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Alleged Thai Bribe-Taker Charged in LA

January 21, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

In a rare move that shows the Justice Department's increasingly far reach on corruption issues, a Thai national has been charged with conspiracy in connection with a major Foreign Corrupt Practices case. Two U.S. film producers have already been convicted of giving $1.8 million in bribes and are due to be sentenced today.

OECD Keeps Up the Fight Against Corruption

January 21, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

OECD Keeps Up the Fight Against Corruption

The Hardest Job in the World

January 20, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Could there be a harder job in the world than the one facing Alexander Khloponin, the Siberian governor and former head of the Norilsk Nickel company who today was named a special envoy to Russia's violent and corruption-plagued North Caucasus region by Russian President Dmitri Medvedev?

22 Arrested in Largest-Ever FCPA Case Against Individuals

January 19, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The defendants caught in the undercover operation work with companies involved with products used by the military and law enforcement.

Breaking Down Afghan Bribes: Custom Officials v. Teachers

January 19, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The world media today is all over the story about a new report on corruption in Afghanistan by the United Nations Office of Drugs and Crime. The report says corruption is so rampant that Afghans paid $2.5 billion to bribe public officials in the last 12 months alone.

Indonesia: Where Farce Meets Frightening

January 19, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

In a corruption-riddled country like Indonesia, the headlines have a way of conspiring to form macabre, ironic yarns.

Francis Fukayama's Link to Global Corruption

January 19, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

What kind of personality traits are required for directing Global Integrity, a non-profit tracking corruption and governance trends around the world? Apparently it's a combination of well-read philosopher, community journalist, and passionate truthteller, at least according to an interview with GI's director of operations, Jonathan Eyler-Werv.

Trial Underscores Seedy Past and Present of German Arms Industry

January 18, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The remnants of one of Germany's more embarrassing political scandals will be exposed this week, when former arms trader and lobbyist Karlheinz Schreiber goes on trial for tax evasion. in addition to the trial's tabloid flair, it is sure to reignite the conversation about ongoing corruption within Germany's arms industry.

Guest Contributor: New SEC Rules

January 15, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

Does this really go beyond the powers the SEC already has? If cooperation is offered, couldn't the agency now decide not to proceed? Is this new initiative offered for a symbolic purpose?

Back Where It All Began

January 15, 2010, Just Anti-Corruption

The latest turn of the screw in the Texaco environmental damage case took place yesterday in New York District Court, the place where the saga began over 17 years ago.