Thursday, December 9, 2021

Corruption

Former Nassau County Leader Found Guilty of Corruption Charges

A “job” as a food taster at a restaurant that paid $100,000 a year. The gift of a $7,000 watch. Free meals and subsidized tropical vacations. The fall of one of the most prominent officials in Nassau County’s legendary postwar...

Nigeria: Court Jails Ex-Air Force Chief, Omenyi for 21 Years in Corruption Case

Justice Nnamdi Dimgba of the Federal High Court, Abuja has sentenced Air Vice Marshall Tony Omenyi (rtd) to a 21-year jail term. He was found guilty on the amended three-count charge brought against him by the Economic and Financial Crimes...

UK drops corruption charges against Rolls-Royce in India, other countries

The UK has announced the closure of its probe into corruption charges against senior executives of British aerospace and defence major Rolls-Royce in India and six other countries. Serious Fraud Office (SFO), the UK government's investigation authority, which also closed...

Ipswich City Council CEO sentenced to five years in jail for corruption

Former Ipswich City Council CEO Carl Wulff has been sentenced to five years in prison after accepting bribes worth more than $240,000. Carl Wulff, 66, pleaded guilty to two counts of official corruption and one count of attempting to pervert...

Israel’s AG said to conclude PM Netanyahu should be charged with bribery in Case 4000

Attorney General Avichai Mandelblit has concluded that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu should be indicted on bribery charges in one of the cases against him and will offer him for a pre-indictment hearing next month, legal sources told Hadashot TV...

Sierra Leone’s ex-defence minister, deputy arrested on alleged corruption charges

A former Sierra Leone defence minister and his deputy have been arrested as part of a crackdown by President Julius Maada Bio’s administration on alleged graft by its predecessor, the country’s anti-corruption commissioner said. Alfred Paolo Conteh, the defense minister...

Pakistan: Zardari’s lawyer implicated in money laundering case

The Joint Investigation Team (JIT) – probing the Rs35 billion fake accounts scam – has implicated Pakistan Peoples Party senior lawyer Farooq H Naeek in the money laundering case. The report says while probing into the affairs of M/s Orient...

China: Former political advisor Wenli stands trial for bribery

Ai Wenli, a former Chinese provincial political advisor, stood trial Thursday for taking bribes of over 64.78 million yuan (about 9.44 million U.S. dollars), at a court in the central province of Jiangsu. Ai, former vice chairman of the Hebei...

Pakistan’s ex-PM Nawaz Sharif sent back to jail for corruption

Former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has been sent back to jail after a fresh corruption conviction. The anti-corruption court in Islamabad gave Sharif a seven-year term for investments beyond his declared assets. Sharif, who denies wrongdoing, was jailed in July...

Argentina’s ex-President Cristina Kirchner to be tried for corruption

Former Argentina president Cristina Kirchner, who has been accused of receiving tens of millions of dollars in bribes during her term in office, will go on trial for corruption, a federal court confirmed on Thursday. Kirchner is accused of running...

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Loses Appeal of 1MDB Conviction

A Malaysian court on Wednesday upheld former premier Najib Razak's conviction on corruption charges over a multi-billion dollar scandal...