The key intermediary identified as “Individual 1” in this week’s historic bribery indictment of 22 people from the military and police-equipment industry has been charged with conspiracy (18 U.S.C.… Continue Reading
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Corruption may have been a cause of the night club fire last week in the Russian city of Perm that killed 113 people. Alexander Fridman, an entertainment producer there, told the Christian Science Monitor, “Fire inspectors found violations of the regulations a year ago, yet they didn’t come back to check whether corrections were made.… Continue Reading
December 9 is the U.N.’s International Anti-Corruption Day. The theme of this year’s observance is “don’t let corruption kill development.” Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon said, “When public money is stolen for private gain, it means fewer resources to build schools, hospitals, roads and water treatment facilities.… Continue Reading
We’ve never heard of an African head of state asking the U.S. to deny visas to individuals suspected of corruption. Until now, that is. It happened on Friday when Liberia’s president, Ellen Johnson Sirleaf (left), “pleaded with the Government of the United States of America not to give U.S.
Francophile kleptocrats everywhere must be shaking in their Yves Saint Laurent double monk-strap black boots today, thanks to a Paris magistrate’s ruling. He accepted a case brought by Transparency International that requires French authorities to investigate how three African rulers, their family members and friends managed to acquire numerous luxury homes, cars and other assets in France.… Continue Reading
As expected, Siemens AG pleaded guilty Monday to violating the internal controls and books and records provisions of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, reaching settlements with the U.S. Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission.… Continue Reading
The FCPA matters because public corruption and poverty walk hand-in-hand. The point is illustrated too well by conditions in Bangladesh, a perennial basket case in the world economy. Here are some facts:
- Bangladesh ranked 162nd on Transparency International’s 2007 Corruption Perception Index.
The government of Iraq filed a civil suit in late June in federal district court in New York City against two individuals and about 50 companies and some of their related firms for bribery that allegedly occurred under the United Nations oil-for-food program.… Continue Reading
The report published by the United Nations Development Program about public bribery in Asia that we talked about yesterday, Tackling Corruption, Transforming Lives, examines corruption in utilities, the courts, police departments, land offices and hospitals, among others.… Continue Reading