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Entries in Mahmoud Thiam (6)

Wednesday
Sep112019

When should foreign bribe-takers be prosecuted?

In its advocacy for the Foreign Extortion Prevention Act (FEPA), which seeks to make it a criminal offense for foreign public officials to seek or receive bribes, the U.S. Helsinki Commission contends that the bill would “bring U.S. laws in line with international best practices.” In fact, the proposed legislation constitutes a significant departure from the prevailing U.S. and international approaches.

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Friday
Sep062019

Why do foreign officials demand bribes?

Tackling demand-side bribery, as the proposed Foreign Extortion Prevention Act aims to do, is complex. On the supply side, we know in most cases why business people pay bribes. In the words of the FCPA, it's to obtain or retain business or secure an improper advantage. But why do officials demand bribes?

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Monday
Aug282017

U.S. jails former Guinea mining minister for laundering China bribes

A New York banker who served as mining minister of the West African country of Guinea was jailed seven years Friday for laundering bribes from Chinese companies.

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Thursday
May042017

Federal jury convicts former Guinea mining minister of laundering bribes

A U.S. citizen who served as mining minister of the West African country of Guinea was convicted by a federal jury Wednesday of laundering $8.5 million in bribes he took from Chinese companies in exchange for valuable mining rights.

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Monday
Dec192016

Steinmetz detained in Israel for Guinea bribe investigation

Authorities in Israel detained billionaire Beny Steinmetz for questioning about money laundering in connection with bribes allegedly paid to officials in Guinea for mining rights.

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Wednesday
Dec142016

Former Guinea mining minister charged in U.S. with laundering bribe money

Mahmoud Thiam via YouTubeThe former Minister of Mines and Geology of the West African country of Guinea was arrested in New York and charged Tuesday with laundering $8.5 million in bribes he allegedly took from a Chinese conglomerate in exchange for mining rights.

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