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#Corruption

# corruption - Friday 16 October, 2015

Germany accused of bribing Fifa to stage 2006 World Cup
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

Germany accused of bribing Fifa to stage 2006 World Cup

Oct 16th 2015, 7:18 PM 16,430 Views 41 Comments

It’s claimed money was used to secure votes of members of Fifa’s executive committee.

# corruption - Monday 14 September, 2015

'We're not even at half-time' - US to make more arrests as part of Fifa corruption scandal
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

'We're not even at half-time' - US to make more arrests as part of Fifa corruption scandal

Sep 14th 2015, 10:00 PM 4,045 Views 4 Comments

Financial assets, including apartments in the Swiss Alps, have been seized.

# corruption - Sunday 16 August, 2015

Woman in China avoids prison for ten years by getting pregnant 13 times
# Jailed
# Jailed

Woman in China avoids prison for ten years by getting pregnant 13 times

Aug 16th 2015, 7:13 PM 30,883 Views 27 Comments

It is unclear how many of the pregnancies were carried to full term.

# corruption - Friday 26 June, 2015

The first time Greece defaulted was more than 2,000 years ago
# Money Money Money
# Money Money Money

The first time Greece defaulted was more than 2,000 years ago

Jun 26th 2015, 6:12 AM 24,647 Views 82 Comments

Here’s 11 things you might not have known about their economy.

# corruption - Thursday 11 June, 2015

UN peacekeepers 'traded food and medicine for sex'
# Haiti
# Haiti

UN peacekeepers 'traded food and medicine for sex'

Jun 11th 2015, 8:19 AM 13,959 Views 43 Comments

About a third of alleged sexual abuse involves minors under 18.

# corruption - Wednesday 10 June, 2015

Bidding process for 2026 World Cup suspended as Fifa corruption scandal takes another twist
# FIFA
From The42
# FIFA

Bidding process for 2026 World Cup suspended as Fifa corruption scandal takes another twist

Jun 10th 2015, 11:37 AM 4,384 Views 3 Comments

Meanwhile, reports suggest Sepp Blatter’s 17-year reign will end in December.

# corruption - Saturday 6 June, 2015

Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa?
# Money Talks
# Money Talks

Why did bribery and not human rights abuses get us talking about Fifa?

Jun 6th 2015, 9:45 AM 9,729 Views 25 Comments

The working and living conditions of some migrant workers in Qatar have been widely denounced.

# corruption - Thursday 4 June, 2015

FBI agent 'spent drug money' on plastic surgery for his wife, Vegas trip for his girlfriend
# California
# California

FBI agent 'spent drug money' on plastic surgery for his wife, Vegas trip for his girlfriend

Jun 4th 2015, 11:58 PM 19,930 Views 18 Comments

Former Agent Scott Bowman also splashed out on two cars, new rims, tires and soundsystems.

# corruption - Wednesday 3 June, 2015

Blatter under investigation in US: media reports
# Problems
From The42
# Problems

Blatter under investigation in US: media reports

Jun 3rd 2015, 8:09 AM 24,290 Views 63 Comments

The New York Times and ABC reported the claims, citing unnamed law enforcement officials and sources familiar with the case.

# corruption - Tuesday 2 June, 2015

6 reasons why Sepp Blatter had to resign as Fifa President
# Analysis
From The42
# Analysis

6 reasons why Sepp Blatter had to resign as Fifa President

Jun 2nd 2015, 8:39 PM 25,984 Views 27 Comments

His consistent lack of professionalism and more of the 79-year-old’s significant flaws.

# corruption - Thursday 28 May, 2015

How did it get to this? Here's the events which led to this week's Fifa arrests
# Timeline
From The42
# Timeline

How did it get to this? Here's the events which led to this week's Fifa arrests

May 28th 2015, 7:45 PM 4,825 Views 4 Comments

From World Cup announcements to high-profile arrests, Wednesday was another dark day for the sport.

Spare a thought for the woman who owns the @fifa Twitter account
# Not Fifa
From The Daily Edge
# Not Fifa

Spare a thought for the woman who owns the @fifa Twitter account

May 28th 2015, 10:23 AM 5,662 Views 1 Comment

Poor gal.

Pressure piles on Fifa as sponsors threaten to pull out
# Corruption
# Corruption

Pressure piles on Fifa as sponsors threaten to pull out

May 28th 2015, 7:51 AM 16,326 Views 51 Comments

Coca-Cola, Adidas, McDonald’s and Visa have all told Fifa to clean up its act.

# corruption - Wednesday 27 May, 2015

Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA?
# FIFA
# FIFA

Explainer: What on earth is going on at FIFA?

May 27th 2015, 10:58 PM 38,020 Views 81 Comments

Nine of the association’s executives were taken into police custody this morning over corruption charges. We’ve been here before, but will this occasion be any different?

Fifa presidential election to go ahead - despite overnight arrests of officials
# Dawn Raids
# Dawn Raids

Fifa presidential election to go ahead - despite overnight arrests of officials

May 27th 2015, 4:30 PM 59,256 Views 146 Comments

“If it it wasn’t so serious it sounds like something out of a mafia movie,” FAI boss John Delaney said.

# corruption - Tuesday 5 May, 2015

Why a fatal Porsche crash is causing uproar in Iran
# The 1 Percent
# The 1 Percent

Why a fatal Porsche crash is causing uproar in Iran

May 5th 2015, 9:48 PM 35,692 Views 19 Comments

It has led to talk about inequality in the country.

# corruption - Tuesday 28 April, 2015

Allegations garda shot civilian dead should be brought to GSOC - Commissioner
# Corruption
# Corruption

Allegations garda shot civilian dead should be brought to GSOC - Commissioner

Apr 28th 2015, 4:57 PM 17,011 Views 67 Comments

Nóirín O’Sullivan said she does not have enough detail about the alleged incident, raised in the Dáil by Clare Daly, to even conclude that it was a murder.

# corruption - Wednesday 3 December, 2014

Ireland is less corrupt than it used to be...
# Brown Envelopes
# Brown Envelopes

Ireland is less corrupt than it used to be...

Dec 3rd 2014, 12:48 PM 6,662 Views 52 Comments

… although there is still “a clear incentive for some people to engage in graft”.

# corruption - Sunday 30 November, 2014

'We even f**ked up fiddling it': The Sunday Times' remarkable World Cup bid allegations
# Gripping Thriller
From The42
# Gripping Thriller

'We even f**ked up fiddling it': The Sunday Times' remarkable World Cup bid allegations

Nov 30th 2014, 9:00 PM 10,729 Views 5 Comments

A previously-unseen submission from the newspaper alleges the England 2018 team hired outside agencies to spy on rivals.

# corruption - Friday 21 November, 2014

Irish people seem to trust the judges and the legal system...
# Greco
# Greco

Irish people seem to trust the judges and the legal system...

Nov 21st 2014, 11:02 AM 9,800 Views 47 Comments

… although politicians, not so much.

# corruption - Thursday 13 November, 2014

Opinion: Fifa a toxic breeding ground for megalomaniacs
# Reaction
From The42
# Reaction

Opinion: Fifa a toxic breeding ground for megalomaniacs

Nov 13th 2014, 12:11 PM 2,937 Views 4 Comments

The latest report on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding processes says much about what the organisation is about.

# corruption - Sunday 9 November, 2014

Mexican protesters set fire to palace door over student massacre
# Corruption
# Corruption

Mexican protesters set fire to palace door over student massacre

Nov 9th 2014, 9:40 AM 8,643 Views 6 Comments

Violent protests came a day after authorities said suspected gang hitmen confessed to killing the 43 students and incinerating their bodies.

# corruption - Saturday 8 November, 2014

Bodies of Mexican students burned by gang in 14-hour inferno
# Corruption
# Corruption

Bodies of Mexican students burned by gang in 14-hour inferno

Nov 8th 2014, 12:17 PM 22,695 Views 46 Comments

Gang-linked police attacked their buses in September and ten delivered them to a drug gang to be killed.

# corruption - Wednesday 24 September, 2014

Sarkozy's corruption probe suspended after his comeback announcement
# I'm Back
# I'm Back

Sarkozy's corruption probe suspended after his comeback announcement

Sep 24th 2014, 8:20 AM 4,531 Views 18 Comments

A source says that the inquiry doesn’t have to give a reason.

# corruption - Tuesday 8 July, 2014

The Vatican bank has closed thousands of accounts after corruption probe
# Cleansing The Temple
# Cleansing The Temple

The Vatican bank has closed thousands of accounts after corruption probe

Jul 8th 2014, 5:02 PM 8,058 Views 39 Comments

Profits were nearly obliterated at the bank after extensive investigations over the last year.

# corruption - Wednesday 2 July, 2014

This crazy video of a politician weeping uncontrollably is going viral in Japan
# Sob Story
From The Daily Edge
# Sob Story

This crazy video of a politician weeping uncontrollably is going viral in Japan

Jul 2nd 2014, 4:35 PM 15,808 Views 40 Comments

Is he sorry? We think he’s sorry.

Former French President charged with corruption
# Le Charge
# Le Charge

Former French President charged with corruption

Jul 2nd 2014, 7:11 AM 7,448 Views 25 Comments

The charge looks set to end Sarkozy’s hopes of a political comeback.

# corruption - Tuesday 1 July, 2014

Nicolas Sarkozy detained by police in corruption probe
# Questioning
# Questioning

Nicolas Sarkozy detained by police in corruption probe

Jul 1st 2014, 7:59 AM 4,966 Views 16 Comments

The questioning of the former French president is an unprecedented move.

# corruption - Thursday 5 June, 2014

Brazilian police threaten to mar World Cup: Amnesty International
# World Cup
# World Cup

Brazilian police threaten to mar World Cup: Amnesty International

Jun 5th 2014, 6:45 AM 9,863 Views 8 Comments

Amnesty says the Brazilian police are guilty of indiscriminate use of tear gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters, arbitrary arrests and the misuse of laws.

# corruption - Sunday 1 June, 2014

FIFA probe reportedly reveals World Cup match-fixing mess -- report
# Fifa Confidential
From The42
# Fifa Confidential

FIFA probe reportedly reveals World Cup match-fixing mess -- report

Jun 1st 2014, 6:54 AM 4,243 Views 8 Comments

Well, this is worrying.

# corruption - Tuesday 27 May, 2014

Eric Cantona has made a documentary about the World Cup in Brazil
# Corruption
From The42
# Corruption

Eric Cantona has made a documentary about the World Cup in Brazil

May 27th 2014, 12:39 PM 3,385 Views 4 Comments

‘Looking For Rio’ will premiere in London early next month and the Frenchman has given a taster in this interview with Amnesty International.

# corruption - Thursday 15 May, 2014

Whistleblower claims he was targeted after arresting garda for drunk driving
# Corruption
# Corruption

Whistleblower claims he was targeted after arresting garda for drunk driving

May 15th 2014, 2:30 PM 21,990 Views 84 Comments

Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty revealed the allegations in the Dáil today, telling TDs the whistleblower claims the case against the arrested garda was struck out of court on dubious grounds.

# corruption - Friday 2 May, 2014

"Brown envelopes, money and Ben Dunne...it’s about the worst ingredients if you want to win a seat"
# No Regrets
# No Regrets

"Brown envelopes, money and Ben Dunne...it’s about the worst ingredients if you want to win a seat"

May 2nd 2014, 10:24 PM 23,922 Views 41 Comments

Ben Dunne says politicians never ask him for money.

# corruption - Wednesday 30 April, 2014

Ming: I was followed by an unmarked Garda car... and so was John Wilson
# Luke Ming Flanagan
# Luke Ming Flanagan

Ming: I was followed by an unmarked Garda car... and so was John Wilson

Apr 30th 2014, 5:47 PM 29,298 Views 124 Comments

Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said he and John Wilson were under surveillance by an unmarked Garda car when they visited GSOC offices this morning to make the organisation aware of new allegations of corruption within the force.

# corruption - Monday 14 April, 2014

Bus Éireann: Whistleblower's corruption claims are not backed up by evidence
# Bribery
# Bribery

Bus Éireann: Whistleblower's corruption claims are not backed up by evidence

Apr 14th 2014, 7:55 PM 10,363 Views 22 Comments

A former contractor claims he lost out on a school bus contract because he refused to contribute to a senior staff member’s “cash holiday fund”.

# corruption - Saturday 29 March, 2014

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate
# Gardagate
# Gardagate

Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate

Mar 29th 2014, 8:00 AM 86 Views 33 Comments

This is the arrogant nature of permanent government. It gets too used to running the show and always being right, writes Aaron McKenna.

# corruption - Friday 21 March, 2014

Turkey has blocked people from using Twitter after threat by PM
# Tweet Tweet
# Tweet Tweet

Turkey has blocked people from using Twitter after threat by PM

Mar 21st 2014, 8:04 AM 6,380 Views 21 Comments

The social network was highlighting corruption allegations against the Prime Minister’s inner circle.

# corruption - Monday 3 February, 2014

The EU's message to Ireland: 'Do more to punish corruption more quickly'
# Wheels Of Justice
# Wheels Of Justice

The EU's message to Ireland: 'Do more to punish corruption more quickly'

Feb 3rd 2014, 12:49 PM 7,942 Views 41 Comments

A new EU report also found that Irish people feel that corruption is more widespread in their country than the average European.

# corruption - Friday 24 January, 2014

Poll: Should the garda whistleblowers be brought before the PAC?
# Your Say
# Your Say

Poll: Should the garda whistleblowers be brought before the PAC?

Jan 24th 2014, 9:44 AM 13,060 Views 212 Comments

The Garda Commissioner is reluctant to have the whistleblowers appear in front of the committee, but government ministers want answers.

# corruption - Tuesday 21 January, 2014

Former Virginia Governor forced to hand back Rolex as he's charged with corruption
# Corruption
# Corruption

Former Virginia Governor forced to hand back Rolex as he's charged with corruption

Jan 21st 2014, 10:44 PM 8,317 Views 16 Comments

Once a rising GOP star, Robert McDonnell has been forced to hand over $140,000 in cash and other gifts he received from a pharmaceutical company CEO.