Tag Archives: bribery

Adiós a la Cara de Piña

Panama has been in the news recently for its Papers, but long before then we had Noriega (or “Old Pineapple Face”, as his braver countrymen called him – behind his back, of course).  Indeed, when I started out as a … Continue reading

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Wishing you a speedy recovery

I have been working in Jersey this week, and at the start of the week it was announced that Jersey has undertaken to return to Kenya over £3 million of stolen assets, in an agreement signed by the Jersey Chief … Continue reading

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Still selling their souls

In my spare time I think about financial crime, because I am the author of a series of historical financial crime novels set in London in the 1820s.  When I tried to interest publishers in the first in the series, … Continue reading

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Biting the hand that steals?

Please note that as I fade slightly from view for my summer writing retreat (the fourth Sam Plank novel is nearing completion), for the next month I will blog once a week only, instead of the usual twice.  Back to … Continue reading

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Prevention is better than cure

Like many people, I used the “Crimbo limbo” (period between Christmas and new year) to do a bit of sorting, tidying, sifting and chucking.  And as I went through the thousands of photos that I took in 2015, I came … Continue reading

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All the money in the world

I spend most of my time thinking about scuzzy criminals and their dastardly deeds, but for my last post before Christmas, I thought I would spread a bit of seasonal goodwill by focussing instead on those items that even the … Continue reading

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The bright side of corruption

I have just returned from a railway holiday in what I still call “eastern Europe”, so I hope you will forgive a slightly tongue in cheek post as I get back into gear for serious work.  In order to get … Continue reading

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Robin Hood he ain’t

Last week I was listening to the “Today” programme on Radio 4, and an item came on about Joaquín “El Chapo” [Shorty] Guzmán – the Mexican drug lord who escaped from a maximum security jail in July by running through … Continue reading

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Always take legal advice

With the intensifying of focus here in the UK on “professional enablers” – not least with the introduction of the new offence of participating in activities of organised crime group – it is salutary to read of a case involving … Continue reading

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The fairer sex

And in this context, “fairer” might just mean more honest and less corrupt.  In a recent index published by an American provider of, well, indices, it was revealed that companies with a higher-than-average proportion of women on the board are … Continue reading

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