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#Corruption

# corruption - Tuesday 8 December, 2015

'As a councillor, RTÉ Investigates was a huge let down - but we're not all the same'
# Opinion
# Opinion

'As a councillor, RTÉ Investigates was a huge let down - but we're not all the same'

Dec 8th 2015, 5:30 PM 94 Views 109 Comments

While it’s clear that these are a distinct minority of elected officials, they let us all down and in a way tarnish the already battered reputation of politics in Ireland, writes councillor Noel Rock.

# corruption - Monday 7 December, 2015

"What's in it for me?" - Explosive RTÉ documentary shows politicians seeking cash
# Dirty Dealings
# Dirty Dealings

"What's in it for me?" - Explosive RTÉ documentary shows politicians seeking cash

Dec 7th 2015, 11:33 PM 137,634 Views 280 Comments

The programme will be broadcast tonight.

# corruption - Friday 4 December, 2015

'You will not escape' - US Attorney General's warning to corrupt officials
# Crisis Time
From The42
# Crisis Time

'You will not escape' - US Attorney General's warning to corrupt officials

Dec 4th 2015, 12:55 PM 2,941 Views 8 Comments

Fifa in turmoil after 16 arrests but it sounds like prosecutors aren’t finished yet.

# corruption - Thursday 3 December, 2015

There have been even more arrests of Fifa officials accused of taking bribes
# Corruption
# Corruption

There have been even more arrests of Fifa officials accused of taking bribes

Dec 3rd 2015, 1:20 PM 15,407 Views 17 Comments

Raids took place early this morning in Switzerland.

# corruption - Tuesday 17 November, 2015

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?
# Golden Circles
# Golden Circles

Could this new plan get rid of corruption in Irish society?

Nov 17th 2015, 11:00 AM 15,315 Views 40 Comments

The party is looking to Australia for inspiration.

# corruption - Friday 6 November, 2015

Judge accused of asking an FBI agent to spy on his family in exchange for free beer
# North Carolina
# North Carolina

Judge accused of asking an FBI agent to spy on his family in exchange for free beer

Nov 6th 2015, 11:55 PM 13,198 Views 0 Comments

“No no no. You’ve had to take time. And I’m glad to do something…”

# corruption - Monday 26 October, 2015

Guatemala's new president is an actual comedian
# LOL
# LOL

Guatemala's new president is an actual comedian

Oct 26th 2015, 8:26 AM 8,302 Views 8 Comments

Jimmy Morales has no political experience but was elected on a wave of anti-corruption sentiment in the central American country.

# 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 16,437 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 4,058 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 30,892 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 25,101 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 13,968 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 4,391 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 9,739 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 19,940 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 24,300 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 25,999 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 4,844 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 5,667 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 16,337 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 38,027 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 59,273 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 35,707 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 17,029 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 6,676 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 10,745 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 9,887 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 3,029 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 8,656 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 22,712 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 4,537 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 8,060 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 15,814 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 7,451 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 4,972 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 9,865 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 4,249 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 3,395 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 22,074 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 24,057 Views 41 Comments

Ben Dunne says politicians never ask him for money.