[…] with chronic corruption and human rights problems, and not without reason. But what if the Games, at the same time, could leave an imprint in the host city and country of anti-corruption and human rights reforms? Since the bribery scandal of the 2002 Salt Lake City Winter Olympics, we have seen a steadily rising […]
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I can’t help thinking that Graham Vanbergen was trying to be deliberately provocative when he wrote this article on the City of London being a tax haven for the mega wealthy.
Photo courtesy of “Save Our Town of Hampton, Fla.” group on FacebookLawmakers in Florida will decide if a small, rural city that has been plagued by corruption involving the misuse of public funds, nepotism and an alleged drug-dealing former mayor will continue to exist.
[…] procedures needed to build that warehouse in the land of the czars: 1. Submit application to obtain Act of Permission for Use (APV) to Department of City Planning Documentation Development at the Architecture Planning Department 2. Request and obtain Situation Plan of District and Conclusion for a District Land Commission from Architecture Planning […]
Yesterday’s announcement that the 2028 Summer Olympics have been awarded to Los Angeles has an underappreciated significance for the anti-corruption movement. It is the first Olympic Games in which the host city will be under a contractual obligation to prevent corruption.
Last month, I was planning an elaborate trip and had everything figured out except the last leg — Denver to New Orleans (I’ll say). Flights were expensive so I decided to give hidden city ticketing a try. For those who haven’t heard about the practice, you can find out more about it here and here.
A former Lishui City (Zhejiang Province) Police Security Enforcement Team vice captain identified as Ji was sentenced to 12 years in prison, and his colleagues Zhou and Li were sentenced to five and half years and three years respectively for taking bribes to provide protection for an illegal gambling den.
In Foshan City (Guangdong Province), Shengjian Engineering Supervision Co Ltd owner Qiu Huiqiang was charged in court with spending more than $156,000 from 1999-2011 to bribe civil servants from the Foshan Roads Authority, Traffic Investment Management Department and Traffic Development Construction Center in order to secure contracts for traffic project supervision.