Incidents of Corruption in Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Between January 1, 1995 and December 31, 2005, there were 322 incidents of corruption found within the Royal Canadian Mounted Police, according to an internal study conducted by the police agency. In the 322 incidents, a total of 224 RCMP members were involved in the cases. Most of the cases involved Mounties improperly giving out… Continue reading Incidents of Corruption in Royal Canadian Mounted Police

Corruption Cases in Vietnam in 2013

According to criminal justice reports in Vietnam, there were 278 corruption trials held within the court system of Vietnam in 2013. In addition to the court cases, government investigators discovered at least 80 new cases of fraud invovling the misuse of state funds. In a recent case of corruption in the country, state security agents… Continue reading Corruption Cases in Vietnam in 2013

Cost to Bribe a TSA Baggage Screener

A baggage screener working for the Transportation Security Administration at Los Angeles Airport was sentenced to six years in federal prison for taking bribes to let cocaine pass through the station. According to court documents, the woman was paid at least $2,400 for each incident where she let a suitcase filled with cocaine to pass… Continue reading Cost to Bribe a TSA Baggage Screener

Cost of Corruption in Cambodia

The international Labor Organization released a report that stated that corruption in Cambodia causes $1.7 Billion in annual losses to the Cambodian economy, or about 10 percent of Cambodia’s GDP. According to business and firms who answered a survey, the companies spend an average of 9 percent of their sales to pay bribes to officials.… Continue reading Cost of Corruption in Cambodia

Amount a Smuggle Drugs to Prison Through Guard

In the US State of Hawaii, a prison guard plead guilty in federal court for smuggling contraband items into prison. The guard accepted $5,000 in bribes from a dealer to smuggle methamphetamine into the correctional facility, which was then distributed to a confidential informant. (More police corruption statistics here.) Source:  Associated Press, “Ex-Halawa guard pleads… Continue reading Amount a Smuggle Drugs to Prison Through Guard

White Collar Crime in Canada

36 percent of organizations in Canada reported in a survey that they were victims of white collar crime between 2012-2013. The percentage of companies reporting white collar crime was slightly up from the 32 percent rate in 2011, but was down from the 50 percent range in the mid-2000s. The survey, conducted by PwC, found… Continue reading White Collar Crime in Canada

Corruption in Europe

The European Commission for Home Affairs released a study that found the European Union loses at least $162 Billion (€120 Billion) to corruption each year. More than 75 percent of citizens in EU member states believe that corruption is widespread in their country. More than half also stated that they felt corruption was increasing in… Continue reading Corruption in Europe

Corruption and Tax Evasion Losses to the Philippines

In 2011, the Philippines Government lost an estimated $3.85 Billion in tax revenue due to illicit financial flows. When the total losses from illegal financial transactions is calculated from 1960 to 2012, over $400 Billion was lost to the Philippines Government, according to a report by Global Financial Integrity. During the 52 year period, the… Continue reading Corruption and Tax Evasion Losses to the Philippines

Cases of Money Laundering in Guatemala

In a single case investigated by Guatemalan security services, $46.7 Million of Sinaloa drug cartel money was seized and 21 people arrested in December for money laundering violations in Guatemala. A fruit and vegetable was serving as a front company that was sending money to Mexico along with payments of avocados. Criminal justice programs in… Continue reading Cases of Money Laundering in Guatemala