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Leveling the Transnational Playing Field

Luay Al Khatteeb | Posted 07.10.2014 | Business
Luay Al Khatteeb

The playing field of transnational efforts against corruption is becoming more aggressive and arguably more effective judging by the number of high-profile multi-jurisdictional prosecutions or investigations of key players.

Big Banks May Have Bribed Libyan Officials

Reuters | Posted 04.05.2014 | Business

Feb 3 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice is investigating banks, private equity firms and hedge funds that may have violated anti-bribery la...

Under Investigation For Bribery

Reuters | Posted 11.06.2013 | Business

(Adds context on company's comment) By Emily Flitter and Ben Hirschler NEW YORK/LONDON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - U.S. authorit...

Lufthansa Unit Caught Up In Bribery Scandal

Reuters | Posted 06.06.2013 | Business

* Lufthansa unit BizJet provides aircraft maintenance * Four insiders allegedly offered bribes to get contracts * Two de...

Should Retirees Overseas Make Grease Payments?

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 06.03.2013 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

My advice on the idea of grease payments, if, as many seem to, you interpret them as something other than a straight 'bribe,' is, again: Don't pay them. But don't be offended by the suggestion of them either. Treat them as minor matters. And move on.

Peter H. Stone

Sheldon Adelson Spent Far More On Campaign Than Previously Known

HuffingtonPost.com | Peter H. Stone | Posted 12.03.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Casino magnate Sheldon Adelson vowed to spend as much as $100 million to defeat President Barack Obama and help the GOP take control of ...

Dan Froomkin

Justice, SEC Stand Firm On Foreign Anti-Bribery Laws In Face Of Opposition

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Federal prosecutors and financial regulators on Wednesday reasserted their intention to enforce the law that bans the bribery of foreign...

Alice Hines

Walmart Not Handing Over Docs To Congressmen Despite Repeated Pleas

HuffingtonPost.com | Alice Hines | Posted 08.15.2012 | Business

After sending three angry letters to Walmart, two congressional committees are now threatening to use the most dangerous weapon they have in their ars...

Leadership Lessons From Wal-Mart's Bribery Scandal

Dana Radcliffe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Business
Dana Radcliffe

This story of a deplorable leadership failure at one of the world's largest companies is a cautionary tale for corporate executives.

Dan Froomkin

Dems Seek Info About Firms That Funded Anti-Bribery Law Campaign

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 05.22.2012 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Two Democratic congressmen are investigating whether the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's tenacious attack on a key anti-bribery statute has l...

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...

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.

Walmart, the FCPA, and America's Ability to Compete

Daniel Wagner | Posted 06.29.2012 | Business
Daniel Wagner

While the FCPA has served a useful purpose, it remains stuck in another era. In today's dynamic and ever-changing international business landscape, U.S. businesses would really benefit from a less absolutist approach to the subject.

D.M. Levine

Fired Morgan Stanley Executive Accused In China Bribery Scheme

HuffingtonPost.com | D.M. Levine | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

A former Morgan Stanley executive was charged with bribery Wednesday in a Securities and Exchange Commission civil complaint that says he steered near...

Congress Looks Into Walmart's Lobbying Against Anti-Bribery Law

The Huffington Post | Alice Hines | Posted 04.25.2012 | Business

Two congressmen investigating the Walmart bribery scandal announced on Wednesday that they will also begin probing Walmart's lobbying against the Fore...

John Rudolf

Former Top Halliburton Exec Heads To Prison For Bribery

HuffingtonPost.com | John Rudolf | Posted 02.24.2012 | Business

A former top Halliburton executive will serve 2 1/2 years in prison after pleading guilty in Houston federal court to orchestrating a $180 million bri...

Dan Froomkin

U.S. Chamber Of Commerce Battles Anti-Bribery Statute

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 10.12.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- More than three decades after the United States Congress passed the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act -- striking a major blow against inter...

Murdoch Facade Crumbling As Scandal Takes Root In America

Timothy Karr | Posted 09.21.2011 | Media
Timothy Karr

As more leads indicate that crimes were committed on U.S. soil, the likelihood increases that this scandal will create heat for the Murdochs on this side of the Atlantic.

Tyson Fined $5.2 Million Over Foreign Inspection Bribes

The Wall Street Journal | Samuel Rubenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Food

Tyson Foods Inc. settled with U.S. regulators over allegations that it paid bribes to meat-processing plant inspectors in Mexico. The Springdale, Ark...

Nigeria: Crucifying Democracy on a Cross of Corruption

Bruce Fein | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Bruce Fein

If the United States permits international politics to hijack the rule of law at home, then democracy and rule of law abroad will falter, especially in places like Nigeria.

As Anti-Corruption Day Passes, a Look Back at 2010

Raymond Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond Baker

See some of the year's most significant moments in anti-corruption, and vote for the slides you feel represent the biggest challenges or advances.

Keeping Commitments

Raymond Baker | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Raymond Baker

This year's International Anti-Corruption Day is marred by a U.S. Chamber of Commerce attempt to weaken the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), our nation's flagship anti-corruption legislation.

The Next Financial Reform Floodgate

Mark V. Vlasic | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Mark V. Vlasic

The financial reform bill's whistleblower provisions require that any whistleblower providing "original information" leading to a penalty over $1 million shall receive between 10 and 30% of that collection.

Where Is the Corruption Rhetoric in the US?

Rosalia Gitau | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Rosalia Gitau

A more appropriate definition of corruption today would be the abuse of public trust for private gain. The US has the resources to pursue such a definition both at home and abroad.

Corporate Bribery: Feds Begin Massive Sweep To Rein In Illegal Payments By Large Corporations

washingtonpost.com | Carrie Johnson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Long a priority of the FBI and the Justice Department, efforts to police corrupt business payments have intensified in recent weeks, with multimillion...