Two former executives of French engineering and construction giant Technip S.A. were handed light fines by a Paris court Wednesday for their role in the multi-million dollar bribery scheme to win contracts for development of the Bonny Island gas facility.… 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
Former Honduran Telecom Managing Director Marcelo Chimirri has been acquitted by the Honduras Supreme Court of charges of bribery, fraud and abuse of authority.
Chimirri, a nephew of deposed president Manuel Zelaya, was involved in the LatiNode case.… Continue Reading
Sergio Raul Arroyo Garcia, director of the National Institute of Anthropology and History (INAH), has been summoned for questioning by the Congress’ Permanent Commission.
The Commission wants to hear about alleged bribes by Walmart de Mexico to open stores near Teotihuacan, and the possible damage this might have caused to UNESCO World Heritage pre-Hispanic monuments.… Continue Reading
Finland: Six employees of Finnish firm Patria charged with bribery, espionage
Six employees of Finnish defense group Patria were charged December 18 with bribery and corporate espionage in connection with a Slovenian defense contract for armored vehicles, Finnish prosecutors said.… Continue Reading
Mexico: Pemex Sues Siemens Claiming Bribery in Old Refinery Project
Petroleos Mexicanos, Mexico’s state-owned oil company, filed a $1.5 billion lawsuit against Siemens AG and South Korea-based SK Engineering & Construction Co.,… Continue Reading
Last week, Enrique Peña Nieto (left) took power as the new president of Mexico.
With fighting corruption at the top of his agenda, the forty-six year old president is already working with Mexico’s Congress to impose structural reforms, including the creation of a centralized National Anti-Corruption Commission.… Continue Reading
Last week the Italian Senate approved an anti-corruption law that will be voted on in the lower house in November.
Under the proposed law, a new agency called Civit (the Commission for the Evaluation, Transparency and Integrity of the Administration) will become the National Anti-Corruption Body.… Continue Reading
Last week Mexico’s Lower House approved what may be a final legislative initiative by outgoing president Felipe Calderon.… Continue Reading
In the run-up to Venezuela’s presidential election, opposition candidate Henrique Capriles’ aid and a National Assembly deputy, Juan Carlos Caldera, had to step down after a video was released showing him taking $9,300 from a blurry figure.… Continue Reading