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Samsung heir found guilty of corruption and sentenced to five years in prison

August 25, 2017

Samsung heir found guilty of corruption and sentenced to five years in prison. A bribery and cronyism scandal that has already toppled a South Korean president has claimed a major business scalp after a court sentenced Lee Jae-yong, the acting chairman of Samsung, to five years in prison after finding him guilty of offering bribes and other […]

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Venezuela’s former chief prosecutor accused of corruption

August 18, 2017

Venezuela’s new chief prosecutor, President Nicolas Maduro’s former human rights ombudsman Tarek Saab, has outlined corruption accusations against his predecessor Luisa Ortega Diaz her husband. The pair and other members of Ortega’s former staff of lawyers are accused of running a so-called “extortion gang” and funnelling funds to an offshore bank account in the Bahamas. […]

Israel detains billionaire in major corruption probe

August 15, 2017

Police have taken Beny Steinmetz, one of Israel’s richest men, into custody in connection to an international money laundering scheme. Authorities also captured an adviser to the Austrian premier. Israeli police on Monday detained five suspects as part of a wide-ranging money laundering investigation that targeted a renowned billionaire and high-profile political adviser. Police said […]

Transparency International

August 1, 2017

Transparency International has recently published a report on How internal reporting mechanisms strengthen private-sector organisations. The report can be downloaded here. More information can be found on Transparency International’s official website. 01 August 2017 Transparency International Disclaimer: All views, opinions and accounts included in the RAI News Section are those of the authors; their inclusion does […]

Angel Maria Villar, president of Spanish FA and vice-president of FIFA and UEFA, arrested on corruption charges

July 18, 2017

Angel Maria Villar, the president of the Spanish FA and vice-president of FIFA and UEFA, has been arrested by police investigation corruption. Villar’s son, Gorka, has also been detained by officers following a raid on several offices in Madrid linked to the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF). Several other football executives were arrested by police with […]

RAI Delegation visiting Ministry of Justice of Georgia

June 5, 2017

On June 5th, RAI Delegation comprised of  Mr. Davor Dubravica, RAI Chairperson, Mr. Vladan Joksimovic, Head of RAI Secretariat and Mr. Tomislav Curic, Anti-corruption Expert held a bilateral meeting between and Ministry of Justice of Georgia. Georgia holds the status of Observer to RAI Steering Group since December 2016 and this was an opportunity to […]

Ukraine Arrests 23 in ‘Biggest Ever’ Corruption Crackdown

May 26, 2017

Ukrainian authorities Wednesday arrested 23 former high-ranking tax officials who are suspected of helping ex-President Viktor Yanukovych’s government to defraud the state of nearly US$ 4 billion. Interior Minister Arsen Avakov and Chief Military Prosecutor Anatoliy Matios said at a press conference that the arrests took place over the course of 454 raids in 15 regions across […]

Organized crime groups profit from asymmetric globalization, says UNODC Chief

May 26, 2017

Transnational organized crime groups are exploiting gaps in law enforcement to create new markets and expand their operations, UNODC Executive Director, Yury Fedotov said at a high-level security conference today.   During the conference opening, Mr. Fedotov delivered welcoming remarks on behalf of UN Secretary-General António Guterres who thanked the Russian Federation for hosting the […]

Hungary: EU-funded Projects Contributed to the Orban Family’s Enrichment

May 15, 2017

While Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban has been criticising the EU and clashing with its values for years, companies owned by his family have been profiting from EU-financed projects, an investigation by OCCRP partner Direkt36 revealed. The companies’ involvement remained hidden because they were hired by the winning bidders as subcontractors. In Hungary, public procurement databases contain information only about the […]

Transparency International School on Integrity 2017

May 12, 2017

We are delighted to announce that applications for Transparency International School on Integrity 2017 are open! Transparency International School on Integrity is an annual state-of-the-art anti-corruption and accountability training for future leaders. It exposes its participants to the latest developments in the field of anti-corruption and accountability and offers real opportunities to try and implement their ideas in practice. This […]



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