November 18, 2013 |
College students who cheated on a simple task were more likely to want government jobs, researchers from Harvard University and the University of Pennsylvania found in a study of hundreds of students in Bangalore, India. Their results, recently released as a working paper by the National Bureau of Economic Research, suggest that one of the contributing forces behind government corruption could be who gets into government work in the first place. For instance, “if people have the view that jobs in government are corrupt, people who are honest might not want to get into that system,” said Rema Hanna, an associate professor at the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard.
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January 14, 2014 |
Robert Rizzo, the former city manager of Bell who already has pleaded no contest to 69 corruption felonies, pleaded guilty Monday to federal tax charges in which he claimed more than $770,000 in phony losses, mostly on his horse ranch. Rizzo was dressed in a blue blazer and gray pants, as he has been for nearly all his court appearances. His hair, dyed brown when he was illegally receiving $1.5 million in annual compensation from Bell, is gray. He agreed last month to plead guilty to one count each of conspiracy to commit tax fraud and making a false income tax return.
March 15, 1988
Police in India arrested more than 25,000 people, officials said, as authorities moved to block a nationwide strike today to protest what opposition forces contend is government corruption and incompetence. The nine opposition parties sponsoring the strike have also accused the government of failure to contain Sikh separatist violence in Punjab.
January 15, 2007 |
Two men pleaded guilty to charges that resulted from a federal investigation of New Orleans government corruption during Mayor Marc Morial's administration. Former city property management director Kerry DeCay and restaurant owner Stan "Pampy" Barre, a Morial confidant, each could get up to 20 years in prison for conspiracy, mail fraud and obstruction of justice. The charges stemmed from a $65-million energy management contract awarded to Johnson Controls Inc. in 2002.
December 10, 2008 |
Six years ago, Rod R. Blagojevich became the first Democrat to be elected governor of Illinois in 30 years, unseating what he called a Republican "legacy of corruption, mismanagement and lost opportunities." Until his arrest Tuesday on federal corruption charges, the self-proclaimed "always lawful" Blagojevich had built a political career, in part, on fighting corruption.
August 21, 2013 |
SAN FRANCISCO - Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg's ambitious plan to provide Internet access to billions of people around the globe will face challenges that extend far beyond solving technical and financial issues. In announcing a partnership dubbed Internet.org, Zuckerberg outlined several technology-based strategies for reducing costs in order to extend affordable Internet service to 5 billion people around the globe who are not currently online. But nonprofit groups that have been focused on bridging the global digital divide have reported that such efforts inevitably run into problems including economics, culture, education and corruption.