Corruption in Saudi Arabia

The cost of corruption in Saudi Arabia is estimated to cost the Kingdom up to $14.6 Billion (55 Billion Saudi Riyal) a year. In an example of the type of graft occurring in Saudi Arabia, one employee of the Education Department reportedly embezzled nearly $40 Million (150 Million Riyal) in government funds. Across the entire… Continue reading Corruption in Saudi Arabia

Bribe Prices in the Medical Industry of Romania

According to media reports, doctors and other medical professionals looking to work in Romanian hospitals must pay a bribe in order to gain employment. The price of the bribe paid is determined on an unofficial sliding scale depending on the location of the hospital. One pediatrician reported that to receive employment at a hospital in… Continue reading Bribe Prices in the Medical Industry of Romania

Corruption at Indonesia Forest Ministry

According to a survey conducted by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) in Indonesia, the Forest Ministry is viewed as being the most corrupt institution in the country.  The Commission found that illegal loggers buying logging permits through bribes were the most common form of corruption in the ministry. Government data shows that 16 percent of… Continue reading Corruption at Indonesia Forest Ministry

‘Ndragheta Racketeering Profits

Security services in Italy estimate that the organized crime group  ‘Ndragheta brings in up to $65 Billion (£40 Billion) a year in black market revenue. One of the main revenue sources is in cocaine trafficking, where ‘Ndragheta controls up to 80 percent of the cocaine imported into Europe. Another key areas of money is from… Continue reading ‘Ndragheta Racketeering Profits

Earnings for a Prison Guard Smuggling Contraband

The Black Guerrilla Family, a prison gang in the United States city of Baltimore, was running its operations with the help of prison guards. It was previously reported that women guards were providing sex to inmates for $150. According to the affidavit filed in federal court, male guards were assisting the gang by smuggling in… Continue reading Earnings for a Prison Guard Smuggling Contraband

Bribes Paid to Security Agents in North Korea

According to defectors and intelligence analysts, North Korean security agents are increasing their inspections on regional offices after an order by leader Kim Jong-un. As a result of the increased surveillance, the amount of bribes being paid to the security services have increased in 2013. According to intelligence sources in North Korea, local party officials… Continue reading Bribes Paid to Security Agents in North Korea

Illegal Logging and Corruption Impact in Indonesia

A report released by Human Rights Watch (HRW) states that the Indonesian government has lost over $7 Billion in revenue from 2007 to 2011 due to illegal logging activities and government corruption. In 2011 alone, the estimated lost revenue was over $2 Billion, which HRW stated is more than the government’s entire budget for the… Continue reading Illegal Logging and Corruption Impact in Indonesia

Drugs in Punjab, India

According to court testimony for the former Director General of Police (Prisons), the value of drugs that are smuggled in the state of Punjab, India, is worth $9.7 Billion (60,000 Crore Indian Rupees) per year. The former security official stated that many of proceeds from the illegal drug trade went to funding elections of corrupt… Continue reading Drugs in Punjab, India

Fraud’s Impact to Global Businesses in 2013

According to the 2013 Global Fraud Report, 70 percent of global companies surveyed by risk consulting firm Kroll were victims of a fraud attack. The number of companies receiving an attack was up from 61 percent in 2012. The companies faced on average 2.3 different types of fraud that affected 1.4 percent of revenue. One… Continue reading Fraud’s Impact to Global Businesses in 2013

Corruption in Education

A report by Transparency International found that one in six students around the world had to pay a bribe in order to receive education services. In addition to the bribes, corrupt actions taken by officials has prevented millions of dollars from reaching schools. In Kenya, funding that could be used to purchase up to 11… Continue reading Corruption in Education