Weekly roundup: Former Petrobras executive sentenced, FIFA corruption scandal sparks further investigations, and more
- A former Petrobras executive, Nestor Cervero, has been sentenced to five years in prison amid the on-going investigation into a kickback scheme at Brazil’s state-run oil company that has seen more than 100 people indicted so far.
- Several Central and South American countries, where the large majority of those arrested in Zurich are from, have announced investigations linked to the FIFA corruption scandal.
- Thailand’s prime minister is expected to renew his government’s commitment to fighting corruption. In a bid to increase transparency, state agencies will be asked to make more information public. Corporate information is available via the country’s Business Data Warehouse.
- Showing a decline in the number of suspicious transactions, the Vatican’s Financial Information Authority’s annual report suggests that its anti-money laundering measures have had the desired impact.
And finally, the Guardian discusses how platforms such as “I Paid a Bribe” use technology to crowdsource anti-corruption efforts. Users can report instances of bribery or attempts thereof they’ve witnessed, which are then forwarded to the relevant authorities. In Indonesia, the government has itself established a website to allow citizens report misconduct, publishing reports and government replies online.
Arachnys weekly update
We have published our Brazil country audit, the first in a new series of reports that give a broad introduction to the media, litigation and regulatory landscape as well as providing a quick reference to the time and cost associated with ordering company documents in selected countries.
New sources: 29
Source of the week: Kuhonga is a whistleblower website in Kenya that provides a platform for the public to report incidents of corruption in real time.