EY Global Fraud Survey: “Depressing,” yes, surprising, no.

In an August 21, 2014 post on the Network GRC Blog, concerning the Ernst and Young (EY) 12th Global Fraud Survey (link here for EY download), Cindy Knezevich  (Vice President of Marketing Operations at The Network), states, “it’s shocking how little headway our efforts are making in preventing global fraud.” The EY Survey, as Ms. Knezevich […]

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Bribery & Deterrence: A Tale of Two Sentences

In an August 11, 2014  article (www.thebirberyact.com) “Supersize me: Innospec 4 sentencing remarks do much more than they say on the tin,” Barry Vitou &
 Richard Kovalevsky (“The Authors”) do a great service by elevating the remarks of Judge Andrew Goymer at the August 4, 2014 sentencing hearing of the four Innospec defendants.* Inasmuch as the sentencing of […]

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Corruption, Regime Change & Risk

Recently, I have been reading and blogging on a number of different papers, guides and articles that deal with the challenges of foreign bribery and third party intermediaries. While each work has been interesting, compelling and relevant, there are some common elements that warrant further discussion. One such issue which presents a difficult challenge from […]

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Corruption & Procurement: Bribery “Thrives in the Dark.”

In the July 31, 2014 edition of the Jakarta Post there was a featured article “Smith & Wesson bribery scandal involves National 
Police officers,” which reported that  “the Indonesian Corruption Watch (ICW) has called for an investigation into an alleged attempt by US gun-maker Smith & Wesson to bribe officials at the National Police.” Such civil group investigations […]

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