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Contraloría Social: La Auditoría Forense, Un instrumento de combate a la corrupción, y un medio para contribuir a la Transparencia

El fraude, la corrupción y el lavado de dinero son factores que han propiciado buscar metodologías que de forma anticipada permitan conocer, disuadir y prevenir los actos que los originan. La corrupción se ha enfocado mas hacia el sector público, sin embargo siempre que sucede, el sector privado se encuentra involucrado. Siempre que nos referimos al término corrupción pensamos en el funcionario público, el burócrata, Gobierno y sus trámites; sin embargo quien también resulta beneficiado en un acto de corrupción, es el sector privado, representado por el ciudadano y el empresario como proveedor o constructor.
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Evo elimina control anti-corrupción - eju.tv

Evo elimina control anti-corrupción - eju.tv | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
“Mediante la promulgación de la Ley de Empresas Públicas el gobierno del presidente Evo Morales dejó sin efecto la Ley de Administración y Control Gubername.”
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Why corruption is good for democracy – but bad for democracies

Why corruption is good for democracy – but bad for democracies | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
“ It may sound a bit odd at first, but these days corruption is actually good for democracy. The more blatant and outrageous the behavior of corrupt bureaucrats, party hacks and official shakedown artists – from police officers to politicians – in authoritarian states, the more they actually move their people toward democratic, participatory demands. And, eventually, toward more democratic, participatory states. Ukraine is the prime example of the moment. It is only a matter of time – and perhaps warmer weather – before Ukrainians currently protesting against the Kiev kleptocrats succeed at more than just toppling a prominent statue of Lenin in the middle of the capital. They are fighting against pervasive corruption and for a real voice in their country. The voice of protest started to swell when the current corrupt government made a political decision to dump an opportunity to team up with the European Union. ”
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Daniel Kaufmann - Seminario Combate a la Corrupción: Balance para una propuesta

“ Daniel Kaufmann, presidente del Revenue Watch Institute participó virtualmente en el Seminario "Combate a la corrupción: Balance para una propuesta".”
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Se declaran culpables a nivel federal por fraude hipotecario - El ...

Se declaran culpables a nivel federal por fraude hipotecario - El ... | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
“Dos de los 23 acusados llegaron a un acuerdo con la fiscalía.”
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de 500 legisladores chinos dejan sus cargos por un fraude electoral

de 500 legisladores chinos dejan sus cargos por un fraude electoral | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
“Los funcionarios son acusados de entregar sobornos de más de 18 millones de dólares durante las elecciones en Hunan, una provincia china.”
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Nuevo escándalo de corrupción en la compra de armamento ...

Nuevo escándalo de corrupción en la compra de armamento ... | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
“Un nuevo escándalo de corrupción en torno a la compra de armamento sacude Grecia y tras las revelaciones del exdirector de armamentos del ministerio de Defensa Andonis Kandas, quien reconoció haber aceptado ...”
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Una firma investigada por el fraude de I+D entra en concurso - La Voz de Galicia

Una firma investigada por el fraude de I+D entra en concurso - La Voz de Galicia | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
“Una firma investigada por el fraude de I+D entra en concurso La Voz de Galicia Se da la paradoja de que el fiscal adscrito al Juzgado de lo Mercantil número uno es el mismo que está investigando el posible fraude en captación de ayudas públicas.”
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China Corruption Blotter

China Corruption Blotter | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
“ Renmin University of China confirmed that the former head of its student admission office, Cai Rongsheng, is under investigation for bribery. He was caught at the immigration checkpoint in Shenzhen, Guangdong Province while trying to flee to Canada. Cai allegedly accepted bribes to enroll students in the university. http://politics.people.com.cn ” Zhou Xuelan, executive director of an unnamed real estate company in Hainan province, was sentenced to three years in prison with a four-year reprieve for bribery. Zhou confessed to offering bribes of $114,897 to Shi Chunhai, former deputy head of Ledong County in order to win land-use permits. http://www.legaldaily.com.cn Hao Jiukuan, former head of the Demolitio “ - See more at: http://www.fcpablog.com/blog/2013/12/26/china-corruption-blotter-december-26-2013.html?goback=%2Egde_4913149_member_5821957952705159171#%21...”
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The Target Data Breach: How It Happened

“ Some of the key reported facts in this horror story: ”It appears that approximately 40 million credit and debit card accounts may have been compromisedThe breach took place between November27-December 15 (Happy holidays!)The breach affected stores nationwide but not those who shopped Target onlineAs Brian Krebs noted, "Credit and debit card accounts stolen in (the Target breach) ... have been flooding underground black markets in recent weeks, selling in batches of one million cards and going for anywhere from $20 to more than $100 per card."It is not clear when Target knew of the breach, which is the second largest in history (TJX in 2005 was the largest)The FBI is investigating (no surprise)The breach involved the theft of data contained on the magnetic stripe of the credit and debit cards
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Computer Fraud / Data Protection | by Nick Akerman

Computer Fraud / Data Protection | by Nick Akerman | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
The Conflicting Rulings on Employee Data TheftEmployers should include access restrictions in agreements, limit access with technology and consider the jurisdiction. BY NICK AKERMAN In all jurisdictions the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030, the federal computer crime statute, applies to former employees who steal data from the company computer, but in two federal circuits it does not apply when the theft occurs during employment.
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The Anti-Fraud Network | An international network of professionals specializing in recovering the proceeds of fraud

The Anti-Fraud Network | An international network of professionals specializing in recovering the proceeds of fraud | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
Welcome to the last issue of the AFN newsletter for 2013. In this issue, Eyal Ben Cohen explains the importance of screening employee CVs to ensure their degrees comes from real universities rather than from diploma mills. If more companies weeded out employees who had purchased their degrees, it might help prevent the employment of dishonest individuals. A related version of this problem has been much in the news lately since the revelation that a UK lawyer lied about his academic background.
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Pequeñas ideas contra la corrupción - El País.com (España)

Pequeñas ideas contra la corrupción - El País.com (España) | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
“Pequeñas ideas contra la corrupción El País.com (España) Entre las tareas que nuestros políticos han afrontado este verano destaca sobremanera la lucha contra la corrupción, que casi habría que escribir con mayúscula, la Corrupción, tal y como...”
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USA: The epidemic of fraud against the elderly: a fifth of those 65 and older has been victimized, survey shows.

USA:  The epidemic of fraud against the elderly: a fifth of those 65 and older has been victimized, survey shows. | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
One in five Americans over 65 has been abused financially, survey shows... The fleecing of older Americans is becoming an epidemic. People 60 years and older made up 26% of all fraud complaints tracked by the Federal Trade Commission in 2012, the highest of any age group. In 2008, the level was just 10%, the lowest of any adult age group. One in every five Americans age 65 or older has been abused financially, according to a 2010 survey by the Investor Protection Trust, a financial-education organization. Financial abuse cost older Americans at least $2.9 billion in 2010, up 12% in two years, according to Metropolitan Life Insurance. MET -0.11% "It is a big and growing problem," says Robert Roush, who runs a geriatric education center at Baylor College of Medicine. The ability to recognize fraud can fade with aging, even among people without dementia, research shows. As the number of seniors increases, they also are becoming more-enticing targets. Cheap Internet phoning, emailing and rapid fund-transfer technology make it easy to contact—and swindle—potential targets. People strapped after the financial crisis can be more apt to fall for get-rich-quick schemes. They can lose thousands of dollars or more before families notice. Only 10% of such frauds are reported, investigators estimate. Older people often fear losing their independence if their children find out. Most reported cases aren't even investigated.
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Developing countries are being undermined by rich nations' greed

Developing countries are being undermined by rich nations' greed | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
Australia's complicity in money laundering hurts the world's poor... the most damaging economic problem facing the world's poor today is the flow of illicit money leaving developing economies as a result of crime, corruption, and tax evasion. Two recent studies drive this point home. On December 11, Global Financial Integrity released its annual assessment of the amount of money flowing illegally out of the developing world, and the picture is stark. The global ''south'' lost nearly $US1 trillion ($1.13 trillion) in illicit financial outflows resulting from crime, corruption and tax evasion in 2011 (the most recent year for which there is reliable data) - roughly 10 times the amount of money these nations received in official development assistance. The scariest part is just how fast the problem is growing. The $US946.7 billion in illicit outflows in 2011 is a historic high, and it's up nearly 14 per cent from the previous year. Indeed, over the decade analysed in the report, average annual illicit outflows increased at a rate of 10 per cent a year. Advertisement Unless major policy interventions are made soon, the accelerating scourge of illicit financial flows could be disastrous for the developing world - and the global economy. That's why a report published by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) should raise eyebrows. It found its members - 34 of the world's wealthiest nations - are largely failing to halt money laundering due to tax evasion and corruption in the developing world. Read more: http://www.smh.com.au/comment/developing-countries-are-being-undermined-by-rich-nations-greed-20131229-301nc.html#ixzz2oxOklFQv
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Mexican Anti-corruption institute created

Mexican Anti-corruption institute created | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
MEXICO CITY – The Anti-Corruption Institute, recently approved by the Senate, aims to punish anyone involved in corruption, whether in the public or private sector, a prominent lawmaker said Thursday. National Action Party (PAN) Senator Daniel Ávila Ruiz said that the governing body will replace the current Public Service Secretariat (SFP).
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Corrupción policial: Humala cesará a 600 oficiales - Contrainjerencia

Corrupción policial: Humala cesará a 600 oficiales - Contrainjerencia | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
“EP – El presidente peruano, Ollanta Humala, prepara la segunda gran purga policial de su mandato, que considera la baja de hasta unos 600 oficiales, tras un escándalo de corrupción que salpicó al Gobierno y a las fuerzas ...”
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Protestas en Estambul contra la corrupción del Gobierno [FOTO ...

Protestas en Estambul contra la corrupción del Gobierno [FOTO ... | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
“El 22 y 27 de diciembre miles de personas se manifestaron en las calles de Turquía en protesta contra el Gobierno, sus políticas de especulación y los recientes escándalos de...”
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El juez Elpidio José Silva: "La madre de la corrupción está en el poder judicial"

“Elpidio José Silva (Granada, 1959) no se considera un juez estrella, "ni lo era ni quiero serlo". Asegura que ante todo es un ciudadano que solo quiere defenderse.”
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Denuncian presunto fraude al fisco en actual concesión de Zona Franca Austral

Denuncian presunto fraude al fisco en actual concesión de Zona Franca Austral | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
“En Punta Arenas se realizó una denuncia que revelaría una eventual facilitación de Fraude al Fisco por más de 3 mil millones de pesos en un contrato de concesión de la Zona Franca Aust (Denuncian presunto fraude al fisco en actual concesión...”
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US prosecutors expose Ukraine's corruption in VAT-refund payments

US prosecutors expose Ukraine's corruption in VAT-refund payments | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
“ The successful prosecution of a Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case in the U.S. has shed light on a lucrative aspect of Ukraine’s endemic corruption, and even shows how bribes were paid. On Dec. 20, agricultural trading houses Alfred C. Toepfer International Ukraine (ACTI Ukraine) and its parent company Alfred C. Toepfer International G.m.b.H. (ACTI Hamburg) pleaded guilty in the Central District of Illinois of paying roughly $22 million in bribes to Ukrainian government officials via third-party vendors, according to a U.S. Justice Department statement. The scams involved in the prosecution's case spanned from 2002-2008. In return, the companies, both of which are subsidiaries of Archer Daniels Midland Co. headquartered in the Illinois city of Decatur, received more than $100 million in VAT (value-added tax) refunds and made $33 million in illegal profits as a result of the bribery, reads a U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission complaint on the matter. More revealing, however, is how the bribes were paid to release the VAT refunds. In one scheme the SEC outlined, the subsidiaries – ACTI Ukraine and ACTI Hamburg – “inflated commodities contracts with a Ukrainian shipping company to provide payments to government officials.” In another scheme, “the subsidiaries created phony insurance contracts with an insurance company that included false premiums passed on to Ukraine government officials.” .”
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Computer Fraud / Data Protection | by Nick Akerman

Computer Fraud / Data Protection | by Nick Akerman | Fraud / Fraude ( English/Espa~nol | Scoop.it
The Conflicting Rulings on Employee Data Theft Employers should include access restrictions in agreements, limit access with technology and consider the jurisdiction. BY NICK AKERMAN In all jurisdictions the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act (CFAA), 18 U.S.C. 1030, the federal computer crime statute, applies to former employees who steal data from the company computer, but in two federal circuits it does not apply when the theft occurs during employment.
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