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US visa regulation flaws allow for embassy corruption

A US foreign service officer sentenced to prison for issuing fake visas, making millions, as all others got away.

Thank goodness this sort of thing doesn’t happen in politics or the media

“The Securities and Exchange Commission today announced that BNY Mellon has agreed to pay $14.8 million to settle charges that it violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by providing valuable student internships to family members...Show More Summary

White Collar Watch: In Bribery Law, a New Tool to Scrutinize Wall Street

The S.E.C. and Justice Department are using the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act aggressively to police practices that many might consider standard for financial firms trying to win business.

US Senate Committee Passes Bill to Expand Magnitsky Act Globally

US Senator Ben Cardin announced that US Senate Foreign Relations Committee (SFRC) will send the Global Magnitsky Act, which expands Russia-specific human rights and corruption sanctions to other countries.

A Little-Noticed Win in Global HIV Treatment

Drew Altman: Public attitudes toward corruption and foreign aid suggest that public-health successes such as this one on meeting HIV treatment goals don’t get enough attention.

Overnight Open Thread (7-26-2015)

Quote of the Day Americans seem to be less shocked than a wee little foreigner such as I that this republic has a corrupt tax collection agency that torments its ideological opponents. I must say the original revelations about the.....

Educating for Demoracy: A lesson from Russia

Educating for Democracy: A Lesson from Russia I recently saw a foreign film that was one of the most outspoken about government corruption since the days of Frank Capra. Ironically titled "The Fool," the story line is pretty straight-forward. Show More Summary

Ukraine Leader Suggests National Police May Be Headed by Foreigner

A foreign national may head the National Police of Ukraine in the country’s efforts to combat law enforcement corruption, Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko suggested Saturday.

Non-Sequiturs: 07.20.15

What do Moe Greene (RIP Alex Rocco) and the Foreign Corruption Practices Act have in common? Beside, of course, trying to stand up to the Godfather... [FCPA Compliance and Ethics Blog] Bet this was a sentence you didn't think you'd read after Scalia's whiny dissent in Obergefell: Scalia may have helped the LGBT cause. Show More Summary

Portugal Brings Back 'Golden Visas' For Wealthy Foreign Investors

last monthNews : Vice News

Portugal has passed a decree to resume its so-called "golden visa" scheme — a program that issues residence permits to wealthy foreign investors — after it was suspended a few days earlier following a corruption scandal. The decree to...Show More Summary

China Unveils The Latest Crayon Color: Asbestos

last monthNews : Jonathan Turley

It is now commonplace to read about Chinese products pulled from foreign markets for impurities or harmful chemicals due to the corruption and lack of consumer protections in that country. The most frightening such cases however involve products for children like the latest story involving the discovery of asbestos in crayons and toy crime lab […]

Pacific Island links: Nauru, PIF Foreign Ministers meeting, PNG corruption, Pacific Games and more

New Zealand Prime Minister John Key says he is concerned about recent events in Nauru, including the arrest of members of the Opposition following a protest last week, saying that a response from NZ and Australia is warranted but that...Show More Summary

Former Oil Company CEO Charged with Bribery

The Former CEO of PetroTiger Ltd. oil company has admitted to conspiring to bribe a foreign government official in violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the US Department of Justice announced on Monday.

Washington Arrests Foreign Soccer Officials as It Sanctions the World

It’s hard not to feel satisfaction at the indictment of soccer officials for apparently corrupting the globe’s Beautiful Game—soccer in America but football to most of the world. Yet emotional satisfaction is a bad basis for government policy. Show More Summary

NSA Debate Weighs Privacy vs. Security

Do I trust the federal government? Hell no. President Barack Obama’s Department of Justice is happy to spend years investigating a foreign soccer organization for corruption and former Republican House

Sepp Blatter’s resignation: A rare example of U.S. regime change that the world can support

3 months agoNews : BlogPost

A long-standing foreign leader, friendly with autocrats and recently reelected despite accusations of corruption,  stepped down Tuesday just days after the threat of U.S. intervention. Variations on that story, in one form or another, have appeared in the pages of The Washington Post many times over the years. The difference this time is that this world leader […]

U.S. Alerted In Brazil’s Offshore Bribery Scandal

3 months agoVehicles / Watercraft : gCaptain

by Sabrina Valle (Bloomberg) Prosecutors investigating Brazil’s largest corruption scandal say they notified the U.S. Department of Justice of evidence that at least four foreign companies allegedly paid bribes to win Petroleo Brasileiro SA contracts. Show More Summary

U.S. law plays offense overseas

Whether or not U.S. actions against FIFA succeed in rooting out corruption in soccer, the real political story is about the reach of U.S. law overseas. Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov’s reaction signals why sports lovers and non-lovers alike should care: Without going into detail regarding the accusations, we would like to point out that […]

State Department Approved $165 Billion in Weapons Sales to 20 Foreign Governments During Grandma Clinton’s Reign

Move along, nothing to see here. Only another installment in the endless litany of corruption. Oh, and you’ll never guess whose “charity” profited from this shady dealing. The State Department under Hillary Clinton authorized arms sales to countries that had … Continued

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