(Not a bad idea for the USA?) Colombia turns to lie detectors to tackle government graft

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Ah, but the really hard part is catching LEGAL graft. We’ve got lots and lots of that going on everyday in every part of government.

(From Yahoo News)

Colombia’s government plans to carry out lie detector tests on senior civil servants who allocate contracts to private companies as it tries to clamp down on widespread corruption and embezzlement of public funds.

Polygraphy will be used initially to test executives in the 72 government departments that have so far signed up to a transparency pact. The executives will be tested before and after concluding contracts for provision of goods and services to the government.

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