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Entries in United Nations (74)

Thursday
Sep132018

Pieth and Fenner: Will the UN Security Council (finally) take up the fight against corruption?

Thankfully, the economist-led debates in the 1990s about whether corruption is the necessary grease in the wheels of business are long behind. But we would argue that many people, including those most affected by it and possibly even those that are in the anti-corruption business, still don’t fully grasp what corruption does to our world.

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Wednesday
May302018

Richard Bistrong: So who's watching the UN now?

In a recent FCPA Blog post, the author asks troubling questions about why so many corruption cases are coming out of the United Nations. Graft at the UN is something I know about, first hand.

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Tuesday
May222018

Is China trying to corrupt the UN?

Last week, Ng Lap Seng, a billionaire real estate developer from Macau, was sentenced to four years in federal prison for bribing two UN bigshots.

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Thursday
Apr052018

Woman pleads guilty in UN bribery case

A Chinese-born woman pleaded guilty to FCPA offenses Wednesday for her role in a plot to bribe the former president of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Monday
Nov202017

DOJ charges two in Chinese plot to bribe Africa officials

The DOJ unsealed a criminal complaint Monday charging the head of a Hong Kong-based NGO and the former foreign minister of Senegal with bribing high-level officials in Chad and Uganda to help a Chinese oil and gas company.

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Friday
Jul282017

Macau billionaire convicted of FCPA offenses, money laundering in UN bribe case

A federal jury in Manhattan Thursday found Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng guilty of bribing two United Nations officials in exchange for help promoting development of a conference center.

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Thursday
Dec152016

SFO ends investigation of alleged oil company bribes in Somalia

Lord Howard of Lympne, Chairman of Soma Oil & GasThe UK Serious Fraud Office said Wednesday it has closed its 18-month criminal investigation into Soma Oil & Gas and allegations of corruption in Somalia.

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Wednesday
Nov232016

Feds add FCPA charges against Macau billionaire and assistant for alleged UN bribes

The DOJ filed a superseding indictment in federal court in Manhattan Tuesday against a Macau developer accused of bribing the former president of the United Nations General Assembly.

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Monday
Aug012016

Woman who bribed UN's John Ashe jailed 20 months

The co-founder and former head of the Global Sustainability Foundation was sentenced in Manhattan federal court Friday to 20 months in prison for bribing John Ashe, the 68th President of the UN General Assembly. 

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Monday
Jun132016

Leonard McCarthy of the World Bank: Settling for Development with Integrity

Historians may look back on 2016 as the year when the global anti-corruption movement took political center stage. Every day, we taste corruption’s bitter fruit in the form of instability, violence and a corrosion of trust that spans from government to sport.

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Tuesday
Jan192016

Bob Appleton: Recent terror attacks in Burkina Faso and Mali expose weaknesses from graft

The terrorist attacks in Burkina Faso at the Splendid Hotel and the recent carnage in Mali at the Radisson are about more than terrorism -- they are also reminders of the grave consequences of state institutions weakened by the effects of engrained and deep seeded corruption.

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Monday
Nov022015

Bednets, Burkina Faso, and the devastating costs of corruption

On Friday, the United States Attorneys’ Office for the Southern District of New York unsealed an indictment against Liz Telecomm, a China-based purported manufacturer of long lasting insecticidal nets, commonly referred to as “bednets.” 

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