Anti-corruption campaigner Anna Hazare says he recently received assurances from India’s prime minister Manmohan Singh and influential government leader Sonia Gandhi that the long-awaited Lokpal bill will be put to a vote during the next parliamentary session.… Continue Reading
Transparency International has just released an analysis of defense corruption risks — the first of its kind for the defense sector.
The ‘Government Defense Anti-Corruption Index’ covers 82 countries accounting for 92% of worldwide defense spending.… Continue Reading
The Justice Department said today that Assistant Attorney General Lanny Breuer, head of the Criminal Division and the FCPA Unit, will leave on March 1.
From the OECD:
Vacancy announcement for the position of Working Group on Bribery Chair
The OECD Working Group on Bribery in International Business Transactions (WGB) is a multilateral body that monitors implementation of the 1997 Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions.… Continue Reading
Chad’s former ambassador to Canada who was named in the Griffiths Energy bribery case has been fired from his current diplomatic post in South Africa.
Last week a judge ordered Griffiths to pay a C$10.35 million for bribing the wife of Mahamoud Adam Bechir in 2009.… Continue Reading
Luxury resort operator Sandals will pay $12 million to the government of the Turks and Caicos to resolve an investigation into bribery and money laundering.
The spa company’s cooperation with U.S.… Continue Reading
Recent Chinese media reports put numbers to the Communist Party’s heavy presence in the mainland’s internet sector. These statistics, viewed against the backdrop of recent corruption scandals in this industry, spell significant FCPA risk for multinational companies.… Continue Reading
According to news portal Caixin Net, 16 officials who lost their jobs after being blamed for high-profile corruption scandals have popped up again in different government positions.
Among the 16 are six officials who were removed after being linked to the 2008 “Chinese milk scandal.”… Continue Reading