December 3, 2013 Transparency International's annual index found that the economic crisis in Europe and turmoil in Arab Spring countries contributed to increased corruption. But when it came to naming the single most corrupt country, it was a three-way tie.
September 30, 2013 A new study finds that context determines whether women are more or less likely to succumb to bribery. Commentator Tania Lombrozo looks at the research and wonders what it says about a Mexican experiment aiming to reduce corruption among traffic cops.
September 1, 2013 Jiang Jeimin, who oversees China's state-run companies, is being investigated for a "serious violation of discipline."
April 24, 2013 In what sounds like a plot from The Wire, authorities say one gang has basically been running things at the Baltimore City Detention Center. The ring leader is accused of not only running his gang from the jail, but also of having sexual relations with female guards. Twenty five people face charges.
April 23, 2013 FIFA's efforts to rehabilitate its tarnished public image were dealt twin setbacks Monday, as the Twitter account of the international soccer federation was hacked and used to send a message joking about corruption. And a member of its reform committee quit, saying their work was pointless.
April 2, 2013 The federal criminal complaint against New York politicians as the result of an FBI sting was a reminder of how often real-life political scandals can read like the imaginings of Hollywood screenwriters.
May 24, 2012 Political scientists have long noted the propensity for self-dealing among politicians in out-of-sight, out-of-mind state capitals like Albany, NY and Springfield, Ill. After comparing federal corruption convictions of state officials and the relative isolation of state capitals, two researchers found a strong correlation.
April 12, 2012 A realistic and fast-paced "mockumentary" shows violence and corruption in Mexico — portrayed exclusively by child actors. The video, which challenges politicians to improve life in Mexico, has been viewed more than 1.8 million times since it was posted on YouTube Monday.
October 5, 2011 The defendants have pleaded not guilty. They're accused of taking or paying kickbacks for allegedly steering Army Corps of Engineers contracts to a technology company.
July 14, 2011 Colombian police have made arrests to break up what officials say is a circle of crooks who stole as much as $568 million from the directorate of taxes and customs.
March 31, 2011 Paying bribes should be legal — but accepting them should be illegal, an Indian economist argues. That would give people who are forced to pay bribes an incentive to blow the whistle on corrupt officials.
January 13, 2011 Edwin Edwards, one Louisiana's most colorful and corrupt governors, left prison for a halfway house. He was known for epic corruption the line: "The only way I can lose this election is if I'm caught in bed with either a dead girl or a live boy."