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Entries in Spain (17)


DOJ charges Venezuela energy company workers with money laundering, FCPA conspiracy

The DOJ unsealed an indictment Monday against five former employees of Venezuela’s state energy company, charging all of them with money laundering and two with also conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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In Spain, whistleblower Anna Garrido's ten-year ordeal

Spain is in the grip of a massive corruption scandal. A trial began this month in which some of the highest-ranking former lawmakers and officials of the ruling Popular Party (PP) are facing accusations of grand corruption.

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UK Enforcement: Former banknote company exec convicted of overseas bribery

Image courtesy of Innovia SecurityA former manager of a polymer banknote manufacturer was convicted Wednesday of four counts of making corrupt payments to a foreign official.

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Philippa Foster Back: What stops employees from blowing the whistle?

Effective speak-up or whistleblowing hotlines are an element of good governance and can act as an early warning system. But while most large companies have a formal mechanism where employees can voice concerns, our 2015 Ethics at Work survey shows that employees don't have confidence in the system.

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Injecting integrity into corporate DNA: A strategic blueprint (Part One)

Dr. Andrea Bonime-BlancTransparency International recently published its first analysis of corporate transparency, measuring the amount and quality of corporate disclosure by the world’s largest 120 enterprises. The results? Not a single U.S. company made the top ten most transparent companies (yet surprisingly one made the bottom ten: Warren Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway). Six of the top ten companies were European, including Spain’s Banco Santander, coming in at number five.

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FinCEN: Andorra bankers took bribes to launder money for China, Russia, Venezuela criminals

The U.S. Treasury Department's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network said senior managers at Banca Privada d'Andorra took bribes for several years to help launder money for organized crime groups.

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Think you know Colombia? Think again

Colombia's capital city, BogotaFor many years Colombia was considered a wild destination suitable only for the risk prone and adventurous. It even appeared on the no fly list of many countries due to drug wars, high crime rates, and a struggling economy.

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Grifols discloses probes in multiple countries

Spanish pharma Grifols S.A described ongoing corruption investigations across Europe and in South America and Asia in a recent SEC filing.

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International donors trim or withhold Mozambique aid over corruption concerns

The group of donors who contribute aid directly to Mozambique pledged $275 million in aid this week, a decrease from the $309 million given last year, citing concerns about corruption in the region.

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'If you're against corruption, sign this'

Mashable's Zoe Fox posted a story Tuesday about fighting corrupt regimes with online petitions hosted by

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Bank whistleblower threatens European pols

The "Lagarde List” of tax evaders with money at the Swiss branch of HSBC is proving to be a treasure trove of information linking secret bank accounts to politicians in Europe, first in Greece and now in Spain.

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Widening bribery scandal engulfs Spain's leader

Photo courtesy of WikipediaAn influential newspaper in Spain has published what it said were handwritten documents detailing 19 years of secret payments to leaders of the prime minister's Popular Party.

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