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.... Tesco’s case is scheduled to be heard on 10 April. The DPA with Tesco follows a settlement with Rolls-Royce in January that saw the aerospace and defence company agree to pay £671m over allegations that it bribed middlemen around the world between 1989 and 2013. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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. Brexit could damage the UK’s efforts to tackle corruption and give multinationals leverage over the British government in bribery cases, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....The Tesco and Barclays investigations are two of the most high-profile cases ever to face the SFO. The fraud-busting agency has been heavily criticised by politicians in the past for the cost of failed investigations but it recorded a significant victory earlier this year when Rolls-Royce agreed to pay £671m to settle allegations that it bribed middlemen around the world between 1989 and 2013. ... [Read full article on Guardian ]
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....Mr Lee is currently in jail awaiting trial. Samsung has said it did not pay bribes in the form of donations, but has pledged to improve its corporate governance. ... [Read full article on BBC ]
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Tesco to pay £129m fine over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of March 2017 07:16:54 AM
.... Tesco’s case is scheduled to be heard on 10 April. The DPA with Tesco follows a settlement with Rolls-Royce in January that saw the aerospace and defence company agree to pay £671m over allegations that it bribed middlemen around the world between 1989 and 2013. ...
Tesco and Serious Fraud Office near to deal over accounting scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 27th of March 2017 05:46:01 PM
....The Tesco and Barclays investigations are two of the most high-profile cases ever to face the SFO. The fraud-busting agency has been heavily criticised by politicians in the past for the cost of failed investigations but it recorded a significant victory earlier this year when Rolls-Royce agreed to pay £671m to settle allegations that it bribed middlemen around the world between 1989 and 2013. ...
Samsung Electronics chief says sorry for scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 24th of March 2017 08:42:17 AM
....Mr Lee is currently in jail awaiting trial. Samsung has said it did not pay bribes in the form of donations, but has pledged to improve its corporate governance. ...
Brexit could damage UK's fight against corruption, says OECD image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 23rd of March 2017 10:07:05 AM
. Brexit could damage the UK’s efforts to tackle corruption and give multinationals leverage over the British government in bribery cases, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development has warned. ...
Brazil meat scandal: China and EU suspend imports image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 08:39:48 PM
.... . The investigators allege that some managers bribed health inspectors and politicians to get government certificates for their products. ...
British banks handled vast sums of laundered Russian money image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 20th of March 2017 06:00:24 PM
.... This month, Moldova’s parliament said Russia’s FSB had “abusively treated” Moldovan officials arriving in the Russian Federation. It linked their harassment to Moldova’s Laundromat investigation and said some of the money had been used to try to bribe Moldovan MPs. ...
Are these cashback deals  a carrot… or a costly stick? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 18th of March 2017 07:00:32 AM
....”. In short, the advice is: do your research, take advice if necessary, and choose a deal based on whether it suits your financial needs and is competitively priced, rather than any “bribes” on offer. ...
Brazil meat-packing giants 'exported rotten beef' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 17th of March 2017 08:21:35 PM
.... . The investigators allege that some managers bribed health inspectors and politicians to get government certificates for their products. ...
Brazil prosecutor targets politicians in Petrobras scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of March 2017 11:19:32 PM
....But he has lost several ministers following corruption allegations, and the investigations may hamper his efforts to revive the economy and restore confidence, correspondents say. There is the suspicion that part of the money from the overcharged contracts with Petrobras was used for bribes and to pay for campaigning. ...
Rolls-Royce calls its first staff AGM image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of March 2017 03:02:59 PM
. Rolls-Royce, the engine maker hit by a £671m settlement of bribery and corruption charges, is to hold its first annual meeting for staff with the aim of improving communication with its global workforce of almost 50,000. ...
Christian Candy adviser linked to Litvinenko and his alleged killer image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 07:45:01 PM
....The court has heard how Smith, who now walks with a stick, jumped out of a first-floor window and broke his spine to escape attackers. Smith explained how he had stood by Hunter after the private detective was arrested on suspicion of police bribery in 2012. ...
Sir Martin Sorrell's £42m payout takes earnings to £210m in five years image
....Among other companies publishing details of pay deals on Thursday was Rolls-Royce, which paid annual bonuses to its executive for the first time in three years. Its chief executive, Warren East, who is leading the clean-up operation of the engine-maker after its £671m charge to settle bribery and corruption charges with the Serious Fraud Office and authorities in the US and Brazil, received a £916,000 bonus taking his total pay to £2m. ...
Samsung chief Lee Jae-Yong on trial for bribery image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 06:30:31 AM
. The trial of Samsung's de facto head Lee Jae-Yong on a string of corruption charges including bribery and embezzlement has begun in South Korea. ...
From V-necks to handcuffs image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 9th of March 2017 05:52:51 AM
....He is is the most high-profile figure arrested in the investigation. Charges against Mr Lee - who denies wrongdoing - include bribery, embezzlement, hiding assets overseas and perjury. ...
Christian Candy tells court he follows rules on tax exile 'religiously' image
....”. Stewart asked Christian Candy if he had known that employees of a security firm he hired to advise on debt collection had been arrested on suspicion of bribery. ...
Drugs disaster image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 6th of March 2017 12:10:46 AM
.... No, they are not supposed to. But they just bribe the local official. ...
The oil deal, the disgraced former minister, and $800m paid via a UK bank image
....A joint investigation by the Observer and journalists from Finance Uncovered, a non-profit organisation based in London, has discovered that prosecutors in Milan believe two payments of $400m each were wired through JP Morgan in London as the spoils of a huge deal to develop a Nigerian oilfield involving Shell, its joint venture partner the Italian oil giant Eni, and the government in Abuja. More than half the money was converted into bags of bribe cash via bureaux de change in Nigeria, while tens of millions was wired to buy a private jet and armoured cars in the US, according to documents compiled by the prosecutors. ...
Christian Candy tells high court: ‘I don’t deal with shady people’ image
.... Multimillion-pound penthouses in the four blocks, secured by iris scanners, bulletproof glass and British special forces trained guards, were acquired by Gulf royalty and business people from Ukraine, Nigeria and Kazakhstan. Cliff Knuckey and another investigator at RISC were arrested on suspicion of police bribery in 2012, but all charges were later dropped. ...
Samsung's acting head indicted on bribery charges as scandal grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 10:22:14 AM
. The acting head of Samsung has been indicted on bribery and embezzlement charges connected to a corruption and cronyism scandal centring on South Korea’s impeached president, Park Geun-hye. ...
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong to be indicted on bribery charges image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 28th of February 2017 07:14:00 AM
. Samsung's heir apparent Lee Jae-yong is to be formally indicted on multiple charges including bribery and embezzlement, prosecutors said. ...
Vast losses at RBS are a legacy of a failed system | Will Hutton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 26th of February 2017 12:05:15 AM
.... Too many great names in British business have revealed feet of clay in the past few years. Rolls-Royce has paid £671m in penalties to the UK, US and Brazilian governments to settle bribery and corruption claims in 12 countries. ...
Samsung head arrested over South Korean Choi-gate corruption scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 17th of February 2017 12:27:38 AM
....Special prosecutors investigating a scandal that has rocked South Korea’s political and business worlds accuse Lee Jae-yong of bribing a close friend of Park to secure government support for a business deal that would propel him to the top of the Samsung group. They reportedly plan to indict him on charges including bribery, embezzlement, hiding assets overseas and perjury, after the Seoul central court approved the billionaire’s arrest. ...
Rolls-Royce posts biggest loss in its history image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 14th of February 2017 07:28:53 AM
....It included a £4. 4bn writedown on the value of financial hedges Rolls uses to protect itself against currency fluctuations and a £671m charge for the penalties the company has agreed to pay to settle bribery and corruption charges with the Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the US Department of Justice, and Brazilian authorities. ...
Donald Trump is undermining the fight against corruption image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 12th of February 2017 03:25:57 PM
....Governments have become less tolerant of dirty business dealings over time, as Rolls-Royce has found to its cost. The aerospace company – one of the UK’s genuinely world class manufacturing firms – will this week announce one of Britain’s biggest ever corporate losses, in part the result of the £671m cost of settling bribery actions. ...
Bribery and Brexit propel Rolls-Royce towards historic losses image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Saturday 11th of February 2017 01:42:36 PM
.... However, an industry source said he was prepared to “address the issue front and centre and not shy away from it”. Rolls agreed to the settlement over allegations that it bribed middlemen around the world between 1989 and 2013 to win contracts. ...
Panama Papers: Mossack Fonseca founders arrested over bribery scandal image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 03:11:52 PM
....She said the firm’s Brazilian representative had allegedly been instructed to conceal documents and to remove evidence of illegal activities related to the Lava Jato case. “Put simply, the money comes from bribes, circulated via certain corporate entities to return bleached or washed to Panama,” said Porcell. ...
Former Rolls-Royce boss questioned in corruption inquiry image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 10th of February 2017 11:31:33 AM
....Rose also left his position as a director of two organisations in recent weeks. He resigned as director of the Eden Trust, owner of the Eden Project in Cornwall, on 27 January, just 10 days after Rolls-Royce and the SFO announced the company had agreed to pay £671m to settle allegations it bribed middlemen around the world between 1989 and 2013. ...
GSK needs no medicine despite talk of poor performance image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 8th of February 2017 07:49:04 PM
....That farce produced a chief executive who was serious about cutting costs and avoiding rash bets. Full judgment on Sam Walsh’s reign must await the outcome of a bribery investigation concerning an iron ore project in Guinea, but Rio Tinto did start to concentrate on maximising cash. ...
Rolls-Royce faces civil service inquiry over UK state funding image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 5th of February 2017 03:29:06 PM
....Civil servants are carrying out an internal inquiry to establish whether the engineering giant Rolls-Royce fraudulently obtained financial support worth hundreds of millions of pounds from the government. The inquiry was launched after the multinational manufacturer admitted last month it had used multimillion-pound bribes to secure export orders across the world over four decades. ...
Ex-HBOS manager and five others face jail over £245m scam image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 30th of January 2017 04:41:50 PM
....A group of six financiers including a former senior HBOS banker face jail after being convicted on Monday for their roles in a scam involving £245m worth of fraudulent loans. Ex-HBOS manager Lynden Scourfield, 54, was bribed by David Mills, 60, with foreign cruises and sex parties, a jury at Southwark crown court found on Monday. ...
Dow Jones hits record high – is Trump good for stock markets? image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 25th of January 2017 03:18:04 PM
....Sir Philip Green still has a gong (for now), but even if the Topshop owner eventually coughs up a few hundred million quid for the BHS pension fund, it’s hard to imagine it would be awarded today. Labour is also calling for Sir John Rose, the former chief executive of Rolls-Royce, to lose his knighthood after the engine manufacturing company admitted to bribery and corruption during his period at the top. ...
Well-paid bosses should not get knighthoods – says Sir Philip Hampton image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 24th of January 2017 06:22:08 PM
....Honours handed to company bosses have been in sharp focus in recent months. In October, MPs voted for Sir Philip Green to lose his knighthood after the collapse of department store of BHS – a symbolic move – while the bribery scandal at Rolls-Royce has sparked calls from Labour for the firm’s former chief executive Sir John Rose to lose his honour. ...
'There's a danger of a generation who can't afford to retire' image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 23rd of January 2017 08:05:59 AM
....Anything above that, he tells me, should be privately funded, without tax-breaks or other government help. “Once the minimum has been reached, it’s not the job of government to bribe people to save more,” he says. ...
Hurrah for the industrial strategy. At last Britain has a plan image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Sunday 22nd of January 2017 06:59:23 AM
....Apart from the banks, it is hard to think of a bigger British corporate scandal than Rolls-Royce in the past two decades. If Brexit and Trump weren’t happening, the tale of bribery and corruption at Rolls-Royce over three decades would have been front-page news for days. ...
Brexiters expect to leave the EU on a free trade ‘crusade’. What if they are wrong? image
.... Rolls-Royce may be grabbing the attention at the moment after a joint Guardian and BBC Panorama investigation identified 12 countries in which Rolls-Royce had hired “commercial agents” or advisers to help it secure high-value contracts. Go back a few years and Siemens was caught doing much the same, and Italy’s oil companies are almost constantly under investigation by local prosecutors for using bribes to win contracts, most recently in Algeria. ...
Rolls-Royce sent agent to 'retrieve' document from India tax office image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 20th of January 2017 01:52:09 PM
....According to the statement of facts on corruption, which was put to the court by the SFO and Rolls-Royce, the individual – identified only as “Intermediary 4” in court documents – was the company’s agent on at least two major deals in India, including the sale of engines for BAE Systems Hawk aircraft in 2004. False accounting and conspiracy to bribe foreign officials in India were part of a series of admissions by Rolls-Royce, as Britain’s leading multinational manufacturer agreed to pay £671m in penalties to settle a long-running corruption investigation by the SFO and regulators in Brazil and the US. ...
'Of the very greatest gravity’: key quotes from the Rolls-Royce bribery scandal image
....Lord Justice Leveson’s overall judgment on Rolls-Royce. “Against that background [of the size and importance of Rolls to the UK], it can properly be described as devastating and of the very greatest gravity that the conduct of this institution should fall to be examined within the context of a criminal investigation, and that the investigation (in very large part conducted and voluntarily revealed to the SFO by Rolls-Royce itself) should reveal the most serious breaches of the criminal law in the areas of bribery and corruption (some of which implicated senior management and, on the face of it, controlling minds of the company). ...
Rolls-Royce lobbied ministers to weaken anti-bribery proposals image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 06:19:54 PM
. Rolls-Royce, which this week agreed to pay £671m in penalties after admitting it had engaged in corruption, lobbied ministers to weaken proposed curbs on bribery a decade ago. ...
South Korean court refuses arrest warrant for Samsung boss image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 19th of January 2017 05:37:18 AM
....A court in South Korea has refused to issue a warrant for the arrest of the acting head of Samsung, Jay Y Lee, over his alleged role in a corruption and influence-peddling scandal that threatens to bring down the country’s impeached president, Park Geun-hye. Special prosecutors investigating Park’s relationship with her longtime confidante, Choi Soon-sil, had demanded Lee’s arrest on charges of bribery, embezzlement and perjury. ...
Calls for ex-Rolls-Royce CEO to lose knighthood after firm admits bribery image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 18th of January 2017 07:48:18 PM
. Labour called for the former chief executive of Rolls-Royce to lose his knighthood, after the company admitted “extensive systemic bribery and corruption” during the period in which he ran the jet engines manufacturer. ...
Rolls-Royce: questions remain despite £671m bribery settlement | Nils Pratley image
....For Rolls-Royce, the company, the book is now almost closed. It has apologised “unreservedly” in court for the bribery and corruption in its midst in the period 1989 to 2013. ...
Rolls-Royce apologises in court after settling bribery case image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 17th of January 2017 01:29:50 PM
. The engineering giant Rolls-Royce has apologised after it was found to have paid bribes including a luxury car and millions of pounds’ worth of cash to middlemen to secure orders in six countries, including Indonesia, Russia and China. ...
Rolls-Royce’s SFO settlement is big, ugly and serious image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 07:24:51 PM
. The City had tended to be relaxed about Rolls-Royce’s run-in with the Serious Fraud Office’s bribery investigators. ...
Rolls-Royce to pay £671m over bribery claims image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 05:32:13 PM
. Rolls-Royce, Britain’s leading multinational manufacturer, is to pay £671m in penalties after long-running investigations into claims it paid bribes to land export contracts. ...
Samsung boss faces arrest as South Korea corruption scandal grows image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 16th of January 2017 06:18:48 AM
. Prosecutors investigating a corruption scandal that has plunged South Korea into its biggest political crisis in decades are seeking a warrant for the arrest of the acting head of Samsung, the country’s most powerful conglomerate, on bribery charges. ...
Inheritance tax is toxic. We need new ways to tackle inequality | Polly Toynbee image
....But the hard fact is that inheritance tax (IHT) is hated. Osborne’s disgraceful £1m IHT bribe was enough to fatally frighten Gordon Brown off calling an election he might well have won. ...
Brazil's Odebrecht fined at least $2.6bn for bribery image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 06:10:49 PM
....8bn) to the authorities in the US, Brazil and Switzerland. The US Justice Department said it was the largest foreign bribery case yet. ...
Rolls-Royce exploited US sanctions loopholes to trade with Iran image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 21st of December 2016 10:30:15 AM
....A joint investigation by the Guardian and BBC Panorama has documented Rolls-Royce’s widespread use of middlemen – commercial advisers or agents in industry parlance – in an effort to secure high-value contracts around the world. The company has been under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office over allegations it paid bribes through intermediaries since 2012. ...
Israel arrests Beny Steinmetz associate in Guinea investigation image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of December 2016 06:08:33 PM
. A second person has been arrested by Israeli authorities investigating allegations that Beny Steinmetz, one of the world’s richest men, paid a number of bribes to secure the rights to a west African iron ore concession. ...
Rolls-Royce winning contracts legitimately key to growth, says CEO image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of December 2016 08:08:31 PM
. The chief executive of Rolls-Royce, which is under investigation by the Serious Fraud Office over bribery allegations, has said winning business ethically plays a key role in his plans for future growth. ...
Andorra to renounce banking secrecy as it sheds tax haven status image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Friday 2nd of December 2016 05:48:33 AM
....Andorra was briefly on the OECD’s “grey list” of non-cooperative tax havens drawn up as part of a crackdown on tax evasion after the global financial crisis. In 2015 the Banca Privada d’Andorra (BPA), the principality’s fourth-largest bank, was accused by US treasury officials of taking bribes to channel profits and facilitate laundering of cash from Russian and Chinese organised crime as well as Venezuela’s state oil firm PDVSA. ...
Potential conflicts image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 1st of December 2016 12:50:18 AM
....Brazil. A waterfront property in Rio de Janeiro, branded with the Trump name through a licensing deal, is the subject of a federal inquiry after two small Brazilian pension funds invested heavily in the unfinished project, with allegations of bribery. ...
Seoul scandals image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 04:46:29 AM
.... The cloud of corruption rarely lifts from the presidential palace. Take the last four presidents: Kim Dae-jung (1998-2003) was himself untainted but two of his sons were jailed for taking bribes. ...
Potential clash image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 24th of November 2016 01:10:13 AM
....If a president were found to be guilty, he would be removed from office, immediately. According to the Constitution, "treason, bribery, or other high crimes and misdemeanours" are all reasons for impeachment, giving Congress a great deal of flexibility. ...
JP Morgan Chase to pay $264m over Chinese 'princelings' bribery scheme image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 05:16:33 PM
....JP Morgan Chase agreed to pay $264m on Wednesday to settle charges that it employed well-connected Chinese “princelings” in order to win business in the Asia-Pacific region. The settlement with US regulators comes after a three-year investigation into a vast foreign bribery scheme that violated the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). ...
JP Morgan pays $264m to settle China 'bribery' probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 17th of November 2016 04:18:40 PM
....US bank JP Morgan Chase is to pay $264m (£212m) to settle claims it hired the children of highly placed Chinese officials to gain business in China. The Department of Justice called the scheme "bribery by any other name" and said it threatened national security. ...
Russian Economy Minister Ulyukayev charged with $2m bribe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 15th of November 2016 02:31:26 AM
. Russia's Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev has been charged with taking a bribe to endorse a state takeover. ...
GSK tops list of drug firms improving global access to medicine image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Monday 14th of November 2016 09:35:03 AM
.... The British drugmaker also topped the index for considering affordability when setting prices. Its top ranking came despite a damaging bribery scandal in China in 2014, for which it was fined £300m. ...
Police begin football corruption probe image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Friday 11th of November 2016 02:34:11 PM
. Police have opened a criminal investigation into an allegation of bribery after reviewing material from the Daily Telegraph's investigation into suspected corruption in football. ...
Rio Tinto suspends executive as it investigates Guinea payments image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Wednesday 9th of November 2016 11:51:34 AM
....Other mining companies have become embroiled in corruption scandals in recent years. Last year BHP Billiton was fined $25m for violating US anti-bribery law by treating 60 foreign government officials and their spouses to trips to the 2008 Beijing Olympics. ...
Samsung HQ raided by prosecutors as South Korean political scandal deepens image
Source : Guardian [Read Article] Tuesday 8th of November 2016 09:09:17 PM
....It’s not the first time Samsung headquarters have been raided. They were searched in 2008 by prosecutors investigating allegations the company created slush funds to bribe officials. ...
Rolls-Royce 'made secret payments' image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 31st of October 2016 05:01:05 PM
....And the programme has found evidence of a suspicious payment of cash that may have helped Rolls-Royce win a major contract for engines on Hawk aircraft. Rolls-Royce says it has zero tolerance of bribery and corruption. ...
You sent how much?! image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Thursday 29th of September 2016 11:04:27 PM
....Simply tricking companies into sending invoice payments to the wrong people costs UK companies about £9bn a year, according to research from invoicing company Tungsten Network. And procurement fraud - charging for stuff that was never delivered; taking a bribe for awarding a contract to a particular supplier; or encouraging suppliers to charge over the odds then creaming off the difference - accounts for 88% of total UK fraud losses. ...
The drugs don't work image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 26th of September 2016 11:04:42 PM
....". Corruption is also to blame, says Mr Simons, with government ministers often purloining subsidised medicines and selling them privately at inflated prices, and inspectors accepting bribes to turn a blind eye to fake shipments. ...
GlaxoSmithKline names Emma Walmsley as chief executive image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Tuesday 20th of September 2016 06:38:45 AM
....The firm has been developing what could be the world's first malaria vaccine as part of a thirty-year project. He has also weathered storms including China fining GlaxoSmithKline $490m (£297m) in 2014 after a court found it guilty of bribery and the revelation that GSK cut secret tax deals with the authorities in Luxembourg in 2012. ...
Brazil ex-President Lula and wife face charges in corruption scandal image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 14th of September 2016 06:50:22 PM
....Several politicians and Petrobras executives have been arrested and sentenced after a two-year anti-corruption investigation called Operation Car Wash. Prosecutors initially focused on money laundering, but soon came to allegations of a complex corruption scheme at Petrobras, where overpriced contracts were given in return for bribes. ...
Why did Sir Richard Branson take on Jeremy Corbyn? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Wednesday 24th of August 2016 10:01:53 AM
.... . Branson said Snowden had offered him a bribe, and won the ensuing trial, as he did the case against British Airways. ...
Who's bugging you? image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Monday 22nd of August 2016 11:24:04 PM
.... Despite having identity passes and security guards, the company is still vulnerable, he says. Traditional vulnerabilities, such as sensitive documents casually thrown into the bin or poorly paid cleaning and security staff being bribed to steal secrets, are now being amplified by technology. ...

Royal Household manager took £55,000 in bribes to give friends contracts
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. A deputy property manager for the Royal Household took £55,000 in bribes to award lucrative contracts to friends and told them to “make up” payments, a court heard. ...

Theresa May can't stop Nimbys by just throwing money at them
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Monday 8th of August 2016 12:20:37 PM
....Could locals opposed to new developments in countryside villages and towns be so simply assuaged? Some would no doubt prefer to count their cash at home than attend another planning meeting to object to their council about a new property. So "if you can't beat them, bribe them" may seem like a tempting motto to ministers. ...
Serious Fraud Office opens Airbus corruption investigation image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 10:14:09 PM
. The UK's Serious Fraud Office (SFO) has launched an investigation into allegations of "fraud, bribery and corruption" in the civil aviation business of Airbus. ...

Homeowners could be given cash payments to compensate for disruptive new housing
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....However environmental groups attacked the announcement. Doug Parr, Greenpeace UK’s chief scientist, said: “The Government has tried to sweeten the fracking pill with cash bribes before, and public opposition just kept on growing. ...

Britain must seize the  benefits of fracking
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Source : Telegraph [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 06:00:00 PM
.... These could amount to more than £10,000 to each family. Inevitably, such a potential windfall has been denounced as a bribe. ...
Households could get fracking payments under government plans image
Source : BBC [Read Article] Sunday 7th of August 2016 03:37:51 AM
....The PM is now considering paying the money directly to individual households instead of councils and local trusts. But green campaigners say fracking carries environmental risks and people will not accept "bribes". ...

Ministry of Defence to review Iraq abuse cases in attempt to clear names of soldiers tarnished by Phil Shiner's legal claims 
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. The Ministry of Defence has ordered a review of all legal cases brought against it by a law firm facing investigation over allegations Iraqi civilians were "bribed" to bring abuse claims against soldiers. ...

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