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Entries in United Nations (68)

Thursday
Dec152016

SFO ends investigation of alleged oil company bribes in Somalia

Lord Howard of Lympne, Chairman of Soma Oil & GasThe UK Serious Fraud Office said Wednesday it has closed its 18-month criminal investigation into Soma Oil & Gas and allegations of corruption in Somalia.

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Wednesday
Nov232016

Feds add FCPA charges against Macau billionaire and assistant for alleged UN bribes

The DOJ filed a superseding indictment in federal court in Manhattan Tuesday against a Macau developer accused of bribing the former president of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Monday
Aug012016

Woman who bribed UN's John Ashe jailed 20 months

The co-founder and former head of the Global Sustainability Foundation was sentenced in Manhattan federal court Friday to 20 months in prison for bribing John Ashe, the 68th President of the UN General Assembly. 

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Monday
Jun132016

Leonard McCarthy of the World Bank: Settling for Development with Integrity

Historians may look back on 2016 as the year when the global anti-corruption movement took political center stage. Every day, we taste corruption’s bitter fruit in the form of instability, violence and a corrosion of trust that spans from government to sport.

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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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Monday
Nov022015

Bednets, Burkina Faso, and the devastating costs of corruption

On Friday, the United States Attorneys’ Office for the Southern District of New York unsealed an indictment against Liz Telecomm, a China-based purported manufacturer of long lasting insecticidal nets, commonly referred to as “bednets.” 

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Wednesday
Oct142015

Dispatch from Turtle Bay: Short memories threaten the UN mission

There were expressions of surprise and shock at the UN last week over the arrest of former General Assembly President John Ashe on bribery and corruption charges. UN officials consistently said they had no idea of the scheme and that investigating it wasn't their responsibility.

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Thursday
Oct082015

Richard Bistrong: My UN bribery prosecution had a different beginning

When a TV news anchor asked me the difference between the alleged bribery scheme involving former U.N. General Assembly President John Ashe and my own, where I was charged with conspiring to bribe a UN official from 2001 until 2006, I said that from an investigatory perspective, they were opposites.

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Tuesday
Sep222015

Frédéric St-Martin: Whistleblowing from within the intelligence community

Many countries, including the United States, United Kingdom and Canada, require the disclosure of wrongdoing occurring within the intelligence community to be done internally.

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Thursday
Jun112015

Russia considers imposing criminal liability on legal entities

The lower house of Russia's national legislature -- the State Duma -- has been considering draft amendments to the law on the criminal liability of a legal entity.

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Monday
Jun082015

Cameron to G7: FIFA mess shows ‘cancer of corruption’

Image courtesy of HMGUK Prime Minister David Cameron took to the Huffington Post Saturday to blame corruption for many of the world's problems and to urge fellow G7 leaders to do more than meet graft "with a reluctant sigh."

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Monday
May042015

BNP trampled compliance officers, pays record $9 billion penalties for sanction offenses

Paris-based BNP Paribas S.A. was sentenced Friday for processing billions of dollars of transactions through the U.S. financial system on behalf of Sudanese, Iranian and Cuban entities subject to U.S. economic sanctions. 

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