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Monday News Muse 26 September 2016

CORRUPTION The Brazilian corruption train rolls on as a former finance minister and current President find themselves being prosecuted for their roles in graft. A former IMF chief from Spain also faces trial for running a ‘corrupt’ system when head of a local bank. Students of the corruption investigation process will appreciate a new website […]

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Wednesday News Wall 27 July 2016

CORRUPTION A FORMER Chinese government official is facing the death penalty relating to charges of embezzling 350 million yuan (around $52 million) from poor farm workers through a real estate scam. IN ANOTHER Chinese corruption trial, a former general was sentenced to life in prison, stripped of his rank and deprived of political rights in […]

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Friday News Flip 09 July 2016

CORRUPTION SPANISH prosecutors dropped a corruption investigation into Brazilian football star Neymar and his father. The charges revolved around Neymar’s transfer from a Brazilian football club to Barcelona. CRIMINAL LAW DID Kenyan armed forces kill civilians during air raids following the El Adde attack (which left over 100 Kenyan soldiers dead). According to the UN: […]

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Monday News Muse 05 July 2016

CORRUPTION IN THE wake of the Brexit referendum result, questions are being asked about the promises David Cameron made during the recently concluded Anti-Corruption summit in London given that a lot of the promises hinged on improving international cooperation against graft. While the UK’s criminal law obligations will not change immediately, over time the Island […]

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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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Friday News Flip 22 April 2016

CORRUPTION Here’s more on the bribery scandal affecting Australian company Leightons. $15 million was allegedly paid to a Dubai ‘consultant’. Yes…we consultants have a bad name in anti-corruption circles. Former Cabinet Secretary Michael Kamau failed to stop a corruption case against him proceeding. Pakistan’s military has dismissed 2 generals, 3 colonels and a brigadier for […]

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Wednesday News Wall 20 April 2016

CORRUPTION Here is a thoughtful explanation of how the Procurement Act 2015 could help prevent the sort of corruption that led to the NYS and YEF procurement scandals. While on the subject of procurement, this article discusses whether offering citizens a ‘bounty’ for unearthing corruption in government contracts could be a ‘no-lose’ situation. The US […]

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Fifth Round of Panama Papers Coverage

Modigliani’s Man Seated with Cane was seized after the Panama papers revealed its current owner’s real identity. The painting was allegedly looted by the Nazis and the descendants of the original owner have been fighting to get it back. Famous (or infamous) Nigerian evangelist TB Joshua is named in the Panama papers Bradley Birkenfeld, who […]

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Monday News Muse 12 April 2016

Corruption The Catholic Church in Kenya speaks out on corruption. It’s a growing chorus- but the tone from the top (State House) is woefully lacking. Criminal Law Another blogger arrested: this time for an amorphous collection of complaints related to the receivership of Chase Bank. Some reports, quoting the case detectives, suggest it was for […]

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Third Round of Panama Papers Coverage

The alleged fraudsters behind a Kenyan pyramid scheme (and their lawyers) are named in the Panama papers. The Panama Papers have not only embarrassed Chinese leaders, they’ve also posed a red-hot challenge to the Chinese anti-corruption campaign because they fuel perceptions that the campaign is full of double standards and is a veiled political purge. […]