Compliance, Corruption, and Chaos Around the World

Prosecutors lay new graft charges against former Lula chief of staff

Brazilian prosecutors said on Tuesday they had laid new corruption charges against a one-time chief of staff for former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who is already serving long jail sentences on other graft convictions.

Source: ArabNews

Pakistan court sets up Panama Papers probe team

A three-member special bench of Pakistan’s Supreme Court on Wednesday started the process of constituting a team of officers drawn from various state institutions to investigate assets owned by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his children.

Source: GulfNews

Four Charged: Money Laundering $2.5 Million

Four people appeared at the Cardiff Crown Court in Wales, with the charges stemming from financial transactions conducted by Jeffrey Bevan whilst employed in the Bermuda Accountant General’s office, with the four defendants accused of laundering the proceeds of $2.5 million allegedly stolen from the Bermuda Government between 2011 and 2013.

Source: BerNews

A Second Lawsuit Against Fyre Festival Also Targets Its ‘Tribe’ Of Influencers

A second lawsuit against the Fyre Festival could be a warning for the growing industry of “grassroots” social media marketing. A putative class action suit filed yesterday in Los Angeles Superior Court on behalf of three festival attendees names the organizers of the festival as well as 100 unknown (Jane) “Does,” the “influencers” that made up Fyre’s marketing keystone.

Source: NPR

Germany sees rise in cybercrime, but reporting rates still low

Cybercrime is expanding at a rapid rate in Germany, one of the most digitally advanced countries in the world, but the vast majority of attacks against individuals and companies are not reported, government and industry executives said on Wednesday.

Source: ChannelNewsAsia

U.S. readying new North Korea sanctions if needed

U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Washington was considering imposing new sanctions on North Korea if it takes steps that deserve a further response, and is threatening to impose secondary sanctions on those doing illicit business with Pyongyang.

Source: Reuters

Police to probe corruption claims made by union against Quebec Liberals

The Crown prosecutor’s office in Quebec called Tuesday for a criminal inquiry into corruption allegations made by the head of Montreal’s police union against the Quebec Liberal party.

Union head Yves Francoeur claimed last Thursday on a Montreal radio station that the Crown cut short a fraud investigation into one former and one sitting Liberal party member of the legislature due to political interference.

Source: CTVNews

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