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Corruption

Mike Sacks

Citizens United Part II: Montana Attorney General Takes A Stand

HuffingtonPost.com | Mike Sacks | Posted 05.22.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Montana Attorney General Steve Bullock says that he has been so personally involved in the Citizens United sequel soon to be considered ...

Why Turnout in the Presidential Primaries Was Dismally Low

Todd Phillips | Posted 07.22.2012 | Politics
Todd Phillips

It makes no sense to cling to a broken system that was never meant to be. We must be open to innovative solutions. After all, isn't innovation what Americans are best at? This is our opportunity to fix democracy and to make it better.

Understanding Pay-To-Play Academics

Charles Ferguson | Posted 07.22.2012 | Business
Charles Ferguson

Over the last thirty years, in parallel with deregulation and the rising power of money in American politics, significant portions of American academia have deteriorated into "pay to play" activities. No where is this more pronounced than in the realm of economics.

Former Dem Lawmaker Out On Bail Days After Starting Prison Term For Corruption

AP | JOANN LOVIGLIO | Posted 07.19.2012 | Politics

PHILADELPHIA — Former longtime Pennsylvania House Democratic leader Bill DeWeese is out on bail days after he began serving a 2 1/2 -to-five-yea...

Homeland Security Watchdog May Close Troubled Texas Office

Andrew Becker | Posted 07.18.2012 | Politics
Andrew Becker

The Homeland Security Department's beleaguered watchdog might close a troubled Texas office amid a federal probe into its agents' investigative practices, the Center for Investigative Reporting has learned.

Florida Rep. Alcee Hastings Tied to FastTrain, For-Profit College Raided by FBI

David Halperin | Posted 07.17.2012 | Politics
David Halperin

The FBI raided campuses of Florida-based FastTrain College on Wednesday. The for-profit school has multiple ties to Representative Alcee Hastings (D-FL), who has been a fervent backer of for-profit education companies.

Zach Carter

Obama's Quandry: Bashing Blundering Banks While Courting Wall Street Cash

HuffingtonPost.com | Zach Carter | Posted 05.16.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's response to JPMorgan Chase's spectacular trading failure underscores a persistent tension in his presidency -- ...

Pushing Forward G8's Anti-Corruption Agenda

Shruti Shah | Posted 07.14.2012 | Impact
Shruti Shah

As leaders of the G8 convene at Camp David, it is imperative they take corruption into account. Corruption underpins many of the summit's stated objectives -- such as promoting food security in Africa.

Silver Spoon Socialists Flex Muscles In Brazil

Eric Ehrmann | Posted 05.11.2012 | World
Eric Ehrmann

The Communist Party of Brazil was given the political plum of running the ministry of sports by president Dilma as a reward for staying inside her Worker's Party coalition government during her dramatic move to the political center.

Who's Afraid of Rupert Murdoch?

Timothy Karr | Posted 07.10.2012 | Media
Timothy Karr

The answer: the Federal Communications Commission and Congress.

Woman Reports Credit Card Fraud, Then Is Accused By Police

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.10.2012 | Business

Imagine calling the police to report a crime, only to have them turnaround and accuse you. That's what happened to Audrey Grisham of Bountiful, Ut...

Internal Review Shows Gross Mishandling of Military Whistleblower Reprisal Investigations

Project On Government Oversight | Posted 07.08.2012 | Politics
Project On Government Oversight

We owe military whistleblowers every possible opportunity to safely expose wrongdoing, and this report shows that the system has let them down. It's imperative that we fix it.

Corruption, Democracy, and the Search for a Better World

Valerie Berset-Price | Posted 07.08.2012 | Business
Valerie Berset-Price

Wal-Mart is making the headlines with the FCPA corruption case it faces in Mexico. But anyone who has been on the ground trying to close business in c...

Homeland Security Office to Unload Hundreds of Corruption Probes

Andrew Becker | Posted 07.07.2012 | Politics
Andrew Becker

Officials with the inspectors general's office believe bypassing the watchdog agency by going directly to Customs and Border Protection for information could hamper their investigations. Other agents, however, view the inspector general as ill-equipped to root out corruption.

Money Well Spent: Why Corruption Continues to Pay

Chris Morgan Jones | Posted 07.04.2012 | Business
Chris Morgan Jones

The victims of crimes of corruption are diffuse, invisible, and often vulnerable: every dollar paid in bribes tilts the scales further against the most unfortunate in societies where fairness frequently goes unprized.

How Will the Murdoch Implosion Be Felt in the U.S.?

Timothy Karr | Posted 07.02.2012 | Media
Timothy Karr

A scathing report in Britain that Rupert Murdoch and other News Corp. executives engaged in a cover-up of "rampant law breaking" may have ramifications for the media mogul in the United States -- but only if U.S. politicians are willing to face down a powerful media figure.

Don't Believe the Hype on Corporate Bribery

Brandon L. Garrett | Posted 07.02.2012 | Crime
Brandon L. Garrett

Corporations can be prosecuted as criminals and every year some get convicted of crimes. However, over the past decade the government has not stepped up corporate crime enforcement. In fact, the evidence is to the contrary.

Dan Froomkin

Afghan Reconstruction Efforts Mired In Corruption

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 04.30.2012 | World

WASHINGTON -- Afghan reconstruction efforts remain severely hampered even after nearly $100 billion in spending over the last 10 years, according to ...

Chinese Corruption Party Undermines China's Stability

Cleo Paskal | Posted 06.30.2012 | World
Cleo Paskal

Corruption is literally built into the foundations of modern China. The construction and infrastructure sectors are two of the most corrupt in country, putting at risk China's vaunted development, and also potentially endangering its neighbors.

Former State Senator Kruger Sentenced To 7 Years For Corruption

Posted 05.07.2012 | New York

Former New York state senator Carl Kruger, who resigned his office in December just before pleading guilty to corruption charges, was sentenced to sev...

Practicing What You Preach: A Lesson for Walmart's Bosses

Cobus de Swardt | Posted 06.26.2012 | Business
Cobus de Swardt

Allegations that Walmart paid millions of dollars in bribes to build up its empire in Mexico should act as a warning sign to corporations everywhere. A culture of bribery in a subsidiary is unacceptable, but failing to deal with it would be even worse.

Nike Exec Accused Of Bribery

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Just as Walmart faces accusations of bribery in Mexico, another mega-corporation is fielding its own corruption charges on foreign soil. Li Tong, ...

Mexico Unlikely To Investigate Walmart Bribery Allegations

Reuters | Posted 06.24.2012 | Business

MEXICO CITY, April 24 (Reuters) - Nearly half of Mexico's state prosecuting authorities said on Tuesday they had no immediate plans to investigate a...

Crime Actually Does Pay

Reuters | Posted 06.23.2012 | Business

* Criminal business one of the world's largest - U.N. * Threatens international development goals * Crime groups showing...

International Stolen Asset Recovery As a Development Issue -- A World Bank President's Legacy?

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 04.21.2012 | World
Mark V. Vlasic

While future commentaries will chronicle Robert B. Zoellick's acts and deeds, it is worth pausing, this weekend, as he completes his last major world forum as president, to recall the initiative he launched at his first major world forum.