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How Corrupt Is Mexico?

Corruption

Mexico Battles Corruption as Trust in Public Officials Plummets

Three Mexican governors have been arrested in 2017 after fleeing justice, and nearly 90% of the country’s citizens see the government as deeply …

Mexico

How Ronald Reagan’s Hometown Was Robbed Blind

The new doc ‘All the Queen’s Horses’ chronicles how a mid-level government employee took a small town in Illinois for $53 million, the biggest municipal fraud case in U.S. history.<p>Dixon, Illinois. Population 15,733. A bucolic, all-American river town two hours west of Chicago, the boyhood home of …

Ronald Reagan

What Do We Talk About When We Talk About Corruption?

33 Pages Posted:<p>National University of Singapore (NUS) - Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy<p>Date Written: August 11, 2017<p>Abstract<p>Corruption is one …

Corruption

“Odebrecht paid Lozoya 10 million dollars”

Commonwealth Bank accused of money laundering and terrorism-financing breaches

Australia’s financial intelligence agency suing bank for 53,700 breaches of laws, which it accuses of failing to report properly on $77m worth of suspicious transactions<p>Commonwealth Bank allegedly failed to act on suspicions that its network of “intelligent” deposit machines was being used by drug …

Banking

Police reveal corruption probes into Israel's leader

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu suspected of crimes involving fraud, breach of trust, bribes, police say

Benjamin Netanyahu

Israel to release tycoon, adviser arrested for corruption

JERUSALEM (AP) -- Israeli police say a prominent billionaire businessman and a political consultant arrested this week on an array of charges will be released under restrictive conditions.<p>Spokeswoman Luba Samri said Thursday that Beny Steinmetz, a Geneva-based diamond-mining magnate, and Tal …

Corruption

IMF Faces Internal Resistance Amid Push to Uncover State Corruption

Top International Monetary Fund brass pushing to bolster the global lender’s corruption surveillance are facing pushback from some member countries worried their economies risk being named and shamed. Sean Hagan, the IMF’s top legal counsel, and other senior officials are exploring how the fund …

Corruption

Executive, escort suspected of spending $5.8 million on company credit card — some in San Diego

Scott Kennedy says he only wanted to be loved, but the FBI says the onetime financial executive of a suburban Chicago drug device company gave a …

Corruption

July 2017 Ponzi Scheme Roundup

<b>Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps</b><p>Below is a summary of the activity reported for July 2017. The reported stories reflect at least 10 new Ponzi schemes …

Who is most corrupt: Alabama, Louisiana, New Jersey or Illinois?

It's like the College Football Playoff of corruption

Corruption

These countries are conduits for the world's largest tax havens

First came the Panama Papers, then the BahamasLeaks. Journalists continue to shed light on and raise a public outcry over the offshore financial centers that corporations use to reduce their tax bill – something that is still being challenged in court.<p>A new study has now uncovered all the world's …

Fraud

FBI investigating South Carolina Statehouse corruption, could expand scope of state probe

The FBI has joined the ongoing Statehouse corruption probe, raising the specter of potential federal charges in an investigation that already has …

Corruption

Auditores de la Contraloría Distrital habrían exigido soborno a Concesionaria Vial de Cartagena

El gerente de la Concesión Vial de Cartagena, René Osorio Cruz, denunció que tres funcionarios de la Contraloría Distrital de esa ciudad, le habrían …

Consultant Gets 5 Years in Prison for International Bribery

Casey Leins | June 6, 2017<p>These states have the lowest unemployment rates and the highest job growth and labor force participation.<p>Casey Leins | June …

Crime

How Federal Agents Took Down a $1.3 Billion Health Care Fraud Scheme

The untold hero behind the Justice Department’s latest and largest health care fraud takedown—a $1.3 billion bust leading to more than 400 …

Health Care

Ex-Brazil President Lula sentenced to nearly 10 years for corruption

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, a top contender to win next year's presidential election, was convicted on corruption charges on Wednesday and sentenced to nearly 10 years in prison.<p>The ruling marked a stunning fall for Lula, one of the country's most popular …

Brazil

Tens of thousands march over corruption in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of protesters flooded the streets of the capital of the Dominican Republic on Sunday in the biggest demonstration of anger over corruption in decades following a landmark bribery case against top officials.<p>Demonstrators, mostly young and dressed in the …

Brazil

Guatemala hands over Mexico ex-governor wanted in corruption case

GUATEMALA CITY – The former governor of the Gulf coast state of Veracruz was extradited from Guatemala to Mexico on Monday to face corruption charges.<p>Former Gov. Javier Duarte was flown to Mexico City after dropping a fight against extradition. Duarte appeared at the Mexico City airport …

Mexico

Lula and corruption in Latin America

Lula da Silva has been sentenced to more than nine years’ imprisonment for corruption and money laundering. He can still appeal the sentence and be …

U.S. government action crucial to fighting corruption

<i>United States government action on anonymous companies is crucial in global effort to fight corruption</i><p>Business leaders, financial institutions, …

Why Uprooting Corruption Has Plunged Brazil Into Chaos

But corruption’s roots operate so deep in Brazil that, like a tree as aged as the garden it grows in, uprooting it can trigger large …

International Center Launched to Combat “Global Scourge” of Grand Corruption

A new multinational effort was launched Wednesday to tackle grand corruption, a criminal category that can include bribery of public officials, …

Lessons in fraud prevention, detection and recovery

Posted on July 13, 2017 by Alison Taylor<p>Billions of pounds of taxpayers’ money is lost every year through fraud. To put this money to its proper use, …

The Most Important Criminal Conviction in Brazil’s History

On Wednesday, Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, who served as the President of Brazil from 2003 to 2011, was convicted of corruption and money laundering. The case against him grew out of a long-running federal bribery investigation, known as Operation Car Wash, that has sent some of Brazil’s richest and …

Brazil

How does money laundering work? - Delena D. Spann

Money Laundering

U.S. lottery rigged, then payout used for offshore tax scam

Software used to rig outcome in Wisconsin, Colorado, Kansas and Oklahoma<p>After Robert Rhodes collected a Wisconsin Lottery jackpot that had been …

Corruption

Government Fraud: A Feature, not a Bug

Why does government waste so much money? In so many ways? With such reckless abandon?I suppose I could answer with mockery and say it’s because they …

Fraud