By Samuel Rubenfeld
A roundup of corruption-related news from Dow Jones and other sources. You can also receive a newsletter version of Corruption Currents here.
Joseph Lau, one of the Hong Kong business tycoons named — but not charged — in a Macau corruption case, denied wrongdoing by him, and the company he controls. More here, here and here. (Dow Jones Newswires, Bloomberg, Forbes, Reuters)
Mohamed bin Hammam begins his final appeal to overturn a lifetime ban from FIFA for bribery as he argues Wednesday and Thursday before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. More here and here. (AP, Sporting Life, Daily Mail)
A top Quebec construction boss was among 14 people arrested in a wide-ranging probe into corruption in the construction trades. Without going into detail, officials said the boss benefited from the exchange of gifts for inside information. He doesn’t appear to have been contacted for comment. More here and Read more: http://blogs.wsj.com/corruption-currents/2012/04/18/high-tide-from-a-hong-kong-tycoons-denial-to-ronaldinhos-brother/?mod=google_news_blog