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Tokyo prosecutors raid ad giant Dentsu as Olympics bribery scandal widens

Tokyo prosecutors raided the headquarters of ad agency Dentsu Inc and an events company on Friday, part of a widening scandal into corruption during the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. The companies are being investigated on suspicion of rigging bids for contracts...

French McKinsey Probe Widens to Include Campaign Financing

French prosecutors have opened probes into the role played by consulting firms in France’s 2017 and 2022 presidential elections, widening an existing investigation into consulting firm McKinsey & Co. Earlier this year, French financial prosecutors opened a tax-fraud and money-laundering...

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...

Barclays to Handover Tainted £54 Million to UK Crime Agency

Barclays Plc’s UK unit must hand over about $54 million it suspects has links to crime or money laundering to the National Crime Agency, a London court ruled. The Friday decision came after the NCA’s request to recover the money....

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...

Australia’s Crown Resorts fined $77 million by regulators

Australian casino operator Crown Resorts has been fined A$120 million ($77.3 million) for serious misconduct, regulators of the state of Victoria said on Monday. The breaches by Crown, which was acquired by private equity firm Blackstone Inc for $6.3 billion,...

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