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Russia: Comic book aims to stamp out corruption

Moscow's city government is using a comic book to educate officials on how to avoid corrupt practices, it's reported. The book, called "Combating Corruption", has so far been used to teach 30,000 civil servants not to take bribes, the Izvestiya newspaper reports – BBC.COM


Romanian prosecutors investigate prime minister’s brother-in-law

Romanian anti-corruption prosecutors have started a criminal investigation of the brother-in-law of Prime Minister Victor Ponta as part of a wider case involving misappropriation of European Union development funds, they said on Wednesday. The case is the second related to the prime minister’s family. Prosecutors began an investigation last year into an alleged property restitution scheme involving Ponta’s father-in-law, Ilie Sarbu, himself a powerful figure in the ruling Social Democrat party and a senator since 2004 –


Iran's former vice president jailed for corruption

Iran’s former first vice president has been taken to jail to serve his prison term for corruption, the official IRNA news agency has reported. Mohammad Reza Rahimi, a top aide to former President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, was convicted by Iran’s Supreme Court last month and sentenced to five years in prison and ordered to pay a 10bn rial ($300,000) fine. The court also ordered Rahimi to pay compensation equivalent to some $800,000 – The Guardian


World Bank to support Ukraine with up to US$2-billion

The World Bank recently announced that it will be providing up to US$2-billion to Ukraine in 2015 through a mix of financial instruments. This assistance will focus on protecting the poor and supporting important reforms, especially in the gas and banking sector, as well as in fighting corruption and improving governance and business environment – World Bank


Canada engineering firm charged with corruption

Canadian federal police charged Montreal-based engineering firm SNC-Lavalin and its subsidiaries with corruption Thursday for allegedly bribing officials in Libya during former strongman Moamer Kadhafi's reign. The charges are just the latest in a series of bodyblows dealt to one of the world's largest engineering firms after its former president and senior executives were accused of fraud, and the World Bank banned it from bidding on projects – France24



Russia: Moscow’s city government is using a comic book to educate officials on how to avoid corrupt practices. The book, called Combating Corruption, has so far been used to teach 30 000 civil servants not to take bribes.
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