Corruption

A global network of journalists has published the names of thousands of offshore companies mentioned in the leaked documents known as the Panama Papers. The group said the records should be ‘public and transparent.’ (09.05.2016) … read more at: http://www.dw.com/en/lack-of-transparency-enables-corruption/a-19392123

Eduardo Cunha, the chief architect of the plot to impeach Brazil’s suspended President Dilma Rousseff, resigned as speaker of the lower house of Congress on Thursday amid a firestorm of controversy surrounding his own investigation for abuse of power and corruption as well as a string of revelations exposing his political party, the Brazilian Democratic Movement (PMDB), in a complex scheme to overthrow the elected leader to install Michel Temer as President […]

SÃO PAULO—Brazil’s authorities are investigating a Panamanian financial institution that allegedly worked with “Panama Papers” law firm Mossack Fonseca   Co. to set up offshore accounts for Brazilian clients, in an operation that is an offshoot of the Car Wash corruption probe. Police and prosecutors said Thursday during a press conference that police have detained […]

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Russia today is ruled by the worst and least talented group of villains Russia has seen since before World War II. How did these men come to power? And how did the phenomenon of Putinisma come to pervade the psyche of the nation? In his bold new book, “The Invention of Russia,” Arkady Ostrovsky blames […]

Russia today is ruled by the worst and least talented group of villains Russia has seen since before World War II. How did these men come to power? And how did the phenomenon of Putinisma come to pervade the psyche of the nation? In his bold new book, “The Invention of Russia,” Arkady Ostrovsky blames […]

Police and tax inspectors must be able to discover who sits behind opaque corporate trusts if international efforts to fight tax dodging and corruption in the wake of the Panama Papers scandal are to prove effective, one of the world’s top tax reformers has warned. Pascal Saint-Amans, head of tax at the Organisation for Economic […]

LAHORE – The entire opposition is united against the government over the issue of corruption and would take to streets if the ruling party fails to respond to their rightful demands, PTI leaders Chaudhary Sarwar and Ijaz Chaudhary said yesterday. “The government’s countdown over finalisation of ToRs for Panama Papers Leaks’ probe will start right […]

CHITRAL – Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said that the accountability of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was necessary for eliminating corruption from the country.   Speaking to media persons after a ceremony was held for cheque distribution of royalty income received from Markhor hunting, during his visit to Chitral, he claimed that Nawaz […]

Fittingly, perhaps, for the inhabitants of a large country, the Argentines do not do things by half-measures. When its Presidents are corrupt, they tend to be brazenly so. “Descarados” is the apt Spanish term; Britons of a certain age would have called them “bounders.” The most descarado of Argentina’s bounders, in modern times, was probably […]

By 1996, with Bahraini demand for alumina growing rapidly, Alumet became a “purported distributor,” the DOJ says, allowing Dahdaleh to “impose a significant mark-up on increasing volumes of alumina sales, from which he was able to create an even greater margin on his own purported purchase price.” … read more at: http://www.metronews.ca/news/canada/2016/05/25/panama-papers-canadian-billionaire-mysterious-middleman.html

York University has just given an honorary degree to the middleman in what U.S. officials say is a massive “corruption scheme” involving the Panama Papers scandal, the Toronto Star reported. On Monday, York University gave Victor Phillip Dahdaleh an honorary degree – and that’s not the first honour the university has conferred on him. Last […]

As a teenager, Michael Cassius McDonald worked the railroad cars. It was the 1850s, Chicago was rapidly growing into a major national transport hub, and for young runaways and street urchins the city’s bustling train carriages offered numerous opportunities for illicit enrichment. McDonald was a “candy butcher”, offering sweets and trinkets to tired passengers. It […]

When York University president Mamdouh Shoukri was asked if Dahdaleh was a good role model for York graduates, he responded: “Yes. Yes he is.” A written statement from York University spokeswoman Janice Walls said “careful consideration is given to candidates for honorary degrees who have made a significant contribution to the public good.” “Mr. Dahdaleh, […]