Brazilian construction conglomerateOdebrecht SA agreed to pay US$50 million to NGO and charities as part of a settlement to resolve allegations that its subsidiary bribed public officials in two projects financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the IDB Group, which is the leading source of development finance for Latin America and the Caribbean, said in astatement on Wednesday.
Alabama lawmakers shelved last week a new bill that would have eliminated the current ban on public officials receiving gifts and reduce the penalties for low-level bribery convictions to misdemeanors.
Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigations in partnership with local law enforcement detained the Deputy Chief of Investigations of the Tysmenytsia Police Department for accepting a bribe of US$5,000, the Bureau said in a press release on Tuesday.
Chinese anti-corruption authorities in the northwest Qinghai province have launched a three-month campaign to crack down on “Himalayan Viagra,” a fungus that is more valuable than gold and is used to bribe officials, the country’s anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), said in an online statement.
Dozens of parents, including Hollywood actresses, have been arrested and charged alongside test administrators and elite college sports coaches in multiple states across the US in a multi-million dollar scheme that facilitated admission into elite colleges across the US in return for bribes.
A businessman bribed Russian authorities to drop an investigation into a US$150 million kickback scheme involving the Russian military, US prosecutors claimed on Friday.
The US Department of Justice is seeking documents from the world’s largest commodities trader, Glencore, over intermediary companies that it uses in Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nigeria, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
World trade is up, and the risk of cross-border corruption has increased with it. But a new report by OCCRP partner Transparency International (TI) says that international enforcement of anti-bribery laws has barely moved in the past three years.
A massive corruption trial is to kick off on Tuesday, involving hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged bribes, top executives of Sweden's largest telecommunications company and the jet-set daughter of the late president of Uzbekistan.
Colombia’s former anti-corruption director and a foreign attorney practicing in Colombia pled guilty on Tuesday to participating in a money laundering scheme, according to the Miami US attorney’s office.
Israeli police questioned billionaire Shari Arison on Sunday about her role in alleged bribery of Kenyan officials by the construction company she co-owned until recently, Reuters reported, citing the Israeli police and the Israel Securities Authority.
In its newly-released 2018 code of ethics, FIFA, the world governing body for football, has scrubbed the word “corruption” from the text, put a time limit on prosecuting bribery, and introduced a new charge of “defamation.”
A Brazilian judge fined Facebook US$33.4 million on Thursday for failing to cooperate with prosecutors in a graft probe in the state of Amazonas.
Switzerland needs to do more to protect whistleblowers, prosecute companies and apply tougher sanctions, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has said, following the publication of an anti-bribery report in the Alpine nation.
A former South Korean president is being summoned on allegations of bribery by prosecutors currently investigating high-level political corruption in the country, Reuters reported Tuesday.
The US has charged a former Senegalese foreign minister and the head of a non-governmental organization in Hong Kong with bribing top officials in Chad and Uganda to secure business deals on behalf of a Chinese energy conglomerate, the US Justice Department said on Monday.
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