Monday, July 26, 2021

Corruption

El Salvador orders arrest of ex-President Sanchez Ceren in corruption probe

El Salvador has ordered the arrest of former president Salvador Sanchez Ceren and nine top officials from a past administration as part of a money laundering and corruption probe, the Attorney General's office said on Thursday. The office said Sanchez...

US bars Honduran ex-president Lobo, family over alleged corruption

The United States has blocked former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa and his immediate family from travel to the US, alleging that he accepted bribes from drug traffickers, the US State Department announced on Tuesday. “While in office, President Lobo...

US DoJ charges Tom Barrack with acting as agent of UAE

Tom Barrack, who chaired former President Donald Trump’s 2017 inaugural committee, was arrested Tuesday on charges that he unlawfully influenced the foreign policy positions of the campaign and administration to advance the interests of the United Arab Emirates, the Department...

DR Congo prosecutors issued arrest warrant for former PM Ponyo in $140 million corruption case

Prosecutors in the Democratic Republic of Congo have issued an arrest warrant for former Prime Minister Matata Ponyo Mapon over allegations he misappropriated $140 million, two government sources told Reuters. Matata, who served as prime minister under former President Joseph...

Albania ex-vice interior minister Rovena Voda arrested on corruption allegations

A former Albanian deputy interior minister has been arrested on corruption accusations, authorities said Tuesday. A statement from the Special Structure Against Corruption and Organized Crime said Rovena Voda, deputy interior minister from 2017 until 2020, was put under house...

Brazil’s federal police investigate President Bolsonaro over corrupt vaccine deal

At the request of the Supreme Court, Brazil's federal police has formally opened a probe into President Jair Bolsonaro related to alleged irregularities in the purchase of an Indian vaccine and could now question him, a source with knowledge...

Chicago Ald. Carrie Austin pleaded not guilty to bribery charges

Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) and her chief of staff, Chester Wilson Jr., pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal charges accusing them of taking bribes from a construction company seeking Austin’s support for a development in her ward. One week ago, Austin,...

Malaysia’s government, 1MDB seeks $5.6 bln from KPMG for role in corruption scandal

Malaysia's government and state fund 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB) are seeking over $5.6 billion in damages from KPMG PLT for alleged breaches and negligence linked to a corruption scandal at the fund, court documents seen by Reuters showed. Audit firm...

Israel’s former PM Netanyahu corruption trial delayed again

The Jerusalem District Court on Monday ordered an additional week delay in the public corruption trial of former prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu following two prior postponements.   The trial has been frozen since June 16 and will now reconvene on July...

Belarus jails President Lukashenko’s political opponent on corruption charges

The highest court in Belarus convicted an aspiring rival to the nation’s authoritarian president on corruption charges that he rejects as politically motivated and sentenced him Tuesday to 14 years in prison. Viktor Babariko, the head of a commercial bank...

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Former Richardson Mayor and developer husband convicted for bribery and tax evasion

Former Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka, now Laura Jordan, and her developer husband Mark Jordan, were found guilty Friday, July...