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Gale Force Whistle-Blower Reveals Hurricane Katrina Relief Fraud

The US Department of Justice has joined a whistle-blower’s lawsuit against California-based engineering firm AECOM, alleging the firm had overcharged the government for its reconstruction efforts after Hurricane Katrina and helped several institutions overestimating damages on their buildings.

GRECO Concerned About Widespread Graft Allegations

The Council of Europe’s anti-graft body said it was concerned about allegations of widespread corruption among public officials in recent years, and that many member countries have mostly failed to properly address lobbying, conflicts of interest and “revolving doors” in central governments.