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Entries in Syria (25)

Tuesday
Apr192016

Petrofac investigates bribery allegations

Image courtesy of PetrofacUK oil services firm Petrofac PLC said it launched an investigation into allegations of bribery to win contracts Kazakhstan and the Middle East.

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Monday
Apr112016

Another bloody year for journalists

At least 109 journalists were killed in 2015, the International Federation of Journalists (IFJ) said.

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Thursday
Jan282016

DiMauro and Fava: What can we expect from Hui Chen?

In November, the Department of Justice confirmed the rumors that had circulated all fall about an appointment it was making in its Fraud Section: Hui Chen was selected to occupy the new role of in-house compliance counsel.

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Wednesday
Nov042015

Deutsche Bank pays $258 million, fires six for U.S. sanctions offenses

Federal and New York authorities said Wednesday that Deutsche Bank will pay $258 million and fire six senior employees to resolve investigations into thousands of illegal transactions with customers in Iran, Libya, Syria, Myanmar, and Sudan.

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Monday
May112015

Compliance alert: OFAC issues report on blocked terrorist assets

Last week OFAC -- the Office of Foreign Assets Control -- issued its 23rd report to congress detailing blocked assets in the U.S. belonging to terrorist organizations and state sponsors of terrorism.

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Thursday
Feb052015

What's up with graft and the World Misery Index?

The 2014 World Misery Index ranks 108 countries for how much "misery" the people in a country are experiencing. The amount of misery is arrived at by adding the unemployment, inflation, and bank lending rates, and subtracting the percentage change in real GDP per capita. A higher misery index score reflects higher levels of “misery.”

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Wednesday
Dec102014

To find terrorism, look for graft

Last year, 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks, 61% more than the previous year. More than 80% of all deaths from terrorist attacks occurred in five of the world's most corrupt countries -- Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

Corruption and conflict: By the numbers

Last month, the DOJ's Leslie Caldwell, described the fight against corruption as “a necessary enforcement action to protect our own national security interests and the ability of our U.S. companies to compete on a global scale.” These comments not only apply to FCPA enforcement but also highlight the long-recognized notion that corruption can threaten peace and security. Today, the threat posed by corruption to security is especially relevant to Africa and the Middle East.

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Wednesday
Oct082014

Austria: Two former banknote printing execs plead guilty in overseas graft prosecution

Two former executive directors of Austria's state-owned banknote printer pleaded guilty during a criminal trial in Vienna for a conspiracy to win business by bribing officials in Syria and Azerbaijan.

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Wednesday
Oct082014

GSK investigating UAE payments following whistleblower complaint

GlaxoSmithKline said Tuesday it is investigating allegations of corrupt payments in the United Arab Emirates.

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Thursday
Sep182014

How money for whistleblowers is tied to the war on terror

Photo released September 17, 2014 by the Australian Federal PoliceU.S. Attorney General Eric Holder was at NYU law school Wednesday, urging Congress to raise rewards for whistleblowers who report financial crimes.

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Tuesday
Jun172014

Study: Anti-graft rage fuels global jihad

We've talked about graft as a cause of war. Now the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has weighed in. It published a landmark study this month called Corruption: The Unrecognized Threat to International Security. Every policy-maker should read it, more than once.

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