Ethical Alliance Daily News 01.21.2019

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China: Chinese drone maker DJI uncovers corruption, sees $150 million loss
Jan 21, 2019 08:00 pm
China’s SZ DJI Technology Co Ltd, the world’s largest maker of consumer drones, has discovered several cases of serious corruption at the company and expects 2018 losses of more than 1 billion yuan ($150 million) as a result, it said…
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United States: Businessman charged with bribing state workers to land $2.5M contract
Jan 21, 2019 07:30 pm

A Hawaii businessman has been charged with bribing state employees and officials in the Federated States of Micronesia in order to receive multi-million dollar government contracts. Frank James Lyon, of LYON Associates Inc. in Honolulu, allegedly bribed the Hawaii government…
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Ireland: OECD to review Ireland’s ‘ineffective’ anti-corruption laws
Jan 21, 2019 07:00 pm

Newly introduced white collar crime legislation that attracted criticism for measures on bribery offences is to be reviewed by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD). The Criminal Justice (Corruption Offences) Act, introduced by the Government last summer, were…
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Russia: Former regional anti-corruption official to go on trial on bribery charges
Jan 21, 2019 06:30 pm

The Arkhangelsk Regional Court will consider a criminal case against a former chief of the Interior Ministry’s regional department on economic security and corruption control, who stands charged with receiving a bribe worth over 3 million rubles (over $45,000), the…
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Brazil: Bolsonaros face questions in Brazil over corruption probe
Jan 21, 2019 06:00 pm

Allies and supporters of Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro are questioning his commitment to fighting corruption as questions mount about irregular payments in his inner circle just weeks into his presidency. Bolsonaro’s son, Flavio Bolsonaro, has come under fire over suspicious…
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South Africa: Agrizzi to implicate Zuma, Jiba in Bosasa scandal
Jan 21, 2019 05:30 pm

Former president Jacob Zuma’s foundation was paid R300 000 a month by Bosasa for years, allegedly in exchange for his influence to ensure that political leaders would open doors to new government contracts. As the relationship with Zuma grew, Bosasa…
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