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Venezuelan prosecutors charged with ML for receiving bribes

Two former senior Venezuelan prosecutors have been charged with money laundering for their receipt of bribes in exchange for agreeing not to pursue criminal charges against certain individuals in Venezuela…

Probe of Ericsson’s 5G contract in Malaysia

A Malaysian opposition lawmaker called on the country’s anti-corruption agencies to probe a $2.6 billion government contract with the multinational telecom giant Ericsson following allegations of possible financing of terrorism in Iraq and wide-scale corruption…

OECD Integrity Review of the Slovak Republic 

The OECD Integrity Review of the Slovak Republic provides concrete recommendations for strengthening the Slovak Republic’s Anti-Corruption Policy, in particular through identifying key corruption risk areas…

US DoJ launches Task Force ‘KleptoCapture’

The Task Force KleptoCapture, an interagency law enforcement task force dedicated to enforcing the sweeping sanctions, export restrictions, and economic countermeasures that the US has imposed, along with allies and partners, in response to Russia’s unprovoked military…

China sets up a ‘Blacklist’ targeting bribers

Chinese courts will more strictly punish bribe-givers together with those who accept bribes, and set up a “blacklist” for those who offer bribes. Giving bribes is a main source of corruption, “but some judicial departments in some areas just pay attention to those accepting..

EP calls for EU anti-corruption sanctions

EU Parliament has adopted a resolution welcoming the EU Global Human Rights Sanctions Regime, while calling for corruption to be included as a punishable offence. The text was adopted by 584 votes in favour, 73 against with 33…

SFO investigates Arena Television Limited

The SFO is conducting a criminal investigation into the business practices of individuals associated with Arena Television Limited and its linked entities. Three sites were searched by the SFO with support from the NCA…

OECD handbook on competition policy in digital age 

The OECD’s work in this area has highlighted that the core concepts, principles and economic foundations of competition policy are as relevant as ever in these markets. In fact, many well-established theories of harm and core concepts will be vital to ensure that…

OECD 2022 report on competition trends

This report highlights worldwide competition enforcement trends using the unique OECD CompStats database that includes 32 variables
covering competition authority resources, cartels, abuse of dominance, mergers, and advocacy. Panel data on competition enforcement…

Basel guide on internal controls & anti-corruption 

Internal control systems focused on mitigating corruption risks rely on both formal and informal practices. Corruption is very much a real-world phenomenon and won’t be solved by formal rules alone…

Basel guide on internal controls and anti-corruption 

Systems of internal control can be very effective in addressing corrupt conduct, which is the focus of this quick guide. But internal controls can also address other problems that affect an organisation’s efficiency and effectiveness…

ICE launches digital romance scams awareness campaign

As part of its role in combatting online financial fraud, U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) launches a five-day digital awareness campaign to remind the public about the dangers of online romance scams…