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Report: Leighton Holdings internal emails discuss huge Iraq bribes

Internal emails leaked from Australia's Leighton Holdings warn that a $24 million “facilitation payment” linked to a 2010 Iraq contract would “attract attention” from auditors.

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Feds move to seize seven New York properties tied to human trafficking case

The DOJ filed a civil forfeiture complaint in Manhattan federal court last week targeting seven properties allegedly purchased in Dutchess County, New York by a Greek national using the proceeds of a long-running human smuggling operation.

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Chief of Aussie miner quits after Hong Kong bribe conviction

The chief executive of Australia-listed Brockman Mining resigned last week after he was convicted in Hong Kong of taking a bribe.

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From Oz, a proposal to limit directors' duties

The Age reported from Australia last week that the government may change existing laws to create a "safe harbor" to shield company directors from prosecution.

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Australia clamps ‘embarrassing’ gag order on global banknote bribe case

Wikileaks Tuesday released what it said is "an unprecedented Australian censorship order concerning a multi-million dollar corruption case explicitly naming the current and past heads of state of Indonesia, Malaysia and Vietnam, their relatives and other senior officials."

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The corruption within us

Yang Hengjun is a China-born writer now based in Australia. His Chinese language blog is featured on major Chinese current affairs and international relations portals and his posts are read by millions.

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How do the G20 members rank for graft?

The Group of 20 members represent around 85 per cent of the world's gross domestic product, over 75 per cent of global trade, and two-thirds of the world’s population.

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Dispatch from the Wittgenstein Villa

I write from the International Anti-Corruption Academy conference in Vienna, Austria, where many speakers have remarked how much the world has changed in the past few years.

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Job: Senior Manager, Global Anti-Corruption

Job Title: Senior Manager, Global Anti-Corruption

Employer: American Express

Location: Singapore

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Using technology to improve your compliance program (Part 2) 

This post is the second of two covering the importance of compliance professionals understanding the technology that drives their businesses and produces the data they need to manage risk. The first post is here.

Companies are usually aware of the benefits of leveraging big data to detect fraudulent activity, but often struggle with how to get started.

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Are all FCPA lawyers and compliance officers fair game for NSA spying?

Image courtesy of the Australian Signals DirectorateA document from Edward Snowden dated February 2013 showed that the Australian Signals Directorate spied on an American law firm and passed the results to the NSA, the New York Times said Saturday.

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China's 'naked officials' are targets of crackdown

The communist party’s anti-corruption watchdog – the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) – has vowed, once again, to hunt corrupt officials who flee the country and to scrutinize “naked officials” in a drive to crack down on top-level corruption.

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