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Arrest order issued for vice president of Honduran Congress in health corruption scandal

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras – Honduras' Supreme Court has ordered the arrest of the vice president of Congress and 15 other people accused of defrauding the country's health care system in a corruption scandal that has sparked large street protests.

Court President Jorge Rivera said Tuesday the arrest …

Corruption

Ex-N.Y. state senator gets seven years in prison for bribery

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Democratic state senator in New York was sentenced on Wednesday to seven years in federal prison for a bribery scheme, in one of a series of public corruption cases brought by U.S. prosecutors against state lawmakers.

Malcolm Smith, 58, was found guilty in February of …

New York City

Former UN consultant accepted bribes to rig £40m contract to supply life saving drugs

Sijbrandus 'Art' Scheffer is accused of taking payments from Danish pharmaceutical company Missionpharma in return for ensuring the company won a contact

A former United Nations consultant accepted bribes to rig a £40 million contract to supply life saving drugs to the Democratic Republic of the …

United Nations

Petrobras corruption losses may be larger

Brazilian prosecutors on Thursday said that Petrobras’ official estimates for losses it had suffered from corruption were too low, suggesting that …

Corruption

Corruption Currents: Italy Accuses Berlusconi of Bribing Bunga-Bunga Girls - Risk & Compliance - WSJ

Berlusconi

Colombia turns to lie detectors to tackle government graft...

Colombia turns to lie detectors to tackle government graft...
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Government

America’s biggest bank and America’s biggest crook.

When Jamie Dimon Screws Up, He Does a Whale of a Job

Introduction

The London Whale fiasco is a perfect illustration of the lack of integrity that …

Jamie Dimon

CorruptionResearch 2015 JQ

This research builds a strong foundation and content regarding the highly complex dynamics of corruption in Brazil providing a better picture and understanding of how corruption works from a holistic and integrated perspective, why it is important, and in what respect the present study is novel. It …

Corruption

June 2015 Ponzi Scheme Roundup

Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps

Below is a summary of the activity reported for June 2015. The reported stories reflect: 3 guilty pleas or convictions …

Ponzi Scheme

Corruption Currents: Russia Vows Response to Canadian Sanctions - Risk & Compliance - WSJ

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 here. Follow us on Twitter at @WSJRisk.

Bribery:

The U.S. Justice Department is seeking to …

Corruption

Ombudsman sacks Purisima, 10 others from PNP

MANILA, Philippines – The Ombudsman on Tuesday, June 30 dismissed former Philippine National Police chief Alan Purisima and 10 other police officials …

Ombudsman

China’s Auditor Says State Firms Falsified Revenue and Profit

Some of China’s biggest state firms were found to have falsified revenue and profits, while some state lenders doled out loans to unqualified …

Asia

Corruption Currents: Sepp Blatter ‘Liberated’ By Resignation - Risk & Compliance - WSJ

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Bribery:

FIFA President Sepp Blatter …

Corruption

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Lack of funding for State Ethics Commission invites corruption, experts worry

Behind the 1960s-era frosted glass doors of the Pennsylvania State Ethics Commission, several offices where dogged investigators once spent their …

Corruption

Gary Hart: America’s Founding Principles Are in Danger of Corruption

Welcome to the age of vanity politics and campaigns-for-hire. What would our founders make of this nightmare?

Four qualities have distinguished republican government from ancient Athens forward: the sovereignty of the people; a sense of the common good; government dedicated to the commonwealth; and …

Corruption

Thousands march in Honduras to demand resignation of president

TEGUCIGALPA, June 26 (Reuters) - Thousands of angry, torch-bearing Hondurans marched on Friday to call for the resignation of President Juan …

Honduras

An Unprecedented Uprising Against Impunity in Guatemala

(Image: Guatemalan protest via Shutterstock)A massive tax fraud scheme exposed in Guatemala this April might once have been viewed as business as …

Protest

Culture Corrupts: The Impact of Organizational Silence

Many researchers refer to organizational culture as one of the key factors that lead to collective corruption. Richard Bistrong and Jamie-Lee …

Psychology

Anticorruption Co-opted: Problems with the Purported Polygamy-Corruption Connection

Whether or not a country’s culture can be blamed for causing corruption has come up on the blog before. This question comes up in a great variety of …

Polygamy

Trouble at the Top: Corruption, anti-corruption, and the battle for political survival

The latest corruption scandal in Romania has brought charges against Prime Minister Victor Ponta. Despite calls from President Klaus Iohannis for

Caribbean integrity commissions form new Commonwealth body to fight corruption

National authorities from 12 Commonwealth countries in the Caribbean have joined forces to establish a new regional body to enhance transparency and …

Commonwealth

THREE PILLARS OF FRAUD DETERRENCE AND DETECTION

THE ANTI-FRAUD COLLABORATION recently published a research report titled “The Fraud-Resistant Organization: Tools, Traits, and Techniques to Deter …

Fraud

Daily Corruption News: 26 June 2015

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Posted 26 June 2015

Today's top story

Sepp Blatter has fuelled speculation he will not stand down as Fifa president after insisting …

The dangerous whistleblowing websites of the U.S. government

How safe are American whistleblowers on the Internet? If you use a U.S. government system to expose illegal activity, your information may be …

Surveillance

Argentina's vice-president to stand trial on bribery and conflict of interests charges

Amado Boudou, the playboy and rock guitar player vice-president, personally picked by Cristina Fernandez but who has fallen in disgrace

The …

Argentina

Albania makes headway in the battle against corruption

In Albania, corruption has long been part of everyday life. People talk of taking a loved one to hospital and having to pay the doctor to get the best treatment, or of going to a property registration office and being asked to pay an extra “fee” to speed things up.

This culture of bribery has not …

Corruption

Corruption Currents: Hackers Stole U.S. Government Workers’ Sex Secrets - Risk & Compliance - WSJ

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 here. Follow us on Twitter at @WSJRisk.

Bribery:

Malaysia said it would investigate bribery …

Corruption