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United States: U.S. Justice Department indicts six with conspiracy to pay bribes to Amazon employees
Sep 21, 2020 06:00 pm
The U.S. Justice Department said on Friday six people have been indicted by a grand jury in Washington state with conspiring to pay commercial bribes to employees and contractors of Amazon.com Inc. Those indicted planned to pay over $100,000 in exchange for an unfair competitive advantage on the Amazon marketplace

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United States: World’s biggest banks ‘allowed criminals to launder dirty money’, leaked documents allege
Sep 21, 2020 05:30 pm
UK bank shares have taken a hit after some of the world’s largest lenders were accused of allowing criminals to launder dirty money. Over 2,100 suspicious activity reports (SARs) covering more than $2trn (£1.5trn) in transactions were leaked to BuzzFeed News and shared with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists

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Japan: Tokyo Olympics consulting firm paid ¥37 million to IOC member’s son
Sep 21, 2020 05:00 pm
A consulting firm for the Tokyo Olympic bid committee transferred some $370,000 to the son of one-time influential IOC member Lamine Diack and his company before and after the Japanese capital was picked in September 2013 as the host city, documents showed Sunday. The findings, based on a review of

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Saudi Arabia: Saudi Arabia arrests five state employees in anti-corruption drive
Sep 21, 2020 04:30 pm
Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman renewed his support for the kingdom’s anti-corruption commission, calling its personnel “knights in a battle” after five government employees were arrested for financial wrongdoing. In a letter to the commission, Crown Prince Mohammed thanked every member of the organisation, which is responsible for preserving the public

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Taiwan: Four legislators, one ex-lawmaker indicted on bribery charges
Sep 21, 2020 04:00 pm
Four legislators and one former lawmaker were indicted by Taipei prosecutors Monday for receiving bribes. The lawmakers indicted for alleged violations of the Anti-Corruption Act included Chen Chao-ming (陳超明) and Liao Kuo-tung (廖國棟) of the opposition Kuomintang (KMT); independent lawmaker Chao Cheng-yu (趙正宇); Su Chen-ching (蘇震清) of the ruling Democratic

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Indonesia: Djoko Tjandra allegedly prepared $10m to bribe Supreme Court, AGO officials
Sep 21, 2020 03:30 pm
Djoko Soegiharto Tjandra, a graft convict and former fugitive in the high-profile Bank Bali corruption case, allegedly planned to bribe officials at the Supreme Court and the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) to help him secure an acquittal in the case. AGO spokesperson Hari Setiyono said the figure was estimated to

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