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Friday News Flip 01 July 2016

CORRUPTION THE US Supreme Court has somewhat clarified the law on bribery and quashed the bribery conviction of a former Virginia Governor. I wrote about Bob McDonnell here, as anticipated the court drew a narrow line between distasteful acts to gain access to public officials (which might be unethical but were not criminal) and improper […]

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Friday News Flip 27 May 2016

CORRUPTION A SENIOR Vietnamese police officer suggested that printing lower denomination bank notes would help curb corruption- though his critics point to the impracticality of the suggestion given that the largest bank note in Vietnam is worth around $22. In a similar move, the EU recently announced that it was phasing out the €500 note […]

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Monday News Muse 16 May 2016

CORRUPTION In the aftermath of the Global Anti-Corruption Summit in London, there could be a major shake-up of UK corporate criminal law. Some of the changes include:- The creation of a beneficial ownership register The creation of a new Anti-Corruption Co-ordination Centre Plans for a brand new offence of failure to prevent economic crime France’s […]

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Wednesday News Wall 04 May 2016

CORRUPTION  KNOWING how corruption flourishes under weak oversight and leadership structures, it is singularly worrying that the Central Bank of Kenya (CBK) hasn’t had a board of directors for nearly 2 years despite having a board chairman in office. EGYPT has the 2nd highest corruption level in the MENA (Middle-East and North Africa) region. According […]

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Wednesday News Wall 27 April 2016

CORRUPTION THE Kenya government transferred a breathtaking 7,000 procurement and purchasing officials in an attempt to disrupt corruption in state procurement contracts. This is 3 months after the new Public Procurement Act came into effect. The new act puts more power into the hands of procurement professionals rather than the now-defunct procurement boards. ON Monday […]

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Monday News Muse 25 April 2016

CORRUPTION ACCORDING to an Indonesian government minister, wives’ demands for ‘material things’ are to blame for government corruption. The ‘blame it on the wife’ defence still does wonders for dirty politicians: I still remember a year ago when Virginia’s ex-Governor McDonnell was charged with corruption offences. He based much of his defence on the ‘material […]

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Monday News Muse 18 April 2016

CORRUPTION The Machakos Governor has been temporarily rescued from arrest by the Court of Appeal. In a long running saga, the EACC recommended his prosecution, the Governor challenged this in court- and lost. The Director of Public Prosecutions then directed that a warrant of arrest against him be issued. The Governor appealed, and has now […]

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Friday News Flip 08 April 2016

CORRUPTION Here’s one you don’t see every day: an ambassador charged with corruption. The Cambodian ambassador to South Korea was recalled by his home country and charged with embezzlement and abuse of office.   China has stepped up online censorship in the wake of the Panama papers, but the revelations themselves are unlikely to budge […]

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Monday News Muse 04 April 2016

CORRUPTION For those who’ve wondered how the UK’s Serious Fraud Office (SFO) decides to take on a case such as #Chickengate’s Smith & Ouzman prosecution, here is is a useful summary from the Counsel to the SFO. The tribulations of businesses trying to avoid being tarred with the corruption of third party partners is discussed […]