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September 30, 2014

SEC announces record-breaking $30 million whistleblower award. The award, which is the largest in the Commission’s history, was for key information related to an ongoing fraud investigation.  It also marks the fourth time that a whistleblowing award has been made to ...

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September 18, 2014

Raising awareness about bribery doesn’t always have to be serious business.  In fact, sometimes it can even be fun.  That’s why here at TRACE, we are interested in learning about unique campaigns designed to raise anti-bribery awareness in engaging, new ...

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August 28, 2014

Take a moment to read our poll and vote for which headline you think was most newsworthy this month: China announces Investigation into Volkswagen AG’s China Joint Venture: China’s anti-corruption authority — the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection — has reportedly opened ...

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August 19, 2014

Last week TRACE joined leading anti-corruption experts and academics from all over the world in Vienna, Austria to discuss effective teaching and pedagogy in anti-corruption studies within institutions of higher learning. The workshop, which was organized by the United Nations ...

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August 11, 2014

Over the past few weeks, we here at TRACEblog have noticed a few interesting critiques of anti-bribery certifications. Harvard Law Professor Matthew Stephenson writes on his blog that he holds “a fair amount of skepticism” regarding anti-bribery certifications and believes ...

August 6, 2014

Until now, if ten companies all work with the same ten distributors, these relationships generated a total of 100 due diligence reports.   Each company paid ten times and each distributor completed ten labor-intensive reviews.   This has become ruinously expensive and ...

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July 31, 2014

Take a moment to read our poll and vote for which headline you think was most newsworthy this month: UK’s Serious Fraud Office Charges Alstom Network UK with Corruption: The investigation, which commenced as a result of information provided to the ...

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July 22, 2014

In our previous post, we discussed the ongoing corruption case against Princess Cristina of Spain and her husband, Duke Iñaki Urdungarin. Urdangarin, a former Olympian, is accused of using his position to skim money from government contracts.  Princess Cristina, for ...