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Are settlements a deterrent or a dodge?

The DOJ has unveiled new guidance to federal prosecutors about bringing criminal cases against individuals in instances of corporate wrongdoing.

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Brazil enforcement lags but is on the rise, TI says

Transparency International’s 2015 Exporting Corruption report indicates that about half of the OECD antibribery convention countries have failed to prosecute any foreign bribery cases since 1999.

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Does the prohibition on facilitating payments correlate with higher levels of corruption? A question revisited

In a prior post on the FCPA Blog, we observed a pattern that surprised ourselves and many others: signatories to the OECD Convention that allow facilitating payments have a significantly better average ranking on the Corruption Perceptions Index than those countries that prohibit them. 

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TI critiques UK anti-money laundering enforcement

This month, Transparency International published its survey of the UK’s AML enforcement and confiscation systems, particularly in relation to Financial Action Task Force (FATF) defined “grand corruption” (bribe-taking or kickbacks, extortion, self-dealing, conflicts of interest, and embezzlement from the national treasuries).

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Shoot the messenger: Kuwait dissolves Transparency International local chapter

Kuwait's Social Affairs and Labor Ministry issued a decree on May 7 that dissolved the board of the independent Kuwaiti Transparency Society (KTS).

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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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Job: Coordinator Europe and Central Asia, Whistleblower Program (TI - Berlin, Germany)

Job Title: Program Coordinator Europe and Central Asia, Whistleblowing Program

Employer: Transparency International

Location: Berlin, Germany

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Is the London property market a safe haven for dirty money?

According to a report Wednesday from Transparency International, the boom in the London property market has been fueled by dirty money from around the world.

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Russia demands Transparency International register as a ‘foreign agent’

Prosecutors in Moscow warned the Russian branch of Transparency International to register as a foreign agent, TI-Russia said in a statement posted on its website Friday.

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TI releases 2014 Corruption Perceptions Index: Action needed in the U.S. and other countries

Transparency International released its 20th edition of the Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) today, available here. The 2014 CPI ranks 175 countries based on the perceptions of public sector corruption. Denmark is at the top of the list with a CPI score of 92. Similar to the last several years, North Korea and Somalia are at the bottom of the list, scoring 8 each.

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