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IRS Addresses Tax Consequences of Disgorgement Payment

In a recent IRS Chief Counsel Advice Memorandum (“CCA”), the IRS addressed the tax consequences of a disgorgement payment made to the Securities and Exchange Commission for violating the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA).

India Sends Letters to 8 States Over Italian-Made Chopper Deal Probe

India has sent letters of request to eight countries in relation to a corruption probe into the process of procuring helicopters from an Italian producer, AgustaWestland, for the Indian Air Force, Indian Foreign Ministry spokesman Vikas Swarup said Thursday.

South Africa: Despite His Legal Woes, Zuma is Unlikely To Be Driven From Office

3 weeks agoNews : Newsweek: US

This article was originally published by the Council on Foreign Relations. South Africa’s High Court has ruled against the president yet again. It has determined that the prosecutor’s decision to drop 783 charges of corruption against Zuma should be reviewed. Show More Summary

Accession of 'Corrupted' Ukraine Contradicts EU Interests - Hungarian MP

Potential Ukraine's accession to the European Union contradicts the interests of the bloc as the country is corrupted and close to both political and economic collapse, the head of Hungarian party Jobbik's foreign policy cabinet told Sputnik on Tuesday.

Sheldon Adelson's Casino Agrees To Pay $9 Million In Foreign Corruption Case

The casino run by major GOP financier Sheldon Adelson agreed today to settle a long-running Securities and Exchange Commission bribery investigation that has been swirling around Adelson's Chinese operations. Las Vegas Sands will pay...Show More Summary

Faces of Corruption: Accusations Become New Tool in Propaganda War

Corruption accusations have become yet another tool in the propaganda war and are aimed at "demonizing" foreign leaders to justify the subsequent “color revolution,” organized with US money and resources, according to an American investigative reporter.

‘Corruption’ as a Propaganda Weapon

Exclusive: Mainstream U.S. journalism and propaganda are getting hard to tell apart, as with the flurry of “corruption” stories aimed at Russia’s Putin and other demonized foreign leaders, writes Robert Parry. By Robert Parry Sadly, some important duties of journalism, such…Read more ?

Will The American People Succeed In Clawing-Back Their Democracy?

Authored by Paul Craig Roberts, With much help from the failures of neoliberal economic policy and neoconservative foreign policy, we are changing the world. Look at Bernie Sanders’ inroads on the corrupt Clintons’ control of the Democratic Party. Show More Summary

Administrative Chaos, Corruption Prompted Crimea to Leave Ukraine

According to Russian Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Maria Zakharova, Crimean Peninsula Residents chose to reunioin with Russia because of the arbitrariness of the Ukranian authorities, corruption and red tape.

Australia 'deeply concerned' over arrest of journalists in Malaysia

CANBERRA (Reuters) - Australia is deeply concerned over the arrest of two Australian journalists in Malaysia after they attempted to question Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak over corruption allegations, Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said on Monday.

U.S. Justice Department Promotes Head of Foreign Corruption Unit

The head of the U.S. Justice Department’s foreign corruption unit, Patrick Stokes, has received a promotion, shuffling leadership of the unit as it grows to one of the largest white-collar crime groups in the country.

Former UK Ambassador To Syria: US/UK Foreign Policy Is Doomed, Even Corrupt

Authored by Eric Zuesse, Peter Ford, who was the UK’s Ambassador in Syria during 2003-2006, was asked by the BBC in their “The Big Questions” interview on February 14th, whether the current Syrian President Bashar al-Assad would have...Show More Summary

Qualcomm Settles with SEC Over China Incentives

3 months agoTechnology / Mobile : Phone Scoop

Qualcomm today agreed to pay the SEC a fine of $7.5 million to settle an investigation being conducted over potential Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations. The SEC alleges that Qualcomm improperly gave state representatives of China financial benefits including travel, jobs, gifts, and event tickets. Show More Summary

Total fined by French court in Iraq oil-for-food case

PARIS (Reuters) - A Paris court fined Total 750,000 euros ($825,000) on Friday for corrupting foreign officials, overturning an earlier acquittal over the French oil giant's role in the United Nations' Iraqi oil-for-food program. French...Show More Summary

EU-Ukraine Visa-Free Regime Depends on Success in Fight Against Corruption

The introduction of a visa-free regime between Ukraine and the European Union is directly dependent on Kiev’s success in the fight against corruption, French Foreign Minister Jean-Marc Ayrault said Tuesday.

VimpelCom's Landmark Bribery Settlement - By The Numbers

The bribery case against telecom giant VimpelCom takes US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act cases to a new level. The numbers show why it is one of the most significant coordinated international resolutions in the history of the FCPA.

Western retirees busted for playing bridge in Thai sin city

4 months agoNews / Crime : NYPost: Crime

BANGKOK — Add aging Western bridge players to the list of desperadoes in Thailand’s seaside resort of Pattaya, a sin city rife with prostitution, corruption and foreign and home-grown gangsters. The bridge players, mostly British but also from Scandinavia, the Netherlands and elsewhere, were busted by a task force of soldiers, police and local officials...

Russia's Lavrov voices 'indignation' to Kerry over corrupt Putin allegations

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov expressed his indignation to U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday over "made up accusations" against Russia's leadership by senior officials from the U.S. administration, Russia's Foreign Ministry said.

Iran appeals for investment in aviation, says Boeing welcome

TEHRAN (Reuters) - Iran's transport minister urged foreign companies on Sunday to invest in the country's aviation sector and declared a zero-tolerance policy for corruption as it reopens for business after sanctions. "I hold your hands...Show More Summary

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