Daily Corruption News: 15 January 2016

Filed under - Intergovernmental bodies

Posted 15 January 2016

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Global: U.S. woman agrees to aid UN probe prosecutors after plea

U.S. prosecutors secured their first conviction in a sweeping probe of corruption at the United Nations after a woman pleaded guilty to paying bribes to a former president of the UN General Assembly in an attempt to win his influence.

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Global: HSBC fights to stop money-laundering report going public
The Guardian

Global: Venezuelan businessman to be sent to Texas for U.S. corruption case

China: China Sichuan governor suspected of corruption

Guatemala: Jimmy Morales asume la presidencia de una Guatemala en ruinas (Jimmy Morales becomes president of a Guatemala in ruins)
El Pais (TI mention)

Japan: Trial begins for former Thai leader Yingluck, accused of mismanagement
Associated Press

Macau: Casino hub Macau arrests 5 police officers for corruption

Spain: Spain's Podemos urged to explain alleged Iranian funding link
Agence France-Presse

Blogs and opinion

Mexico: Why cartels are killing Mexico’s mayors
The New York Times (TI mention)

Poland: End of the line for Warsaw Express?
EUobserver (TI mention)

News from Transparency International

On the web: Richard Pound: the corruption risks in sport
Press release: Media advisory: Corruption Perceptions Index to be launched 27 January 2016

Country / Territory - International   
Region - Global   
Language(s) - English   
Topic - Governance   |   Intergovernmental bodies   |   Law enforcement   |   Politics and government   |   Private sector   |   Public procurement   |   Whistleblowing   
Tags - United Nations   |   UN General Assembly   |   Heidi Hong Piao   

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