Saturday, May 21, 2022

Corruption

Former Georgia insurance commissioner indicted on federal health care fraud, money laundering charges

A federal grand jury in Atlanta returned an indictment Friday against former State Insurance and Fire Commissioner John Oxendine, accusing him of a scheme to defraud major healthcare providers. The two count indictment accuses Oxendine of conspiracy to commit health care fraud...

Nigeria: Former Speaker of the House of Reps Arrested over Suspicious Payments

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) has arrested and detained a former Speaker of the House of Representatives, Patricia Etteh, PREMIUM TIMES can authoritatively report. Mrs Etteh, who was Speaker between June 6, 2007, and 30 October 30, 2007, was arrested...

Paraguay Anti-drug Prosecutor Killed In Colombia

Marcelo Pecci, a Paraguayan prosecutor known for his work in fighting organized crime, was killed on the Colombian tourism island of Baru on Tuesday, authorities from both countries said. Pecci and his wife, Paraguayan journalist Claudia Aguilera, were on their...

Two Former Managers of National Grid Sentenced to Prison for Bribery and Kickback Scheme

Two former managers for National Grid will serve prison sentences for their participation in a yearslong bribery-and-kickback scheme, according to the U.S. attorney's office in New York. Richard Zavada, 65, was sentenced to a year and one day in prison,...

Guinea to Prosecute Ousted President Alpha Conde

Guinea's military government this week announced plans to prosecute ousted President Alpha Conde and 26 of his former officials for murder, rape, kidnapping and other crimes. Guinea's coup leader also proposed a three-year transition back to civilian rule. In 2010,...

Former Mass. tribal leader convicted in casino bribery case

A former leader of a Massachusetts Native American tribe was convicted Thursday of bribery and extortion charges related to the tribe’s long-planned casino project, federal prosecutors said. But Cedric Cromwell, former leader of the Mashpee Wampanoag, was cleared by the...

Fiji court says United States can seize superyacht owned by Russian oligarch Suleiman Kerimov

A Fiji court ruled on Tuesday that the United States can seize a Russian-owned superyacht, 21 days after it arrived and was impounded by police, as the United States and its allies press Russia over its invasion of Ukraine. U.S....

Ex-County Assessor Pleads Guilty in Bribery Corruption Case

A former southern Arizona county official has pleaded guilty in a bribery corruption case in which he took cash and favors for reducing assessed values of properties so the landowner would save on taxes. Former Santa Cruz County Assessor Felipe Fuentes, 62,...

Former Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta Sentenced to 1 Year For Bribery

Former Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta was sentenced to one year and one day in prison on Monday, five months after pleading guilty to taking a $5,000 bribe from a red light camera company executive in 2018. Presta, who resigned from...

Coca-Cola Enterprises boss admits taking £1.5m in bribes

A former Coca-Cola Enterprises manager has admitted taking more than £1.5m in bribes in exchange for helping favoured companies win lucrative contracts. Noel Corry, 56, provided Boulting Group, Tritec Systems, and Electron Systems with confidential and sensitive data from 2004...

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Nigeria’s Accountant General suspended over N80bn fraud

Ahmed Idris, Nigeria’s Accountant General of the Federation, who was on Monday arrested by the Economic and Financial Crimes...