Friday, October 23, 2020

Africa

US sanctions Gambia’s former first lady Zineb Jammeh

Zineb Jammeh, the wife of Gambia’s former president, Yahya Jammeh, has been hit with U.S. sanctions for her role in the economic plunder of the tiny West African county during her husband’s 22-year rule, the U.S. Treasury said on...

Kenya: Garissa county governor Ali Korane arrested over corruption charges

Garissa Governor Ali Korane and four county government officials have spent police custody and are expected to be arraigned in court for graft charges. Korane is set to be charged over alleged of Ksh.233 million World Bank grant but the...

Zimbabwe anti-graft commissioner suspended over corruption allegations

A member of the Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), Frank Muchengwa, has been suspended for misconduct pending a tribunal that will look into what have been described as “corruption allegations”. Comm Muchengwa has been suspended after a complaint of improper conduct...

Nigeria police probes GTBank, Managing Director over $667,000 fraudulent transactions

Guaranty Trust Bank Plc (GTBank) and its managing director, Mr. Segun Agbaje, are being investigated by the Police Special Fraud Unit (PSFU), over alleged $667,000 fraudulent transactions. Consequently, BusinessLive gathered that the police has dragged the lender and two others before a...

Algeria sentenced ex-minister, MP to 8 years prison in corruption cases

A court in Algiers convicted two of the most prominent figures of the former regime and began the trial of a third, on major corruption charges, which previously led to the imprisonment of dozens of top civil and military...

Mozambique: District police commander arrested for taking $633 bribe

Three police officers, including a district commander, are under arrest for crimes of corruption in the central Mozambican province of Manica. The police commander in Macossa district, Jorselio Matimbe, who has been a member of the police force for 15...

Passport maker Semlex paid bribes to secure Madagascar’s passport contract

Belgian company Semlex Group paid a former top official in Madagascar’s government at least $140,000 — and possibly much more — in unexplained fees, according to leaked company emails that appear to show a quid pro quo to secure...

Nigeria seeks $1.1 billion from Eni, Shell in offshore oil bribery case

The Federal Government, on Wednesday, September 9, 2020, asked a court in Milan to order Royal Dutch Shell and Eni to pay the sum of $1.092 billion as an immediate advance payment for damages in the Malabu oil scandal,...

Zimbabwe accuses Swiss engineering firm ABB of avoiding $13.4 million in taxes

ABB, one of Switzerland’s most profitable companies, tried to avoid paying millions of dollars in taxes to Zimbabwe, according to the African country’s tax office in court filings and other documents obtained by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists. The...

Nigerian court rejects appeal of media mogul Dokpesi in $5.5 million fraud case

A media mogul, Chief Raymond Dokpesi, and his Daar Investment and Holdings Company Limited, on Friday, lost in their bid to have the Court of Appeal in Abuja strike out the N2.1bn money laundering charges pending against them at...

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Former Blue Bell Creameries CEO indicted for fraud linked to 2015 listeria outbreak

The former president and CEO of Blue Bell Creameries L.P., a Texas ice cream company, was indicted Tuesday on wire fraud charges in connection with a scheme...

Judge opposed dismissal of bribery charge against former Portage mayor Synder

A judge denied Thursday two motions to dismiss a soliciting bribes charge former Portage Mayor James Snyder will be retried on, according to court...

Bribery trial of former San Angelo police chief Tim Vasquez delayed until 2021

The trial of former San Angelo police chief Tim Vasquez will not happen until 2021, according to court documents. The trial, originally set for...

Texas AG Ken Paxton fires second whistleblower who accused him of bribery

A second whistleblower has been fired from the Texas attorney general’s office after reporting his boss, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, to law enforcement for...

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