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.
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.
Ex-president Lee Myung-bak was arrested on Thursday on charges of bribery, abuse of power, embezzlement, and tax evasion, Channel News Asia reported.
Former Guatemalan president Alvaro Colom, and nine former ministers were arrested in early morning raids under suspicion of financial fraud, the New York Times reported Tuesday.
The leader of the Turkish opposition has claimed that the media ban on a major corruption investigation serves only to protect thieves.
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