By Zaid Srour, Marketing – The title of this blog does not have to be an oxymoron. The fate of the Russian economy right now depends a lot on whether the government and industries implement new anti-corruption compliance policies. Such policies ensure that establishments manage their organizations with transparency and integrity. Anti-corruption ...
November 19, 2014Converus
By Stephen Shepherd, Marketing – Getting caught doing something wrong makes people feel an intense combination of emotions. Most of us experience regret or remorse for having done wrong. Some people, however, have no contrition; they only feel bad about getting caught. Real World ...
November 17, 2014Converus
By Zaid Srour, Marketing – While many view corruption as an important moral issue, as a disease spreading through the world, economists tend to careless about the moral side of corruption and more about its costly side. Economists believe that corruption decreases efficiency and limits the government’s ability to fight inefficiency. The Faces of ...
November 14, 2014Converus
By Andrew Crawford, Marketing – More than 20 top police officials in Rio de Janeiro were arrested on allegations of bribery and extortion ― with more arrests on the horizon. Colonel Alexandre Fontanelle Ribeiro, third in command for the city’s military police, was one of the officers taken into custody. These officers ...
November 12, 2014Converus
By Stephen Shepherd, Marketing – Recently, nearly all Brazilian citizens of voting age voted for their local and state representatives and, most importantly, their president. A heated debate on the topic of corruption began raging in the weeks, months and even years proceeding Election Day. These are the first general elections since ...
November 10, 2014Converus
By Megan Burrell, Marketing - The use of food stamps in the U.S. has skyrocketed and New Mexico is no exception. One in every five New Mexicans uses food stamps. In 2013, over $800,000 in food stamp fraud was discovered in New Mexico. The most common occurrences of food stamp fraud in ...
November 7, 2014Converus
By Stephen Shepherd, Marketing − Our forefathers declared in The Declaration of Independence that “Governments are instituted among Men, deriving their just powers from the consent of the governed” to the end of securing the citizens’ inalienable rights. Many people fear today that our increasingly convoluted political system creates far too many ...
November 3, 2014Converus
By Ben Stout, Chief Technology Officer- Converus has made some exciting changes to the EyeDetect™ software and Converus Dashboard over the last month. The following is a quick summary of some of the new features and enhancements that are most visible and helpful: R2 score (Relevant Issue 2): When an EyeDetect test is ...
October 31, 2014Converus
By Andrew Potts, Marketing − The guilty verdict rang through the federal courtroom and former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell (R) hung his head. McDonnell and his wife, Maureen, were pronounced guilty of 14 combined counts of conspiracy, bribery and extortion. Both could face time in prison. Bribery Allegations The trial spawned from allegations ...
October 31, 2014Converus
By Daniel Rabanales, Marketing − The biggest telecom equipment manufacturer in China, Huawei, has incriminated over 100 employees on charges of corruption, bribery and dishonesty. The Asian tech giant, like any other company, seems to be confronting the imminent challenge that its business sales model presents — an opportunity to cheat the ...
October 29, 2014Converus
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