Government corruption

Effects[ edit ] Effects on politics, administration, and institutions[ edit ] In politics, corruption undermines democracy and good governance by flouting or even subverting formal processes.

Government corruption

He refuses to work with the local government, which he called inept and riddled with corruption. Even before the hurricane hit, water and power systems were already broken.

The governor Ricardo Rossello has little experience. His entire administration is totally inexperienced and they have no clue how to handle a crisis of this magnitude.

For instance, shortly after the hurricane hit, the government imposed a curfew from 6 pm to 6 am and then changed it. The curfew has prevented fuel trucks from transporting their loads. These trucks should have been allowed to run for 24 hours to address our needs, but they have been stalled, and so we have massive lines at gas stations and severe shortages of diesel at our hospitals and supermarkets.

Last week I had three federal agents in my office and I was so embarrassed; I went out of my way to apologize to them for the attitude of my government and what they have been saying about the US response.

The first responders and FEMA have all been outstanding in this crisis, and should be supported. I have 50 engineers that I have sent out pro bono to help local companies get back on their feet. This includes getting people gasoline and cash, and helping them connect to others that can assist with repairs without delays.

I have a message for the U. Watch out what relief funds you approve and let our local government handle. They have no clue what they are doing, and I worry that they will mishandle anything that comes their way.

Is Government Corruption More Common, or Are We Just Better at Finding It?

They need experienced people to run a proper disaster command center.Public corruption is the FBI’s top criminal investigative priority, that includes border corruption, election crimes, international corruption and prison corruption.

Our leaders need to be held accountable, says journalist Heather Brooke.

Government corruption

And she should know: Brooke uncovered the British Parliamentary financial expenses that led to a major political scandal in She urges us to ask our leaders questions through platforms like Freedom of Information requests -- and to finally get some answers. The Fairfax press today publishes this story by Nick Mckenzie and Richard Baker about corruption within Leighton Holdings (the parent company of Thiess Contractors).

Here are some of the key points: Regulators in Australia have failed to act against alleged corporate misconduct. Report corruption to us. We monitor bribery. Government employees take bribe. Report them to us. Corruption is a widespread problem in Ukrainian society.

Transparency International's Corruption Perception Index ranks the country th place out of countries. Ernst & Young (in ) put Ukraine among the three most corrupted nations of the world together with Colombia and Brazil.

In , The Guardian called Ukraine "the most . Below are highly revealing excerpts of important government corruption news articles from the major media suggesting a cover-up. Links .

Is Government Corruption More Common, or Are We Just Better at Finding It?