Anti-Corruptie Buitenland Update: 11 t/m 17 juli 2016

Hieronder treft u de wekelijkse greep uit buitenlandse ontwikkelingen op het gebied van (anti-)corruptie in de week van 11 juli t/m 17 juli 2016. 

  • NYPD officials pleaded not guilty to charges in a bribery investigation. (ABC7, NY Post)
  • The former chairman of China Telecom will face corruption charges. (SCMP)
  • A U.S. report explains lingering corruption problems in Romania. (Romania-Insider)
  • Russian officials would have to undergo polygraph tests under a proposal. (RT)
  • Rwanda’s president fired the health minister amid corruption allegations. (East African)
  • The scandal over who decided to fire a top Hong Kong anti-graft investigator continues. (SCMP)
  • Mexico’s presidency moved against two state governments, saying they had flouted federal anti-corruption laws. (Reuters)
  • Hong Kong’s leader denied allegations that he was behind the firing of the region’s anti-graft investigator. (SCMP)
  • Corruption seeped into a South African water project. (BT)
  • Former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich wants a shorter prison sentence, but prosecutors say he should serve his full term. (Reuters, Chicago Tribune)
  • The European Commission will give Ukraine 15 million euros to fight corruption. (NEurope)
  • UEFA will publish executive-compensation figures. (AP)
  • A Hong Kong property tycoon is out on bail as he appeals a bribery conviction. (Nikkei)
  • A judge ruled that a Bahamas official who took bribes from Alstom is too sick to serve prison time. (FCPA Blog)
  • Indian authorities are working on a curriculum for an anti-graft course as they talk about how corruption is much more than bribery. (The Hindu, Express)
  • Ukraine is moving toward creating a specialized corruption court. (Kyiv Post)
  • How Kenya cleaned up its courts. (Foreign Policy)
  • The U.K. anti-doping agency is investigating whether British athletes doped in Kenya; the athletes weren’t named. U.K. athletics officials called the report vague. Meanwhile, a second Russian athlete received an exemption to compete in the Rio Olympics and global anti-doping officials answered questions from U.S. senators. (Guardian, AP, BBC, NY Times)





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