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Entries in Chad (12)

Thursday
Jul202017

Alexandra Gillies: Congress can (and should) fix the law on shell companies

Shell companies have been called the “getaway cars” of corruption. In some jurisdictions, including the United States, individuals can easily set up anonymous companies and use them to hide stolen funds.

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Monday
Dec122016

Och-Ziff middleman pleads guilty to Africa bribes

The son of a former Prime Minister of Gabon pleaded guilty in federal court Friday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing government officials in Africa.

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Thursday
Feb112016

In high-graft countries, the roads are a bloodbath

Over the years, we've looked at the correlation between corruption and personal security, air safety, environmental degradation, risks of war, national debt problems, and general personal misery. Now let's look at corruption and road safety.

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Monday
Jul272015

SFO wins forfeiture for DOJ in Griffiths Energy case

The UK High Court upheld a forfeiture order sought by the Serious Fraud Office at the request of U.S. authorities against $6.8 million linked to the sale of shares in a Canadian energy company.

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Wednesday
Jul082015

Chad: Corruption is real, the FCPA not so much

On October 26, 2009 I sat in the N’Djamena airport in Chad looking over my notes from a field visit I took to study the development effects of the oil pipeline in Southern Chad. A gentleman, also a foreigner to Chad who was on my flight to Paris, struck up a conversation with me.

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Tuesday
Jun302015

DOJ seeks forfeiture of $34 million in bribes from Canada company to Chad diplomats

The DOJ filed a complaint Tuesday for the civil forfeiture of $34 million -- the value of shares in a Canadian energy company used to bribe Chad’s former ambassador to the United States and Canada to influence the award of oil development rights.

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Wednesday
Nov122014

Feds seek forfeiture of bribe money paid to former Chad ambassador

Former Chad ambassador to the U.S. and Canada, Mahamoud Adam BechirThe Justice Department filed a civil forfeiture complaint seeking $106,488.31 allegedly traceable to a $2 million bribe by a Canadian energy company to Chad’s former ambassador to the United States and Canada and his wife.

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Wednesday
Apr022014

Theft of state assets: Will the G20 act?

As the G20 Anti-Corruption Working Group meets in 2014 under the chairmanship of Australia, it is important that the countries make progress on their commitments detailed in the 2013-2014 G20 Anti-Corruption Action Plan. 

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Tuesday
Jul162013

The answer to corrupt competition

Steve Coll is the author of Private Empire: ExxonMobil and American Power, a painstakingly researched account of how the world's most profitable corporation built its global influence.

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Wednesday
Jan302013

After Griffiths case, Chad boots ambassador who ran 'haven for white-collar criminals'

Photo courtesy of WikipediaChad's former ambassador to Canada who was named in the Griffiths Energy bribery case has been fired from his current diplomatic post in South Africa.

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Thursday
Jan172013

Canada company charged for Africa bribes

A Canadian oil and gas company that self reported illegal payments to officials in Africa has been charged under Canada's Corruption of Foreign Public Officials Act.

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Wednesday
Oct272010

The Bribes Of War

War is not only hell, it's corrupt too. Of the bottom ten countries on Transparency International's 2010 Corruption Perception Index, six have active wars, insurrections, or major civil disturbances.

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