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Corruption on the rise in Australia, international report finds

Corruption on the rise in Australia, international report finds

Australia has been placed on an international “watch list” due to an increasing amount of fraud and corruption, according to a new international report.

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Anti-Corruption


Anti-bribery compliance in a changing world

Anti-bribery compliance in a changing world

Corruption, however you define it, has been with us from the beginning of human society. And for just as long, it has been the object … Read More

2nd Annual Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight Summit – I hope you can make it – Compliance Report

2nd Annual Third-Party Risk Management & Oversight Summit – I hope you can make it – Compliance Report

Ned Garver died earlier this week. Not a familiar name to you? It may be due to the fact he is the only pitcher in the modern era to … Read More

DOJ Compliance Expectations Concerning Training, Internal Investigations and Audits (Part IV of IV) – Corruption, Crime & Compliance

DOJ Compliance Expectations Concerning Training, Internal Investigations and Audits (Part IV of IV) – Corruption, Crime & Compliance

DOJ’s Compliance Evaluation questions provide important indications of “new” trends and approaches to compliance functions and issues.

Former navy supply officer jailed and fined for corruption

Former navy supply officer jailed and fined for corruption

IPOH: A former naval base supply depot commanding officer with the rank of captain was jailed for 16 months and fined RM80,000 after he Read More

Odebrecht Offices Raided in Chile as Corruption Scandal Widens

Odebrecht Offices Raided in Chile as Corruption Scandal Widens

Police in Chile raided the office of Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in Santiago on Wednesday, as the widening corruption … Read More

François Fillon’s home searched by corruption investigators as Alain Juppé indicates he could replace the scandal-hit presidential candidate

François Fillon’s home searched by corruption investigators as Alain Juppé indicates he could replace the scandal-hit presidential candidate

Alain Juppé, a former French prime minister, was poised to replace François Fillon as corruption investigators searched the home of … Read More

Governance and Ethics


Palm Beach County ethics panel hears first full complaint hearing

Palm Beach County ethics panel hears first full complaint hearing

A former analyst for Palm Beach County’s Department of Environmental Resources Management on Thursday faced the county Commission on … Read More

Trump transition team canceled ethics training session

Trump transition team canceled ethics training session

President Donald Trump’s transition team, days before he took office, nixed plans for an orientation class that would have prepared … Read More

Beijing pushes ‘China solution’ for global cyber governance

Beijing pushes ‘China solution’ for global cyber governance

Beijing said Thursday it will push a “China solution” to global cyber governance after releasing its first strategy paper outlining a … Read More

Good Governance Relies on Better Use of Resources, Improved Accountability

Good Governance Relies on Better Use of Resources, Improved Accountability

SACRAMENTO, Calif. — The expectations around IT have evolved to a point where good governance is no longer a luxury; it is now a … Read More

The Relevance Of Corporate Governance To Organisations

The Relevance Of Corporate Governance To Organisations

This series of discussions however, drive me to a topic that is seldom discussed but a very glaring issue in today’s corporate world … Read More

UK aid company bosses quit in crackdown on profiteering

UK aid company bosses quit in crackdown on profiteering

The founders of Adam Smith International (ASI), one of the biggest UK foreign aid contractors, have stepped down after the government … Read More

Anti-Money Laundering


Valley natives sentenced to federal prison in drug, money laundering conspiracy

Valley natives sentenced to federal prison in drug, money laundering conspiracy

Three Rio Grande Valley natives were sentenced Wednesday to federal after pleading guilty to charges of conspiracy to posses with the … Read More

California Plane Broker Guilty in Money Laundering Scheme

California Plane Broker Guilty in Money Laundering Scheme

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A Southern California airplane broker has pleaded guilty in a scheme to launder drug money and buy airplanes for use … Read More

Money laundering: ED zeroes in on 3 officers

Money laundering: ED zeroes in on 3 officers

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) has filed a complaint against 12 persons — three officers of the Public Works Department (PWD) and … Read More

Aberdeen men charged in connection with £400,000 online fraud and money laundering

Aberdeen men charged in connection with £400,000 online fraud and money laundering

Two men from Aberdeen have been charged in connection with £400,000 of online fraud and money laundering.

Former TH Heavy Engineering CEO charged with money laundering

Former TH Heavy Engineering CEO charged with money laundering

SHAH ALAM: Former TH Heavy Engineering Bhd chief executive officer Datuk Nor Badli Munawir Mohamad Alias Lafti was charged in the … Read More

Ramaphosa takes on Manyi – ANC doesn’t use money laundering

Ramaphosa takes on Manyi – ANC doesn’t use money laundering

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has distanced the ANC from remarks made by Progressive Professionals Forum president Mzwanele “Jimmy” … Read More

Cyber Risk


Spooked by Cyber Extortion Spike, Businesses Stockpile Bitcoin

Spooked by Cyber Extortion Spike, Businesses Stockpile Bitcoin

S. corporations that have long resisted bending to the demands of computer hackers who take their networks hostage are increasingly … Read More

Phish and ships: Understanding cyber risk at sea

Phish and ships: Understanding cyber risk at sea

The reliance on smart and interconnected systems at sea is continuing to grow as shipping companies and offshore energy providers … Read More

Cyber Security and Social Engineering: A Big Low Tech Problem

Cyber Security and Social Engineering: A Big Low Tech Problem

Headline-grabbing cyber hacks of email accounts belonging to celebrities, corporations, government officials and political campaigns … Read More

Untangling the Mystery of Cybersecurity Insurance

Untangling the Mystery of Cybersecurity Insurance

IT security professionals used to warn that only two types of businesses exist: those that have been hacked, and those that will. Now, … Read More

Missing the human touch with cyber risk

Missing the human touch with cyber risk

Willis Towers Watson urges businesses to focus more on employees and company culture in efforts to manage cyber risk. The company … Read More

Level of Cyber Risk Management for Many Firms Is ‘Unsustainable’

Level of Cyber Risk Management for Many Firms Is ‘Unsustainable’

Despite increased awareness of rapidly evolving cyber threats, relatively few corporations have integrated cyber security into their … Read More

Security Risks


Bitcoin hits record $1200 high: Here’s the outlook ahead

Bitcoin hits record $1200 high: Here’s the outlook ahead

After being the top performing ‘currency’ in 2016, Bitcoin has rallied to all-time highs and is trading at around levels of USD 1220 on Read More

What you should and shouldn’t worry about in Android security

What you should and shouldn’t worry about in Android security

BARCELONA — The smartphone industry has given birth to a vibrant growth sector distinguished by its creativity, drive and … Read More

This old ransomware variant is back

This old ransomware variant is back

A ransomware variant which has been relatively inactive for almost two years is back, and this time it’s stealing user credentials from Read More

Treating Ransomware in the Healthcare Sector

Treating Ransomware in the Healthcare Sector

Ransomware is a serious problem across all industries, but increasingly the healthcare sector has become a primary focus for … Read More

Robots at Risk: Experts Warn of Serious Security Issues

Robots at Risk: Experts Warn of Serious Security Issues

Security experts are warning of numerous security vulnerabilities in modern robotics systems which could render them susceptible to … Read More

RBI says virtual currencies pose financial, legal, customer protection and security risk

RBI says virtual currencies pose financial, legal, customer protection and security risk

Expressing concern over the growing acceptance of virtual currencies, RBI Deputy Governor R. Gandhi on Wednesday said these pose … Read More

North America


U.S. charges 19 in international fraud, money laundering scheme

U.S. charges 19 in international fraud, money laundering scheme

U.S. authorities on Wednesday charged 19 people with taking part in a complex international fraud and money laundering ring that … Read More

Canada’s ‘tax scam’ declines after raid on Mumbai call centre

Canada’s ‘tax scam’ declines after raid on Mumbai call centre

One of the biggest scams affecting Canadians in recent years has registered a sharp decline following a police raid on a call centre in Read More

American Judge Orders Odebrecht To Pay $325 Million In Corruption Fines

American Judge Orders Odebrecht To Pay $325 Million In Corruption Fines

American judge John D. Bates of Washington, D.C. has ordered a payment of $325 million in fines from the petrochemical branch of … Read More

Vice Chairman of Samsung Indicted on Corruption Charges

Vice Chairman of Samsung Indicted on Corruption Charges

Lee Jae-yong, the vice chairman of Samsung, was indicted on charges of bribery and embezzlement on Tuesday. Lee is the most powerful … Read More

Anti-Bribery Enforcement Actions Increase Across The Globe

Anti-Bribery Enforcement Actions Increase Across The Globe

A new report by TRACE International finds that enforcement actions against bribing government officials are rising globally. In its … Read More

Trump and Netanyahu

Trump and Netanyahu

The bold statement flashed across tens of millions of television screens as part of an advertisement in the midst of the “Oscars” show.

Latin America


Peru: Congreso aprueba imprescriptibilidad de delitos de corrupción

Peru: Congreso aprueba imprescriptibilidad de delitos de corrupción

El Congreso de la República aprobó hoy por unanimidad dictamen conjunto de las comisiones de Justicia y Constitución que plantea una … Read More

Multilateral Cooperation Positive Sign for Odebrecht Investigations

Multilateral Cooperation Positive Sign for Odebrecht Investigations

Prosecutors from 11 countries have met to coordinate their response to the Odebrecht corruption case, in an unusually strong showing of Read More

Venezuela ‘Kingpin’ Skimmed Millions from State Food Program

Venezuela ‘Kingpin’ Skimmed Millions from State Food Program

Reports have emerged that a Venezuelan businessman and alleged drug kingpin with ties to the sitting vice president imported … Read More

US Congress Members Support CentAm Anti-Corruption Efforts

US Congress Members Support CentAm Anti-Corruption Efforts

Members of the US Congress have introduced a resolution supporting the anti-corruption efforts of several Central American governments, Read More

Brazil police expand corruption probe to railway contracts

Brazil police expand corruption probe to railway contracts

Brazilian police said they launched a probe into bribes and overbilling in two large railway contracts, serving search and seizure … Read More

United States: US judge dismisses case against Wal-Mart over Mexico bribery

United States: US judge dismisses case against Wal-Mart over Mexico bribery

Wal-Mart Stores Inc on Monday won the dismissal of a U.S. lawsuit accusing the world’s largest retailer of defrauding shareholders in … Read More

Asia


Opposing corruption in South Korea, a Catholic tradition

Opposing corruption in South Korea, a Catholic tradition

Last December an impeachment motion suspended South Korean President Park Geun-hye’s powers and left it up to the country’s … Read More

Johor to assist MACC in property corruption case

Johor to assist MACC in property corruption case

JOHOR BARU, March 2 — The Johor state government will give its full cooperation to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) on … Read More

China: Xi Jinping appoints new man to tackle PLA corruption

China: Xi Jinping appoints new man to tackle PLA corruption

The top graft-buster within the world’s biggest army, with close ties to two disgraced former vice-chairmen of the Central Military … Read More

Economist Counters Recent Allegations Of Malaysia Losing Out To Its Neighbours Because Of Corruption

Economist Counters Recent Allegations Of Malaysia Losing Out To Its Neighbours Because Of Corruption

A recent article published by Bloomberg had alleged that Malaysia was fast losing its advantage that the country “enjoyed over its … Read More

Bigotry and Fraud Scandal at Kindergarten Linked to Japan’s First Lady

Bigotry and Fraud Scandal at Kindergarten Linked to Japan’s First Lady

TOKYO — At Tsukamoto Kindergarten, an ultraconservative school at the center of a swirling Japanese political scandal, children receive Read More

Digital transformation will expose Asia to higher fraud risk

Digital transformation will expose Asia to higher fraud risk

Asia’s exposure to fraud will climb as more processes move to the digital realm and organisations embark on their digital transformation.

Europe


A corruption probe raises uncertainty over the future of Eni’s boss

A corruption probe raises uncertainty over the future of Eni’s boss

WHEN Eni, Italy’s oil major, this week revealed a return to profit in the fourth quarter and a long-term commitment to keep the barrels Read More

European Parliament lifts Marine Le Pen’s immunity for tweeting gruesome images of violence

European Parliament lifts Marine Le Pen’s immunity for tweeting gruesome images of violence

PARIS — The European Parliament has voted to lift Marine Le Pen’s immunity from prosecution for tweeting violent images, a crime that … Read More

Fugitive Ukrainian judge Chaus detained in Moldova

Fugitive Ukrainian judge Chaus detained in Moldova

Judge of Dniprovsky District Court in Kyiv Mykola Chaus, who is charged with taking a $150,000 bribe, which he kept in glass jars … Read More

Anti-corruption Efforts Are the Starting Point for Further Reforms

Anti-corruption Efforts Are the Starting Point for Further Reforms

The fight against corruption is one of the key reforms in Ukraine during the past three years since the Revolution of Dignity. However, Read More

Non-Irish-based motor insurers told to disclose status

Non-Irish-based motor insurers told to disclose status

Insurers authorised in other EU states who are selling motor policies here have been told by the Central Bank that they must make it … Read More

Trust in Fifa has improved only slightly under Gianni Infantino

Trust in Fifa has improved only slightly under Gianni Infantino

The Fifa president, Gianni Infantino, has made only a marginal improvement to football supporters’ confidence in the game’s world … Read More

Middle East


Lifting of Sanctions is Not Lifting Poverty in Iran

Lifting of Sanctions is Not Lifting Poverty in Iran

The 2015 nuclear deal promised much to the people of Iran. With the lifting or waiving of sanctions, it was hoped that an economic … Read More

Israel’s chronic impunity disorder

Israel’s chronic impunity disorder

In preparing to write this column, I looked up the Hebrew word that best describes the cultural-moral connotation of the English word … Read More

Foreign affairs ministry accused of sabotaging Saudi fraud investigation

Foreign affairs ministry accused of sabotaging Saudi fraud investigation

The foreign ministry has been accused of obstructing a criminal inquiry into corrupt payments by a Dutch building firm to the Saudi … Read More

Newcastle charity falls victim of fraudsters diverting phone calls to Syria

Newcastle charity falls victim of fraudsters diverting phone calls to Syria

Pensioners are set to miss out on vital services after lowlife fraudsters hacked into a charity’s phonelines, racking up a £5,000 bill … Read More

SNC-Lavalin projects higher profits amid fraud and corruption case

SNC-Lavalin projects higher profits amid fraud and corruption case

MONTREAL—SNC-Lavalin is projecting higher profits from most of its operations this year despite a soft end to 2016.

Jordanian immigrant in Michigan elated over release from ICE detention

Jordanian immigrant in Michigan elated over release from ICE detention

A Jordanian immigrant who resided legally in the United States for 18 years rejoiced on Wednesday at being able to return home after a … Read More

Africa


Sassa debacle smells of corruption

Sassa debacle smells of corruption

Johannesburg – Cosatu has called on President Jacob Zuma to intervene in the ongoing South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) … Read More

More than 80% of African operators have experienced SIM Box fraud in the last year, says survey

More than 80% of African operators have experienced SIM Box fraud in the last year, says survey

According to a new survey conducted by anti-fraud provider Revector, SIM Box fraud and OTT hijack remain two of the major threats to … Read More

South Africa: Attorney Found Guilty of Fraud, Money Laundering

South Africa: Attorney Found Guilty of Fraud, Money Laundering

Henry Coetzee, a 61-year-old practising attorney, has pleaded guilty on 33 charges including fraud, theft and money laundering and his … Read More

Zimbabwe: Fire Corrupt City Council Bosses

Zimbabwe: Fire Corrupt City Council Bosses

LOCAL Government Minister, Saviour Kasukuwere, last week fired Gweru mayor, Hamutendi Kombayi, for gross misconduct and abuse of public Read More

Kenya: Gachagua’s Successor Declares War On Corruption On Installation As Governor

Kenya: Gachagua’s Successor Declares War On Corruption On Installation As Governor

Nyeri — Ambassador Samuel Wamathai on Monday became the second Governor of Nyeri county following the demise of his predecessor Nderitu Read More

Presidential panel accuses NDDC, Customs of corruption

Presidential panel accuses NDDC, Customs of corruption

The Chairman of the Presidential Advisory Committee Against Corruption (PACAC) Itse Sagay, on Thursday in Abuja accused the Niger Delta Read More


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