Seventy people, including former Guatemalan President Otto Perez Molina and former Vice-President Roxana Baldetti, were charged Thursday in a scheme that allegedly saw money from kickbacks and illegal financing spent on shopping trips, real estate and fancy cars, the Associated Press (AP) said.
The Constitutional Court (CCR) is expected to rule Wednesday on decriminalizing the offense of abuse of office. The National Anticorruption Directorate (DNA) has warned that if this happens, it will seriously weaken the country’s fight against corruption.
Some say that the corrupt in Romania have made an art of bribery. With felonies getting expunged and news being lost, a new online museum now depicts some of the most memorable bribes and guards them for posterity.
Former Kosovo ruling party legislator Azem Syla, whom prosecutors accuse of running an organized crime gang that they say deprived the state and Kosovo Serbs of property worth about 30 million Euros (US$ 34 million), was heard in closed session at a Pristina court on Tuesday, reports Balkan Insight.
Unaoil, a Monaco-based oil-services company, denied allegations posed by Fairfax Media and The Huffington Post that it was at the center of a multi-billion dollar bribery scheme and claimed it was the victim of extortion.
Eligijus Masiulis, the leader of Lithuania’s Liberal Party and a former minister of transport, is under investigation on bribery charges.
A decorated US military officer was sentenced on Friday to 78 months in prison for passing along classified information in a bribery case that has shaken the Navy, the Associated Press (AP) reported.
For the first time in the country’s recent history, a judge has been sent to prison for bribery in Bulgaria.
Guatemala’s prosecutors allege former President Otto Perez Molina and ex-Vice President Roxana Baldetti are linked to another corruption scheme, this time over a contract for operation of a container terminal off Guatemala’s Pacific coast, BBC said.
Fairfax Media and the Huffington Post have revealed a link between the Panama Papers and their joint investigation into a bribe-and-corruption scandal centering on the Monaco-based company Unaoil.
Brazilian authorities have charged Joseph Safra and five others with corruption in an alleged scheme to bribe government officials in exchange for favorable tax decisions, a news release by federal prosecutors said Thursday.
A seventh person has been charged in connection with a long-running corruption investigation into the French conglomerate Alstom, the Financial Times (FT) said.
Anti-corruption prosecutors are investigating a controversial deal for repair and purchase of military jets between the Croatian Defense Ministry and a Ukrainian state-owned company.
Football’s world governing body lodged a claim with US authorities Wednesday for compensation of millions of dollars allegedly pocketed illegally by its own corrupt members and football officials, a FIFA news release said.
A former member of Romania’s parliament was sentenced this week to two years in prison for attempting to bribe voters with 60 tons of chicken, reported national press agency AGERPRES.
Brazil’s Supreme Court voted unanimously yesterday to allow corruption charges to proceed against Eduardo Cunha, Brazil’s Lower House speaker, who is accused of taking millions in bribes.
A former European Parliament lawmaker has been sentenced to prison for bribery by the Romanian High Court of Cassation and Justice, reported Romanian Insider.
Russian-Norwegian telecom operator paid possibly as much as US$ 183.5 million in bribes and other payments to Gulnara Karimova, a daughter of the Uzbek president Islam Karimov
VimpelCom says it will “acknowledge certain violations of the US Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and relevant Dutch laws” in its fourth quarter report for 2015 published today.
The Prague Municipal Court has sentenced Marek Dalik, a lobbyist and an ex-aide to former Czech Prime Minister Mirek Topolanek, to five years in prison and a 5 million crown fine (US$ 204,829) for corruption, reported Reuters.
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