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MP warns of financial corruption in UK escaping ‘toothless’ enforcers

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The Pandora Papers leak shows that the UK is in danger of becoming a corrupt country because it is failing to take economic crime seriously enough, the former chair of the public accounts watchdog told MPs, as she cal...

Former Netanyahu aide testifies against him in corruption trial

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A one-time confidant to Benjamin Netanyahu has begun testifying against him in the former Israeli prime minister’s corruption trial in Jerusalem. Nir Hefetz, a former spokesperson for Netanyahu, is a key prosecution w...

BVI inquiry hears claims of systemic corruption and jury intimidation

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Allegations of systemic corruption, cronyism, jury intimidation and misuse of public funds are being aired in a courtroom in the British Virgin Islands (BVI) after the UK government set up a commission of inquiry into...

How to expose corruption, vice and incompetence – by those who have

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Investigative journalism is costly, time-consuming, risky and difficult, and sometimes results in legal threats, personal abuse to our journalists – or no publishable story at all. So why do we do it? Six of our inves...

Sebastian Kurz to quit as Austrian chancellor due to corruption inquiry

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The Austrian chancellor, Sebastian Kurz, said on Saturday that he plans to step down in an effort to defuse a government crisis triggered by prosecutors’ announcement that he is a target of a corruption investigation....

Former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels facing corruption charges

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The former West Indies all-rounder Marlon Samuels has been charged with four counts of breaching the Emirates Cricket Board’s anti-corruption code. The charges were laid by the world governing body, the International ...

Fifa awarded $201m in forfeited funds seized after global corruption probe

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Fifa, world football’s governing body, will receive over $201m in forfeited funds seized during a global corruption probe, the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), said on Tuesday. Since the DOJ unveiled the cor...

Alexei Navalny calls for tougher action on global corruption

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The jailed Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny has written from behind bars to urge western politicians to take meaningful action against global corruption and to impose personal sanctions against oligarchs “in t...

From the archive: Operation Car Wash: Is this the biggest corruption scandal in history? – podcast

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We are raiding the Audio Long Read archives to bring you some classic pieces from years past, with new introductions from the authors.This week, from 2017: What began as an investigation into money laundering quickly ...

A year after Beirut blast, Lebanon sinks deep into mire of corruption

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At ground zero of Lebanon’s apocalypse a stench of dead rats seeps from hulking piles of rotting grain. Broken silos teeter above, their sides ripped apart by the catastrophic blast that also broke the soul of Beirut;...

Political corruption makes it more likely we’ll cheat at the checkout

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It’s not just Covid that’s contagious – corruption is too. We’ve always known that if some coppers, politicians or border guards take bribes their colleagues follow suit. If everyone’s at it, people don’t want to be l...

Corruption allegations increase pressure on Bolsonaro

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The Brazilian president, Jair Bolsonaro, has come under further pressure after being personally implicated in an alleged corruption racket involving the supposed misappropriation of his workforce’s wages. Bolsonaro, a...

Pressure mounts on Bolsonaro amid rising anger over vaccine corruption scandal

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Jair Bolsonaro has been plunged into arguably the most treacherous moment of his presidency, as the Brazilian leader faces a snowballing scandal over allegedly corrupt Covid vaccine deals and mounting public rage over...

Russian police raid journalists probing government corruption

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Russian police have raided the apartments of several investigative journalists as they prepared to publish a report alleging that one of Vladimir Putin’s top ministers had secretly amassed a corrupt fortune. Police de...

Police corruption and the unsolved murder of Daniel Morgan – podcast

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The brutal murder of a private investigator in 1987 has become the UK’s most investigated killing – but 34 years later it remains unsolved and mired in new official findings of police corruption ...

‘Significant corruption risks’ in Victoria’s prison system amid surging inmate numbers, Ibac finds

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The rapid growth of the Victorian prison population and poor workplace culture in prisons has led to “significant corruption risks”, a damning report into Victoria’s corrective services has found. A special report rel...

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