On the Money Trail - Jan. 24

by Stella Dawson | https://twitter.com/stelladawson | Thomson Reuters Foundation
Friday, 24 January 2014 17:16 GMT

Bribery price list ....

YEREVAN  - Armenia’s judiciary is reeling from a new report detailing unbridled corruption in the courts, Asbarez.com reports.  According to findings published on December 9 by the country’s human rights ombudsman, Karen Andreasian, bribe-taking is so rampant in Armenian courts that judges even use an unofficial price list for kickbacks. The amounts paid as bribes can allegedly go up to $50,000, it said.

Influence-buying scandal unfolds ….

SAN DIEGO - The corruption case involving a Mexican businessman trying to illegally influence San Diego elections widened this week as a City Hall lobbyist was added to the conspiracy charges and politicians rushed to return campaign contributions from those tainted by the scandal, U-T San Diego reports.

Pressure mounts on Alstom bribery claim ….

SAO PAULO - The governor of the Brazilian state of Sao Paulo called for an investigation after Wednesday's publication of claims by a former Alstom SA executive that the French manufacturer of trains and power equipment paid bribes to obtain a public contract in the state 16 years ago, FoxNews Latino reports.

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