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 allegedly demanded payments from local shopkeepers, and taxi, private van and bus companies in exchange for protection from being charged for infractions. Payments ranged from $12-1,000.
Officials being charged face two to six-year jail sentences, while the city suffers through yet another betrayal of trust.
Corruption ―The Never-ending Story
This isn’t the first case of extortion by police officers in Brazil and it likely won’t be the last. What can be done to undermine extortion, bribery and fraud amongst those in positions of authority?
Wouldn’t it be nice if there were a way to regularly screen police officers and officials to ensure they maintain high moral and ethical standards?
Tools to Combat Corruption
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Using EyeDetect, governments can prevent being in a slice in the $2.6 trillion fraud pie.