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Entries in Terrorism (18)

Tuesday
Jan192016

Bob Appleton: Recent terror attacks in Burkina Faso and Mali expose weaknesses from graft

The terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso at the Splendid Hotel and the recent carnage in Mali at the Radisson are about more than terrorism -- they are also reminders of the grave consequences of state institutions weakened by the effects of engrained and deep seeded corruption.

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Friday
Sep112015

A different world after 9/11: Egmont Group statement on global fight against terrorist financing

The Egmont Group is part of the international infrastructure used by enforcement agencies to share information and help each other develop evidence to prosecute financial crimes, such as money laundering, tax evasion, and graft.

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Friday
Jun262015

DOJ statement on U.S. citizens taken hostage abroad

The Department of Justice released the following statement Wednesday (June 24) regarding U.S. citizens who are taken hostage abroad:

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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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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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Friday
Nov282014

FCPA, Bribery Act have a role in the fight against terrorism

There still seems to be some debate as to whether the FCPA, the UK Bribery Act, and other international focused anti-bribery legislation aids in the fight against terrorism. But the continuum from corruption to crime to terrorism is well-established and arguing that laws such as the FCPA have no place in a country’s overall security regime seems to be me to be naive at best.

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Friday
Nov212014

Blowback from overseas graft hits home

Leslie Caldwell, the chief of the DOJ's criminal division, does well at explaining why enforcing the FCPA and fighting corruption is a priority for the United States. Here's part of what she said Wednesday at ACI's 31st international conference on the FCPA at National Harbor, Maryland:

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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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Thursday
Oct302014

In defense of the Caldwell Doctrine (in reply)

Yesterday's post on Leslie Caldwell's vision of the FCPA elicited a number of comments. And I do love a good back-and-forth.

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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
Sep092014

Is graft really a gateway for Ebola? Sure it is

Ebola outbreak in Sierra Leone (Image courtesy of the World Health Organization)We're not here to knock those who don't agree with what we say. Everything in every post is fair game for comment and criticism. But we wanted to be clearer about what we meant when we talked in our usual shorthand way about the link between corruption and Ebola.

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Thursday
Mar202014

Mythili Raman: ‘Why we fight corruption’

Mythili Raman (Image courtesy of C-Span)Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman of the Justice Department's Criminal Division is leaving the agency Friday, March 21. But the 17-year DOJ veteran made time the day before her departure to speak to the Global Anti-corruption Compliance Congress in Washington, DC.

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