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Entries in Transparency International (97)

Tuesday
Apr192016

Richard Bistrong on Unaoil: When your gut tells you the deal isn't right

I received an order for almost $1 million of grenades from a Caribbean Island -- as I recall, it was Antigua. You don’t need to be an auditor to know that doesn’t look right.

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Monday
Mar282016

France: Foreign anti-bribery bill won't allow corporate settlements

The French bill for Transparency and Modernization of Economic Life, which, among other things, aims at preventing foreign bribery and intensifying the fight against it, has been the subject of much speculation during the past few months.

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Tuesday
Mar152016

NGOs to OECD: Corporate pretrial agreements can work, but we still need deterrence

The OECD is hosting an Anti-Bribery Ministerial meeting Wednesday (March 16) to discuss how to strengthen implementation of its Anti-Bribery Convention. One of the issues on the table for discussion is how to encourage voluntary disclosure by companies of wrongdoing and how settlements can be used to do that.

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Tuesday
Dec292015

UK deterrence failure: High value dealers in ‘showpiece’ assets avoid prosecution

Luxury goods retailers selling high-end cars, boats, private jets, art, antiques and jewellery are being used by the corrupt to hide the illegal proceeds of crime -- and to escape detection, Transparency International said.

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Monday
Nov232015

Another reason why calling graft a victimless crime is dumb

The Prosperity Index ranks 142 countries in terms of wealth and wellbeing.

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Monday
Nov022015

Red flag alert: When defense buys don't make sense

The just released Transparency International Middle East & North Africa, Government Defense Anti-Corruption Index is exhaustive and thorough, and from my experience well represents the real-world risk which exists in the region.

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Wednesday
Sep162015

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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Tuesday
Sep012015

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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Tuesday
Aug252015

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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Thursday
Jun252015

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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