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Deutsche Bank faces action over $20bn Russian money-laundering scheme
Exclusive: in confidential internal report seen by the Guardian, bank says scandal has hurt global brand
bankMalfeasance  corruption  win 
april 2019 by joeybaker
Panama Papers helps recover more than $1.6B around the world
Canada’s Revenue Agency has released its first figures, saying it has assessed $14.9 million in tax and fines from audits into Canadians in the Panama Papers,
corruption  kleptocracy  fourthEstate  win 
april 2019 by joeybaker
North Carolina GOP chair indicted on bribery charges
A federal grand jury indicted the chairman of the North Carolina Republican Party and three others on bribery charges Tuesday, law enforcement officials announced.
corruption  corruptedPolitics  endOfTheGOP 
april 2019 by joeybaker
Out on its own: Australia the only country to use climate funding to upgrade coal-fired plants
Green finance experts say Australia is out of step with World Bank, Europe and the US, which are using funding to combat global warming
climateChange  corruption  governmentMalfeasance 
march 2019 by joeybaker
Mitch McConnell Busted Helping Donors Get Contracts From His Wife
Mitch McConnell has been caught red-handed, thanks to a trove of more than 800 emails, directing business leaders from his state of Kentucky to meet with his wife, Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao. These emails show a coordinated effort by McConnell to repay the people who have helped him throughout his career, and it also …
corruption 
february 2019 by joeybaker
Emails reveal coordination between Chao, McConnell offices
Chao has met at least 10 times with politicians and business leaders from the state in response to requests from McConnell’s office.
corruptedPolitics  corruption 
february 2019 by joeybaker
North Carolina Election Board Finds Evidence Of Significant Fraud To Help GOP Candidate
The board’s executive director said an operative for candidate Mark Harris tried to conceal illegal acts with absentee ballots.
corruptedPolitics  corruption  governmentIncompetence  endOfTheGOP  voterSuppression  endOfTheUSEmpire 
february 2019 by joeybaker
The former Apple lawyer who was supposed to keep employees from insider trading has been charged with insider trading
Before his termination in September, Levoff was “responsible for Apple’s compliance with securities laws,” the SEC complaint says.
corruption 
february 2019 by joeybaker
Pope admits clerical abuse of nuns including sexual slavery
Pope Francis admits that nuns have been sexually abused by clerics - and it is an ongoing problem.
religion  oligarchy  casteingTheLowerClass  corruption 
february 2019 by joeybaker
Terabytes of Enron data have quietly gone missing from the Department of Energy
Government investigations into California’s electricity shortage, ultimately determined to be caused by intentional market manipulations and capped retail electricity prices by the now infamous Enron Corporation, resulted in terabytes of information being collected by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission. This included several extremely large databases, some of which had nearly 200 million rows of data, including Enron’s bidding and price processes, their trading and risk management systems, emails, audio recordings, and nearly 100,000 additional documents. That information has quietly disappeared, and not even its custodians seem to know why.
corruption  governmentIncompetence 
february 2019 by joeybaker
Mitch McConnell, Who Voted to Lift Russian Oligarch’s Sanctions, Reportedly Has Deep Ties to Russian Oil Money
A report from the Democratic Coalition shows that a major donor to Senate Republicans has a direct tie to oligarch Oleg Deripaska. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell voted to drop sanctions from ...
corruption  trumpAristocracy 
february 2019 by joeybaker
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