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5 Days of Scandal: FIFA Edition

blogs.wsj.com — FIFA, the world soccer organization and no stranger to crisis, has spent the last five days under constant fire. The latest crisis is tied to allegations of vote-buying in the selection of Russia and Qatar to host the World Cup tournaments in 2018 and 2022, respectively.

Silk Road 2.0 Leads to Arrest

online.wsj.com — A San Francisco man was arrested Wednesday and charged with operating Silk Road 2.0, a nearly identical version of the Silk Road marketplace shut down by U.S. officials in October 2013. Blake Benthall, who went by the alias "Defcon," was charged in a New York in a criminal complaint for allegedly starting a spinoff version of the Silk Road...

Samuel Rubenfeld’s Reading Progress for Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United

goodreads.com — Samuel Rubenfeld added a status: on page 32 of 376 of Corruption in America - 0 minutes ago

Samuel Rubenfeld’s Reading Progress for Corruption in America: From Benjamin Franklin's Snuff Box to Citizens United

goodreads.com — Samuel Rubenfeld added a status: on page 32 of 376 of Corruption in America - 0 minutes ago

5 Cases of US Shell Companies Aiding Criminal Conduct

blogs.wsj.com — For all the talk about money laundering risks associated with overseas shell companies, the U.S. too contains havens for anonymous firms. States handle incorporation and some have loose requirements, such as Delaware, which one report called an " Onshore Offshore." The U.S.

Key Justice Official Stirs Concern by Urging Companies to Aid Crackdown

online.wsj.com — The Justice Department recently called for more cooperation from corporations in cracking down on financial crime. So far, however, lawyers who represent companies in such cases aren't giving the idea rave reviews. Speaking at a conference in New York on Wednesday, Marshall Miller, deputy assistant attorney general for the Justice Department's criminal division, said that for the department to consider them cooperative, companies need...

5 Things Companies Agree To but Can’t Deliver On in DPAs

blogs.wsj.com — Companies often sign non- or deferred-prosecution agreements rather than fight charges at trial, especially in cases involving Foreign Corrupt Practices Act violations. These are settlements in which the charges are dropped after an agreed-upon period of time-if the organization complies with the terms of a deal supervised by a judge.

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tumblr.com — I try not to focus on the fact that I could never afford the house in which I grew up, and think instead how lucky I was to have lived there in the first place.-- My Brooklyn, Then and Now - NYTimes.com

Firms Struggle to Steer Clear of Sanctions

online.wsj.com — Welcome to the minefield of international sanctions: navigate the terrain just right, and big deals go through; make a misstep and pay the price. Last month, British and Russian energy companies struck an oil deal worth at least $1.5 billion. Last week, however, U.S.

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tumblr.com — Behind a New York City deed, there may be a Delaware LLC, which may be managed by a shell company in the British Virgin Islands, which may be owned by a trust in the Isle of Man, which may have a bank account in Liechtenstein managed by the private banker in Geneva.-- Why New York Real Estate Is the New Swiss Bank Account - New York Magazine
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Nov 23, 2014

RT @washingtonpost: Marion Barry, four-time mayor of Washington, D.C., has died. He was 78. wapo.st/1xFSU52

Nov 23, 2014

RT @FisolaNYDN: The Sixers are officially awful...and the Knicks are horrible.

Nov 23, 2014

Whoa, the Knicks beat the 76ers! Solidifying their position as second worst in the East.

Nov 22, 2014

In the last 24 hours I've been in South Bronx, the Upper West Side, Astoria, Jackson Heights, Alphabet City and Greenpoint. I love this city

Nov 22, 2014

OBITS! (@ Brooklyn Night Bazaar - @bkbazaar for Obits, Survival Knife, Hungry Ghost and Pink Avalanche) swarmapp.com/c/2iJljwozXav

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