World: Paradise Papers: Apple’s secret tax bolthole revealed

Nov 07, 2017 08:00 pm

The world’s most profitable firm has a secretive new structure that would enable it to continue avoiding billions in taxes, the Paradise Papers show. They reveal how Apple sidestepped a 2013 crackdown on its controversial Irish tax practices by actively…
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United States: Charles Cain Named Chief of Foreign Corrupt Practices Unit

Nov 07, 2017 07:30 pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission today (November 2 2017) announced that Charles E. Cain has been named chief of the Enforcement Division’s national specialized Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) Unit that focuses on violations of the anti-bribery provisions of the…
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Saudi Arabia: Saudi Prince’s Corruption Sweep Reaches Aramco

Nov 07, 2017 07:00 pm

A Saudi Aramco director and a member of the royal council overseeing the world’s biggest oil exporter were arrested along with other top officials as Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman seeks to strengthen his hand amid a reform push that…
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United States: 60 US Navy admirals snared in ‘Fat Leonard’ corruption scandal

Nov 07, 2017 06:30 pm

The Justice Department’s probe into a corruption scandal revolving around an Asian defense contractor has expanded to include 60 admirals and hundreds of officers with the US Seventh Fleet, which is going through turmoil after deadly ship collisions. The Navy…
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Israel: Regulator finds strong evidence of graft in Bezeq probe

Nov 07, 2017 06:00 pm

The Israeli Securities Authority on Monday handed over to the public prosecution what it said was compelling evidence against the heads of Bezeq, Israel’s largest telecom company, after an investigation that has implicated two figures considered close to Prime Minister…
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Mexico: Mexico: New Report Exposes Anti-Corruption Shortcomings

Nov 07, 2017 05:30 pm

A new report reviewed by Reuters indicates that the Mexican government is not doing enough to combat corruption within the country. The 321 page report showed that the government is “gravely deficient” in its anti-corruption plan, according International Action Financial…
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