Since public corruption crimes can involve the concealment of bribe money or other illicit assets, public corruption is the subject of this "Asset Search News Roundup".  As partly mentioned at  "White-Collar Crime & A Former Top Cop", Transparency International’s Corruption Perception Index annually ranks 180 countries by their perceived levels of corruption.  

The Corruption Perception Index specifically does this by assessing countries on a scale of "1" to "10.  As more fully described by a press release, the 2008 Corruption Perception Index was just released on September 23.  According to said press release, corruption is falling in Ireland while it is rising in the neighboring United Kingdom.

Copyright 2008 Fred L. Abrams