Saturday, January 16, 2021

Corruption

Mexico drop corruption charges against ex-defence minister arrested in the US

The authorities in Mexico say they will bring no charges against a former top military official who was arrested in the United States last year on drug-trafficking and corruption charges, only to be sent home at the request of...

South Korea’s court upholds ex-President Park Geun-hye’s 20-year prison sentence

South Korea's highest court has upheld former President Park Geun-hye's 20-year prison sentence for her 2018 bribery conviction, ending a corruption scandal that has gripped the country for years. Park was initially sentenced to 24 years in prison after she was...

San Francisco developer agrees to $1.2m fine in bribery case involving ex-councilman Jose Huizar

A real estate company whose 35-story residential tower is a major part of the federal bribery case against former Los Angeles Councilman Jose Huizar has agreed to pay $1.2 million to resolve its portion of the investigation, prosecutors said Thursday. Carmel Partners,...

Salvador ex-President convicted for illicit enrichment, ordered to return $4.4 million

A civil court in El Salvador on Tuesday found former President Elias Antonio Saca and his wife Ana Mixco guilty of "illicit enrichment" and ordered them to return $4.4 million to state coffers, authorities said. Prosecutors had found irregularities in...

Israeli prosecutors release details of charges against PM Netanyahu in corruption case

Israeli prosecutors on Sunday released an amended indictment spelling out detailed charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a corruption case in which he is accused of trading favors with a powerful media mogul. Netanyahu has been charged with fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in...

Pakistan ex-foreign minister arrested in corruption probe

Pakistan's anti-corruption body on Tuesday arrested a senior opposition leader and former foreign minister, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, in an ongoing probe into allegations of possessing assets higher than his known sources of income. The National Accountability Bureau (NAB) arrested Asif — a leading...

Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht fined $50 million for corruption

Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, which recently changed its name to Novonor, must pay a $50 million fine over corruption related to construction of a highway in Colombia, authorities announced on Monday. The company was fined "for implementing a system restricting...

Nigerian corruption agency says lawyers gave $12.9m bribes to judges in three years

A survey by the Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences has found that an estimated N9.4bn bribe exchanged hands in the judicial sector between 2018 and 2020. The report said the level of corruption in the justice sector was...

Pope Francis strips Vatican secretariat of state of financial assets

Pope Francis has formally stripped the Vatican secretariat of state of its financial assets and real estate holdings following its bungled management of hundreds of millions of euros in donations and investments that are now the subject of a...

Romanian police declare Prince Paul-Phillipe al Romaniei wanted in corruption case

Paul-Phillipe al Romaniei, also known as Prince Paul of Romania, the grandson of King Carol II of Romania, has become a wanted person as the Police are trying to get him to jail, where he has to serve a...

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Former Japan farm minister Yoshikawa indicted on bribery charges

Former agriculture minister Takamori Yoshikawa was indicted Friday by prosecutors without arrest for alleged bribery charges, after receiving ¥5...
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