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Bribery highlighted as continued problem
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Bribery highlighted as continued problem

Vietnamnet - A Vietnam Chamber of Commerce and Industry (VCCI) report has highlighted bribery as a continued problem at a meeting of Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc with the business community on

31 percent of firms pay as bribery for customs procedure: survey
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31 percent of firms pay as bribery for customs procedure: survey

Vietnamnet - The ratio of businesses having to pay “under table” fees when doing customs procedure was 31 percent, according to a survey on administrative reform last year by the Vietnam Chamber of

Vietnam, Russia discuss anti-bribery in international business transactions
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Vietnam, Russia discuss anti-bribery in international business transactions

Nhan dan - NDO/VNA – Officials from Vietnam and Russia gathered in a workshop in Hanoi on March 28 to discuss measures to stop bribery among foreign public officials in international business

Panama pursues law firm connected to Brazilian bribery case
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Panama pursues law firm connected to Brazilian bribery case

Yahoo News PANAMA CITY (AP) — Panama's Attorney General's Office ordered a search of offices belong to a law firm it accuses of setting up offshore accounts that allowed a Brazilian construction

China to try former secret police official for bribery
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China to try former secret police official for bribery

Yahoo News China will prosecute a former high ranking official in its secret police for suspected bribery, the state prosecutor said on Monday, taking a step that will almost certainly result in a

Romania: Ex-chief prosecutor gets prison in bribery case
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Romania: Ex-chief prosecutor gets prison in bribery case

Yahoo News BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — A Romanian court has sentenced an ex-prosecutor and a former senior tax official to prison for allegedly accepting bribes from a businessman who wanted a court

Samsung heir returns home after marathon bribery questioning
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Samsung heir returns home after marathon bribery questioning

Yahoo News Samsung heir Lee Jae-Yong returned home Friday after marathon questioning by South Korean prosecutors as a suspect in a massive corruption scandal involving impeached President Park

Kazakh ex-economy minister detained in bribery case
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Kazakh ex-economy minister detained in bribery case

Yahoo News Kazakh former economy minister Kuandyk Bishimbayev has been arrested on suspicion of bribery, the Central Asian country's National Anticorruption Bureau said on Tuesday. Bishimbayev, 36,

Venezuela's claim of victim status in bribery case unlikely to convince U.S.
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Venezuela's claim of victim status in bribery case unlikely to convince U.S.

By Alexandra Ulmer and Mircely Guanipa MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - A legal strategy switch by Venezuela's state-owned oil giant PDVSA to portray itself as a victim in a massive bribery scheme

Brazil's Odebrecht, Braskem pay record fine in bribery case
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Brazil's Odebrecht, Braskem pay record fine in bribery case

Scandal-plagued Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht and petrochemical affiliate Braskem have agreed to pay a record $3.5 billion to settle a vast international bribery case, US officials said.

EXCLUSIVE-Televisa affiliate surfaces in widening FIFA bribery probe
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EXCLUSIVE-Televisa affiliate surfaces in widening FIFA bribery probe

(Repeats to additional customers with no changes to text) By Mica Rosenberg NEW YORK, Dec 16 (Reuters) - An unnamed company described in a sweeping probe of corruption in soccer's world governing

JPMorgan Chase to pay $264 million in Chinese bribery case
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JPMorgan Chase to pay $264 million in Chinese bribery case

NEW YORK (AP) — JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $264.4 million in fines to federal authorities to settle charges that it hired friends and relatives of Chinese officials in order to gain

UN bribery case defendant asks judge to toss out statements
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UN bribery case defendant asks judge to toss out statements

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese billionaire's former chief assistant awaiting trial in a United Nations bribery case is asking a judge in New York to toss out statements he made to the FBI after his

Ex-Venezuela soccer official pleads guilty in U.S. bribery case
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Ex-Venezuela soccer official pleads guilty in U.S. bribery case

A former president of Venezuela's soccer federation pleaded guilty on Thursday to U.S. charges stemming from a wide-ranging bribery investigation involving FIFA, the sport's world governing body.

Former head of Guatemala's congress convicted of bribery
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Former head of Guatemala's congress convicted of bribery

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A court in Guatemala has sentenced the former leader of Congress to 13 years and four months in prison for trying to bribe a judge to issue a ruling favoring the vice president

IAAF opts against Qatar bribery probe
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IAAF opts against Qatar bribery probe

Athletics' world body has decided not to investigate bribery claims against Qatar after a preliminary probe failed to find anything more than "rumours" surrounding bidding for the 2017 world

Embraer will pay $205 million to settle SEC bribery probe
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Embraer will pay $205 million to settle SEC bribery probe

WASHINGTON (AP) — Brazilian airplane manufacturer Embraer SA will pay up to $205 million to end an investigation into bribes paid to foreign officials to help sell planes.

Ecuador judge orders jail for ex-minister in Petroecuador bribery case
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Ecuador judge orders jail for ex-minister in Petroecuador bribery case

A local judge in Ecuador on Friday ordered preventive prison for a former oil minister on grounds of bribery amid an investigation into a $12 million corruption scandal in the Andean country's state

Chinese billionaire in UN bribery case asks to explore NYC
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Chinese billionaire in UN bribery case asks to explore NYC

NEW YORK (AP) — A Chinese billionaire confined to a luxury Manhattan apartment while awaiting trial in a United Nations bribery case is asking a judge to let him explore New York City a little.

Italian judge sends 23 to trial in Berlusconi sex bribery case
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Italian judge sends 23 to trial in Berlusconi sex bribery case

An Italian judge on Wednesday sent a Moroccan exotic dancer and 22 others for trial on a variety of charges, including lying under oath about lavish parties hosted by former prime minister Silvio

Ex-federal investigator to be sentenced in Navy bribery case
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Ex-federal investigator to be sentenced in Navy bribery case

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former federal agent set to be sentenced for tipping off a defense contractor who was under investigation for overbilling the Navy by at least $35 million has said mental health

Customs officer at Vietnam airport caught in bribery scandal
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Customs officer at Vietnam airport caught in bribery scandal

A passenger claims she was asked to pay money to have her luggage clearedVietnam customs officer escapes jail time in massive smuggling caseHCMC customs officer detained, probed for bribery

Philippines firm under suspicion of bribery in Vietnam lead poisoning case
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Philippines firm under suspicion of bribery in Vietnam lead poisoning case


Police have launched an investigation into a soft drinks company after conflicting reports were released regarding excess lead content in its products that prompted accusations it had paid off

Three current and former U.S. Navy officers charged in bribery case
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Three current and former U.S. Navy officers charged in bribery case


Three current and former U.S. Navy officers have been charged with participating in an alleged bribery and fraud scheme involving a Singapore-based defense contractor, the U.S. Justice

Nicaraguan ex-FIFA official pleads not guilty in U.S. bribery case
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Nicaraguan ex-FIFA official pleads not guilty in U.S. bribery case


A former FIFA official from Nicaragua who was responsible for overseeing the soccer governing body's development efforts in Central America pleaded not guilty on Wednesday to U.S. charges