Tag: Bribery

Israeli Media: Netanyahu Under Investigation for Bribery

Police are gearing up to launch a full-blown criminal investigation into Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for bribery, according to Israeli media reports on Monday.

For the past nine months, Israeli police have been conducting a secret inquiry into criminal wrongdoing by Netanyahu, and now believe that they have enough information for a formal investigation, the Times of Israel reported.

It is alleged that the Prime Minister accepted bribes in the form of donations during his 2009 campaign.

Using public data to improve policing in Uganda

The Uganda Police Force has been continuously ranked as one of the most corrupt institutions in Uganda, and was identified as the most corrupt East African Region institution in the Transparency International East Africa Bribery Index. To its credit, it does have a promising legal framework, including a national information access law and law mandating discipline for police misconduct. The work now is to make those legal requirements work for the people of Uganda.

The people of Uganda deserve law enforcement agencies that are accountable and transparent. With the opportunities created by the 2006 Access to Information Act it’s possible for them to move forward by providing useful public information. There are some signs that the police are trying to make progress, principally with their publication of information about the public’s complaints. While this is a good first step, it’s insufficient. The quality and timeliness of this data must improve. In addition, police must work more effectively with the media to ensure that their information is getting out to a public which is unlikely to be able to find their information online.

Russian Minister Ulyukayev Put Under House Arrest Over Bribery Accusations

A Moscow district court ruled on Tuesday to place Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev under house arrest in the large bribery case for two months.

Earlier in the day, Ulyukayev was officially charged with bribery on a very large scale. Ulyukayev demanded a bribe for a positive assessment of Russian energy company Rosneft’s acquisition of Bashneft company’s shares, according to the Russian Investigative Committee said.

Investigators said in court they had compelling evidence against Ulyukayev, including audio and video recordings, witness accounts, as well as fingerprints on banknotes.