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Entries in Afghanistan (45)


Former Army contractor in Afghanistan took kickbacks

Image courtesy fo the U.S. ArmyA former project manager of a U.S. construction company working on U.S. government contracts in Afghanistan admitted Wednesday in federal court to soliciting a $60,000 kickback from an Afghan subcontractor in 2011.

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Afghanistan tries to avoid FATF blacklist, and South Korea is cleared

Hamid Karzai, courtesy of News Loop Top News via YouTubeAfghan president Hamid Karzai said Wednesday that he signed a key package of legislation aimed at combating financial crime, making it less likely the country will be added to the Financial Action Task Force's blacklist this week.

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Afghan election official quits after fraud allegations

A top Afghan election official resigned Monday after the leading presidential candidate leaked tapes allegedly featuring the official discussing ways to rig the country's upcoming presidential election.

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Army sergeant took bribes from Afghanistan humanitarian relief contractors

Image courtesy of the U.S. ArmyFirst Sergeant Jimmy W. Dennis pleaded guilty in federal court in Tennessee to conspiracy to launder about $250,000 in bribes he took from contractors in Afghanistan, the Justice Department said Wednesday.

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Ex-State Department contractor in Afghanistan pleads guilty to fraud

A former employee of a U.S. contractor pleaded guilty Friday to conspiring to defraud the United States in connection with a contract to provide reconstruction-related services in Afghanistan.

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Contractor offered bribes to U.S. Army serviceman in Afghanistan

An independent contractor for a U.S.-based trucking company operating in Afghanistan pleaded guilty Friday in federal court for offering a U.S. Army serviceman $54,000 in bribes.

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Female soldier jailed for million dollar Afghan fuel theft

Image courtesy of army.milA former U.S. Army soldier was sentenced to 87 months in prison last week for stealing fuel at Forward Operating Base (FOB) Fenty in Afghanistan in exchange for bribes from a local trucking company.

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The 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index

It is that time of the year again. Transparency International released its 2013 Corruption Perceptions Index (CPI) today.  The CPI, which is the most widely used indicator of corruption worldwide, measures the perceptions of public sector corruption. It uses data from international surveys that look at factors such as accountability of national and local governments, effective enforcement of anti-corruption laws, access to government information, and abuse of government ethics and conflict of interest rules.

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From bad to worse? Look out for Afghanistan 2.0

U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Jeromy K. CrossDear FCPA Blog,
I read your blog article U.S. State Department gets an ‘F’ for Afghan compliance which hits very close to home for me as my company supplies government contractors funded by U.S. programs.

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U.S. State Department gets an ‘F’ for Afghan compliance

U.S. Army Pfc. Jordan Adams provides security from a hilltop in Bagram in Afghanistan's Parwan province, Sept. 7, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Spc. Alexander NaylorDespite spending $96 billion in reconstruction aid in Afghanistan since the U.S.-led invasion 12 years ago, the U.S. State Department still isn't measuring anti-corruption efforts there.

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Crooked officials should fear open-data journalism

It's no secret that traditional newsrooms are hurting. But a new kind of journalism is rising -- the open data movement.

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'Asian Nobel Prize' for Indonesia anti-graft agency

Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) is a winner of this year's Ramon Magsaysay Award for its 'relentless and successful' campaign against corruption.

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