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Entries in Transparency International (82)

Wednesday
Dec032014

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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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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Tuesday
Nov112014

It's not hard: How the G20 can jumpstart ‘beneficial ownership’ disclosure

Transparency International's open letter to the G20 leaders requiring transparency of ownership ought really to be pushing at an open door. Particularly so, in the light of the Financial Action Task Force's Recommendations 24 and 25 (published in 2003 and updated in 2012) which require member countries to ensure that accessible information can be obtained and exchanged on beneficial ownership of legal persons and trusts/arrangements.

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Monday
Nov102014

An Open Letter To G20 Leaders

Transparency International signed a letter with prominent prosecutors and corruption hunters addressing G8 leaders on the urgency to curb money laundering.

Dear G20 leaders,

When a global financial system allows billions of dollars of corrupt or stolen money to flow unchecked around the globe, something is wrong. When financial secrecy helps strip Africa of $50 billion each year, something is wrong. When the poor of this world see the wealth of their countries slip beyond their borders, something must be done.

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Thursday
Nov062014

We're teaching compliance at Pitt B-school

I have just finished my fourth year of teaching a course on compliance and the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act created for the Katz Graduate School of Business at the University of Pittsburgh.

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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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Wednesday
Oct222014

South Africa graft fighter wins TI Integrity Award

Transparency International said Friday that Thuli Madonsela of South Africa was selected as the winner of the anti-corruption group’s Integrity Award for 2014.

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Wednesday
Oct152014

Will GPT be the SFO's next BAE?

The Financial Times reported Friday that anti-corruption groups, (Global Witness, Transparency International and Corruption Watch) had written to the Prime Minister and the Director of the Serious Fraud Office raising concerns about the integrity of the SFO’s investigation into the sale by GPT Special Project Management, an Airbus subsidiary, of communications equipment to the Saudi National Guard.

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Friday
Oct102014

Job: Financial Accounting Officer (TI, Berlin)

Job Title: Financial Accounting Officer

Employer: Transparency International

Location: Berlin, Germany

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Wednesday
Oct082014

Corruption risk is huge but technology deployment against it is still sparse

Source: Transparency International, Global Corruption Barometer, 2013BBC News mapped out the countries where the most bribes were paid, based on a survey carried out by Transparency International in 95 countries. The results from countries where data was available indicated that one person in four had paid a bribe to a public body in the prior year.

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