Saturday, February 27, 2021

FIFA closes bribery case against German great Franz Beckenbauer after the statute of limitations expired

FIFA's ethics judges closed a bribery investigation against German great Franz Beckenbauer because a statute of limitations expired, soccer's world governing body said Thursday. Beckenbauer...

FATF keeps Pakistan on terrorism financing ‘grey list’

Global money-laundering watchdog the Financial Action Task Force (FATF) on Thursday said it would keep Pakistan on its terrorism financing “grey list”. FATF had placed...

German lawmaker accused of bribery over COVID masks deal

Conservative lawmaker Georg Nüsslein faces accusations he received €660,000 to lobby for a mask supplier. The Bundestag voted unanimously to lift his immunity. Investigators raided...

Former state attorney Siegmeister accused of bribery, fraud and extortion

A former state attorney in north Florida is facing multiple federal charges related to allegations of bribery, extortion and fraud, officials announced Friday. Jeffrey Siegmeister,...

Malaysia’s AmBank agrees to $700m settlement for role in 1MDB scandal

Malaysian banking group AMMB Holdings Berhad (AmBank) said on Friday it will pay the government 2.83 billion ringgit ($699 million) to settle claims linked...

Swedbank declines to sue ex-CEO and board over money laundering violations in Baltics

Swedbank said on Thursday it had resolved not to file claims for damages against...

UK court clears path for the extradition of fugitive billionaire Nirav Modi to India

A London court ruled on Thursday that billionaire Indian diamond magnate Nirav Modi could...

Chicago political operative Roberto Caldero charged in bribery probe

For decades, Roberto Caldero was an influential behind-the-scenes player in politics at all levels...

Turkey jails pilots, airline official for their roles in the escape of ex-Nissan CEO Ghosn

A Turkish court convicted an official from a private airline and two pilots Wednesday...

Santa Ana police officer pleads guilty to accepting $128,000 in bribes

A Santa Ana police officer admitted Wednesday, Feb. 24, to accepting $128,000 in bribes...

Former Shell employees involved in fuel theft charged with bribery

Three former Shell Eastern Petroleum employees who are accused of being involved in a...

UK convicts another executive in Unaoil bribery case

A defendant in a long-running U.K. bribery case has been found guilty of conspiring...

Former Illinois Senator Sam McCann pleads not guilty to fraud charges

Former state senator and gubernatorial candidate Sam McCann has pleaded not guilty to federal charges alleging...

Former Latvian mayor sentenced to five years for bribery and money laundering

One of the most influential figures in Latvian politics has been sentenced to five...

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