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Corruption digest

China, USA - September 27 2011 Gloria Arroyo, the former president, faces renewed charges that she personally gained $35 million from a $329 million contract given to a Chinese telecommunication company, ZTE Corp., in 2007, according to a complaint that was filed by the nation’s top anti-corruption body.

Nick Akerman, Nicholas Burkill, Joshua Colangelo-Bryan, Thomas O. Gorman, Sumiko Soekawa.

First charges under the Bribery Act

USA - September 27 2011 After the Bribery Act came into force on 1 July, the first charges under the legislation have been brought.

Nick Akerman, Nicholas Burkill, Joshua Colangelo-Bryan, Thomas O. Gorman, Sumiko Soekawa.

Corruption digest

Bangladesh, Canada - September 27 2011 SNC-Lavalin, the engineering company, had its offices outside of Toronto raided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”) in connection with a corruption probe into the World Bank-funded Padma Bridge Project in Bangladesh.

Nick Akerman, Nicholas Burkill, Joshua Colangelo-Bryan, Thomas O. Gorman, Sumiko Soekawa.

Corruption digest

Austria - September 27 2011 Wolfgang Schüssel, the former chancellor, has resigned from his parliamentary seat and from politics in general in the wake of a corruption scandal.

Nick Akerman, Nicholas Burkill, Joshua Colangelo-Bryan, Thomas O. Gorman, Sumiko Soekawa.

Corruption digest

France - September 27 2011 The former President, Jacques Chirac, faces charges of embezzlement of public funds in relation to payments made to members of his Rally for the Republic (“RPR”) party for municipal jobs that did not exist.

Nick Akerman, Nicholas Burkill, Joshua Colangelo-Bryan, Thomas O. Gorman, Sumiko Soekawa.