Corruption

 
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Terrorist financing in plain sight?


By J.C. Derrick
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Corruption | Congressional hearing examines scourge of trade-based money laundering

Report: New York lawyers happy to help move dirty money into U.S.

By J.C. Derrick
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Corruption | A global watchdog group this week released undercover recordings showing New York real estate lawyers giving advice on how to move dirty money into U.S.

Midday Roundup: Rudder problem, pilot error caused AirAsia plane crash

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Rudderless flight. The team investigating the crash of an AirAsia plane in the Java Sea last year has determined a rudder problem and pilot error brought…

Reports finds U.S. financial secrecy worsening

By J.C. Derrick
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Money | WASHINGTON—The United States is one of the world’s most secret financial jurisdictions, according to a watchdog group’s new global ranking. The Tax…

Midday Roundup: Hastert to make first appearance since scandal

By Leigh Jones
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Newsworthy | Public appearance. Former Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert will appear in public for the first time today since he was indicted in a hush-money scandal…

Is hosting the World Cup worth the cost?

By Jae Wasson
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Sports | Why would a country plead, cheat, and bribe for the honor of spending billions on stadiums that will probably never be used again? In the wake of the FIFA…

FIFA chief announces his resignation

By Jae Wasson
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Sports | FIFA chief Sepp Blatter finally bowed to his opposition. At a press conference earlier today, Blatter announced his decision to resign from his position as…

Nigerian bankers arrested in corruption crack-down

Nigerian bankers arrested in corruption crack-down

By Onize Ohikere
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Nigeria | The Nigerian Economic and Financial Crime Commission (EFCC) arrested 21 bankers for stealing defaced currency worth more than six billion naira, more than $33…

Wheaton cuts ties with Hastert amid misconduct allegations

By Leigh Jones
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Corruption | Wheaton College announced late Sunday it would remove Dennis Hastert’s name from its Center for Economics, Government, and Public Policy building after…

Soccer fans, players skeptical of FIFA chief’s claim of innocence


By Abby Reese
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Sports | In the wake of FIFA executives’ arrests on Wednesday, European soccer teams are calling for soccer’s governing body to clean house, starting at the top.

The Schock factor

By D.C. Innes
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Politics | The ancient Athenians would ostracize a citizen who was dangerously preeminent in ability. Rep. Aaron Schock, R-Ill., who resigned last week under the weight…

Reports highlight international corruption, U.S. complicity

By J.C. Derrick
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Corruption | A pair of new reports are shedding fresh light on the business of international corruption and the United States’ complicity in it. This week, the…

 
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