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Corruption

Lawyers for South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma quit ahead of corruption trial

Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s legal team has quit less than a month before he’s set to go on trial for alleged corruption. Zuma’s spokesman Vukile Mathebula confirmed that lawyer Eric Mabuza filed a withdrawal notice with the High...

Second Recology executive charged with bribery in San Francisco city hall corruption scandal

A second former executive at waste and recycling company Recology has been charged with bribery in connection with a city hall corruption scandal that has ensnared former Public Works Director Mohammed Nuru and other city officials. Federal prosecutors said John Francis Porter,...

Nigeria’s anti-graft agency arrests ex-State Governor Rochas Okorocha over corruption allegations

A former Governor of the South-East state of Imo, Rochas Okorocha, has been arrested, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. Mr Okorocha was arrested by operatives of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) at about 4 P.M. Tuesday at his Unity House...

Ecuador arrests former energy minister in Petroecuador corruption probe

Ecuador on Tuesday detained the country’s comptroller and a former energy minister as part of an investigation into corruption at three state institutions, including oil company Petroecuador, the national prosecutor’s office said. The arrests come after an employee of trading...

Ukraine’s ex-judge accused of corruption was kidnapped in Moldova

A Ukrainian judge who left the country in 2016 facing corruption charges was taken back across the border into Ukraine after being abducted outside a gym, the Moldovan interior minister said on Monday. Judge Mykola Chaus was accused by Ukrainian...

Russian-Jewish pharmaceuticals mogul arrested in corruption probe

Boris Spiegel, a Russian-Jewish pharmaceuticals mogul, has been arrested in Moscow in connection with a corruption investigation.   Spiegel, who has donated substantial time and effort to various Jewish community projects and the World Without Nazism anti-racism organization that he founded,...

Ukraine probes former officials of its central bank for suspected embezzlement

Ukrainian authorities have opened an investigation into current and former central bank officials suspected of embezzlement, the Prosecutor General’s office said on Friday. Its statement came after the Kyiv Post newspaper and other local media reported that a top central...

Ukraine freezes assets of former President Yanukovich and ex-PM Azarov

Ukraine has imposed sanctions on former President Viktor Yanukovich and ex-Prime Minister Mykola Azarov, freezing their assets and property, banning them from withdrawing capital from the country and stripping them of all state awards. Both fled Ukraine and went to...

Italian court acquits Shell, Eni of corruption charges over Nigeria oil deal

An Italian court acquitted oil companies Royal Dutch Shell RDS.A -3.63% PLC and Eni E -2.69% SpA, along with the latter’s chief executive, of bribery in connection with oil-drilling rights in Nigeria, ending a three-year trial that had shone...

UK to return £4.2m looted by ex-governor Ibori to Nigeria

The United Kingdom and Nigeria have signed a deal to return to the latter 4.2 million pounds ($5.84m) recovered from a former state governor who was jailed in London for money laundering. James Ibori, who was the governor of southern...

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Lawyers for South Africa’s ex-president Jacob Zuma quit ahead of corruption trial

Former South African President Jacob Zuma’s legal team has quit less than a month before he’s set to go...
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