A report released on Monday by the U.S. Treasury Inspector General for Tax Administration shows that hundreds of thousands of the country’s highest earners have not been paying taxes.
Pope Francis introduced new procurement rules that are supposed to prevent corruption by introducing more transparency in tender procedures at the Vatican which saw a series of graft scandals in the past.
A distinguished US university professor and leading expert on organised crime and drug trafficking has admitted to laundering millions of dollars in proceeds from a bribery and corruption scheme in Venezuela.
Italian authorities arrested 63 suspected members of the infamous ‘Ndrangheta, including 11 public officials who allegedly have, among other crimes, rigged public tenders worth some 150 million euro (US$167 million), including money coming from EU funds.
US authorities charged last week a former Venezuelan lawmaker who worked together with “former President Nicholas Maduro” with narco-terrorism and drug trafficking, claiming that he was plotting to attack the United States.
The Court of Bosnia and Herzegovina ordered on Sunday the release of the prime minister of one of Bosnia’s two semi-autonomous regions who was detained late Thursday over his alleged involvement in the procurement of pricy, inadequate ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Masked, disinfected and sitting at least two meters away from each other, lawmakers in Lebanon adopted on Thursday a law that allows anti-corruption investigators to access the bank records of current and former state officials and lawmakers, the state news agency reported.
Bosnia’s police detained late Thursday Fadil Novalić, the prime minister of one of Bosnia’s two semi-autonomous regions, for his alleged involvement in the procurement of inadequate ventilators during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Russian authorities found 70 tons of European cheeses smuggled into the country as construction material which shows how Kremlin’s six-year-old political decision to ban import of food from the EU has given organized crime another opportunity to profit from sanctions.