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Latinos finally fight corruption

Odebrecht Organization is a Brazilian company specializing in construction, engineering and the sophisticated bribery of government officials all …

Corruption

Keep an Eye on Your Mail – If You Receive a Check from Walmart, Here’s What It Means

All I can say after discovering this information is, hooray for the a**holes of the world.<p>In another attempt to screw people out of what little money …

Sources: D.A. Seth Williams to be charged with corruption

Federal officials are to announce corruption charges Tuesday against Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams, law enforcement sources say.<p>The …

Ha!

Russia stands firm on countering corruption, crime

Russian President Vladimir Putin pledged to maintain its course on fighting corruption and crime on Tuesday, as he outlined the priority tasks for the …

News (China)

Brazil president meets ministers, ambassadors over rotten meat

Brasília (AFP) - President Michel Temer was to hold crisis talks Sunday with his cabinet and foreign ambassadors over allegations that corrupt …

Meat

How the FBI Laid a Trap for a Financial Scandal's Mastermind

On a mild, damp March afternoon in 2011, Sarah Tighe and her husband Tom Hayes arrived in the prenatal wing of London’s University College Hospital. They were there for Ms. Tighe’s 12-week pregnancy scan.<p>The pregnancy was off to a difficult start. Ms. Tighe had suffered from severe morning …

21st Century

Ecuador Election: Right-Wing Banker Under Legal Investigation

Ecuadorean President Rafael Correa announced Friday that right-wing presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso is under legal investigation by the …

Two sheriffs elected as reformers end up destroyed by corruption scandals

They swept away an old guard to lead the two of the largest sheriff’s departments in the nation, promising reforms — treating drug offenders in jail, reaching out to long-neglected minority communities, training officers in a gentler approach with the homeless and mentally ill.<p>They both left in …

Injustice

Brazilian giant meatpackers targeted in corruption probe

SAO PAULO (AP) — Two big Brazilian meatpackers bribed inspectors to keep rotten meat on the market, police charged Friday in issuing dozens of arrest …

Brazil

Brazilian corruption probe sends politicians running for cover

| BRASILIA<p>Brazilian politicians are scrambling to negotiate an amnesty for illicit funding as part of efforts to shield themselves from a widening graft probe that has engulfed President Michel Temer's government and the Congress.<p>Lawmakers have for months sought a legislative slight-of-hand to …

Corruption

Brazil Shrugs Off Latest Corruption Claims - Bloomberg

A day after fresh corruption allegations implicated senior politicians from President Michel Temer’s inner circle, top policy makers are saying it’s …

Latin America’s Corruption Comeuppance

<b>By Amanda Mattingly</b><p>With Brazil’s President Michel Temer under investigation, Colombia’s President Juan Manuel Santos facing allegations, Peru’s …

Latin America

The Opportunity in Brazil’s ‘Carwash’ Scandal

The title for Most All-Consuming Public Corruption Scandal is currently held by Brazil, where the so-called “Carwash” investigation has been going on for more than two years and has ensnared top corporate executives and dozens of elected officials, including two past presidents. One question is …

Brazil

What is a Bribe?

A price, reward, gift or favor given or promised with a view to pervert the judgment of or influence the action of a person in a position of trust. …

Corruption

Admiral, seven others charged with corruption in new ‘Fat Leonard’ indictment

The Justice Department unsealed a fresh indictment Tuesday charging eight Navy officials — including an admiral — with corruption and other crimes in the “Fat Leonard” bribery case, escalating an epic scandal that has dogged the Navy for four years.<p>Among those charged were Rear Adm. Bruce Loveless, …

Corruption

US Secret Service helps the world’s most corrupt country to identify fake banknotes

Somalia has drafted in the help of the U.S. Secret Service to train officials in how to best identify fake banknotes – a measure well needed …

Africa

Two men arrested in bribery probe tied to Rio Olympics subway

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Brazilian federal police on Tuesday arrested two people accused of taking bribes in return for infrastructure contracts in Rio …

Paralympics

Trickle-Down Corruption in Brazil

Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht and its affiliated petrochemical company Braskem made history in December when they pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court to running bribery schemes spanning 12 countries and three continents over 15 years.<p>The U.S. court claimed jurisdiction because the …

Corruption
Corruption

DOJ won’t release names of Ecuador officials in Odebrecht case

The U.S. Department of Justice will not provide U.S. lawmakers with the names of Ecuadorian officials who might have been implicated in the sweeping …

Corruption

Odebrecht Mess Leaves Devastation Trail From Andes to Caribbean - Bloomberg

Trucks ascended to Braulio Pucllo’s pasture high in the Andes mountains five months ago and piled dozens of 5-ton steel pipes along a dirt track. …

Dishonesty gets easier on the brain the more you do it – Neil Garrett

Cast your mind back over the past week. How many times were you tempted to act dishonestly? Perhaps you were given too much change at the pub and …

Psychology

Corruption

This entry studies available data and empirical evidence on corruption – an important problem imposing political, economic, and environmental costs …

The Kleptocracy Curse: Rethinking Containment - by Ben Judah

Weekly Standard<p>Trump won't be able to talk Putin out of his ­alliance with Iran....<p>World Affairs Journal<p>Massive crowds gathered in cities across …

Romania

Tackling Kleptocracy

Economy<p>Tackling Kleptocracy<p>Combating kleptocracy on a global scale.<p>Michael Rubin / Feb. 15, 2017<p>A<p>Vladimir Putin in Russia. Recep Tayyip Erdogan in …

Conservative POV

2016 Anti-Corruption Review: What Happened?

Corruption

2017 Anti-Corruption Developments to Watch

Why Ethical People Make Unethical Choices

Most companies have ethics and compliance policies that get reviewed and signed annually by all employees. “Employees are charged with conducting their business affairs in accordance with the highest ethical standards,” reads one such example. “Moral as well as legal obligations will be fulfilled …

Leadership