Tuesday, November 29, 2022

Corruption

Slovakia central bank governor Kazimir faces renewed bribery charges

The head of Slovakia's central bank, Peter Kazimir, is facing bribery charges for a second time. Prosecutors had earlier dropped charges over the alleged bribe, which goes back to when he was a finance minister. He has condemned the allegation and...

Malawi Vice President Arrested Over $280,000 Bribery Claims

Malawi has arrested its Vice President Saulos Chilima and charged him with graft over a bribery scandal involving a British-Malawian businessman, the country’s anti-corruption watchdog said. The president’s deputy — who has been stripped of his powers — has been...

Ex-Ohio House speaker wants state official’s bribe omitted from his corruption trial

Ohio’s former House Speaker doesn’t want his public corruption trial to include evidence of bribery allegations against another former top state official. Federal prosecutors and former GOP House speaker Larry Householder both filed motions in court last week seeking to...

Former Yale Soccer Coach Sentenced to Prison For Accepting Nearly $1 Million In Bribes

A former Yale University women's soccer coach, who cooperated with authorities investigating the US college admissions scandal, has been sentenced to five months in prison for accepting bribes to help parents get their children into Ivy League schools. Rudolph Meredith, whose...

Federal fraud charges against past leaders of Nebraska’s former child welfare contractor

Two former executives from St. Francis Ministries, which last year lost its contract to oversee child welfare services in Nebraska, have been federally indicted on fraud charges. The charges are not directly related to the Kansas organization's contract with Nebraska,...

Guinea: Junta Orders Corruption Case Against Ousted Leader Alpha Condé

Guinea's justice minister has ordered legal proceedings against former President Alpha Condé and more than 180 officials from his deposed regime for alleged corruption and embezzlement of public funds. Guinea has been run by a military junta that overthrew Condé in a coup...

Nigeria: Former Lagos State attorney-general arraigned on separate money laundering charge

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), on Friday, arraigned former Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice in Lagos State, Olasupo Shasore, SAN, on a 14-count money laundering charge. Mr Shasore was arraigned on a fresh charge before Justice Inyang Ekwo of...

London Court Orders Glencore Unit to Pay $315 Million Fine in Bribery Case

A UK subsidiary of mining giant Glencore has been ordered to pay more than £275m for bribing officials in African countries to get access to oil. The company paid $26m (£23m) through agents and employees to officials of crude oil...

Former Speaker Madigan and longtime ally plead not guilty in bribery case

Former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan and his longtime associate Michael McClain entered not guilty pleas Tuesday morning on new charges stemming from their alleged participation in a corruption scheme involving AT&T Illinois. Neither Madigan nor McClain was present during the...

Glencore employees moved cash for bribes across Africa in private jet, London court told

Employees and agents of a British subsidiary of mining and trading group Glencore (GLEN.L) used private jets to transfer cash to pay bribes to oil officials in West Africa, prosecutors told a London court on Wednesday. Glencore Energy UK Limited paid –...

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Slovakia central bank governor Kazimir faces renewed bribery charges

The head of Slovakia's central bank, Peter Kazimir, is facing bribery charges for a second time. Prosecutors had earlier dropped...