice”

Time for Justice, Image by Young Journalist Lucia He<p>From the election of Donald Trump in the United States, to Brexit and the vote against the …

Corruption

Panama Papers: Cooperation among journalists makes the difference between national and global impact

Marina Walker at IACC, Image by Mauro Pimentel<p>Nine months on from the biggest data leak in history, journalists involved in receiving and sifting …

Journalism

#17IACC Panama City Hosts Global Anti-Corruption Conference

At the opening plenary of the 17th IACC. Image: Mauro Pimentel<p>Ambrosio Soto, a mayor from the Mexican state of Guerrero, was killed on a highway in …

Corruption

The people are angry, and voting in protest; Chayes, Eigen, Lessig, and Shetty Speak on “Equity”

Panel “Time for equity” in the second day of 17th International Anti-Corruption Conference, IACC in Panama City, Panama, Friday, Dec. 2, 2016. (Mauro …

Corruption

TRACE Releases 2016 Edition of its Global Business Bribery Risk Index, the TRACE Matrix

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Dec. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- TRACE International, the world's leading anti-bribery standard setting organization, has announced the …

Marcelo Odebrecht Agrees to Plea Deal in Brazilian Corruption Probe

SÃO PAULO—Marcelo Odebrecht, the jailed former head of Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht SA, on Thursday agreed to sign a plea-bargain agreement in connection with Brazil’s largest corruption probe ever, according to a person close to the negotiations.<p>The move could roil the nation’s political …

Corruption

How Tulum went from eco-chic to den of corruption

Riviera Maya

Brazil Anti-Corruption 'Amnesty' Bill Will Never Stop Petrobras Investigation

Contrary to all the hand-wringing and hair-pulling that the Brazilian congress is trying to railroad the Petrobras investigation, the truth of the matter is that they can throw everything plus the kitchen sink against the judicial system…and they will fail.<p>Brazil’s president Michel Temer already …

Brazil

November 2016 Ponzi Scheme Roundup

<b>Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps</b><p>Below is a summary of the activity reported for November 2016. The reported stories reflect: 6 guilty pleas or …

Assassinations, cults, Viagra, corruption: World leader on brink

Korean Peninsula

Avanza auditoría sobre corrupción en la Magistratura

El Consejo de la Magistratura comenzó a recibir los primeros resultados de una auditoría, tendiente a recabar información en cada uno de los juzgados …

Brazil President Vows to Bar Politicians From Gaining Corruption Probe Immunity

BRASÍLIA—Under pressure from an angry public fed up with corruption, Brazil’s President Michel Temer on Sunday vowed to derail efforts by the nation’s lawmakers to try to shield themselves from prosecution in an epic graft probe that has rocked the country.<p>Brazil’s congress is set this week to vote …

Brazil

Ex-Peruvian first lady's United Nations job delayed over corruption probe

LIMA, Nov. 29 (UPI) -- The United Nations has postponed the promotion of former Peruvian first lady Nadine Heredia to a key post in the Food and …

United Nations

Transparency International UK

*A shorter version of this article was originally published on politics.co.uk on 28/10/2016<p>The new government was very quiet over the summer about …

United Kingdom

Supreme Court rejects financier Stanford's Ponzi scheme appeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Supreme Court on Monday rejected Texas financier Robert Allen Stanford's bid to overturn his conviction and 110-year prison sentence for running what prosecutors called a $7.2 billion Ponzi scheme that bilked investors in 113 countries.<p>The justices left in place the …

Judiciary

They make the finest counterfeit money in the world. The U.S. just recovered $30 million worth.

The product is carefully created in rural facilities throughout the Peruvian countryside using cheap labor, then hoarded in stash houses controlled by violent gangs in Lima.<p>Once there, the goods are packed into parcels, loaded onto planes or hidden inside luggage, pottery, hollowed-out Bibles, …

Money