Karzai Says He Was Told By CIA That Despite Exposure Cash Bribes Will Continue

By: Monday May 6, 2013 9:59 am

The CIA faced some embarrassment when it was revealed that the intelligence agency had been giving Afghanistan President Hamid Karzai bags of cash for favorable treatment. This revelation was embarrassing for a number of reasons. First, it confirmed reports that Hamid Karzai was running a corrupt government with facilitation by agents of the U.S. government. [...]

House Democrats Lob Bribery, Tax Evasion Allegations at Walmart

By: Friday August 17, 2012 11:18 am

This is a couple days old, but two House Democrats have come into possession of evidence of significant crimes by Walmart, including bribery. The Democrats, Henry Waxman and Elijah Cummings, sought additional documents from Walmart on possible violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The joint investigation by the Democrats on the House Oversight Committee [...]

Will Chamber of Commerce Call for Wal-Mart Corrupters to Be Purged?

By: Sunday April 22, 2012 10:30 am

After reading the New York Time’s excellent reporting on Wal-Mart’s pervasive bribery of foreign officials (Mexico in this case, but it’s hardly isolated to them), I remembered reading stories last year, including this excellent piece by Dan Froomkin, about how the Chamber of Commerce and major corporations were quietly but persistently lobbying Congress to water [...]

More Illegal Conduct Alleged at News Corp Tabloid in Britain

By: Monday February 27, 2012 12:20 pm

It’s been a while since I’ve checked in on the phone hacking scandal in Britain, and there’s actually big news on that front today that could bring lots more pressure on News Corp. A new statement from a police chief investigating the scandal alleges that reporters at the tabloid The Sun gave bribes to public [...]

CA-Sen: Carly Fiorina’s Bribery Troubles

By: Friday April 16, 2010 8:10 am

The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that Russian and German authorities are investigating Hewlett Packard over a bribery case from 2000, when California Senate candidate Carly Fiorina was running the company. German prosecutors are looking into the possibility that H-P executives paid about €8 million ($10.9 million) in bribes to win a €35 million contract [...]

Blackwater Bribed Iraqi Officials After Nissour Square Massacre

By: Wednesday November 11, 2009 7:33 am

According to the New York Times, executives at Blackwater tried to buy the silence of the Iraqi government by offering up to $1 million dollars in bribes after the Nissour Square massacre tarnished their image and threatened their expulsion from the country. Blackwater approved the cash payments in December 2007, the officials said, as protests [...]

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