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Smokers are three times more likely to kick the habit for at least six months when they are paid up to $750, a new study has found.

2009-02-12

 smoking bribe compensation
Two US judges charged with taking more than $2m in kickbacks from a privately-run detention centre have pleaded guilty to fraud. Prosecutors say Judges Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan took the money in return for giving young offenders long sentences to serve in the centre.

2009-02-13

 USA jail bribe judge
In today's Supreme Court decision in Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission, the Court ruled that corporations should be treated the same as "natural persons", i.e. humans. Well, in that case, expect the Supreme Court to next rule that Wal-Mart can run for President...

2010-01-21

 USA bribe election manipulation politics business corruption Greg Palast
The Duchess of York has been filmed offering to sell access to ex-husband Prince Andrew for £500,000, a newspaper has claimed.

2010-05-23

 royal UK bribe business
The head of the American Association of Professors has accused BP of trying to "buy" the best scientists and academics to help its defence against litigation after the Gulf of Mexico oil spill...

2010-07-22

 bribe science BP oil spill Gulf of Mexico corruption environment disaster
A US federal watchdog has criticised the US military for failing to account properly for billions of dollars it received to help rebuild Iraq. The Special Inspector General for Iraq Reconstruction says the US Department of Defence is unable to account properly for 96% of the money.

2010-07-27

 Iraq bribe corruption USA invasion mismanagement military
Heavy US reliance on private security in Afghanistan has helped to line the pockets of the Taliban, a US Senate report says. The study by the Senate Armed Services Committee says this is because contractors often fail to vet local recruits and end up hiring warlords.

2010-10-08

 private security army Afghanistan Taliban bribe USA occupation
Three senior Fifa officials who will vote on the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids took bribes in the 1990s, according to the BBC's Panorama...

2010-11-29

 investigation journalism football sport bribe BBC