This blog has proposed a remedy for fraud of public funds in the past
A False Claim Act is the superior remedy; it applies to private corruption and to public corruption; it promotes the disclosure of wrongdoing by witnesses; it acts as a disincentive to crime (by making it dangerous to undertake).
There is a perception in the public that our corruption index is high. Only full and open investigation and punishment of offenses will reduce this perception.
f this happened in Ireland the employee would be guilty of an offence under The Public Bodies Corrupt Practices Act 1889, as extended by The Prevention of Corruption Act 1916.
Paul Benfield was a man of the world. The shareholders of the East India company were also beneficiaries of the extortion and theft practised in India and if appearances could be maintained, they would not and did not change the status quo.
One of the most influential ideas in Ireland is the belief that the State is superior to the citizen.
Little did I know, when I remarked on the tendency for the very institution, presumed to oversee a situation, to be suborned and used directly contrary to its purpose, that prima facie evidence of such prominence would spring up so quickly.
The real news story of the Dublin Port Tunnel is not its faults; it is the role of the whistleblower/s.
Consider this; in the writerâs experience when the word âindependentâ? is associated with the title of any institution, it is invariably the case that the institution is not âindependentâ?.
Bertieâs friends are particularly brazen in claiming âunfair proceduresâ? on the part of the Tribunal. Of what do they think cross-examination consists? Do they think counsel should write down his questions and give advance notice of them in that format? And not deviate from the script?