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RKN Global on Corruption by Local Public Officials

The mayor of Paterson, New Jersey was recently accused of public corruption charges, allegedly involving a bid to provide members of his family with free labor by getting tax payers to pay the workers’ salaries.1 The charges allege that Mayor Jose Torres and three other staff members hired municipal employees to work in a warehouse

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

RKN Global on Corruption in Sports: Match-fixing: How Bad Can It Be?

Match-fixing, the wrongful manipulation of a sporting competition, is an insidious form of corruption that is far from being child’s play.  While there is a growing consensus about the dangers of match-fixing in the sports world and among legal authorities, there are occasionally those who argue otherwise.  Their arguments are wrong and unsupported, and need

RKN Global on Corruption in Sports

Having established the universal pull of corruption across societies and areas of human endeavor, and having examined examples of how corruption can manifest itself in government and in business, it should come as no surprise that corruption can infect an area of tremendous interest and importance to people around the world: sports. Sports are an

RKN Global on Corporate Corruption: The Role of the Individual

The investigative reporting that exposed the alleged widespread corruption scheme perpetrated by the private, Monaco-based firm Unaoil was based on a trove of emails that had been obtained by reporters.  The emails revealed a scheme by which Unaoil performed its function as a middleman between multinational corporations and state governments of oil producing countries by

RKN Global on Corruption in Business: The Power of the Bribe

Corruption is a plague that affects all societies in their various sectors, from the political to the corporate, from the individual to the public, from arts to entertainment.  Oftentimes, corrupt behavior can continue unabated for years, generating tremendous windfalls for its perpetrators, even as they enjoy a reputation of integrity. RKN Global’s founder Ronald K.