Interesting snippet from China, supporting the PMs crusade against corruption. In 2013, the system punished 29 judges and court staff for corruption. The UK passed its own Bribery Act in 2010, following years of pressure by the US to enact a piece of legislation that was at least equal to the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. The UKBAs first scalp was earned in 2012, when a court clerk was found guilty of helping offenders to avoid prosecution and acting with misconduct in a public office.
Beijing, March 3 (IANS) China investigated and punished 829 judges and other court staff for corruption in 2013, the Supreme People’s Court (SPC) said Sunday.
The latest statistics show 42.3 per cent rise.
Among the 829 court officials, 157 were transferred to judicial organs for prosecution, 294 punished for violation of Party disciplines, and 531 punished for breaching government disciplines, Xinhua quoted the SPC saying in a statement.
The SPC said 683 judges and court staff turned over illegal gains including cash, securities and payment documents, to the value of 3.32 million yuan ($540,000), in 2013.