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Japan:Vice education minister poised to resign over bribery scandal of senior officials

Administrative vice minister for education Kazuo Todani is poised to resign over a series of bribery cases involving senior ministry officials, people close to the government have disclosed. Todani, 61, has been questioned by public prosecutors in connection with the...

Israel: Senior rabbinate official arrested on kashrut bribery suspicions

A top official in the Israeli state rabbinate’s kashrut inspection arm was arrested Monday on suspicion of accepting bribes. According to police, the official is suspected of “receiving on a large number of occasions bribes and other benefits, in exchange...

Shari Arison, Israel’s richest woman questioned for hours in suspected Africa bribery case

Israel’s richest woman, US-Israeli billionaire and philanthropist Shari Arison was questioned for 9 hours on Sunday on suspicion of involvement in a bribery case which investigators believe saw millions of dollars paid to government officials in African countries. Along with...

Former El Salvador president pleads guilty to money laundering

Former El Salvadoran President Antonio Saca pleaded guilty in court to embezzlement and money laundering involving more than $300 million (£231.80 million) during his government, his lawyer said on Tuesday, as Saca sought to reduce his prison sentence. Saca pleaded...

Indonesia to hand over yacht linked to 1MDB to Malaysia

Indonesia has agreed to hand over to Malaysia a $250 million luxury yacht it impounded in Bali earlier this year in connection with a corruption scandal at a Malaysian state fund, Indonesian authorities said on Saturday. The Cayman Islands-flagged Equanimity...

India: Rs 25 lakh bribe in Sterling Biotech money laundering case

THE DIRECTORATE of Enforcement (ED) has informed a Delhi court that Rs 25 lakh in suspected bribe was delivered to the official residence of senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member Ahmed Patel in connection with the money laundering...

Evidence of bribery, fraud by Jerusalem deputy mayor

Police investigators have uncovered evidence that Jerusalem Deputy Mayor Meir Turgeman committed bribery, fraud and breach of trust, the Israel Police said on Sunday, after completing its investigation into Turgeman and other senior municipality officials. The investigation focused on public...

Former Fujian governor sentenced to 16 years in prison for bribery, power abuse

Su Shulin, former governor of east China's Fujian Province, was sentenced to 16 years in prison and fined 3 million yuan for bribery and power abuse by a court in Shanghai Thursday. Su's illicit gains will be turned over to...

Chinese pharmaceutical firm embroiled in vaccine scandal involved in several bribery cases

A Chinese listed pharmaceutical company under probe over a vaccine scandal has been involved in several cases of bribery in recent years, even as its profits soared, public records show. Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology Co and its parent company, Changsheng Biotech,...

Rothschild Bank Broke Money-Laundering Rules in 1MDB Case

Rothschild Bank AG and one of its subsidiaries were found to have seriously breached money-laundering rules in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB Malaysian corruption case, which has ensnared lenders around the world. Swiss financial regulator Finma said Friday it will appoint an...

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