Yep, it exists everywhere. Germany got just recently another proof. The president of the German soccer club 1860 Munich was arrested on suspicion of taking bribes from a company that won the bid to build the new arena, one of the showcase stadiums for the 2006 World Cup finals in Germany. He and some others were accused of involvement in a 'shadowy' exchange of sealed bids for the construction contract for the new arena and of participating in illegal payments for the information.
You know how it is ... as long as those cases do not grab the publics attention, people will act as if there isn't any problem. But to combat corruption isn't easy, you need skilled investigators etc.
Anyway, I'm off for now.
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