A Seoul court sentenced Friday the former President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison for abuse of power and embezzlement, making the 76-year-old the fourth of his country’s leaders to be convicted, the Korea Herald reported.
South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress, A.N.C., has seen a wave of intra-party killings motivated by money and political power, according to recent reporting by the New York Times. Those killed included A.N.C. members that had been outspoken against the party’s corruption.
Special courts in Iran sentenced on Sunday three people to death for financial crimes as part of a massive government crackdown on corruption, the official IRNA news agency reported.
A Mexican court Wednesday sentenced a former Mexico governor who once lead the embattled state of Veracruz to nine years in prison and fined him US$3,100 after he pleaded guilty to criminal association and money laundering charges, the Guardian reported.
Over a third of Ukrainians are being asked for bribes annually, and their government is losing up to US$880 million each year from tax avoidance schemes, according to two new studies published this week.
The son of Angola's former president Jose Eduardo dos Santos was taken into custody in connection with a US$1.5 billion corruption case, a state prosecutor told the AFP.
Brazilian authorities Friday seized over US$16 million worth in cash and luxury watches from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the 50-year-old vice president of Equatorial Guinea, O Estado de S. Paulo reported.
The UK joined Finland, Sweden, Ireland, and UNICEF this week in suspending all social welfare aid to Zambia after allegations of widespread fraud and corruption surfaced.
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The former president of El Salvador, Antonio “Tony” Saca, was sentenced in a Salvadoran court Wednesday to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to diverting more than US$300 million in state funds to his own businesses and third parties, the Associated Press reported.
Seven New York City police officers were arrested Wednesday as part of a wide-ranging gambling and prostitution inquiry, The New York Times reported.
Twenty traffic cops from various districts in the South African province of Limpopo were charged this week for corruption, theft and “defeating the ends of justice,” the Citizen, a South African tabloid, reports.
Three officials were arrested Sunday on charges of corruption and misuse of authority in Gujranwala, a city of some 2.25 million in the Punjab province of Pakistan, the Daily Times reported.
Brazil’s federal police filed a report Wednesday requesting corruption charges to be raised against President Michel Temer, which could lead to his suspension from office, the Associated Press reports.
A court in the southern port of Karachi granted on Friday interim bail to former Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari who is facing a money laundering trial for transferring Rs 35 billion (US$284 million) through three fake bank accounts, media reported.
Following a series of groundbreaking convictions and pleas that reveal fraud in Trump’s campaign, Senator Elizabeth Warren announced a new anti-corruption plan on Tuesday at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. that promises to reduce corporate influence on government.
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is tired of fighting corruption and is contemplating stepping down--but only if someone other than his constitutional successor takes the reins, he and his spokesperson told reporters on several occasions this week.
Israeli police questioned billionaire Shari Arison on Sunday about her role in alleged bribery of Kenyan officials by the construction company she co-owned until recently, Reuters reported, citing the Israeli police and the Israel Securities Authority.
In its newly-released 2018 code of ethics, FIFA, the world governing body for football, has scrubbed the word “corruption” from the text, put a time limit on prosecuting bribery, and introduced a new charge of “defamation.”
Two men in charge of a new US$3 billion railway in Kenya were arrested Saturday on suspicion of corruption over land allocation, according to a statement posted on the country’s Office of the Public Prosecutor Twitter feed.
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