cross-referenced news and research resources about

 corruption logo
images:  google   yahoo YouTube

updated Sat. April 14, 2018

HAMMOND --A federal court jury continued deliberating late Friday in the public corruption trial of two political operatives of a former Calumet Township trustee. Jurors heard about four hours of closing arguments and instructions early Friday from U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen ...
Johannesburg - One of Radovan Krejcir's former lawyers, Eric Bryer, has been charged with corruption and defeating the ends of justice after becoming personally involved in the kidnapping case of one of his new clients. Bryer represented Krejcir during his plea negotiations with police in 2016, where ...
Is corruption so pervasive? In Transparency International's list of corrupt nations, the UK, along with most of western Europe, is generally virtuous. In the words of the organisation - which the World Bank and many governments rely on as a guide to global corruption - two-thirds of the 180 countries ... Brexit
The Kosovo Anti-Corruption Agency, AKK, issued a statement disproving reports that it was planning to classify cash and bank deposits of senior officials, maintaining that the information will be publicly available. The agency's statements debunk the previous statements made by its director, Shaip Havolli, ... Brexit
Ukraine created the position of anti-corruption prosecutor three years ago because regular prosecutors throughout the nation's history have been more skilled at protecting powerful people than prosecuting those suspected of wrongdoing. This clean-up job went to Nazar Kholodnytsky, appointed in ... Brexit

New GRECO Report Evaluates Iceland's Response Against Corruption In Politics ... About three years later, after the implementation of a new code of conduct for politicians and an anti-corruption steering group, GRECO still thinks that Icelandic governments have not taken enough responsibility to make a ... Brexit
The AU said this year's STC will be held under the theme: “Mobilisation of domestic resources: fighting against corruption and Illicit Financial Flows”. The choice of theme is in keeping in line with the AU 2018 theme: “Winning the Fight against Corruption: A sustainable path for Africa's Transformation”. Brexit
Earlier this month a group of Mexican reporters received Spanish-speaking media's highest journalistic honor for an investigation that uncovered uncomfortable truths about Mexico's university system. Long considered pillars of integrity in a country rife with corruption, investigative reporters revealed that ... Brexit
Fired whistleblower details corruption at EPA. Whistleblower Kevin Chmielewski says Pruitt fired him for raising questions about Pruitt's activity. by Leigh Ann Caldwell / Apr.12.2018 / 12:06 PM ET / Updated 11:03 AM ET. Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt speaks during an interview with Reuters ... Brexit
Have recent events against corruption begun to threaten democracy and the rule of law, instead of strengthening them? There is a case to be made for these doubts, but it is a weak and, ultimately, flawed one. Whatever the drawbacks and dangers of the current anti-corruption drive in the region, they are ... Brexit
A former senior official in China - once a contender for a leadership position - has pleaded guilty to charges of corruption. Sun Zhengcai is one of the most prominent figures charged as part of President Xi Jinping's anti-corruption crackdown. He has pleaded guilty to taking bribes worth of $27m and abuse ... Brexit
Pastor William Kumuyi, the General Superintendent of the Deeper Life Bible Church on Sunday, urged Christians in leadership positions to shun corruption and act as exemplary leaders for others to follow. Kumuyi, who was represented by the church's Camp Commandant, Pastor Andrew Umor, gave the ... Brexit
Earlier, the G7 ambassadors urged the Verkhovna Rada to abolish the requirements obliging anti-corruption activists and international members of the supervisory boards of Ukrainian state-owned companies file electronic declarations. Brussels has repeatedly demanded that Ukraine abolish this norm, but ... Brexit
MANILA, Philippines — Corruption continues to be a major headache for the United States when it comes to doing trade with the Philippines, a new report by the Office of the US Trade Representative (USTR) shows. In its 2018 National Trade Estimate Report of Foreign Trade Barriers, the USTR said ... Brexit
Cameroon. Basile Atangana Kouna, Cameroon's former water and energy minister and other top government officials held over an anti-corruption crackdown have been shown in a video ... It is largely held that the four are being detained as part of an anti-corruption drive known as Operation Sparrowhawk. Brexit
DA shadow minister for higher education and training Belinda Bozzoli said on Sunday that during a visit to CPUT by a parliamentary portfolio committee on Wednesday‚ the university's acting vice-chancellor‚ Dr Chris Nhlapo‚ had said “the residence system is riddled with corruption from top to bottom”. Brexit

The DA called on the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) council, with the help of the higher education and training department, to decisively stamp out corruption at its residences, DA spokeswoman Belinda Bozzoli said. During parliament's portfolio committee visit to the CPUT on ... Brexit
Former Pemex CEO Emilio Lozoya has been accused of receiving US $10 million in bribes in exchange for awarding contracts to the construction company, which has been at the center of corruption scandals in several Latin American countries. Lozoya denies the allegations. The SFP also told Milenio that ... Brexit
The DA called on the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) council, with the help of the higher education and training department, to decisively stamp out corruption at its residences, DA spokeswoman Belinda Bozzoli said. During parliament's portfolio committee visit to the CPUT on ... Brexit
From the narrative last week, I guess there is a common understanding that corruption is not only when a public officer steals big money from the national treasury. Corruption actually happens before the open stealing that is rather visible and attracts loud condemnation. I gave good instances of corruption ... Brexit
MYSURU: Charging that the relationship between Congress and corruption is akin to that of water and fish, BJP President Amit Shah today claimed that ... "The Karnataka government is like an ATM for the Congress to indulge in corruption," said Shah, who was on a two-day tour of the old Mysuru region in ... Brexit
Special representative of the EU's Eastern Partnership program, Jaan Reinhold, says that they advise Ukraine in its fight against corruption. "The aim of the Eastern Partnership is to create a stable neighborhood for the European Union and to improve the lives of the locals. Suggesting reforms and ... Brexit
Ukraine's activists and journalists fighting corruption in the country will have to publicly disclose their personal assets beginning this Sunday or face up to two years in prison. In recent years, anti-corruption campaigners had fought hard to make the Ukrainian government more open and transparent. In part ... Brexit
An anti-corruption group says Exxon Mobil worked with Calgary-based Canadian Overseas Petroleum to buy rights to drill in an area off the coast of West Africa despite its concerns about possible corruption. Global Witness said Thursday that Exxon knew that the oil field, called Block 13, had been ... Brexit
CLEVELAND, Ohio - Cuyahoga County's charter, approved by voters nine years ago in the wake of the largest public-corruption scandal in county history, includes safeguards to prevent history from repeating itself. Yet the county government is again the focus of a public-corruption probe. Over the last ... Brexit
A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted the country's former prime minister Syed Yousaf Raza Gilani in a multi-million dollar corruption case, local media reported. The federal anti-corruption court in the southern port city of Karachi charged Gilani, who also serves as the vice chairman of the ... Brexit
ExxonMobil worked with a company connected to a senior Conservative party figure to transfer an oil asset in Liberia despite “concern over issues regarding US anti-corruption laws”, the Guardian can reveal. Documents seen by the Guardian show that ExxonMobil proposed a complex financial ... Brexit
"Finland traditionally scores high in perception surveys on the fight against corruption and [the] risks of actual bribery are considered to be low or non-existent. However, recent scandals in public life, including a major corruption scheme in the Helsinki Police, have put into question whether what has been ... Brexit
The IRR's 2018 SA Survey included data about corruption and fraud in the public and private sectors from other sources. An annual report of the Public Service Commission showed that there had been an 11.2% increase in the number of corruption cases reported against government officials, through the ... Brexit
South Africa Corruption Inc ... Last month, South African President Jacob Zuma was forced from office by his own party, the African National Congress, when almost a decade's worth of corruption, bribery and racketeering allegations finally became too great to ignore. It is possible that within weeks he could ... Brexit
This isn't an empirical finding, so I can't prove this is the case, but the general idea is that in many populist regimes, what seems so obviously like corruption is, in fact, a strength for these leaders. It's easy to look at abuses of power and assume that it will hurt the person committing the abuses, but it's not that ... Brexit
Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski recently resigned on the eve of an impeachment vote over his administration's corruption. In Brazil, there are seemingly endless scandals involving purchased government favoritism for Petrobras and Odebrecht. Eight former Mexican governors face charges for ... Brexit
The OAS said the Anti-Corruption Portal of the Americas provides information regarding transparency in public administration and anti-corruption cooperation, including developments within the MESICIC framework and technical cooperation efforts, as well as links to the web pages of the member states' ... Brexit
Tackling China's rampant corruption has been a personal mission of Xi Jinping's since he became president, and his campaign is now moving up a gear with the establishment of a new anti-corruption agency overseeing millions of people. The National Supervision Commission (NSC) will oversee "all ... Brexit
Gennady Golovkin and Canelo Alvarez are less than two months away from their much anticipated rematch and the buzz around it has only been increasing since it was revealed earlier this month that Alvarez failed a drug test. The Mexican star claimed the presence of clenbuterol—a substance that helps ... Brexit
The National Supervision Commission works outside the court system, and can hold suspects for up to six months without granting access to a lawyer. Corruption has been widespread in China, and can be linked to the concept of 'guanxi,' that considers close relationships to be crucial for accomplishing ... Brexit
Investigations into Donald Trump's foreign entanglements may have largely begun with Russia, but the president and his family have a special relationship with India, too. Since Donald Trump and his children first began talks with developers in India, around 2007, the Trump Organization has entered into ... Brexit
ASTANA – The Kazakh government adopted a draft National Report on Combating Corruption presented March 13 by public service affairs and anti-corruption agency deputy chairman Sayan Akhmetzhanov. The document provides information about anti-corruption work in the country and an analysis of ... Brexit
Vice-President Yemi Osinbajo on Tuesday warned those who were recently appointed as chairmen and members of the boards of government agencies to eschew corrupt practices. He warned that the present administration would not hesitate to deal with anybody found on the wrong side of the law. Brexit
Andrew McCabe A constitutional attorney says Attorney General Jeff Sessions was completely justified in firing the former acting director of the FBI. Many on the left are beside themselves following Sessions' decision to terminate Deputy FBI Director Andrew McCabe (pictured) just days before he was ... Brexit
“We don't just now take money from the public till and distribute to politicians and the rest of it, that no longer happens... nobody is saying corruption has been wiped out, there is no country in the world where corruption has been wiped out, but it is being tackled in Nigeria to the point where it can no longer ... Brexit
in addition to the usual public corruption issues,” Stuart told MetroNews. Investigations will consist of corruption that threatens public resources and the electoral process. In addition, the unit will investigate federal, state and local officials who “use their position for personal gain at the expense of the public,” ... Brexit
One of the most senior officials in Ben Carson's housing department has lost his job after the Guardian disclosed his link to a colleague accused of fraud and a federal watchdog received allegations of corruption in his office. Johnson Joy departed from his position as chief information officer at Carson's ... Brexit
Tackling China's rampant corruption has been a personal mission of Xi Jinping's since he became president, and his campaign is now moving up a gear with the establishment of a new anti-corruption agency that will have powers of millions of people. The National Supervision Commission (NSC) will ... Brexit
Anti-corruption campaigners in Malta protest after the killing of the journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia. Photograph: Matthew Mirabelli/AFP/Getty Images. A whistleblower at the centre of a corruption scandal surrounding Malta's prime minister, Joseph Muscat, has handed herself in to police in Athens. Brexit
Christa Eybers | Nine officials from the departments of Home affairs and Correctional Services have been arrested for allegedly illegally releasing at least 36 parolees for financial gain. Corruption · Home Affairs Minister Malusi Gigaba · Police minister Bheki Cele. Email; Print ... Brexit
The insecurity is compounded by an ever-worsening corruption situation. U.S. authorities have repeatedly failed to fully address this core problem. Citizens are constantly extorted. Theft of public resources have undermined efforts to build the Afghan economy. Worse, Western inflows of funds for economic ... Brexit
New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi on Sunday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi was not fighting corruption but was "corruption himself" and under him, the country is controlled by "corrupt and powerful". "The name Modi symbolises the collusion between India's biggest businessmen and ... Brexit
At home at the White House with no scheduled public events on Saturday, President Trump lashed out at the FBI, State Department and the Department of Justice for "leaking, lying and corruption." and blasted the now-fired former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe. Mr. Trump, appears vindicated by the ... Brexit


  Amnesty International
  caught Public list of judicial & prosecutorial misconduct in Rhode Island
  China Government information service
  Corruption Online Research & Information Service
  Daily Corruption News - Transparency International
  Green Left Daily - Australia
  Transparency International archives News Kiosk
  Common Dreams News Center
  FAIR - Fairness and Accuracy In Reporting [judicial in corruption, U.S.]


news and opinion