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United States: Trump Considering Changing Law That Makes Foreign Bribes Illegal
Jan 20, 2020 08:00 pm
In the newest chapter on President Donald Trump and the rule of law, administration officials are considering changing the statute making it illegal for American corporations to bribe foreign officials. Asked Friday about the possibility of changes to the Foreign...

Iceland: Iceland’s Samherji exiting Namibia following bribery scandal
Jan 20, 2020 07:30 pm

Samherji, the Icelandic fishing company at the centre of Namibia’s biggest corruption scandal, announced on Friday that it is withdrawing from the southwest African nation. The move comes as former justice minister Sakeus Shanghala and fisheries minister Bernardt Esau, along...

United States: Ex-Boston City Hall official to be sentenced for bribery
Jan 20, 2020 07:00 pm

Federal prosecutors are highlighting a photo they say shows a former Boston City Hall official accepting a bribe as they argue for prison time in the case. A sentencing memorandum filed Friday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Chao says the...

Indonesia: Police Open Inquiry Into Corruption Allegations in Armed Forces Insurer
Jan 20, 2020 06:30 pm

The National Police have opened an inquiry into allegations of corruption in the Indonesian Armed Forces Social Insurance, or Asabri, taking the lid off another potential scandal in a financial industry already ridden with billion-dollar graft cases. Earlier this week,...

Angola: Angolan ex-president dos Santos denies ties to daughter’s alleged graft
Jan 20, 2020 06:00 pm

Angola’s former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos has denied links to alleged public company embezzlement during his rule, in his first response to corruption investigators last month freezing his daughter’s assets. Isabel dos Santos, the ex-president’s billionaire first-born, has been...

Honduras: Honduras vows to fight corruption after ending anti-graft body’s mandate
Jan 20, 2020 05:30 pm

Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez said on Sunday he was committed to battling corruption after his government ended the mandate of an anti-graft mission in the country backed by the Organization of American States (OAS). Writing on Twitter the day...

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