Anti-corruptie Buitenland Update: 4 juli t/m 10 juli 2016

Hieronder treft u de wekelijkse greep uit buitenlandse ontwikkelingen op het gebied van (anti-)corruptie van 4 t/m 10 juli 2016.

  • Fifa scandal: Sepp Blatter CAS appeal date set for 25 August (BBC)
  • An internal FIFA memo casts doubt on the governance of the new president; FIFA called the memo “misinformation.” It comes amid further senior departures, and he still hasn’t signed a formal employment contract as president. FIFA named a new audit and compliance chief. (AFP, Goal, IWF, World Soccer, Reuters, Bloomberg)
  • New charges were revealed in the U.N. bribery case. (Macau Daily Times)
  • China gave a life sentence to a former aide to the president for taking bribes. (WSJ)
  • The U.K. Serious Fraud Office got the special funding it sought to pursue its investigation of Eurasian Natural Resources Corp. The company has denied wrongdoing. (Financial Times)
  • Indonesia’s KPK said it’s investigating the alleged involvement of judges in a bribery case. (Jakarta Globe)
  • Authorities raided properties of the former Argentine president as part of a probe into illegal enrichment during her time in office. A judge tied her to a money-laundering probe. She said the allegations are politically motivated. (AP, BBC, Buenos Aires Herald)
  • Brazilian federal police widened the Petrobras probe, serving five arrest warrants and conducting search and seizure operations in three states. (Reuters)
  • A Russian governor arrested on bribery charges has gone on a hunger strike. A South Korean presidential candidate stepped down from his party amid a bribery scandal. (RFE/RL, AFP)
  • The good deeds of the Luxembourg Leaks leakers didn’t go unpunished. (Economist)
  • Russian President Vladimir Putin signed into law heightened penalties for corruption in sports. (TASS, RAPSI)
  • Experts say corruption has captured Bulgaria, and the energy sector has it worst. Lawmakers passed anti-graft reforms. (Balkan Insight, Novinite, Novinite)
  • Jack Abramoff sounds off on the latest Supreme Court ruling on corruption. (NY Times)
  • FIFA reduced the bans of two former top officials. (Reuters)
  • Brazilian police arrested 19 people as part of a probe into a graft scheme at a nuclear power plant owned by state-led utility Eletrobras that allegedly paid out more than $60 million in bribes. Eletrobras said it’s cooperating. (Reuters, WSJ)
  • Zimbabweans shut down the country’s operations in a peaceful protest against corruption. The country shuttered social media in response. (Guardian, Africa News)
  • Ukraine’s police chief is waging a war on corruption. (Ukraine Today)
  • Foreign companies and armed groups are benefiting from an illicit gold trade from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, according to Global Witness. (Bloomberg)
  • South Korean anti-bribery reform unleashed a backlash from the business community. (Financial Times)
  • While the Brazilian house speaker stepped down from his leadership post, he kept his job as a legislator to hold onto some immunity from bribery charges. (WSJ, NY Times)



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