Najib Razak, the former Malaysian Prime Minister, was charged Wednesday with allegedly embezzling billions of dollars from the 1MDB state fund, according toAl Jazeera.
The EU is split over whether to start membership talks with Albania and Macedonia as some members seek to greenlight the process while France and The Netherlands want to see the two countries do more about fighting organized crime and corruption before they make the next step on their EU path, Reuters reported Monday.
The head of the Social Democratic party (PSD) and one of Romania’s most powerful politicians was sentenced on Thursday to 3.5 years in prison for abuse of power, The Guardian reported. He is expected to appeal.
Disillusioned by years of corruption and scandal in the country’s league, Croatian football fans are boycotting the World Cup in mass, Balkan Insight reported Tuesday.
Sun Bo, the man in charge of building China’s new aircraft carrier, was detained for corruption charges, according to a brief statement made by the National Supervisory Commission of China on Saturday. The move reflects President Xi Jinping’s pledge to crack down on corruption.
The European Commissioner for Justice harshly criticized the lack of press freedom throughout Europe as well as Malta’s track record of corruption and money laundering in her speech on Thursday in Malta.
Authorities arrested former first lady of El Salvador, Vanda Pignato, on Tuesday for alleged participation in a US$351 million embezzlement scheme run by her husband, former President Mauricio Funes, according to the Associated Press.
Nigeria’s government has been increasingly siphoning money from a US$670 million military slush fund in the run-up to the elections, leaving the country open to more political instability, Transparency International reported Monday.
Kenyan authorities arrested a number of government officials suspected of stealing nearly $US100 million of public funds, prosecutors said Sunday.
Malaysian police searched the home of former Prime Minister Najib Razak Wednesday evening in connection with a financial scandal alleged to involve over US$4 billion, Reuters reported Thursday.
A review panel in the 1MDB corruption case claims Malaysia’s former attorney general blocked an investigation of an alleged transfer of US$10.6 million into an account of the previous prime minister, Reutersreported Tuesday.
Leading up to Iraq’s parliamentary elections on Saturday, on the minds of citizens casting their ballots may well be the over $US320 billion dollars missing from the country’s economy, Al Jazeera reported on Tuesday.
Latin American and European finance ministers met in Washington on Thursday to discuss Venezuela’s international financial standing and alleged corruption, the Washington Post reported.
A South Korean court found former President Park Guen-Hye guilty of bribery, coercion and power abuse and sent her behind bars for 24 years in a landmark ruling meant to send a message to future leaders, CNN reported Friday.
Poland last year passed amendments to its judiciary that fail to comply with anti-corruption standards and allow politics to influence the justice system, the Council of Europe reported on Thursday.
Switzerland needs to do more to protect whistleblowers, prosecute companies and apply tougher sanctions, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development has said, following the publication of an anti-bribery report in the Alpine nation.
The son of Angola’s ex-president has been accused of attempting to defraud US $500 million from the oil-rich nation’s sovereign wealth fund.
Ex-president Lee Myung-bak was arrested on Thursday on charges of bribery, abuse of power, embezzlement, and tax evasion, Channel News Asia reported.
Brazilian authorities arrested a Catholic bishop who along with six other priests is suspected of having stolen some US$600,000 from church collection boxes, donations and wedding and baptism fees, BBC News reported Tuesday.
Peruvian president Pedro Pablo Kuczynski has resigned following the release of secret recordings which implicate him in a new corruption scandal the day before a scheduled impeachment vote for his role in the largest corruption scandal in Latin American history, the Guardian reported Thursday.
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