Corruption Currents: Sexual Favors Count as Bribes Under New Indian Law, Official Says


Seeking and accepting sexual favors can be considered a bribe under a new Indian anticorruption law, and the penalty is up to seven years in prison, a senior official said. (PTI, Express, TOI)

Italy moved forward with legislation known as the “bribe destroyer” bill; it would bar anyone convicted of corruption from working with the state. (Reuters)

A Gunvor Group employee unlocked crude from the Republic of Congo by buying Belgian passports. (OCCRP)

U.K. authorities last year arrested the local unit chief of a Nigerian bank as part of a bribery probe, authorities said in a speech without naming him. Since his arrest, he has returned to Nigeria; he wasn’t charged.  (Bloomberg, FT)


The U.S. government released a post-mortem report on the Equifax cyberattack. (ZDNet)

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