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Daily round up of corruption


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5.8.2017 0:32:18
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Bribery:

Lawmakers in Romania reversed themselves and removed from consideration a bill to pardon officials who are in jail because of bribery convictions. (NYT)

A former contractor for the U.S. Navy’s Military Sealift Command was indicted in Virginia for allegedly receiving $3 million in bribes. He doesn’t appear to have commented. (FT)

A former senior vice president at Regions Bank will plead guilty to soliciting bribes. (AL.com)

Money Laundering:

A magisterial district judge in Bucks County, Pa., was ordered to stand trial on charges he tried to launder $400,000. His attorneys declined to comment. (LI)

A former sheriff’s deputy in Pima County, Ariz., wasn’t given jail time for his role in a money-laundering case. (KGUN)

Cybercrime/Privacy:

Cybercriminals are taking aim at billionaires and their super-luxury yachts, exploiting lax security on the vessels to take control of their navigation and wifi systems to steal information and hold them hostage at sea until they pay a ransom. (Guardian)

Musician Sir Cliff Richard is asking the BBC to tell him how it found out he was being investigated for alleged sexual assault and who told the media organization, saying his privacy was infringed. (Press Gazzette)

Sanctions:

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson wants U.S. allies to do more to enforce sanctions against North Korea. (DW)

U.S. sanctions appear to be having little effect on curbing Russian meddling in elections world-wide. (Wired)

Whistleblowers:

A former radio reporter at Fox News is suing, alleging she was fired because she reported a complaint about sexual harassment on a hotline the company set up to receive such claims. Fox News doesn’t appear to have commented. (Reuters)

Transparency:

One day after the U.S. Justice Department was asked to look into whether former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski was violating the law by not registering as a lobbyist, Mr. Lewandowski resigned from the lobbying firm he co-founded after the election. (Politico)

Under President Donald Trump, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration has stopped publicly reporting on safety violations it finds at companies. (DCR)

General Anti-Corruption:

A U.S. federal judge refused to loosen prison restrictions on alleged Mexican drug kingpin Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán Loera as he awaits trial. His trial is set for April 2018. (NYT, AP)

Officials in Ukraine who are facing corruption charges are seeing their prosecutions fall to the wayside or are being freed on bail before their trials, often against the will of prosecutors. (Bloomberg)

Soccer star Neymar was cleared of fraud charges in Spain but still must face trial for alleged corruption. He denies the corruption claims. (BR)


5.8.2017 6:50:05
GUEST00000064
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Join Date: 5.7.2017
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Yeah, I need this posted everyday. Thanks


5.8.2017 6:54:25
PhilMore
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PhilMore
Get on wit yer bad self!


Join Date: 5.3.2017
UID: 1

keep it coming




       

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