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United States Among Leaders in Fighting Bribery

The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) was honored to contribute to the report as the United States country expert. We used our 37 years of …

Money Laundering

The Devastating Humanitarian Toll of Corruption: The Declaration of Human Rights Reaches 70

By Frank Vogl<p>Corruption – the abuse of public office for private gain – rages across most countries and for every crime of corruption there is a …

Human Rights

Foreign bribery rages unchecked in over half of global trade

There are many losers and few winners when companies bribe foreign public officials to win lucrative overseas contracts. In prioritising profits over …

Globalization

Foreign Bribery Crackdowns Haven’t Dented Practice, Report Says

Efforts to crack down on foreign bribery have failed to stem the practice as a proportion of global trade, despite some high-profile anti-corruption …

World Economy

U.S. accuses top Venezuelan officials of stealing millions from food program

A U.S. official has accused Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro of "rapacious corruption" and operating "a kleptocracy" on a rarely seen scale that …

Venezuela

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Religious-based financial fraud is rampant. Here's how to fight it

Of all the ways scammers can steal your money, experts agree the most difficult frauds to combat are the ones that seek to turn your own faith …

Investing

Former manager charged with stealing, defrauding $2 million from Whitecourt company

A former employee and shareholder has been accused of misappropriating more than $2 million from a Whitecourt oilfield company over a period of 11 …

Here’s How to Exit Latin America’s Maze of Corruption

By now, everyone knows that restoring trust in government is at the center of Latin America’s political agenda. More than 80 percent of citizens in …

Latin America

Guatemala's Jimmy Morales shuts down UN anti-corruption mission

GUATEMALA CITY (AFP) -<p>Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales on Friday announced he was shutting down a UN mission investigating corruption in his country, accusing it of interfering in its internal affairs.<p>The move to muzzle the International Commission Against Impunity in Guatemala (CICIG) came …

Guatemala City

Prosecutors request order in probe of ex-Barça player’s liver transplant

Eric Abidal’s cousin could be subjected to a medical examination to prove he was the donor amid allegations the organ was illegally purchased<p>The …

Kleptocracy and kakistocracy

In a kleptocracy all high-level government officials are complicit and their priority is to enrich themselves, and use their accumulated wealth to …

Warren Proposes Anti-Corruption Overhaul Amidst US Scandals

Following a series of groundbreaking convictions and pleas that reveal fraud in Trump’s campaign, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced a new …

Corruption

Swiss bank makes $60M deal with US over hidden accounts

Federal prosecutors say a Swiss bank has reached an agreement to pay more than $60 million to the U.S. and provide information to investigators about concealed accounts Americans used to avoid taxes.<p>The Miami U.S. attorney's office said in a news release Tuesday that Basler Kantonalbank will pay …

Swiss Bank

Anti-corruption: New tools at the service of civil society

Presented recently at the the European Parliament, the Digiwhist platform is based on open data. Its tools allow users to navigate the world of …

South Africa rhino poaching: 'Bribes paid to court syndicate'

<b>A whistle-blower has told the BBC he was the middleman between rhino-horn smugglers and a court syndicate in South Africa's KwaZulu-Natal province.</b><p>He alleges he took money given to a lawyer from rhino-horn kingpins and paid it to people within the judiciary.<p>The lawyer, Welcome Ngwenya, denies that …

Experts see hope after fresh spate of Latin American corruption scandals

MONTEVIDEO (AFP) -<p>With huge new scandals rocking the political elite in Argentina and Peru, and several former Central American presidents in court, Latin America is once again being buffeted by a wave of corruption.<p>But experts say that despite the sense the region is suffering a recurring …

Latin America

New Canaan Lunch Ladies Accused of Stealing Nearly Half a Million Dollars: Police

Two sisters who worked in the cafeterias of two New Canaan schools are accused of stealing nearly half a million dollars from the cafeterias over a …

West Virginia House Panel Votes To Impeach Entire Supreme Court

West Virginia's House Judiciary Committee has adopted articles of impeachment against all four justices on the state's Supreme Court of Appeals, accusing the judges of a range of crimes and throwing the court's immediate future into disarray.<p>Approved on Tuesday afternoon, the articles of …

House Judiciary Committee

The Ponzi Scheme Blog

<b>Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps</b><p>Below is a summary of the activity reported for July 2018. The reported stories reflect at least 10 new Ponzi schemes …

PetroEcuador In-House Lawyer Sentenced to 4 Years in Prison for Money Laundering

<i>— Anti-Corruption News Story Curated by Anti-Corruption Digest International Risk & Compliance News</i><p>U.S. District Judge Kathleen Williams in Miami has …

Ten Ways Washington Can Confront Global Corruption

In 2018, public anger and legal action over corruption have toppled political leaders in Malaysia, Peru, Slovakia, South Africa, and other countries. …

Scammers Finally Punished For Cheating U.S. Taxpayers Out Of Millions Of Dollars

<i>Why can’t the government catch these guys?</i> That was the sentiment echoed in my inbox over and over as those Internal Revenue Service (IRS) impersonation phone scams exploded. It felt painfully slow, but arrests were finally made in the United States and India. This week, many of those scammers were …

U.S. Department of Justice

Top Ten International Anti-Corruption Developments for June 2018 | Publications | Morrison Foerster

<b>By MoFo’s FCPA and Global Anti-Corruption Team</b><p>In order to provide an overview for busy in-house counsel and compliance professionals, we summarize …

How do kleptocrats spend the money?

Last week police in Malaysia <b>arrested</b> former prime minister Najib Razak after seizing $273 million of loot from his houses and condos.

Credit Suisse Pays $76 Million for Sons and Daughters FCPA Violations in China (Part I of II)

Credit Suisse Group AG and its Hong Kong subsidiary settled FCPA charges with the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission. The …

It Takes a Village . . . To Commit Bribery

A company that commits bribery has to undergo a soul-searching examination of its operations, from top to bottom. Bribery violations come in all …

Latvia's Corruption Scandal Is Getting Even Weirder

Its central bank chief has been charged with bribery. A lawyer liquidating the bank that was accused of bribing him was killed in a hail of …

Peru president sacks justice minister over judicial corruption scandal

LIMA (AFP) -<p>Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra dismissed Justice Minister Salvador Heresi on Friday after the publication of a series of audio recordings that sparked a scandal over the sale of sentences and influence peddling.<p>"For the health of the justice system reform, I've asked minister Heresi …

Peru