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Japan ex-lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto gets 4 years in prison for bribery

A Tokyo court on Tuesday sentenced to four years in prison a former top government official for taking bribes from a gambling company, in a high-profile case that has added to the political woes of Japan’s outgoing prime minister...

EY faces $1billion claim over audits for collapsed conglomerate Zeromax

EY’s Swiss practice is facing investor claims for giving clean audits to opaque conglomerate Zeromax for years before it collapsed, according to the Financial Times who first reported the news. Zeromax, whose crash in 2010 made it the second-largest bankruptcy...

Former EU commissioner John Dalli faces charges over bribery scandal

Former European commissioner John Dalli will face charges as part of a bribery scandal that resulted in his resignation from the Commission in 2012, the Times of Malta reported on Monday. Dalli will appear in court in Malta on September 17...

Telecom giant O2 under investigation over bribery allegations

Britain’s biggest mobile network, O2, is co-operating with the Serious Fraud Office over allegations of bribery, in an investigation that threatens to confirm long-standing suspicions of widespread corruption. The ongoing investigation was triggered after a management shake-up in 2017, The...

Algerian court detains Tunisia’s former presidential candidate Karoui

An Algerian court on Saturday ordered former Tunisian presidential candidate Nabil Karoui to be placed in custody on a charge of illegally crossing a border, a judicial source said. The court in the eastern city of Constantine also ordered the...

Former Rio Rico bank manager gets 30 months in prison for money laundering

A former Rio Rico bank manager was sentenced to 30 months in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to commit money laundering. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, 41-year-old Carlos Antonio Vasquez of Nogales took part in a scheme...

Guatemala probes President Giammattel over alleged Russian bribes

Prosecutors in Guatemala have begun an investigation into allegations that Russian businessmen paid a bribe to President Alejandro Giammattei to obtain a dock in one of the country's main ports, the attorney general's office said on Friday. Juan Luis Pantaleon,...

Former state senator Frank Hill charged in $20 million corruption scandal

The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office has filed corruption charges against a former state senator, a former City of Industry top administrator and a San Diego-based developer following a probe into a failed solar project that resulted in...

JPMorgan fined $30 million to settle French tax fraud Case

JPMorgan Chase & Co. settled a longstanding French criminal investigation over allegations it helped clients commit tax fraud for 25 million euros ($29.6 million). The case relates to allegations of tax fraud seen to benefit former managers at investment firm Wendel,...

Retired naval officer pleads guilty to taking bribes in ‘Fat Leonard’ Scandal

A retired U.S. Navy chief warrant officer involved in the wide-ranging "Fat Leonard" bribery scandal pleaded guilty Tuesday to federal charges for taking more than $45,000 in bribes from the disgraced foreign defense contractor. Robert Gorsuch, 54, admitted in San Diego federal...

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