Shruti J. Shah | Contributing Editor
Shruti J. Shah is a contributing editor of the FCPA Blog.
She’s the President and CEO Coalition for Integrity (formerly Transparency International-USA).
She has led many of the Coalition’s key initiatives, including developing practices to combat corruption and promoting greater transparency and accountability to stem the flow of proceeds of corruption, with a specific focus on reforms in the areas of beneficial ownership transparency and anti- money laundering laws.
Shruti previously worked at both PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG. She has managed investigations of alleged accounting fraud in publicly held companies and assisted companies in designing anti-corruption/FCPA compliance programs.
She’s a CPA (licensed in Colorado), a Chartered Accountant (India), and a Certified Fraud Examiner.
In a unanimous decision, the Supreme Court vacated former Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell’s eleven corruption convictions. The jury that convicted McDonnell was given erroneous instructions, according to the Court. At issue was the question of what constitutes an “official act.”
Shruti Shah on the U.S. response to the Panama Papers: A step in the right direction but more action is needed
Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the London Anti-Corruption Summit on May 12The massive leak dubbed the Panama Papers has given the UK Anti-Corruption Summit on May 12 an unexpected boost. Those coming to the summit, now including the U.S., are lining up to make announcements about the steps they are taking to tackle corruption and specifically financial secrecy.
Image courtest of TI-USAFollowing the release of the Panama Papers and the public outrage that followed, we at Transparency International-USA have set up a web page to explain anonymous companies and how they affect ordinary people in the United States.
Transparency International released its 20th edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) today, available here. The 2014 CPI ranks 175 countries based on the perceptions of public sector corruption. Denmark is at the top of the list with a CPI score of 92. Similar to the last several years, North Korea and Somalia are at the bottom of the list, scoring 8 each.
For the tenth year in a row, Transparency International (TI) has assessed enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention (the Convention) and the results are disheartening.
Verification of Anti-Corruption Compliance Programs: New Guidance from Transparency International–USA
Over the past two decades, there has been substantial progress by companies in developing anti-corruption programs. While such programs reflect a growing commitment by companies to combat corruption, it is widely recognized that the adoption of policies and programs is not enough.
It is that time of the year again. Transparency International released its 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) today. The CPI, which is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide, measures the perceptions of public sector corruption. It uses data from international surveys that look at factors such as accountability of national and local governments, effective enforcement of anti-corruption laws, access to government information, and abuse of government ethics and conflict of interest rules.
Transparency International’s Annual Progress Report 2013: Assessing Country Enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention
Transparency International (TI) released its ninth annual progress report on the enforcement of the OECD Anti-Bribery Convention Tuesday.