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Entries in Philippines (31)

Monday
Jul202015

Louis Berger pays $17 million to resolve FCPA offenses, two former execs plead guilty

Louis Berger International Inc., a New Jersey-based construction management company, admitted violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and agreed to pay a $17.1 million criminal penalty.

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Wednesday
Jul152015

DOJ seizing $12 million stolen from Philippine disaster relief funds

The Department of Justice filed a civil forfeiture complaint Tuesday to recover $12.5 million in U.S. assets linked to a massive disaster relief fraud orchestrated by a prominent Philippines businesswoman who's now serving life in prison.

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Monday
May112015

British procurement engineer jailed for taking foreign-project bribes

A British man was sentenced to two-and-a-half years in prison Monday after he pleaded guilty to conspiracy to take bribes in connection with purchasing decisions for energy and infrastructure projects in Egypt, Russia, and Singapore.

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Thursday
Feb052015

Ex-Navy contracting supervisor arrested in Glenn Marine bribery scandal

A civilian formerly working for the U.S. Navy as a contracting supervisor in Asia was arrested Tuesday in connection with the huge bribery scandal involving Singapore-based contractor Glenn Defense Marine Asia (GDMA).

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Tuesday
Jan272015

Real leaders inspire others to be better people

Image courtesy of the VaticanMany business organizations today, despite decades of research and findings to the contrary, don’t understand the benefits of emotional intelligence (the soft skills). They don't get it that when leaders connect better with employees, and employees connect better with each other, there are big performance and ethical improvements.

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Wednesday
Dec102014

To find terrorism, look for graft

Last year, 17,958 people were killed in terrorist attacks, 61% more than the previous year. More than 80% of all deaths from terrorist attacks occurred in five of the world's most corrupt countries -- Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, Nigeria, and Syria.

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Wednesday
Nov192014

2014: The Year of the International Whistleblower

The biggest SEC whistleblower award in Fiscal Year 2014 was in September, when the agency authorized a payment of more than $30 million to a whistleblower living outside the United States. The award more than doubled the previous highest award of $14 million.

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Monday
Nov102014

The Integrity Initiative in the Philippines (Part 1 of 2)

Image courtesy of the Integrity InitiativeThe Philippines has always been known to be one of the world’s most corrupt countries. That perception has done much to erode the nation’s credibility and has resulted in its citizens seeming lack of hope and perpetual cynicism.

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Tuesday
Jun172014

Study: Anti-graft rage fuels global jihad

We've talked about graft as a cause of war. Now the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace has weighed in. It published a landmark study this month called Corruption: The Unrecognized Threat to International Security. Every policy-maker should read it, more than once.

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Monday
Jun092014

Philippines anti-graft court indicts three senators 

President Benigno Aquino, courtesy of Wikipedia Anti-corruption authorities in the Philippines are preparing to arrest three powerful senators after they were indicted Friday by an anti-graft court.

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