Category: Abuse of Power

SriLankan Airlines Sues Airbus For $1 Billion

The Airbus bribery scandal continues to reverberate around the world. This latest lawsuit against the plane maker revolves around murky allegations of bribery, reputational damage, and lost income at the airline.

Former Geneva Minister found guilty of accepting undue advantage from Abu Dhabi

So the verdict is in: being invited by a Sheikh to watch the F1 race will land you in hot waters in Switzerland. A former Geneva minister has been found guilty of accepting an undue benefit linked to his luxury trip to Abu Dhabi.

Belgium: Airport CEO fired for serious misconduct, corruption

The dismissal was decided by the board of directors following the conclusions of an audit report carried out by Deloitte.

Death sentence for China’s Top Banker guilty of bribery: should compliance Officers take note?

LinkedIn was abuzz yesterday with news of one of China’s top bankers’ sentencing to death after he was found guilty of accepting $277 million in bribes. Capital punishment for government officials convicted of bribery in China is uncommon but not unheard of. But here’s what you may have… Continue Reading “Death sentence for China’s Top Banker guilty of bribery: should compliance Officers take note?”

USA: More Whistleblower Incentives and Protections in Historic Anti-Corruption Legislation

BSA-AML Compliance Officers, take heed! A new whistleblower rewards program was approved by the U.S. Congress last week with important implications both for financial institutions and for foreign government officials trying to hide their stolen money in the United States.

Multinational Companies Return Money to South Africa after Corruption Probes

What is happening in South Africa lately is so interesting. The results of the so-called “State Capture” investigation have produced some striking findings. South African authorities have investigated how several multinationals contracted with State-owned entities via the Gupta brothers (now exiled in Dubai), who in… Continue Reading “Multinational Companies Return Money to South Africa after Corruption Probes”