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Corruption

​British aid money funding corruption overseas – report
The UK government is not doing enough to tackle “petty corruption” in countries that receive British aid, a report warned.

31.10.2014 10:56

MSNBC personality found guilty of $1.2mn scam
A Manhattan judge has found an MSNBC personality and former CNBC television host guilty of scamming a Sotheby’s broker out of his million-dollar commission. The judge called the scam “dishonest” and “greedy.”

30.10.2014 21:54

American Red Cross accused of diverting funds from storm victims to own PR campaign
The American Red Cross was ill-equipped to provide aid to victims of Superstorm Sandy and Hurricane Isaac, a new report suggests, and allocated resources not towards offering help, but on generating publicity.

30.10.2014 20:21

Payday loan brokers help themselves to UK savers’ accounts, customers outraged
Brokers linked to payday loan companies may be raiding the bank accounts of over 1 million Britons, with many being the poorest in society, the UK’s biggest banks have warned.

29.10.2014 16:58

Rampant financial crime in City of London eroding public trust - BoE
A top Bank of England (BoE) official warns widespread financial crime in the City of London is eroding public trust. The BoE’s criticism surfaced as it launched a review to tackle market manipulation.

28.10.2014 19:08

Rich-poor divide dominates Brazil’s tight presidential election run-off
Brazilian voters are heading to the polls to choose the country’s president in a tight presidential run-off with voters divided along class lines as income inequality remains a critical problem.

26.10.2014 07:46

​Well-‘red’: MI5 spied on prominent academics ‘for decades’, secret docs show
British intelligence services, including MI5, secretly spied on a number of prominent academics with socialist leanings “for decades,” including Oxbridge dons Christopher Hill and Eric Hobsbawm, secret files disclosed on Friday show.

24.10.2014 13:59

Mexico corruption: State mayor, wife issued warrants over kidnapped students
The mayor of the Mexican town where 43 students disappeared last month is a “possible mastermind” of the abduction, along with his wife, believes the attorney general.

23.10.2014 13:00

Prison guard sexually assaults dozens of inmates, strikes deal to avoid jail time
A former Kentucky corrections officer charged with dozens cases of sexual assault, drug trafficking and misconduct all of which he admitted will serve no jail time. In a plea deal he gets seven years of probation.

23.10.2014 01:48

‘Blood on its hands’: UK govt fails to find foreign criminals
The British government has been accused of complacency over the deportation of foreign criminals, after one in six offenders living in the UK ‘disappeared’, according to the national spending watchdog.

22.10.2014 14:34

Dirty money: 19 UK firms alleged ‘complicit’ in $20bn laundering scam
Some 19 British firms are at the center of an investigation into in a mammoth global money-laundering operation. The scheme was allegedly contrived to make $20bn (£12.5bn) worth of ill-gotten gains appear legitimate.

16.10.2014 09:53

Former NC mayor sentenced to 44 months in bribery scandal
Former Charlotte, North Carolina Mayor Patrick Cannon was sentenced to 44 months in federal prison on Tuesday for accepting bribes while he was in office. One such bribe involved a suitcase stuffed with cash.

14.10.2014 23:52

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