Global snapshots 8 January 2016

The worst corruption scandals of 2015 A goat and cash exchanged for shortened sentences in Ghanaian prisons. International soccer games that were bought and sold. Rolexes and vacation clubs traded for Chinese business deals. In 2015, massive corruption scandals embroiled world leaders, high court judges, and the men who run the world’s soccer industry, among Read more >

Global snapshots
27 November 2015

G20 countries failing to fight corruption – $2tn laundered yearly As much as $2-trillion is laundered every year, mostly through the hiding of company ownership behind “opaque structures”, with G20 countries not doing enough to prevent corruption. This was according to the Reviewing G20 promises on beneficial ownership report, which was released to coincide with Read more >

Global snapshots: 09 October 2015

Fifa: Sepp Blatter, Michel Platini and Jerome Valcke suspended Fifa has provisionally suspended its president Sepp Blatter, secretary general Jerome Valcke and vice-president Michel Platini for 90 days. The punishments were handed out by the ethics committee of football’s world governing body, which is investigating the three over corruption allegations. – World Bank urged Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 10 September 2015

Bucharest mayor taken into custody in corruption probe The mayor of Romania’s capital Bucharest was taken into custody on Saturday night on suspicion of taking kickbacks on municipal tenders, anti-corruption officials said. Mayor Sorin Oprescu is accused of being among a group of officials that demanded a share in the profits made by companies that Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 03 September 2015

A screengrab from the “Make the Politicians Work” video on Youtube TI head: freedom of speech, press ‘essential’ to fighting corruption Putrajaya: Press freedom and freedom of expression are important elements in the fight against corruption, said Transparency International president Jose Ugaz.”Press freedom and freedom of expression are the pillars of democratic societies and journalists Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 27 August 2015

Fifa team targets match-fixing, “many” cases of corruption Fifa’s independent ethics committee is probing “many” cases of suspected corruption, is accelerating its investigations and expects life bans for all but minor offences, according to a source familiar with the matter. – SABC News  Meet the women fighting corruption and saving mothers’ lives in India  Corruption, Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 20 August 2015

He exposed corruption. Now he’s dead Mexican photojournalist Rubén Espinosa was found tortured and murdered, along with human rights activist Nadia Vera and three other women. – Election voices: Sri Lankans’ hopes for their nation Voting for new parliament closes, in virtual referendum on former leader Mahinda Rajapaksa’s comeback bid. – Al Jazeera Corruption Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 06 August 2015

British journalist given police protection British investigative journalist Clare Rewcastle Brown, who is facing an arrest warrant in Malaysia over her reports on alleged high-level corruption, has been given police protection in London after being followed and photographed in Hyde Park. – The Independent British oil company investigated for corruption in Somalia An oil company Read more >

Global corruption snapshots: 23 July 2015

The latest corruption stories from around the globe: Brazil’s former president Lula da Silva faces probe amid allegations of influence-peddling, while China’s Communist Party expels one of its own from public office amid corruption allegations and South African sports journalists flees the country in fear for his life! The scandal that ate Malaysia The near Read more >