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RKN Global on Sports Corruption: Doping

Corruption take as many forms as there are areas of human endeavor; this holds true for corruption in specific areas as well.  Match-fixing is one major area of sports corruption; the other major area, doping, made headlines recently with the revelation that numerous athletes, including many medal winners, were discovered to have cheated through doping

RKN Global on Political Corruption: The Alleged South Korean Scandal

At the time of this writing, a fourth weekend of large public protests has taken place in South Korea.  The protests are directed against the country’s president, Park Geun-hye, who stands accused by prosecutors of conspiracy to commit extortion and abuse of official power.  Ms. Park has not yet had her day in court, so

RKN Global on Identity Theft from the Dead: Corruption Seeks Every Crevice of Opportunity

Identity theft and identity fraud remain significant areas of crime largely because the opportunities are so plentiful to engage in them.  Few people take even basic steps to protect their identities, including protection of their personal information, maintaining online vigilance, and checking their credit reports regularly.  This is even more so when the victim of

Ronald K. Noble on Sports Corruption: The Human Toll of Match-fixing

Corruption in sports is an everyday occurrence.  It can strike every sport at any level, anywhere in the world. Examples of fixed matches, as well as doping scandals, abound. Yet rarely do the disgraced come forward and talk about how their lives were destroyed because they succumbed to corruption.  Several years ago, a Croatian soccer

RKN Global on Sports Corruption: More on Why They Do It By Ronald Noble

Sports corruption in general, and match-fixing in particular, is largely driven by money.  Organized crime is, of course, motivated by money—the money they can make and the money they can launder in altering the results of sporting events and gambling correctly on the outcomes they control.  It is less obvious why players, who have devoted

RKN Global on Corruption in Politics: Redux

Corruption can affect people in all walks of life, as we have noted in this column before.  Specifically, government corruption is particularly pernicious. Ronald K. Noble, founder of RKN Global, has battled against corruption throughout his long career in national and international law enforcement.  He has seen that when corruption occurs in government, it is