Secretary of State John Kerry was in Sofia Thursday, where he told Bulgaria’s leaders they need to step up the fight against corruption because it has allowed Russia to exert too much influence.… Continue Reading
Dear FCPA Blog,
Thanks for the recent post about the arrests in Bulgaria of seven customs officials for taking bribes at a border crossing with Turkey. Fighting graft is a never-ending struggle, and everyone who stays on the alert deserves admiration.… Continue Reading
Seven customs officials have been charged with being part of an organized crime group that took bribes at the Lesovo border crossing in exchange for letting cars and trucks pass through without inspections.… Continue Reading
The Romanian parliament Tuesday voted to exempt top politicians and lawyers from corruption crimes, the EU Observer reported.
Parliament adopted the “snap amendment” without debate. It would remove from the definition of “public officials” the country’s president, senators, members of the lower chamber, as well as lawyers.… Continue Reading