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Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif found guilty in cricket spot-fixing trial

On November 2, 2011, in Corruption, by Editor

Pakistani cricketers Salman Butt and Mohammad Asif have been found guilty of conspiracy to cheat and accepting corrupt payments in their spot-fixing trial. – The Metro, UK Both men now face custodial sentences of up to seven years. Butt was convicted on both charges earlier today, while Asif was initially found guilty of having cheated […]

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Lies, damned lies and News International

On November 2, 2011, in Bribes, by Editor

Emails show that company knew three years ago of widespread culture of hacking among senior journalists. – By James Cusick and Cahal Milmo, The Independent, UK Secret internal documents kept by News International reveal that executives knew three years ago that there was “overwhelming” evidence of senior journalists’ involvement in phone hacking. A cache of […]

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Fraud watchdog probes EADS Saudi defence deal

On October 9, 2011, in Bribery, by Editor

The Serious Fraud Office is investigating allegations that European defence group EADS bribed Saudi Arabian officials to win a $3.3 billion (1.9 billion pounds) communications contract. – By Rhys Jones, Reuters, UK The probe centres on a contract awarded to GPT Special Project Management, owned by EADS, to provide communications and intranet services for the […]

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UK govt in fix over bribery scandal

On October 9, 2011, in Bribery, by Editor

Attorney-general to decide whether to block investigation into payment of millions of alleged bribes to Saudi royal family. – The Sunday Times, UK The British government is facing a potentially explosive decision over whether or not to block a criminal investigation into a new bribery scandal involving a two billion pounds contract to provide communications […]

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Cricket corruption is ‘rife in Asia’, court told in Pakistani spot fix trial

On October 5, 2011, in Corruption, by Editor

Three Pakistani cricketers took bribes to bowl deliberate no-balls in a scandal that rocked cricket to its core, a court heard. – By Joel Taylor, The Metro, UK Former Test captain Salman Butt, with fast bowlers Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir, conspired with a south London-based sports agent to ‘spot fix’ parts of England’s Test […]

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Hacking police round on News International

On July 12, 2011, in Bribes, by Editor

News International tried to “thwart” the original inquiry into phone hacking at the News of the World, senior Met police officers have told MPs. – BBC Website, UK Ex-Deputy Assistant Commissioner Peter Clarke said while probing the claims in 2006, he came across “prevarication and what we now know to be lies”. Assistant Commissioner John […]

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Phone hacking: Scotland Yard anger at ‘campaign to undermine investigation’

On July 12, 2011, in Bribes, by Editor

Scotland Yard last night effectively accused News International of deliberately leaking information in an attempt to undermine the police investigation into phone hacking and corruption at the News of the World. – By Mark Hughes, Crime Correspondent, The Telegraph, UK Britain’s biggest police force took the rare step of issuing a statement alleging a “deliberate […]

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News of the World paid bribes worth £100,000 to up to five Met officers

On July 7, 2011, in Bribes, by Editor

Cash total said to have shocked Metropolitan police as IPCC vows to oversee Scotland Yard corruption inquiry. – By Sandra Laville and Vikram Dodd, The Guardian, UK Investigators inside Scotland Yard are trying to identify up to five officers who were paid between them a total of at least £100,000 in cash from the News […]

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Foreign firms pledge not to give bribes in Russia

On April 21, 2010, in Bribes, by Editor

Dozens of international firms doing business in Russia have pledged not to offer bribes, in a move aimed at fighting corruption collectively. – By Konstantin Rozhnov, Business Reporter, BBC News The accord, signed at an official ceremony in Moscow, was initiated by the companies, not the Kremlin, said the Russian-German Chamber of Commerce. Anti-corruption group […]

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