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The issues of tackling fraud and corruption for NGOs

21 May 2013

The introduction of new anti-corruption laws in the US and the UK has strengthened the hand of NGOs in preventing bribery and corruption. We tend to think it was Eliot Ness who brought down Al Capone, leader of the Chicago mob and an individual who embodied the terms “fraud and corruption”, but it wasn’t. It was Frank J Wilson, a former accountant who armed the prosecution team with the information on income tax evasion that put Capone away.

A promising start for anti-corruption, but unfortunately not much has changed in the intervening 85 years. Corruption is still rife. Fraud and bribery are commonplace.

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