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Luxembourg investigates Lebanon’s Central Bank governor Riad Salameh over alleged money laundering

Luxembourg judicial authorities have opened "a criminal case" in relation to Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh and his companies and assets, a judicial representative of the European Union country told Reuters on Monday. A representative of Lebanon's Central Bank said Mr Salameh had...

Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta pleads guilty to bribery in red-light camera probe

Longtime Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta resigned from office shortly before pleading guilty Wednesday to federal bribery charges alleging he took an envelope stuffed with a cash bribe from a representative of a red-light camera company that does business in...

Georgia district attorney pleads guilty to bribery, influencing witnesses

A Georgia district attorney pleaded guilty Monday to charges of influencing witnesses and bribery, and also agreed to resign, the Associated Press reported. Mark Jones, formerly of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, was accused of trying to influence a police officer's...

Union boss John Dougherty, City Councilmember Bobby Henon found guilty in corruption trial

Union boss John Dougherty and Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon were both found guilty of conspiracy and multiple counts of honest services wire fraud in their federal corruption trial. In all, Dougherty was found guilty of eight of 11 charges...

Mexico arrests businessman in Pegasus spyware case

Mexican prosecutors said Monday they have arrested a businessman on charges he used the Pegasus spyware to spy on a journalist. The software marketed by the Israeli spyware firm NSO Group has been implicated in government surveillance of opponents and...

Solar firm owner Jeff Carpoff jailed for 30 years in billion-dollar Ponzi scheme

The owner of a California-based solar energy company has been sentenced to 30 years in federal prison for bilking investors in a billion-dollar Ponzi scheme, prosecutors say. Jeff Carpoff, 50, previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud and...

Bangladesh’s ex-chief justice gets 11 years in jail for corruption

Bangladesh’s former chief justice has been sentenced in absentia to 11 years in jail for corruption in a case that opposition groups and supporters say is politically motivated. Surendra Kumar Sinha, 70, headed the Supreme Court when it ruled in...

Honduras arrest presidential candidate Santos Rodriguez on murder, drug-trafficking charges

Honduran authorities on Thursday arrested presidential candidate Santos Rodriguez over accusations of money laundering related to drug-trafficking and homicide, including the murder of a DEA informant. His arrest comes less than a month ahead of presidential elections in which the...

Mexican judge jails ex-Pemex boss Emilio Lozoya in corruption case

The former head of Mexico’s state-run oil company has finally been ordered to jail on Wednesday, a year after he was extradited from Spain but offered to turn state’s evidence against other ex-officials. Emilio Lozoya served as director of the...

Former Illinois state rep Luis Arroyo pleads guilty to bribery

A former Democratic leader in the Illinois House of Representatives pleaded guilty Wednesday in a bribery scheme that cost him his political career and could send him to prison for 20 years. Luis Arroyo entered the plea in U.S. District...

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