South African activists protested outside the German consulate in Cape Town on Thursday in an attempt to hold a German-based company accountable for incompatible locomotives acquired in a deal they claim was dubious and involved bribes.
A former public servant was sentenced Thursday to eight years in prison for fraudulently awarding AUS $15.3 million (US$ 13.8 million) of government contracts to businesses he covertly operated, The Australian reported.
In an outrageous story of alleged theft, the Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) arrested National Prison Service Acting Deputy Chief Alexander Protopopov and his accomplices this week for (literal) highway robbery, reported Kommersant.
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