Latest Political corruption Stories

2010-11-30 09:00:00

WASHINGTON, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American League of Lobbyists (ALL) today unveiled a new video about the lobbying profession, part of its ongoing education campaign about the role lobbyists play in shaping good public policy. "Lobbying: Your Constitutional Right," explains what constitutes lobbying and why it is essential to the democratic process. There are two-minute and six-minute versions of the video. "A lobbyist's role is to communicate about issues vital to...

2010-11-15 10:49:00

CHARLOTTE, N.C., Nov. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Customers of Compass Group USA enjoyed the fall flavors as thousands of its locations featured the 2nd annual 'It Takes You-Eat Local' campaign this past September. Across the country, cafes promoted locally grown produce, conducted on-site farmers markets, sponsored farm tours and used local ingredients in an effort to provide visibility to the many benefits of buying locally. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090929/CL83598LOGO...

2010-10-29 18:54:04

Republican claims of political corruption in North Carolina's Democratic Party have made little impact on public opinion among potential voters in the state, according to new polling data analyzed by North Carolina State University researchers. The findings show that highlighting actual corruption is not necessarily an effective electoral strategy. "The North Carolina Republican party has tried to brand state Democrats as corrupt, but we don't know whether voters respond to this strategy,"...

2010-10-21 11:00:00

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 21 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- The Red Flag Group, a leading Compliance Advisory, Due Diligence & Technology firm, announced today the publication of a guide to help companies make sure they have adequate procedures in place to prevent bribery from taking place. (Logo: http://www.prnasia.com/sa/2009/08/06/200908061401.jpg ) The newly-published thought leadership article, entitled "Adequate Procedures in Anti-Bribery Compliance", will guide companies seeking to...

2010-10-20 15:43:00

Cynical Ads Aims to Dupe Latinos into not Voting in Crucial Races WASHINGTON, Oct. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A cynical ad funded by the conservative group Latinos for Reform is running a new Spanish language ad in Nevada, California and other states encouraging Latinos not to vote in the upcoming elections. LULAC and other Latino organizations are outraged over these ads and applaud Univision for declining to run the ad. "This is overt voter suppression, and it's ugly," said LULAC...

2010-09-16 09:16:00

LONDON, September 16, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Forum Pledges Cooperation to Secure a Business Environment Free From Corruption World-Check will again sponsor this year's annual World Compliance Leadership Forum. The Forum, now in its 6th successful year, will take place at Brocket Hall from the 30th September to the 1st October and is the foremost global gathering of leading compliance and law enforcement professionals from the Financial, Legal, Corporate and Government sectors...

2010-09-15 03:59:00

BRUSSELS, September 15, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- - Watch first, read later? Check out the video at: http://www.youtube.com/lobbyplanet Europe suffers from a negative image, because of its inherent complexity and the perception of backroom deals. Caroline De Cock, a Brussels lobbyist, demystifies these prejudices in her book iLobby.eu: Survival Guide to EU Lobbying, Including the Use of Social Media, which is being published by Eburonand hits the shelves September 15. The internal...

2010-09-14 13:57:00

DUBAI, UAE, September 14, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- Development of urgently required urban infrastructure in all of Iraq's provinces is being pushed despite world-wide projections about corruption and security in the wake of the US-troops pullout. Dr. Thair Feely, Director of the Baghdad Investment Commission, addressed the issue of security in a live interview made public on YouTube. http://www.vpoinc.com/eventsSubmenuForSearch.do?showId=988&enableHistory=...

2010-09-14 08:42:47

New research from North Carolina State University will help medical examiners and others identify human remains of those killed during the recent earthquake in Chile, as well as the bodies of the "disappeared" who were killed during the Pinochet administration. "We have developed population-specific identification criteria for the Chilean population, which will help us determine the stature and biological sex of skeletal remains," says Dr. Ann Ross, an associate professor of sociology and...

2010-08-26 10:50:00

ANNAPOLIS, Md., Aug. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, TRACE announced its newest due diligence offering: TRACEselect. TRACEselect was developed in response to demand from companies requiring a more tailored approach to due diligence on a variety of third-party intermediaries, suppliers, distributors and consultants. TRACEselect enables a company to create due diligence reports that meet its specific compliance needs by choosing from various categories of information, including permitting...

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