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  • Anti-Corruption Daily Newsletter for 03/30/2020
    Anti-Corruption Daily Newsletter for 03/30/2020
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    ZTE Targeted By New US Corruption Probe

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 04:28 pm

    Two years after export ban that nearly destroyed ZTE, US Justice Department now reportedly involved in a new probe into bribery and corruption
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    M’sia ahead of Asian peers in enforcing anti-graft law against directors 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 04:27 pm

    KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia is ahead of most of its Asian peers in introducing an anti-corruption law that will hold directors personally liable for graft practices within commercial organisations, says the Institute of Corporate Directors Malaysia (ICDM).
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    California man charged with coronavirus-linked fraud 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 04:27 pm

    WASHINGTON: The US Justice Department brought its first criminal case connected to the coronavirus pandemic on Wednesday (Mar 25) against a Southern California man who tried to solicit investment in a company he claimed had developed a COVID-19 cure.
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    Coronavirus Meets Corruption

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 04:27 pm

    The novel coronavirus outbreak is on a collision course with corruption. Across Africa, Latin America, and South Asia, healthcare systems are already weakened by chronic graft, making them ill-equipped to respond to this type of crisis. As the virus spreads, citizens who cannot afford to pay bribes may be denied access to testing and treatment, accelerating the pace and scope of the contagion. Those subject to quarantines may bribe their way out, as documented in the Ebola crisis, and as already reported this week among border-crossers from Iran into Pakistan.
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    UAE remains least corrupt country in Mena region 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 04:27 pm

    The UAE has been rated least corrupt country, yet again, in the Middle East and North Africa by the Berlin-based Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index (CPI) 2019.
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    Corruption in the Time of Coronavirus

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 04:21 pm

    On March 23, the Fed announced its largest-ever intervention in the financial markets. Bazooka is too timid a word to describe it. More like a neutron bomb. Our central bank, supposed defender of the currency and the stability of markets, can now purchase an unlimited amount of US Treasury and agency mortgage-backed securities (now running at the unheard-of rate of $625 billion per week). That’s on top of $1 trillion per week in repurchase operations. As amazing as it sounds, that’s not where the real action lies.
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    US Files First Enforcement Act Against COVID-19 Fraud

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 04:19 pm

    The order, issued by District Judge Robert Pitman on Sunday in the Western District of Texas, shut down the website coronavirusmedicalkit.com, which promised to deliver World Health Organisation-approved COVID-19 vaccine kits for just US$4.95 in shipping fees.
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    Coronavirus sparks high risk of corruption across Latin America 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 04:14 pm

    Today, a working group of 13 Latin American chapters of Transparency International presented a set of proposals to mitigate the risk of corruption in public procurement as part of the region’s response to the Coronavirus or COVID-19 pandemic. Unless anti-corruption measures are implemented during this crisis, corruption will cost lives.
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    Charity Wright on the latest scams coming from hackers in Latin America 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 04:08 pm

    Charity Wright, cyber threat intelligence adviser for IntSights, talks with CyberScoop editor-in-chief Greg Otto about the ways hackers are prospering in Latin America. Wright tells Otto about their use of laundering money through cryptocurrency and the various credit card fraud networks that are prevalent throughout the region.
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    Former Rio Mayor Paes accused of corruption during Olympic venue construction

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:59 pm

    The complaint, filed by the Federal Public Ministry (MPF) and accepted by the Third Federal Criminal Court of Rio, is related to the alleged direction in the bidding for the construction of the Deodoro Olympic Park.
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    Left jobless by pandemic, Colombia’s informal workers to get government aid

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:58 pm

    President Ivan Duque announced this week that three million Colombians who are not participating in government welfare programs would receive $US40 in a one-time cash transfer next week.
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    UK Counties Warn of Bitcoin Scams Using Coronavirus as a Hook 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:51 pm

    Local councils from the counties of Pembrokeshire, Manchester and Norfolk have issued warnings to local residents against scams using the COVID-19 outbreak to exploit fear and uncertainty through text messages and emails posing as an official health organization.
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    Why exemplary ethics will pay off beyond the coronavirus outbreak 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:50 pm

    In the midst of the coronavirus (Covid-19) outbreak, retailers that have made bold commitments to their staff, customers and the wider community will be remembered while those that have proven themselves to be less ethical risk falling out of favour with shoppers when normality returns.
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    Algeria’s coronavirus cases rise to 139 as anti-corruption marches put on hold

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:42 pm

    Algeria said on Saturday that the number of confirmed coronavirus cases had risen to 139 from 95 as protesters suspended their weekly marches demanding an end to government corruption.
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    Saudi officers charged with misappropriating of SR379m 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:40 pm

    Dubai: A number of retired Saudi officers have been charged with misappropriating SR379 million from the Ministry of Defence, Al Arabiya reported on Sunday.
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    John Wood Group Earmarks $46 Million for Bribery Settlements 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:34 pm

    John Wood Group PLC has reserved $46 million to cover costs associated with possible settlements with U.S., Brazilian and Scottish authorities, the oil-field services company said.
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    Former Wuhan official charged with corruption 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:28 pm

    BEIJING: A former senior official in the epicentre of the new coronavirus outbreak in China has been charged with corruption, prosecutors said on Wednesday (Mar 11).
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    In The Wreckage Of American Deep State Corruption, China Moves Into Ukraine

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:26 pm

    As the wreckage from the corrupt machinations of the American Deep State still reverberate through the halls of power in Kyiv, China is moving in to fill the power vacuum that Joe Biden and Obama’s minions in the State Department created through their destructive behavior. Beijing is attempting to remove U.S. influence from the country.
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    Seoul must seize moment to reform chaebol after Korean Air family feud

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:24 pm

    Last week, a dramatic family feud over a business in Korea came to a climax -- only this was no ordinary family nor it was any ordinary business.
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    South Africa Clears President of Corruption

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:17 pm

    The South African public anti-corruption watchdog has lost its case against the country’s president after a court cleared him of corruption allegations.
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    EFCC threatens to sue newspaper over publication on Magu 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:17 pm

    The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission,  EFCC, has written to the PUNCH (Nig)  Limited (Publishers of PUNCH  Newspapers), asking it to retract a libelous publication against the Acting Chairman of the commission, Mr Ibrahim Magu or be sued.
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    This isn’t the time for profiteering

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:13 pm

    The world is reeling from the Covid-19 contagion. It is a pandemic that has disrupted the order of things due to the burden on public health systems as governments take extreme measures to contain it.
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    Crisis of governance 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:06 pm

    Pakistan is faced with a deepening crisis of governance and public confidence in government institutions is fast eroding. The symptoms of the crisis are starkly clear and its roots lie in our history, social structure and ethos, and insatiable greed and corruption of the ruling elites.
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    Pandemic putting ethics to the test

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:02 pm

    When there aren’t enough ventilators or Intensive Care Unit beds for everyone who needs one, it’s left to medical ethicists to provide guidance to clinicians faced with dire decisions about who lives and who dies.
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    Your Corporate Governance Obligations Following the COVID-19 Outbreak 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 03:01 pm

    There is no doubt that the Covid-19 outbreak has impacted businesses worldwide, with the global stock markets significantly falling and countries implementing self-isolation and lockdown procedures. The Economist noted on 5 March 2020 that “fears of a pandemic have wiped $7trn off the market value of listed firms worldwide in the past fortnight.” It is imperative that companies recognise and address this continuing risk, especially following the recent announcement of a pandemic. This article will focus on the effects of Covid-19 on your corporate governance obligations.
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    Winning because of ethics

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 02:59 pm

    This was discovered during the recent ‘YES Malaysia’ campaign that champions trust, ethics and professionalism where 46% of the voters were below 24-years-old.
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    Ten Considerations for Boards of Directors

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 02:58 pm

    The 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic presents complex issues for corporations and their boards of directors to navigate. This briefing is intended to provide a high-level overview of the types of issues that boards of directors of both public and private companies may find relevant to focus on in the current environment.
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    US slaps new sanctions on Iran over terror support

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 02:54 pm

    The United States Treasury Department rolled out new sanctions against Iran on Thursday as Washington sticks to its guns on the maximum pressure policy on Tehran.
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    Malawi: Bushiri Speaks On Money Laundering Charges 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 02:52 pm

    Almost a year after his arrest in South Africa, Prophet Shepherd Bushiri - Africa's wealthiest preacher -has, for the first time, come out of the cocoon and shared his thoughts regarding the money laundering case he is answering.
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    The Maldives is threatened by jihadism and covid-19

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 30, 2020 02:49 pm

    The arrival of covid-19 in the Maldives was hardly surprising, since 1.5m tourists from all around the world visit the Indian-Ocean archipelago every year. By March 18th 13 foreigners had been declared infected, although there have not yet been any confirmed cases among locals.
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  • Anti-Corruption Daily Newsletter for 03/27/2020
    Anti-Corruption Daily Newsletter for 03/27/2020
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    While America Is Distracted by the Coronavirus, Russian Planes Keep Testing American Air Defenses 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:48 pm

    As the Coronavirus crisis escalated earlier this month in the United States, Moscow repeatedly sent Tu-142 long-range reconnaissance aircraft to probe America’s homeland defenses. The incursions into the North American Aerospace Defense (NORAD) air defense identification zone (ADIZ) demonstrated Moscow’s continued aggressive policy toward the United States and underscored the need to maintain U.S. military readiness, even in the midst of an historic pandemic.
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    Amazon asks shoppers to cooperate with U.S. probe of coronavirus price-gouging 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:48 pm

    NEW YORK/WASHINGTON, March 19 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has started asking customers to cooperate with a Department of Justice criminal investigation of third-party sellers on its e-commerce marketplace, according to an email seen by Reuters.
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    Norwegian wealth fund says Italy’s Eni and Saipem have reduced corruption risk 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:48 pm

    MILAN (Reuters) - Norwegian wealth fund Norges Bank Investment Management has removed Italian energy groups Eni and Saipem from observation after finding that both have made progress in tackling corruption risks.
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    Capturing the courts – As Poland’s government punishes judges, corruption is rising

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:48 pm

    THE CASE AGAINST Igor Tuleya, a judge in Warsaw, is mysterious. Poland’s justice ministry wants to prosecute him for letting spectators and reporters attend a hearing in 2016 on whether the governing Law and Justice (PiS) party violated quorum rules in parliament. That seems odd: under Polish law judges have the right to decide whom to allow into their courtrooms.
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    Corruption Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Response to the Coronavirus 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:48 pm

    As the United States ramps up its health-related procurement, lessons learned in health-sector corruption elsewhere show that procurement and contracting malfeasance could lead to deadly consequences—inflated prices or poor-quality goods, perhaps in exchange for bribes. In prior epidemics, corruption compromised containment efforts, such as when corrupt actors used petty bribes and other favors to avoid quarantines, roadblocks, and safe body collection procedures. Even ventilators and other medical oxygen-related equipment have been the subject of bribes and kickbacks, sometimes leading to the tragic deaths of patients. These examples demonstrate the worst case of what can happen without resilient anti-corruption policies.
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    Coronavirus Meets Corruption

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:48 pm

    At the height of the Ebola epidemic, the Red Cross worked furiously to combat a disease that would eventually claim more than 11,000 lives in Guinea, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. What was little known at the time is that the virus’s rampage was being compounded by a silent killer—corruption. The Red Cross has since estimated that over $6 million of its assistance was lost to fake customs bills, overbilled supplies, and payments to non-existent workers. Other international aid and domestic budgets were likely subject to similar leakage. Will waste and abuse again threaten citizens’ lives in the global response to the coronavirus pandemic?
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    Stimulus Packages Must Include Anti-Corruption Measures

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:48 pm

    Stimulus packages must include anti-corruption measures if they are to be successful, Transparency International warned the US Congress and the Senate ahead of Wednesday’s  adoption of a historic US$2 trillion rescue package aimed to help the economy crippled by the coronavirus pandemic.
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    With Opportunity Comes Vulnerability

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:47 pm

    Spear-phishing. Drive-by downloads. Watering hole attacks. Wrappers The language may be captivating and even amusing, but the reality it represents is not so alluring. While the novel coronavirus has introduced fresh concerns for manufacturers, cyber threats have never gone away. And as bad guys become more cunning, manufacturers must scramble to stay ahead of them even as they navigate new public health and economic uncertainties.
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    PNP files charges against fake news purveyors on COVID-19 crisis

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:43 pm

    Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, March 26) - The Philippine National Police (PNP) have filed criminal charges against four individuals for allegedly sharing false information on social media on COVID-19 which caused panic to some.
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    Cyber insurer Chubb had data stolen in Maze ransomware attack

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:42 pm

    The insurance giant told TechCrunch it was investigating a “security incident” involving the unauthorized access to data belonging to an unnamed third-party. Chubb spokesperson Jeffrey Zack said the company had “no evidence” the incident affected Chubb’s own network and that its network “remains fully operational.”
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    Homeland Security Warns That Terrorists Could Exploit Coronavirus Pandemic 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:40 pm

    THE DEPARTMENT OF Homeland Security has sent a letter to law enforcement officials warning that terrorists may try to seek advantage of the coronavirus pandemic by carrying out attacks on the U.S.
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    Corona as Security Threat: Mideast States Call Out Army 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:39 pm

    Country after country has announced new emergency measures to tackle the rapid transmission of the novel coronavirus in the Middle East.
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    Former union official wanted by Ottawa police on fraud, money laundering charges

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:31 pm

    A 58-year-old Ottawa woman is wanted on an arrest warrant on charges of fraud over $5,000 and laundering the proceeds of crime.
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    Swedish regulator delays SEB money laundering probe

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:27 pm

    The Finansinspektionen (FI) had intended to share the findings of the probe in April, according to a previous announcement. The FI is investigating SEB’s governance and control of measures against money laundering in the bank’s subsidiaries in the Baltic countries.
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    A record year for money laundering: new report shows banks hit with $10 billion in fines

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:24 pm

    Regulators hit banks with a near record $10 billion worth of fines in a 15 month period through 2019, and the figure is expected to increase in 2020. That's according to a new report from Fenergo, a European startup that makes software to help financial institutions detect illegal transactions.
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    Court dismisses bail plea of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in money laundering case 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:22 pm

    A Delhi Court Thursday dismissed the interim bail application of corporate lobbyist Deepak Talwar in a money laundering case related to receiving foreign
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    Sydney men jailed for money laundering 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:21 pm

    Two Sydney men have been jailed for their involvement in a $17 million money-laundering operation they helped run alongside a terrorist sympathiser.
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    UK Gambling Commission Cracks on Money Laundering Failures

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:19 pm

    On 12 March 2020, the UK Gambling Commission announced that it will fine online gambling business Betway Limited (“Betway”) £11.6 million for failures in respect of its anti-money laundering controls and handling of seven of its “VIP” high-spending customers.
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    Your Code of Conduct May Be Sending the Wrong Message

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:14 pm

    Cases of corporate corruption and misconduct — from the fall of Enron in the 1990s to the more recent scandals at Wells Fargo and Volkswagen — have motivated companies across the globe to take steps to ensure that their employees are making ethical decisions. Accordingly, many firms have revised their codes of conduct, ethics training, and everyday communications in recent years.
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    The Idea of Global Governance 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:13 pm

    “Global governance” has increasingly become common sense within the political-economic sphere in the context of preaching for accountability and transparency. There is,however, a grey space that claims questions of what the end goal of such coherence is called for and who it seeks to serve. This paper shall descriptively delve into the need for Global Governance in today’s world while enumerating its corresponding challenges and criticisms.
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    Chinese vs. Western Governance

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:11 pm

    LONDON, Mar 26 2020 (IPS) - During January the onslaught in the Western media, notably the US and the UK, against the Chinese government’s handling of the Covid-19 epidemic, was merciless. The Chinese government stood accused of an inhumane attitude towards its people, secrecy, a cover-up, and an overwhelming concern for its own survival above all other considerations.
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    Worldwide Regulatory Response to Short Selling Following COVID-19 Market Crisis

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:10 pm

    In the past month, in addition to its human impact, fallout from the COVID-19 pandemic and the oil shock have wreaked havoc on the global economy and financial markets; the S&P 500 is on track for its worst month since 1987, market-wide circuit breakers have been triggered twice in three days, volatility
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    This age of COVID-19 demands new emergency ethics

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:08 pm

    The whole world is facing a humanitarian emergency, the COVID-19 pandemic. And this crisis will shape a new culture of emergency ethics. This makes it very important that governments, citizens, and humanitarian organisations very consciously create the kind of urgent ethics that are reasonable, transparent, fair, and broadly agreed by everyone.
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    Coronavirus sparks high risk of corruption across Latin America 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:05 pm

    The analysis highlights corruption risks and key preventive strategies to ensure that direct purchases and contracting, which occur as a result of the health crisis, serve to help citizens and alleviate the impact on local economies, and are not instead diverted by corruption or opportunism.
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    FBI targets Johnson & Johnson, Siemens, GE, Philips in Brazil graft case 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:04 pm

    RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - The U.S. FBI is investigating corporate giants Johnson & Johnson, Siemens AG, General Electric Co and Philips for allegedly paying kickbacks as part of a scheme involving medical equipment sales in Brazil, two Brazilian investigators have told Reuters.
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    Peru’s former first lady faces jail over Odebrecht corruption 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:01 pm

    The Bribery Division, which was based on a leak of more than 13,000 documents from a unit of Odebrecht whose primary purpose was managing bribes, uncovered hidden payments to prominent figures and major public works across Latin America not mentioned in criminal cases or other official inquiries previously.
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    Mount Pearl man accused of fraud, stashing $1 million in Icelandic bank account 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 01:00 pm

    Jerome Groves thought he'd stumbled across the business deal of a lifetime when he met Philip Chancey at a used-car lot in the spring of 2016.
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    Colombia’s police chief charged with corruption

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 12:58 pm

    According to the charges, Atehortua was involved in the granting of a construction contract of houses meant for police officials that were paid for, but never constructed.
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    Corrupt oligarchs must be banned from UK and their assets frozen under post-Brexit sanctions regime

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 12:49 pm

    Dominic Raab is being urged to use Britain’s post-Brexit sanctions regime to target kleptocrats and corrupt oligarchs who prop up authoritarian regimes.
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    Former Eskom executive France Hlakudi appears in court on R30m tax fraud charge

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 27, 2020 12:47 pm

    Hlakudi, the former Eskom senior manager for group capital, made a brief appearance at the specialised commercial crimes court in Pretoria on Wednesday, said Hawks spokesperson Brig Hangwani Mulaudzi.
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    Corruption Vulnerabilities in the U.S. Response to the Coronavirus 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 03:43 pm

    Times of social, political, and economic stress present opportunities for corrupt actors to act corruptly—and the crisis caused by the novel coronavirus will be no exception. As the vast majority of Americans pull together to protect the country’s most vulnerable and ensure that medical and financial resources go where they can do the most good, it is hard to imagine that a few fellow citizens would take advantage of their public roles to facilitate their private gain. But alas, prior pandemics demonstrate that this will be the case.
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    India: Modi announces countrywide lockdown for 21 days

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 03:38 pm

    Addressing the nation for the second time in a week, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on late Tuesday announced a countrywide lockdown for three weeks, thus restricting a population of over 1.3 billion indoors.
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    Coronavirus: the UAE is doing a great job, helping others too

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 03:34 pm

    Regarding the report Coronavirus: UAE sends aid to Iran to support fight against Covid-19: See, now this is what we should be doing, helping each other out. Very well done, UAE. That is the right spirit. We are all in this together. to the editorial Gantz has a historic opportunity (March 17): In the past year, Israel politics has been in disarray. None of the politicians have demonstrated the right leadership qualities or come up with fitting solutions that prioritise the welfare of the people. Despite his earlier tenure as prime minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, now mired in corruption charges, has failed this time to secure a majority. Let's hope the Palestinian people have better luck with Gantz in office.
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    Yazoo, Unions, And An Easy Way To Reduce Corruption

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 03:33 pm

    The template for corruption in America is the 1794 Yazoo Land Act of the Georgia Legislature.   A group of land speculators formed a company to purchase land along the Yazoo River in what is now Mississippi. The company owners gave shares to the Governor and members of the Assembly in exchange for their agreement to pass an act authorizing the sale of 40 million acres of land to the company for $500,000, a very good deal for the buyer. Once the land was sold by Georgia, the company divided the land into smaller parcels and resold the land to speculators—making the shareholders, and the corrupt legislators who were given shares, very rich. The corruption was simple: the legislators accepted shares in exchange for an official act which made those shares valuable.
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    Son Of Former Army Chief In Iran Sentenced To Ten Years For Corruption

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 03:31 pm

    A Revolutionary Court in Tehran has sentenced the son of former Chief Commander of the Iranian Army to ten years in jail for corruption, the Islamic Republic Judiciary spokesman announced at his weekly news conference on Tuesday, March 17.
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    George Galloway shames Brussels over £6.9million FINE against Italy amid COVID-19 outbreak 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 03:26 pm

    George Galloway raged over the European Union's decision to issue Italy with a fine over helping Sardinian hotels in the midst of the coronavirus outbreak. Mr Galloway hit out at the bloc for delaying help to the virus-
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    Acting selfishly has consequences right now – why ethical decision making is imperative in the coronavirus crisis 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 03:17 pm

    As the country moves into lockdown mode in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are increasingly faced with serious ethical questions about what ordinary people should be obliged to do for others.
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    Governance and delivery 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 03:15 pm

    The vision given in the manifesto of the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) mentions effective government with merit and responsiveness as one of the guiding principles of the party. The former chief minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P), in his maiden speech, had vowed to improve governance by setting out clear goals, timelines and key performance indicators for public servants. He was vociferous in declaring that processes would be shortened so that people could see their jobs accomplished within the minimum possible time. As a fallout, many civil servants who were perceived to be hurdles for the promised brave new world were
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    Good corporate governance crucial’ amid COVID-19

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 03:15 pm

    Peter Meredith, Chairman of the Board of the Great Canadian Gaming Corporation (GCGC), has issued a statement following the rapid escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic across North America.
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    Juggling corporate governance with new businesses

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 03:13 pm

    Now more than ever, corporate governance and good business practices are very important. We talked to Fahim al Qasimi, a governance advisor empowering boards of directors to set a mandate for their companies and create long term value. He is an advocate for effective governance in startups, corporates and the public sector.
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    Africa, Latin America fragile targets for coronavirus spread 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 03:13 pm

    DAKAR, Senegal (AP) — The West African nation of Mali has roughly one ventilator per 1 million people — 20 in all to help the critically ill with respiratory failure. In Peru, with more than 32 million people, about 350 beds in intensive care units exist.
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    One Human Body (Coronavirus Reflection) 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 01:41 pm

    Words matter. This is especially true in a crisis. How we talk about the coronavirus impacts how we think and react to this pandemic.
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    Coronavirus Job Listings and Money Laundering Schemes 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 12:49 pm

    Criminals never cease to amaze us. If the recent outbreak wasn’t enough to fill your plate, picture yourself tricked into becoming a money mule for scammers feeding off the Covid-19 scare.
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    Swedbank pulls ex-CEO’s golden parachute over money-laundering crisis 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 12:47 pm

    Shares in Sweden’s oldest retail bank lost a third of their value last year after the emergence of money-laundering breaches that prompted the dismissal of Bonnesen and much of the board.
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    Mexico officially asks Spain to extradite Emilio Lozoya 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 12:45 pm

    The Mexican government, through the Foreign Affairs Ministry, formally asked Spain to extradite Emilio Lozoya Austin to Mexico, so he can face corruption, bribery, and money laundering charges. Lozoya was Pemex director during the Peña Nieto administration.
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    When will AI-based AML be friends with European regulators? 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 12:45 pm

    The scale of the problem has been demonstrated by the legislative activity of the European Parliament, which over the past five years has adopted three directives regarding anti-money laundering and terrorism financing.
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    South Africa: Former Detective Commander Sentenced for Corruption

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 11:59 am

    Mpumalanga — Former police Warrant Officer Nkosana Mpostolie Malinga (51), has been sentenced to five years for corruption by the Evander Regional Court.
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    Lawyer Wanyoto petitions court to block money laundering charges against him

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 11:56 am

    City lawyer Paul Mugoya Wanyoto has petitioned the High court civil division to block the money laundering charges he is battling in the Anti-Corruption Court.
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    Fraud and sex abuse probes in UN peace operations increase 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 11:55 am

    UNITED NATIONS — The U.N.'s internal oversight body says in a report on U.N. peace operations that the number of fraud cases it decided to investigate last year increased nearly 80% from 2018, while the number of sexual exploitation and abuse cases rose 40%.
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    Africa Coronavirus Pandemic News

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 11:43 am

    Nigerian police arrested a pastor and raided churches as the West African nation stepped up efforts to enforce a ban on large gatherings and contain the spread of the coronavirus.
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    Africa registers a massive $29b dent to its economies, and still counting 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 11:42 am

    African countries have so far lost an estimated $29 billion to the coronavirus economic disruption, an amount equal to Uganda’s gross domestic product (GDP), according to UN estimates.
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    Could blockchain voting improve elections in Africa?

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 11:40 am

    In today’s world, claims of electoral interference and manipulation have caused great mistrust towards many governments. Allegations of voting fraud have been particularly prevalent under dictatorial regimes in Africa. Across the continent, centralized control of the voting process may be part of the problem and in fact, arguably may have caused more harm than good. In light of all these problems, it is worth asking: Could blockchain offer a technical solution to the political skulduggery of vote-rigging and electoral fraud?
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    Hackers Target World Health Organization 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 07:51 am

    A hacking organization tried to breach the World Health Organization (WHO) recently, according to a report by Reuters.
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    How to Prepare for Cyber Threats Targeting the Olympics 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 07:50 am

    The 2020 Summer Olympics will be one of the most technologically advanced sporting events in history. Spectators won’t just be presented with a series of smart stadiums; they will be presented with one of the most connected cities in the world and a glimpse into how technology will influence future sporting events. Spectators will be able to interact with human support robots or ride in an autonomous taxicab. There will also be a variety of multimedia technologies and digital devices deployed for streaming content, providing viewers around the world with immersive and interactive experiences.
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    What practices need to know about cyber insurance 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 07:48 am

    Sohan Dua, MD, got the bad news in a phone call one morning in February 2017: His practice had been hacked.
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    Middle East Defense Firms on APT28’s Radar for Cyber Espionage

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 07:46 am

    As per Trend Micro’s research, since May 2019, a Russian state-sponsored notorious cyber espionage threat group called Pawn Storm (also known as Fancy Bear or APT28) has been scanning servers for reusing previously compromised emails. The compromised email addresses are used to carry out phishing campaigns, targeted mainly at defense firms from the Middle East with an intent of cyber espionage.
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    Cyber attacks in Latin America 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 07:44 am

    Contxto – As the internet opens more doors for us, our information and data open itself to the internet, as well. As a consequence, this makes our personal and business information vulnerable to cyberattacks.
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    Cyber security startup Horangi snags US$20m led by Provident Growth

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 07:40 am

    CYBER security startup Horangi has raised US$20 million in a Series B round led by Provident Growth, a South-east Asia-focused private equity firm that has backed ride-hailing firm Gojek and travel e-commerce firm Traveloka.
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    Coronavirus: What this crisis reveals about US 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 07:33 am

    There are no fresh flowers at the 911 Memorial any more. An American altar usually decorated with roses, carnations and postcard-sized Stars and Stripes is sequestered behind a makeshift plastic railing. Broadway, the "Great White Way", is dark. The subway system is a ghost train. Staten Island ferries keep cutting through the choppy waters of New York harbor, passing Lady Liberty on the way in and out of Lower Manhattan, but hardly any passengers are on board. Times Square, normally such a roiling mass, is almost devoid of people.
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    End China’s Chokehold on Pharmaceuticals 

    By Anti-Corruption Digest on Mar 25, 2020 07:27 am

    hina is the perfect incubator for epidemic contagion. It boasts an understaffed, overwhelmed, and under-resourced healthcare system crushing under the weight of its totalitarian government’s monomaniacal obsession with secrecy and its penchant for self-aggrandizing propaganda. At any given time, it stands precariously perched on the tip of a most delicate homeostasis, and the faintest spark of infectious contagion can cast it hurtling down into the abyss of spectacular pandemonium.
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