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EU politicians vote for tough oil, gas anti-corruption law
Wednesday, 19 September 2012 , Written by « CISA »   

Tue Sep 18, 2012 7:56am EDT

By Barbara Lewis

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union legislators have voted for a draft anti-corruption law, echoing rigorous U.S. rules to make oil, gas and mining firms declare payments they make in resource-rich nations.

Ex-Elf chief to appear in Togo court over fraud probe
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 , Written by « CISA »   

By Emile Kouton

LOME — The former head of French oil giant Elf, Loik Le Floch-Prigent, is due to appear in a Togolese court Monday after being extradited in a fraud probe, a move condemned by his lawyer.

The former Elf chairman was arrested in Ivory Coast's economic capital Abidjan on Friday night as he tried to board an Air France flight to Paris, an Ivorian security source said.

With replacement refs, NFL ripe for corruption
Tuesday, 18 September 2012 , Written by « CISA »   

Gambling experts from sports-book operators to university professors say the NFL's replacement referee saga has produced an environment ripe for corruption.

Officiating on a game-by-game basis as the referee lockout continues, replacements have more incentive to throw a game for cash, says NFL handicapper R.J. Bell of

Political cartoonist who criticized Indian gov’t corruption jailed in sedition investigation
Sunday, 16 September 2012 , Written by « CISA »   

By Associated Press, Published: September 10

NEW DELHI — A political cartoonist whose drawings mock Indian government corruption has been jailed in a sedition investigation that was widely condemned Monday as evidence of political leaders’ growing intolerance of criticism.


Transparency International: US and Germany most active in fighting corporations paying bribes
Thursday, 13 September 2012 , Written by « CISA »   

 By Associated Press, Published: September 6

BERLIN — A new study that shows laws forbidding companies from paying bribes to win or influence foreign contracts have resulted in a rising number of prosecutions, anti-corruption watchdog Transparency International said Thursday.

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