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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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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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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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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 […]