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Bangladesh PM Hasina linked to criminal gang trading state contracts for bribes

A criminal gang is colluding with Bangladesh’s security forces to extract bribes for state contracts and job positions, all the while maintaining powerful links with the country’s Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina, an Al Jazeera investigation has found. All the Prime...

Kuwait sentenced Bangladeshi lawmaker to 4 years in prison for human trafficking, money laundering

A criminal court in Kuwait has sentenced Bangladeshi MP Shahid Islam alias Kazi Papul to four years in jail for trafficking human and laundering money. Judge Abdullah Al Osman delivered the verdict on Thursday, according to the Kuwaiti media Al-Qabas...

Bangladesh court freezes 617 bank accounts linked to MP Papul, family

A Dhaka court has ordered banks to freeze 617 accounts that belong to MP Kazi Shahid Islam Papul and his family members who are facing charges of money laundering and human trafficking. It also ordered the authorities to seize 92...

Bangladesh MP found guilty of money laundering

The Anti-Corruption Commission, the state-run graft watchdog in Bangladesh, has found evidence that Tk 148 crore was laundered by Lakshmipur-2 constituency’s independent lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam, his lawmaker wife, daughter and sister-in-law. Kuwait-based businessman Shahid Islam, widely known as Kazi...

Bangladesh’s former chief justice indicted in corruption case

A Dhaka court on Thursday indicted Bangladesh’s first Hindu Chief Justice Surendra Kumar Sinha and 10 others on charges of embezzling 40 million taka from a bank, a court official said. The indictment comes seven months after another Dhaka court...

Bangladesh hospital owner arrested over fake Covid-19 tests scam

A hospital owner in Bangladesh was arrested Wednesday on charges of fraud, after allegedly issuing thousands of fake Covid-19 test results to deceive patients out of an estimated $350,000, in a wide-ranging scam that has shaken confidence in the...

Kuwaiti military top official arrested for accepting bribes from Bangladeshi lawmaker

Major General Sheikh Mazen Al Jarrah, the assistant under-secretary to Kuwait's Ministry of Interior, has been detained for allegedly taking bribes from Bangladeshi lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam, Gulf News reports citing Kuwait-based daily Al Qabas. Al Jarrah was detained on...

Bangladeshi MP Papul admits giving bribes to Kuwaiti lawmakers

Earlier, two Kuwaiti lawmakers were indicted on allegations of money laundering, and aiding and abetting MP Papul. Laxmipur lawmaker Mohammad Shahid Islam alias Papul, who has been sent to jail in Kuwait on charges of human trafficking and money laundering,...

Kuwaiti lawmakers indicted in Bangladesh MP money laundering case

Two Kuwaiti lawmakers have been indicted on allegations of money laundering and aiding and abetting the Bangladeshi member of parliament Mohammad Shahid Islam, remanded in custody on charges of human trafficking and money laundering, prosecution investigation revealed. A source close...

Bangladesh MP arrested in Kuwait on money laundering charges

Due to alleged involvement in human trafficking and money laundering, Kuwait officials have confirmed that a Bangladeshi lawmaker has been arrested. Kuwaiti Public Prosecution ordered remanding MP, Mohammad Shahid Islam, pending investigation, after being referred by the residence investigation...

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Former Rockbridge County jail superintendent gets 51 months in prison for corruption

The former superintendent of the Rockbridge County Regional Jail has been sentenced to 51 months in federal prison for...
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