19th November 2020
Francisco Sagasti is an experienced political strategist, consultant to the United Nations, the author of 25 books and an industrial engineer who once worked at the World Bank. And he’s a man who isn’t easily ruffled, perhaps because he was one of the hostages taken by Peru’s MRTA guerrillas… Read More
19th November 2020
The U.S. continues to lead in enforcement against transnational corruption but could improve on its efforts by extending protection to more whistleblowers and by offering additional transparency in the resolution of foreign-bribery cases, an international antibribery watchdog said. The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Working Group on Bribery in… Read More
18th November 2020
By Paul Radu, Dmitry Velikovsky and Olesya Shmagun, OCCRP, 17 November 2020 OCCRP — Prevezon Holdings Ltd is a small international real estate investment company that leaves an unusually large footprint in stories about global crime and politics. The Cypriot company, owned by Russian citizens, was a beneficiary in Russia’s… Read More
18th November 2020
Former Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak asked a U.S. court on Tuesday for permission to seek documents and testimony from investment bank Goldman Sachs to help in his defence against criminal charges in Malaysia over the 1MDB financial scandal. Najib, who is on bail after being sentenced to 12 years… Read More
18th November 2020
Malaysia’s $4.5bn 1MDB scandal brought down the country’s former prime minister, Najib Razak, and in July saw him convicted and sentenced to 12 years in jail, subject to an appeal, in the first of several trials over his role in looting the fund. International investment bank Goldman Sachs, often regarded… Read More
18th November 2020
The Council of Europe’s Group of States against Corruption (Greco) called on Cyprus’ parliament to fully implement its recommendations for a code of conduct for legislators to prevent various forms of corruption, and to address issues such as conflicts of interest and lobbying. In its second compliance report for Cyprus,… Read More
18th November 2020
A former Harvard fencing coach and a wealthy Maryland businessman were arrested on Monday, on accusations that the coach accepted $1.5m in bribes in exchange for helping the businessman get his two sons into the Ivy League school as fencers. Peter Brand, 67, who was fired by Harvard last year,… Read More
17th November 2020
The Solomon Islands government has rejected allegations of corruption and mismanagement in the distribution of tens of millions of dollars from its economic stimulus package. Earlier this month Transparency Solomon Islands, or TSI, called for an audit of the funds claiming a leaked list of recipients included public officials and… Read More
17th November 2020
New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian says the Government’s $53.5 million purchase of a highly contaminated parcel of land near Parramatta should be fully investigated and could be sent to the state’s anti-corruption watchdog. Ms Berejiklian was responding to a joint 7.30 and The Sydney Morning Herald investigation into a… Read More
16th November 2020
By David Klein, OCCRP, 13 November 2020 OCCRP – The years-long rise in international gold prices has driven a new artisanal gold mining and refining rush in conflict-affected areas in East and Central Africa and has turned the United Arab Emirates into the foremost launderer of such gold, according… Read More