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US places former Paraguayan president on corruption list

A former president of Paraguay who has been investigated for his alleged participation in money laundering operations was included on Friday on a U.S. corruption list. The Department of State announced the designation of former President Horacio Manuel Cartes “for...

Ex-County Assessor Pleads Guilty in Bribery Corruption Case

A former southern Arizona county official has pleaded guilty in a bribery corruption case in which he took cash and favors for reducing assessed values of properties so the landowner would save on taxes. Former Santa Cruz County Assessor Felipe Fuentes, 62,...

London Insurance Firms Probed for Bribery and Corruption by U.K.

A handful of London insurance firms are being investigated for bribery and corruption by the U.K.’s Serious Fraud Office, according to people familiar with the probe. The fraud cops are examining the way firms, including Marsh & McLennan Cos.’s Jardine Lloyd...

Former Chicago alderman Ricardo Munoz gets 13 months prison in corruption case

A former Chicago alderman has been sentenced to 13 months in prison after pleading guilty to spending cash from a political fund on vacations, jewelry and other personal expenses. Before he sentenced Ricardo Munoz on Thursday, U.S. District Judge John...

Ex-Goldman partner testifies against former colleague in 1MDB corruption trial

A former Goldman Sachs (GS.N) partner testified on Wednesday that he and a colleague became "heroes" at the bank for bringing in billions in business from Malaysia's 1MDB sovereign wealth fund, deals he said were cemented through bribes and kickbacks. Tim Leissner,...

Jury selection underway in ex-Goldman banker’s 1MDB corruption trial

Jury selection began on Monday in the U.S. corruption trial of a former Goldman Sachs (GS.N) banker accused of helping to launder hundreds of millions of dollars looted from Malaysia's 1MDB sovereign wealth fund and bribing officials to win...

Malawi’s President Fires Cabinet Over Corruption Charges

Malawi’s President Lazarus Chakwera has dissolved the country’s entire cabinet amid charges of corruption against several ministers, he announced in an address to the nation. Late on Monday, President Chakwera said that he had decided to allow the three ministers and other...

Nigerian Govt Awards Major Maritime Project to Firm Sacked Over Corruption in Congo, Mali

Documents show that the company, Frabemar UK Ltd, which is the technical partner to the consortium--MedTech and Rozi International-- was accused of impropriety and corruption. The Nigerian government has approved the award of a major maritime project to a company immersed in high-level...

Lebanese judge freezes assets of central bank governor over corruption allegations

An investigating judge in Beirut on Tuesday froze some assets belonging to the country’s central bank governor, who is accused of corruption and dereliction of duties during Lebanon’s unprecedented economic meltdown. Judge Ghada Aoun said she ordered the freeze “as...

Israel’s ex-PM Benjamin Netanyahu negotiates plea deal in corruption trial

The former Israeli prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu is reportedly close to reaching a plea bargain in his corruption trial, a development that could mean an unexpectedly swift end to his turbulent political career and once again upend Israeli politics. Israeli media were dominated...

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India seizes $46 million from crypto exchange Vauld in money-laundering probe

India’s anti-money laundering agency has frozen assets worth $46.4 million from the local entity of Vauld for facilitating “crime-derived”...
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