Key Findings From the 2018 Report to the Nations: Middle East and North Africa Edition

Key Findings From the 2018 Report to the Nations: Middle East and North Africa Edition

In our latest sub-report, we focus more closely on how occupational fraud impacts the Middle East and North Africa. This study is based on the 101 cases of occupational fraud from the region that were reported in our 2017 Global Fraud Survey. Collectively, these cases, which accounted for 5% of all cases in our global study, caused a median loss of USD 200,000 and lasted a median 12 months before they were detected. 

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Unified Truth Seekers Expose Fraud and Corruption

Unified Truth Seekers Expose Fraud and Corruption

When you think of how the Panama Papers unfolded, you could imagine a scene from a movie: a hero with great hair meeting with an anonymous source on a park bench and exchanging code words. But, as we know, our realities can be much stranger than fiction. The initial exchange of the Panama Papers began at Bastian Obermayer’s parents’ home in Germany.

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Significant Amendments to India’s Anti-Graft Law Pave the Way for Future Enforcement

Significant Amendments to India’s Anti-Graft Law Pave the Way for Future Enforcement

The Prevention of Corruption (Amendment) Bill of 2018 brings about a change in a 30 year-old law defining and penalizing corruption in the Indian public system. The newly introduced law aims to provide a more comprehensive definition of bribery. To a country ranking 81 out of the 180 countries on Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index, and with its complex regulatory procedures and tax systems, it is not uncommon for an organization to encounter an unfavorable situation with a public official.

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The 1MBD Scandal Moves Apace

The 1MBD Scandal Moves Apace

“The name of the game — moving the money from your client’s pocket to your pocket,” said actor Matthew McConaughey, playing fraudster Mark Hannah in the Hollywood blockbuster The Wolf of Wall Street. The irony of this quote is not lost on the people of Malaysia.

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Integrity Is More Than a Robust Code of Conduct

Integrity Is More Than a Robust Code of Conduct

We all know this well-worn concept: An organization’s reputation takes years to develop, but it can collapse overnight if it didn’t originally possess integrity from the top down. “It took 160 years for Siemens to build a reputation and only five minutes to ruin it,” said Dr. Andreas Pohlmann, the former chief compliance officer of Siemens, at the 29th Annual ACFE Global Fraud Conference in June. A little ill-gotten profit means nothing if a business has to close its bank accounts when it goes belly up.

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