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Date: 2018-04-25 Page is: DBtxt001.php L0300-Corruption


ISSUE
CORRUPTION
A way bigger problem than most people can imagine


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Investigative journalists from AlJazeera reporting on their work in Africa

TPB Note: This video starts with the journalist looking back to his work in Liberia in 2000 when Charles Taylor was still in power. I had my own adventure around the same time.
The first week of 2000 I travelled from Ghana to Liberia to explore the potential for the natural wealth of the villages in the country to be used to provide the material resources needed for the development of the community and to improve the quality of life for the people. I was in touch with several Liberians including someone ... a General in the Taylor army ... who said he was the brother of Charles Taylor. I saw his Diplomatic Passport which supported this, but maybe it was fake, one never knows! From my previous work in Liberia, and the West Coast of Africa, I know something about the rich natural resources, and of course the diamonds, gold, timber, iron ore, etc that are in Liberia. I never got to see Charles Taylor myself ... but instead was kept away by high level army officers who were demanding payment in advance to see Taylor. Eventually I said 'no way' very bluntly to one of these Generals who was furious and walked out angrily. Shortly after this a truckload of soldiers started to circle the hotel which was in the middle of town (Monrovia). This was not comforting since I as the only guest in the hotel ... the Holiday Inn ... but no connection with the Holiday Inn of the United States. I had been planning to stay at least a few more days, but at this point I decided enough was enough. I waited until darkness fell, waited until the army truck was around the other side of the hotel, and then walked / ran away from the hotel, got a local taxi and headed for the airport. The airport, Robertsfield, is about 50 km outside Monrovia. There were checkpoints every few kilometers, and I was scared stiff that they would be alerted to my disappearance from the hotel. In retrospect, the soldiers at the checkpoints were probably more concerned about the possibility of 'rebels' heading into Monrovia to stir up trouble than a single expatriate heading out of town ... but that did not occur to me until a lot later. I got the airport and was incredibly relieved when I got through the boarding formalities and onto a plane. A couple of hours later I was back in Ghana!

Corruption ... Financial Malfeasance ... Medicines funded by GFATM being stolen
Partners in crime: theft of Global Fund Mmdicines by national partners
Open file 0055
AlJazeera English ... Middle East Missing Iraq cash 'as high as $18bn'
Iraq's parliament speaker tells Al Jazeera unaccounted reconstruction money is three times the reported $6.6bn.
Open file 0099
Corruption
Corruption is about People
10 of the Most Notorious Money Laundering Cases of the 20th Century
Open file 0235
Liberia ... Corruption ... Charles Taylor may have $400 million out of reach
WikiLeaks: In the Telegraph ... Charles Taylor, the former Liberian president, may have some $400 million hidden away
Open file 0365
Corruption ... The airline sector in India
Huge fund flows changed the structure of the airline sector in India ... a maybe huge corruption
Open file 0463
Corruption ... Fraud and Corruption – Where has Iraq's Money Gone?
The US administration in Iraq has totally failed to do essential accounting in all aspects of the Iraq adventure
Open file 0534
Accountability and Corruption ... Indian elites' rude awakening
Anti-corruption movement reflects rising middle class's dissatisfaction with messy democracy as usual.
Open file 0573
Corruption ... The Fix ... in Sport
Investigating the international criminal network of gamblers that is undermining the integrity of professional football.
Open file 2657
Corruption ... Bribery in Nigeria
Multi-Million Dollars Hidden Bank Accounts Of Jonathan’s Minister Of Justice, Bello Adoke Exposed - iReports-ng.com
Open file 2053
Corruption ... Bribery in Nigeria
Nigeria: Wikileaks - Aondoakaa Wrote Election Judgement, After Yar'Adua Offered $57 Million Bribe
Open file 2054
Corruption, Society and Economy
Nigeria and the Energy Sector
The Damning KPMG Report Prepared in 2010 for FG about NNPC that Ministers Do Not Want Nigerians To See – Premium Times
Open file 2069
Corruption, Society and Economy
Kenya's unwinnable war
Can Kenya's war on corruption be won? Kenyans gather in the Cafe to debate the challenges.
Open file 1928
Corruption, Banking, Society and Economy
The bankrupting of Jefferson County, Alabama
The scandal of the Alabama poor cut off from water ... and the incompetence, irresponsibility and corruption of both bankers and politicians
Open file 1724
Corruption, Society and Economy
Energy companies important funders of US politics
Corporate money flowing to politicians is a present danger ... analysis of what BP has paid
Open file 1627
Corruption, Society and Economy
Money subverts the whole system
Fundraising Addiction and the Private-Money Corruption Machine
Open file 1591
Corruption, Society and Economy
Kenya's unwinnable war
Can Kenya's war on corruption be won? Kenyans gather in the Cafe to debate the challenges.
Open file 1928
Corruption and Accountability
India Anti-corruption campaign fails reality check
India's movement towards implementing the Lokpal Bill has been fractured by political interests.
Open file 1481
Accountability, Media and Investigations
Africa Investigates ... It is four o'clock in the morning ...
Exposing the real hurdles stunting development in much of Africa: corruption, cronyism and the politics of fear.
Open file 1235
Society and Economics ... USA
Money in Politics
Meet the Shadowy Spenders Trying to Buy the 2012 Elections
Open file 996
Society and Economics
Who controls politics?
About the control of the US Senate
Open file 997
US Politics
Campaign Finance
Supercommittee rakes in corporate donations ... A military contractor and a pharmaceutical giant are among those writing checks to protect their business interests
Open file 725
Organizations ... Against Corrption
The UNCAC Coalition
The UNCAC Coalition is a global network of over 240 civil society organisations (CSOs) in over 100 countries
Open file 731
AlJazeera English ... Opinion
The global economy's corporate crime wave
Jeffrey Sachs ... Advanced economies with 'good governance' are facing alarming incidents of business corruption at the highest levels.
Open file 732
AlJazeera English ... Opinion
How the US taxpayer got plucked in Iraq
The US bought a $2.58m chicken factory in Iraq without any market research for a nonexistent fresh chicken market.
Open file 690
Corruption and Accountability
US Department of Defense
A government report describes how corruption is handled ... Fraudulent Defense Contractors Paid $1 Trillion
Open file 801
Corruption and Accountability
The US Department of Defense
A huge number of contractors have been involved with corrupt practices, but remain key contractors.
Open file 800
Global Corruption
The Hard Facts of Global Corruption ... Action rarely follows rhetoric when it comes to global corruption.
Open file 8694
Global Corruption
A map of the world showing the Corruption Perception Index (CPI)
Open file 8695

Corruption
16thIACC_Session-Proposal-Form
International Anti-Corruption Conference in Tripoli ... October 2014
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Corruption/16thIACC_Session-Proposal-Form.pdf'
Open PDF ... 16thIACC_Session-Proposal-Form
DOD Fraud Report ... 111006
Part of a Report to Congress on fraud in the Department of Defense ... lots of words with almost no actionable information!!!!!!!!!!!!
This is a 21 page report ... essentially 100% boilerplate platitudes
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Corruption/DODFraudReport_111006.pdf'
Open PDF ... DODFraudReport_111006
DODFraudReport_111006_Tables
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Corruption/DODFraudReport_111006_Tables.pdf'
Open PDF ... DODFraudReport_111006_Tables
WB_VolckerReport_070913
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Corruption/WB_VolckerReport_070913.pdf'
Open PDF ... WB_VolckerReport_070913
TI-2014-Anti-Corruption-Kit-Youth
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Corruption/TI-2014-Anti-Corruption-Kit-Youth.pdf'
Open PDF ... TI-2014-Anti-Corruption-Kit-Youth
Bribery and Corruption
Chicago School District
Former Public Schools Chief Indicted for Accepting Bribes and Kickbacks
Open file 10482
Supply-Chain-Corruption-Survey-2015
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Corruption/Supply-Chain-Corruption-Survey-2015.pdf'
Open PDF ... Supply-Chain-Corruption-Survey-2015
AU-ECA-IFF-main-report-Feb2016
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Corruption/AU-ECA-IFF-main-report-Feb2016.pdf'
Open PDF ... AU-ECA-IFF-main-report-Feb2016

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CORRUPTION
MDIA-p3-14
TI-Corruption-in-the-Pharmaceutical-Sector-160629
'http://truevaluemetrics.org/DBpdfs/Corruption/TI-Corruption-in-the-Pharmaceutical-Sector-160629.pdf'
Open PDF ... TI-Corruption-in-the-Pharmaceutical-Sector-160629
Corruption, Society and Economy
Bribery in Nigeria
Multi-Million Dollars Hidden Bank Accounts Of Jonathan’s Minister Of Justice, Bello Adoke Exposed - iReports-ng.com
Open file 2053
Corruption, Society and Economy
Bribery in Nigeria
Nigeria: Wikileaks - Aondoakaa Wrote Election Judgement, After Yar'Adua Offered $57 Million Bribe
Open file 2054
Corruption, Society and Economy
Nigeria and the Energy Sector
The Damning KPMG Report Prepared in 2010 for FG about NNPC that Ministers Do Not Want Nigerians To See – Premium Times
Open file 2069
Corruption, Society and Economy
Kenya's unwinnable war
Can Kenya's war on corruption be won? Kenyans gather in the Cafe to debate the challenges.
Open file 1928
Corruption, Banking, Society and Economy
The bankrupting of Jefferson County, Alabama
The scandal of the Alabama poor cut off from water ... and the incompetence, irresponsibility and corruption of both bankers and politicians
Open file 1724
Corruption, Society and Economy
Energy companies important funders of US politics
Corporate money flowing to politicians is a present danger ... analysis of what BP has paid
Open file 1627
Corruption, Society and Economy
Money subverts the whole system
Fundraising Addiction and the Private-Money Corruption Machine
Open file 1591
Corruption, Society and Economy
Kenya's unwinnable war
Can Kenya's war on corruption be won? Kenyans gather in the Cafe to debate the challenges.
Open file 1928
Corruption and Accountability
India Anti-corruption campaign fails reality check
India's movement towards implementing the Lokpal Bill has been fractured by political interests.
Open file 1481
Accountability, Media and Investigations
Africa Investigates ... It is four o'clock in the morning ...
Exposing the real hurdles stunting development in much of Africa: corruption, cronyism and the politics of fear.
Open file 1235
Society and Economics ... USA
Money in Politics
Meet the Shadowy Spenders Trying to Buy the 2012 Elections
Open file 996
Society and Economics
Who controls politics?
About the control of the US Senate
Open file 997
US Politics
Campaign Finance
Supercommittee rakes in corporate donations ... A military contractor and a pharmaceutical giant are among those writing checks to protect their business interests
Open file 725
Organizations ... Against Corrption
The UNCAC Coalition
The UNCAC Coalition is a global network of over 240 civil society organisations (CSOs) in over 100 countries
Open file 731
AlJazeera English ... Opinion
The global economy's corporate crime wave
Jeffrey Sachs ... Advanced economies with 'good governance' are facing alarming incidents of business corruption at the highest levels.
Open file 732
AlJazeera English ... Opinion
How the US taxpayer got plucked in Iraq
The US bought a $2.58m chicken factory in Iraq without any market research for a nonexistent fresh chicken market.
Open file 690
Corruption and Accountability
US Department of Defense
A government report describes how corruption is handled ... Fraudulent Defense Contractors Paid $1 Trillion
Open file 801
Corruption and Accountability
The US Department of Defense
A huge number of contractors have been involved with corrupt practices, but remain key contractors.
Open file 800
Company: Bechtel
Bechtel in Azerbaijan but no deal
Sketchy Donald Trump Deal Eyed For Ties To Iran | Rachel Maddow | MSNBC
Open file 12891
Corruption. Corruption has many forms ... and the impact of corruption on socio-economic progress may be catastrophic.
Conferences ... and talk. Conferences and talk do very little to solve the problem of corruption. For many years prior to the mid-1980s many large organizations ... notably the World Bank Group and the United Nations ... refused to allow the subject of corruption to be discussed, let alone being part of any formal agenda at a conference. Initiatives to end corruption using accountancy and the basics of financial control were side-tracked. By the end of the 1980s the C-word was allowed in polite conversation and over the 20 years there were a series of conferences and studies on the subject of corruption. An organization called Transparency International became the definitive center for expertise about the subject of corruption.
Corruption ... as bad as ever. Even though there has been a growth in the conversation about corruption, there has been rather little progress in stopping corruption. There are three big problems:
  1. Deployment of strong accounting systems and financial controls has been lacking
  2. Many powerful people are making large fortunes as a result of corruption, and
  3. Powerful companies reduce their risks by engaging in corrupt practices ... and rule of law is inconsequential
Making Corruption Illegal ... getting money out of politics
The energy industry corrupts politics
Naturally, before we could end massive subsidies and impose a tax on carbon in the US, we'd have to get private money out of our politics. Our system of perfectly-legal corruption allows the fossil corporations (and their lawyers, consultants and subcontractors) to buy Congress. As a result, in 2016, 180 of the 535 members of Congress (34 percent) simply denied climate science. It pays to do so. On average, the 38 Senate deniers have each received $732,788 from fossil fuel interests while science-believing senators each got only $182,902. On average, each House denier has received $272,536 from the fossil corporations while science-believing members each got only $80,095.
Obviously, fixing corruption in our politics is an essential reform that must happen before global warming can be brought under control. But it's a reform that could appeal to all issue-oriented people. It is the one reform that makes all other reforms possible. You might think that a gigantic coalition of concerned residents and activists from all issue-groups would join together to make it happen. But so far you would be disappointed. Can we still make it happen? Yes, we can.
from an article in Truthout by PETER MONTAGUE
Peter Montague is a historian and journalist whose work has appeared in Counterpunch, Huffington Post, the Nation and many other publications. He has co-authored two books on toxic heavy metals.

Issue
Corruption (grand corruption)
Basic observation
A big failure of ethics. Grand corruption has distorted decision making and made a few very rich at the expense of the vast majority.
Prevailing response
Used to be ignored. Now there are discussions about corruption and workshops, conferences and so on. Few incitements of any significance. Corruption is difficult to stop because too many powerful people and corporations benefit from the practice.
A better response
Use information to make it easier to do things right. Accounting should be simple, and easily accessible and verifiable. Government accounting should be under scrutiny by all people everywhere. Good people do not like corruption, but have to live with it. Use accounting to give clarity to what is happening with the money. Do not fund things that are not transparent.

Issue
Corruption (petty corruption)
Basic observation
Petty corruption is highly undesirable, but often is expected because low salary scales make it impossible for junior grade staff to support themselves legitimately.
Prevailing response
Not very much on the prevailing priority agenda.
A better response
Make it possible for more people to have jobs that pay reasonable wages so that “dash” is not needed for a family to live adequately. Make the accounting better in all organizations and raise the bar for ethical behavior.




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