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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...

Liverpool council corruption scandal threatens Labour power in the city

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It was a devastating indictment of one of Britain’s most powerful councils: a “rotten culture” of dubious contracts and backroom bullying, where staff were silenced and official records dumped in skips. The government...

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...

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...

Netanyahu’s corruption trial resumes as political future remains unclear – video

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The Israeli prime minister’s efforts to remain in power face a double-pronged challenge, as he attends a Jerusalem courtroom for his corruption trial. Meanwhile critical talks on his political future were held after l...

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...

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...

Cameron passed a lobbying act, but it was never meant to curb corruption

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Nothing should surprise us in the outright dishonesty of Boris Johnson’s Commons replies. But on Wednesday at PMQs, caught in the deepening glue trap of sleaze, he tried lashing out at Labour for voting against the 20...

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...

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...

Fifth of UK Covid contracts ‘raised red flags for possible corruption’

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One in five government Covid contracts awarded between February and November 2020 contained one or more red flags for possible corruption and require urgent further investigation, a respected campaign group has warned...

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...

The Wire’s Sonja Sohn on her Baltimore documentary: ‘We are seeing multilayered corruption’

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Next June it will be 20 years since The Wire began its sprawling Dickensian portrait of Baltimore, Maryland, as a proxy for the decline and fall of the American empire. Whatever happened to the cast? Dominic West wen...

How Nigerian ‘corruption’ is a cautionary tale for the UK

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The British self-proclaimed reputation for probity seems to have taken a battering recently. If it’s not Boris Johnson’s dubious WhatsApps, it’s David Cameron’s lobbying on behalf of the doomed financial services comp...

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;...

Friday briefing: PM faces fresh corruption claim

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Hello, Warren Murray returning to you with Friday’s briefing. Other briefings may be available – but why take the risk? Boris Johnson has been accused of potential corruption by Labour as it emerged he sought funds f...

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