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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared fugitive from justice

A top Pakistani court on Wednesday declared the country's ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who lives in exile in London, a fugitive from justice after he failed to return home to face additional corruption charges. The move by the...

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam drops plan to extend anti-bribery laws to her role as chief executive

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will not extend the city’s anti-bribery laws to cover her own chief executive position, reneging on a promise she made in her election manifesto three years ago. Lam said amending the law would affect her “constitutional...

Honduran ex-president Zelaya stopped at airport with $18,000 in cash, denies ownership

Former Honduran president Manuel Zelaya said on Friday that he had been “unjustly” detained at the Central American nation’s Toncontin international airport for carrying $18,000 in cash, which he said was not his. “I don’t know the origin of that...

Indonesian Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo arrested over corruption in lobster seed export case

Indonesia's Fisheries Minister Edhy Prabowo faces up to life in jail after being arrested by the country's Anti-Corruption Commission over lobster larvae export permits. The Anti-Corruption Commission, known by its Indonesian acronym KPK, arrested Mr Prabowo and his wife Iis...

Venezuelan court jails six former Citgo executives for corruption

A Venezuelan court sentenced six former executives of U.S. refiner Citgo to prison after finding them guilty of corruption charges on Thursday. The officials were arrested in November 2017 after being called into a meeting at the Caracas office of...

India’s ED arrest Cox And Kings Promoter Peter Kerkar in money laundering case linked to Yes Bank

The Enforcement Directorate (ED) today arrested Cox & Kings promoter Peter Kerkar in a money laundering case linked to the alleged loan default at the Yes Bank, officials said. Peter Kerkar alias Ajay Ajit Peter was arrested in Mumbai under...

Israeli Mayor of Or Akiva arrested for corruption faces new charges on suspicion of rape, other sex crimes

Yaakov Edri, the mayor of Or Akiva and a former Likud cabinet minister, is being investigated by the police on suspicion of rape and other sex crimes in a number of incidents. On Wednesday, the court allowed the allegations to...

Queensland’s corruption watchdog raids two law firms in money laundering case

Four people connected to two law firms raided by the state’s corruption watchdog are together facing hundreds of fraud and money laundering charges. The Crime and Corruption Commission has laid more than 300 charges following the raid on two Brisbane-based...

Mumbai terror attack mastermind Hafiz Saeed sentenced to 10 years in prison

Hafiz Saeed, the mastermind of the 26/11 Mumbai attacks, has been sentenced to 10 years in two terror cases by a court in Pakistan, news agency PTI reported. This was not the first time that Hafiz Saeed, chief of the...

Australian regulator suspends gaming licence of Crown Resorts over money laundering concerns

An Australian state gambling regulator said on Wednesday it was suspending the gaming licence of casino giant Crown Resorts Ltd, citing money laundering concerns, delaying the firm’s plan to open a $1.6 billion resort in Sydney next month. The New...

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Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif declared fugitive from justice

A top Pakistani court on Wednesday declared the country's ailing former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, who lives in exile in London, a fugitive from...

U.K court freezes $5 billion in assets linked to stolen billions from Kazakhstan’s BTA bank

A U.K. civil court froze up to $5 billion in assets including stakes in luxury hotels, cash in bank accounts in half a dozen...

Hong Kong’s leader Carrie Lam drops plan to extend anti-bribery laws to her role as chief executive

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor will not extend the city’s anti-bribery laws to cover her own chief executive position, reneging on a promise she made...

Irish authorities probe Wirecard’s Irish arm over alleged €400m fraud

Gardaí are investigating an alleged €400 million fraud at electronic payments company Wirecard’s Irish arm, the High Court heard on Monday. The firm, which has its headquarters...

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