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Corruption Currents: U.S. Pays Millions to BHP Billiton Whistleblower

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>Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte …

Corruption

Fighting Fraud and Corruption in the Humanitarian and Global Development Sector (Hardback)

There are an estimated 40,000 international Non-Government Organisations (NGOs), working in an enormous global aid industry; official development …

Fraud

It's time to talk about fraud in aid agencies

Some years ago, researchers from a British university contacted the member agencies of the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) to ask them how they measured fraud. The responses were not encouraging: “we are too busy to help”, “we are unable to respond to your exact request” and “we do not measure …

Fraud

Corruption Currents: Taiwan to Tighten Anti-Money Laundering Law

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>Brazil’s corruption probe of …

Corruption

Colombian official who fled corruption trial arrested in Weston

Two years after evading corruption charges by fleeing to South Florida, a former Colombian agriculture minister and onetime presidential candidate …

Corruption

Brazil Seizes $655M Odebrecht, OAS Assets in Petrobras Damage Compensation

The federal auditing court of Brazil, TCU, has ordered the seizure of assets worth the equivalent of US$655 million from Latin America’s largest …

Petrobras

Peru high court throws out Fujimori embezzlement conviction

By<p>|<p>LIMA, Peru (AP) — A five-judge Supreme Court panel on Tuesday unanimously overturned the embezzlement conviction of imprisoned former Peruvian …

Leonardo DiCaprio, the Malaysian Money Scandal and His "Unusual" Foundation

According to the Justice Department, certain donations to the Oscar winner's charity came directly from a multibillion-dollar embezzlement drama in …

Fundraising

Corruption Currents: Trump’s Campaign Chair on Ukraine ‘Black Ledger’

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>Indian lawmakers are looking at …

Corruption

Experts call for action to combat academic corruption

Alarmed by the growing frequency of news reports about academic corruption, an international panel of experts is calling for "action on a broad …

Corruption Currents: U.K. Export Agency Grounds Airbus Deals Amid Bribery Probe

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 U.K. export agency grounded …

Corruption

Brazil's Senate indicts Rousseff, opens impeachment trial

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Senate voted early on Wednesday to indict President Dilma Rousseff on charges of breaking budget laws and put her on trial in an impeachment process that has stalled Brazilian politics since January.<p>With the eyes of the world on the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, …

Panama Papers Commission ‘Will Have No Credibility,’ Former Chair Joseph Stiglitz Says

Just days after resigning from a committee set up to study Panama's finance system in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal, the largest leak of …

88% of Colombia's Gold Produced Illegally: Expert

The vast majority of gold in Colombia's mines is extracted illegally, according to one expert, underscoring the importance of this illegal economy as …

Gold

Ex-Lawmaker Gets 15 Years for Money Laundering in El Salvador

Wilver Rivera Monge, a former elected congressman, was given 15 years in prison for his role in laundering drug money for the notorious trafficker …

El Salvador

US Shell Companies Aid Crime Groups in Latin America and Beyond

A new report highlights how criminal groups use anonymous shell companies to help launder illicit proceeds, and how a simple legal change could help …

Crime

Ecuador reprimands journalist, TV station for investigative reports - Committee to Protect Journalists

According to a copy of the decision, which CPJ has reviewed, the media regulator Supercom determined that Teleamazonas had engaged in the "media …

Corruption, Politics, and Corporate Transparency in Latin America

It is Latin America’s anticorruption season. Deep beneath the waves of revulsion about scandal, graft, and the general filthiness of local politics …

Transparency

Panama Papers Commission ‘Will Have No Credibility,’ Former Chair Joseph Stiglitz Says

Just days after resigning from a committee set up to study Panama's finance system in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal, the largest leak of …

Joseph Stiglitz

FRONTLINE/WORLD: The Business of Bribes: Chasing the Ghosts of a Corrupt Regime

In July 2004, police lay in wait at an airfield in the far northeastern corner of Nigeria. Gilbert Chagoury, a Lebanese businessman and one-time …

Corruption Currents: Philippines Fines Bank in Hacking Heist

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>As Operation Carwash continues to …

Corruption

Philippine leader links 150 judges, politicians to drugs

AP Radio AP Radio News:<p>Latest News<p>Advertisement<p>MANILA, Philippines (AP) -- Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte publicly linked more than 150 judges, mayors, lawmakers, police and military personnel to illegal drugs Sunday, ordering them to surrender for investigation as he ratcheted up his bloody …

Policing

Corruption in Latin America Casts Shadow Over Rio Olympics

Ahead of the Olympic Games beginning this week in Rio de Janeiro, Brazilians and other Latin Americans see a continuation of corruption problems in their countries, according to a survey conducted by law firms. Operation Car Wash, the formal name for the investigation that centers on Brazil’s …

Corruption

Corruption Currents: Experts Warn of Election Day Hacking

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 federal judge overseeing the FIFA …

Corruption

America’s Global Corruption Crusade

Last week, the Justice Department took the boldest action to date in its crackdown on international kleptocrats by suing three men close to Prime Minister Najib Razak of Malaysia for allegedly pilfering more than $3 billion from the government’s investment fund.<p>The civil complaint accuses the prime …

Corruption

1MDB: The inside story of the world’s biggest financial scandal

On 22 June 2015, Xavier Justo, a 48-year-old retired Swiss banker, walked towards the front door of his brand new boutique hotel on Koh Samui, a tropical Thai island. He had spent the past three years building the luxurious white-stone complex of chalets and apartments overlooking the shimmering …

Finance

Trial for Man Accused in Campaign Finance Scandal Begins

The trial for a Mexican millionaire facing federal charges in a San Diego campaign finance scandal started Wednesday.<p>Jose Susumo Azano Matsura, 48, …

Revealed: corrupt Brazilian businessman's UK property splurge

A Brazilian businessman who has admitted laundering millions of dollars in bribes went on a 12-month property spending spree in London and Leeds, a Guardian investigation has found.<p>Expedito Machado – the son of a former senator implicated in the massive corruption scandal at Petrobras – spent £21m …

South America