Tag: Corruption (Institutional)

Can Western Firms Stop Profiting From Poor Nations’ Corruption?

Isabel dos Santos’s secret to becoming a billionaire in Angola, one of the world’s poorest countries, was simple. She got her dad, José Eduardo dos Santos, Angola’s president, to give her money from the nation’s treasury. O.K., it wasn’t quite that simple. A maze of shell companies, overseas tax havens and complex management and investment […]

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Bernie Will Have to Fight Dirty

When the former Vermont governor Peter Shumlin took to Politico to air his concern that Senator Bernie Sanders will “play dirty” as the race for the 2020 Democratic nomination advances, I thought: If only. Despite mounting mainstream Democratic panic about the prospect of a scorched-earth Sanders campaign, Mr. Sanders’s recent struggles indicate that his greatest […]

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Vice Officers Fired Over Stormy Daniels’s 2018 Arrest at Ohio Strip Club

Two vice officers were fired on Thursday by the city of Columbus, Ohio, for their role in the wrongful arrest of the pornographic film actress Stormy Daniels at a strip club in 2018, an arrest that a lawyer for Ms. Daniels said was the result of a “conspiracy of dunces.” The officers, Steven Rosser and […]

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E.U. Farm Chief Pledges to Tackle Corruption in Subsidy Program

BRUSSELS — The European Union’s new top agricultural official promised on Thursday to introduce anticorruption measures in response to a New York Times investigation that revealed how the bloc’s huge farm subsidy program underwrites a system of political patronage and land grabbing. The $65-billion-a-year fund is one of the world’s largest subsidy schemes. The money, […]

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Ukraine Said No to Trump’s Political Hit Job. Will G.O.P. Senators Say Yes?

Senate Republicans are threatening to give President Trump what even a foreign government knew was inappropriate: the dirtying of a political rival. What an irony it would be if Mr. Trump’s impeachment trial itself yielded the very result for which he is being impeached: the corruption of America’s election integrity by the baseless denigration of […]

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Sheldon Silver’s Corruption Conviction Is Partially Overturned

A federal appeals court on Tuesday partially overturned the 2018 corruption conviction of Sheldon Silver, once the powerful speaker of the New York State Assembly, but allowed much of the conviction to stand — likely ending his hopes of remaining out of prison. Mr. Silver, a Democrat from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, had been sentenced […]

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Putin Outlines Political Overhaul, Including Possible Post for Himself

MOSCOW — President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia submitted constitutional amendments on Monday that empower a previously toothless advisory council as a powerful policy arbiter, setting up what could be a future role for himself as Russia’s long-term paramount leader. Short on vital details, the proposed changes shed little light on Mr. Putin’s exact plans […]

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How U.S. Firms Helped Africa’s Richest Woman Exploit Her Country’s Wealth

LISBON — It was the party to be seen at during the Cannes Film Festival, where being seen was the whole point. A Swiss jewelry company had rented out the opulent Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc, drawing celebrities like Leonardo DiCaprio, Naomi Campbell and Antonio Banderas. The theme: “Love on the Rocks.” Posing for photos at the […]

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Ukraine’s President Said He’d Fight Corruption. Resistance Is Fierce.

KYIV, Ukraine — Kateryna Rozhkova, the first deputy governor of Ukraine’s central bank, had just about learned to live with the hundreds of protesters banging metal rods and drums outside her office when they started gathering every morning outside her house. If that wasn’t enough, just before Christmas, a brass ensemble showed up at her […]

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