Corruption

latest news headlines

HHS Secretary Tom Price constantly flying by charter jet is a 'misuse of taxpayer funding'.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price was known to be corrupt before ever being named to the post. And now that he's in the job, he's enjoying the perks. In a sharp departure from his predecessors, Health and Human Services Secretary Tom Price last week took private jets on five separate flights for official ...

- Daily Kos - US

Uber Investigates Itself for Bribery, Finds Some Shit: Report.

In August, the Department of Justice reportedly launched a preliminary investigation into Uber to look into whether the ride-sharing service violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. An Uber spokesperson told the Wall Street Journal that the company was cooperating with the investigation, and a new report indicates…

- Gizmodo - US

Corrupt Barclays banker helped gang launder £16m for Eastern European cybercriminals.

NCA officers seized a hand-written "step-by-step guide to money laundering".

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

EBRD backs resigned Naftogaz's supervisory board, calls for continuing company reform.

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development urges the continued transformation of national joint-stock company Naftogaz Ukrainy and believes that Ukraine cannot afford to delay reforms any further. “The second stage of Naftogaz transformation is long overdue. Good governance has enabled the company to return ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Jerantut forest officer gets jail, RM15,000 fine for graft.

KUANTAN, Sept 19 — The Sessions Court here sentenced a Jerantut district forest officer to three months' jail and a fine of RM15,000 after he pleaded guilty to five alternative charges of accepting bribes amounting to RM340,000 from a logging...

- The Malay Mail - MY

Imelda seeks graft acquittal, says Swiss foundations are not illegal.

Former First Lady Imelda Marcos has sought her acquittal for graft on the grounds that her then-unconstitutional transactions with foundations in Switzerland are no longer so under the 1987 Constitution.  The post Imelda seeks graft acquittal, says Swiss foundations are not illegal appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

Sharad Yadav, Lalu Prasad slam Nitish Kumar over Bhagalpur canal wall collapse in Bihar.

Once friends, and now his arch foe — rebel JD-U leader Sharad Yadav and RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav— took pot shots at Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar on Wednesday, accusing his government of massive corruption after a portion of an irrigation canal in Bhagalpur district collapsed hours before its inauguration. ...

- Firstpost - IN

Top UP cop in dock for letting Nabha jailbreak accused escape.

Uttar Pradesh government has ordered a probe into allegations that a senior IPS officer had accepted the bribe to the tune of Rs 45 lakh for letting the Nabha jailbreak mastermind and Khalistani militant Gurpreet Singh alias Gopi Ghanshyampura escape from custody. State police chief Sulkhan Singh said here on Wednesday that ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

UP: 29 senior police officers transferred.

The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh today transferred 29 IPS officers including several district chiefs.Prominent among those transferred include SP, Anti Terrorist Squad , Prabhakar Chowdhury, who has been posted as SP, Bijnore, while SSP, Special Task Force , Amit Pathak will be new SSP, Agra, replacing Dinesh ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Khalid Latif slapped with 5-year ban, Rs1m fine in PSL spot-fixing case.

The Pakistan Cricket Board's anti-corruption tribunal ACT, while announcing its short verdict on Wednesday, awarded batsman Khalid Latif a five-year ban and Rs1 million fine in the Pakistan Super League spot-fixing case, DawnNews reported.Earlier, sources had told Dawn that the tribunal would announce strict punishment for ...

- DAWN - PK

Imran Khan is protecting 'corrupt' CM Pervez Khattak, says former K-P minister.

Ziaullah Afridi says PTI chief is busy provoking youth against the state' while K-P depts are on verge of collapse The post Imran Khan is protecting 'corrupt' CM Pervez Khattak, says former K-P minister appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

Uber launches internal probe on Asia bribery allegations

Among its many other problems, Uber is facing a federal probe to look into allegations that it broke foreign bribery laws. To figure out what happened exactly and to cooperate with the DOJ, the ride-hailing firm recently launched its own investigatio...

- Engadget - US

Uber is cooperating with DOJ investigation of alleged bribes paid in several Asian countries

Uber has given US investigators details of payments the firm made to authorities in Asia, as the US Department of Justice looks into whether Uber violated anti-bribery laws. Bloomberg and Reuters both reported that the American ride-hailing company has been looking into multiple payments in Indonesia, Malaysia, and ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Spanish police launch graft probe in Catalan president's fiefdom

Spanish police carried out searches on Tuesday across Girona, a fiefdom of Catalonia's pro-separatist president Carles Puigdemont, as part of probe into suspected graft at a local water company, police said.

- The Local - ES

News24.com | Former KZN premier outlines 'processes of corruption' in local ANC structures

Former KwaZulu-Natal premier Senzo Mchunu has highlighted various methods used to corrupt voting processes in local structures of the ANC.

- News24.com - ZA

Vatican corruption trial: Charity directors 'revamped cardinal's flat with hospital money'

A luxury penthouse occupied by a top cardinal was given a costly renovation so it could hold fundraising dinners, a Vatican corruption trial heard on Tuesday.

- The Local - IT

PCB bans Khalid Latif for 5 years for spot-fixing in PSL

Pakistan Cricket Board has imposed a five-year ban and a fine of one million rupees on batsman Khalid Latif for his involvement in spot-fixing during the PSL. In a short order released today, the three-member Tribunal of PCB headed by a former High Court judge Asghar Haider found Khalid guilty on all six breaches of the ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Group to Duterte: Stop child's play, sign bank waiver

A group calling for an end to the spate of killings in the war on drugs on Wednesday urged President Rodrigo Duterte to sign a bank waiver to prove he is not corrupt.

- GMA News - PH

Police officer suspended over 'corrupt practices' in Kishtwar

M Majid Malik Kishtwar The Senior Superintendent of Police, Kishtwar, Abrar Choudhary, on receipt of a representation from a complainant regarding involvement of in-charge Police Station Warwan, ASI Mohd Shafi in corrupt practices has placed the him under suspension. The Superintendent of Police has also ordered a ...

- Kashmir Life - IN

Uber reviews Asia business over bribery allegations in US: Bloomberg

Uber Technologies Inc, which is the subject of a federal probe into whether it broke bribery laws, has started a review of its Asia operations and notified US officials about payments made by staff in Indonesia, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

- BDNews24 - BD

Accountability court issues bailable arrest warrants for Ishaq Dar

ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing a corruption reference against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday issued bailable warrants of arrest after he failed to appear in court. Dar had been summoned to appear in court today in connection with a reference by the National Accountability Bureau for possessing ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Khalid Latif slapped with 5-year ban, Rs1m fine in PSL spot-fixing case

The Pakistan Cricket Board's anti-corruption tribunal, while announcing its short verdict on Wednesday, awarded batsman Khalid Latif a five-year ban and Rs1 million fine in the Pakistan Super League spot-fixing case, DawnNews reported.Earlier, sources had told Dawn that the tribunal would announce strict punishment for ...

- DAWN - PK

Brazil's new top prosecutor reshuffles corruption investigation team: Mensalao "veterans" take over

Brazil's new top federal prosecutor on Tuesday reshuffled the team of investigators in charge of pursuing the biggest corruption probe yet conducted in Latin America's largest nation.

- MercoPress - FK

Iran Responds to Trump Calling it a 'Corrupt Dictatorship'

An "ignorant hate speech", was Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif's response to US President Donald Trump's opening speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, which heavily criticised Tehran.In Trump's first address to the U.N., he described Iran as a "corrupt dictatorship" and "rogue state", calling for a nuclear ...

- Albawaba - UK

Parliament Votes To Extend Statute Of Limitations For Corruption Crimes To 12 Years

The statute of limitations on corruption crimes will be raised to 12 years, lawmakers decided on Tuesday. The opposition Jobbik party's proposal to amend the penal code was debated in a fast-track procedure and approved unanimously. The amendment will enter force within three days of its enactment.

- The Budapest Sun - HU

Uber reviews Asia business amid U.S. bribery probe - source

REUTERS - Uber Technologies Inc, which is the subject of a U.S. federal probe into whether it broke bribery laws, has started a review of its Asia operations and notified U.S. authorities about payments made by staff to police officers in Indonesia, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

- Reuters - US

Uber to review Asia dealings amid US criminal probe

SAN FRANCISCO: Uber Technologies Inc, facing a federal probe into whether it broke laws against overseas bribery, has embarked on a review of its Asia operations and notified US officials about payments made by staff in Indonesia, people with knowledge of the matter said.

- BangkokPost - TH

Saakashvili Goes to Kyiv

After being propelled into Ukraine over the flimsy resistance of border guards, Georgia's onetime leader, the stateless politician Mikheil Saakashvili, arrived in Kyiv on September 19 to drum up public support for his fast-escalating battle against Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko. Greeting waving fans and promising to ...

- EurasiaNet - US

Brookings: Curbing corruption in extractive industry takes more than disclosure

Reducing government corruption will require more than simply requiring companies, particularly in extractive industries, to publicly disclose more financial and operating data, speakers agreed at a Sept. 18 Brookings Institution event. Information should be more readily available and reach people in communities that are ...

- OGJ - US

10 things in tech you need to know today

Good morning! Here is the tech news you need to know this Wednesday. 1. Amazon is working on a pair of Alexa-enabled smart glasses, according to The Financial Times. The device looks like a pair of spectacles and uses bone conduction to allow the wearer to hear Alexa. 2. Uber is facing a federal investigation for alleged ...

- Silicon Alley Insider - US

Reuters: Justice minister says Ukraine readies new Supreme Court as judicial reforms take hold

NEW YORK - Ukraine could have a new Supreme Court installed by next month as part of a judicial reform process aimed at rooting out corruption, Ukraine’s Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said on Sept. 20. The post Reuters: Justice minister says Ukraine readies new Supreme Court as judicial reforms take hold appeared ...

- Kyiv Post - UA

Uber probes bribery in Asia business amid US criminal probe

Uber Technologies Inc., facing a US federal probe into whether it broke laws against overseas bribery, has embarked on a review of its Asia operations and notified US officials about payments made by staff in Indonesia, people with knowledge of the matter said. As the US Justice Department looked into a possible criminal ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

Uber reviews Asia business amid U.S. bribery probe: source

- Uber Technologies Inc , which is the subject of a U.S. federal probe into whether it broke bribery laws, has started a review of its Asia operations and notified U.S. authorities about payments made by staff to police officers in Indonesia, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters.

- Reuters - US

New players step into Brazil vacuum created by Petrobras scandal

'Car Wash' corruption probe opens up the market for infrastructure contracts to smaller companies

- Financial Times - US

Brazil: under a cloud of crisis

Corruption and the lure of populism hang over the country ahead of an all-important presidential election in 2018

- Financial Times - US

Fin24.com | Beyond corruption, policy counts

SA occupies the worst position in two worlds, with both cronyism and corruption and policy paralysis adding to the toxic mess the country finds itself in, writes Daniel Silke.

- Fin24 - SA

Fin24.com | Two victories for Midrand workers after 23 years

The municipal workers who were sacked after a strike in 1994 against claimed graft and some of whom who may have been cheated out of their pension, have finally won two victories.

- Fin24 - SA

Samsung's Global Reputation Takes Heavy Hit

The bribery conviction of Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong and the debacle surrounding the combustible Galaxy Note 7 phone have dealt a heavy blow to the electronics giant's global reputation. Samsung Electronics plummeted from 20th place in 2016 to 89th this year in an annual corporate social responsibi...

- The Chosun Ilbo - KR

Sources: Uber, facing federal probe into possible overseas bribery, reviews operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, South Korea, and China

Eric Newcomer / Bloomberg: Sources: Uber, facing federal probe into possible overseas bribery, reviews operations in Indonesia, Malaysia, India, South Korea, and China  —  An Uber employee is said to have paid Jakarta police  —  Law firm investigating possible quid pro quo in Malaysia

- Techmeme - US

Brazil's New Top Prosecutor Reshuffles 'Car Wash' Investigation Team

Brazil's new top federal prosecutor on Tuesday reshuffled the team of investigators in charge of pursuing the biggest corruption probe yet conducted in Latin America's largest nation. Prosecutor General Raquel Dodge, who took over the post on Monday after the end of her predecessor Rodrigo Janot's term, had previously ...

- Voice of America - US

Uber reviews Asia business units in response to U.S. bribery investigation

Uber Technologies Inc. is reported to have launched a review into whether it broke antibribery laws in Asia following news in August that it was being investigated on those grounds by U.S. Department of Justice. Bloomberg reported that Uber is employed law firm O'Melveny & Myers LLP to examine foreign transaction ...

- SiliconANGLE - US

Iraq anti-graft task force fishes for 'sharks'

After three years battling jihadists of the Islamic State group, the authorities have now set their sights on fishing for "sharks". This is the popular phrase for the fight against senior officials who have acted with total impunity to line their own pockets. According to anti-graft organisation Transparency International, ...

- Iraq Oil Report - US

Ukraine Readies New High Court as Reforms Take Hold, Justice Minister Says

Ukraine could have a new Supreme Court installed by next month as part of judicial reforms aimed at rooting out corruption, Ukraine's Justice Minister Pavlo Petrenko said Tuesday. "I think from October the new Supreme Court will start working," Petrenko told Reuters in an interview at the Concordia Annual Summit in New ...

- Voice of America - US

What KPMG's Gupta imbroglio says about corruption in South Africa

ShutterstockAs far as corporate accountability goes, the recent announcement that the CEO and seven senior executives at auditing and consultancy firm KMPG in South Africa have resigned is a welcome development. By resigning, the KPMG executives reinforced the principle of executive responsibility. This is a matter not ...

- The Conversation - UK

Preventing Murray-Darling water theft: a space agency can help Australia manage federal resources

This is the first article in the series Australia's place in space, where we'll explore the strengths and weaknesses, along with the past, present and the future of Australia's space presence and activities. An independent report into allegations of water theft and corruption in the Murray-Darling Basin has recommended ...

- The Conversation - UK

Accountability court issues Ishaq Dar's arrest warrants

Finance Minister Ishaq Dar.Photo: File ISLAMABAD: The accountability court hearing a corruption reference against Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Wednesday issued bailable warrants of arrest after he failed to appear in court. Dar had been summoned to appear in court today in connection with a reference by the National ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Uber reviews Asia business over bribery allegations in U.S.: Bloomberg

- Uber Technologies Inc , which is the subject of a federal probe into whether it broke bribery laws, has started a review of its Asia operations and notified U.S. officials about payments made by staff in Indonesia, Bloomberg reported, citing people with knowledge of the matter.

- Reuters - US

At UN, Guatemalan President pledges government's full commitment to fight against corruption

Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales, addressing the United Nations General Assembly today, pledged the firmest intention to strengthen and support the International Commission against Impunity of Guatemala , while stressing that no institution should interfere in the country's administration of justice.

- UN - INT

Powerful NAB wouldn't have exonerated Zardari, Nawaz: Imran

HYDERABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Tuesday said corrupt leaders like Asif Ali Zardari and Nawaz Sharif wouldn't have been exonerated if the National Accountability Bureau was powerful."After Nawaz, we are coming after Zardari next," Imran said, as he lashed out at the Pakistan People's Party ...

- Geo.tv - PK

Senate Confirms Trump's Nominee For Solicitor General

WASHINGTON — The Senate has confirmed President Donald Trump's nominee for solicitor general. The vote was 50-47 for Noel Francisco, a former clerk to the late Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia. Francisco has served as the principal deputy solicitor general since January of this year. The solicitor general is the ...

- TPM News - US

Feed