World Bank boss calls for more action on graft

| 07/12/2010

(Reuters): The World Bank’s top anti-corruption official has called for a strengthened global alliance to fight corruption to ensure more wrongdoers are prosecuted. More than 250 corruption fighters, including attorney generals and heads of corruption agencies from 134 countries, gather at the World Bank Tuesday for a high-level meeting of the Corruption Hunters Alliance on how to advance the battle against graft. In an interview, Leonard McCarthy, the World Bank’s vice president for integrity, told Reuters he hoped the meeting would agree to a global mechanism to track major corruption cases to ensure more firms and individuals involved in fraud or corruption are held accountable.

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