Rather than rebuilding hospitals damaged by the 2012 Guatemalan earthquake, public officials within the Ministry of Health embezzled nearly US$67.3 million from the public treasury, according to a UN report published on Tuesday.
Three already detained suspects were officially charged in Malta on Tuesday for the 2017 murder of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.
The Dutch police conducted a major internal cleanup that saw dozens of officers dismissed or arrested for corruption and breaches of official secrecy, the Dutch News reported on Monday stressing that the weeks-long operation was just the “tip of an iceberg.”
After calls for Puerto Rico’s Governor Ricardo Rosselló to resign amidst the arrests of several high-profile government officials for corruption, a Telegram chat was leaked on Saturday that showed the governor and his advisors being profane, misogynistic, homophobic, transphobic, attacking the opposition party, and mocking the deaths that followed Hurricane Maria.
Italian police said they detained three people and seized Nazi propaganda material and weapons, including an air-to-air missile, from a far-right group in northwestern Italy on Monday.
The Russian Ministry of Interior announced on Friday that 10 people will stand trial for allegedly conducting 4 billion rubles (US$64 million) of illegal banking activities in the Russian Chuvash Republic.
A Colombian judge requested on Friday the extradition of an American oil executive who is a suspect in one of the biggest corruption scandals in Colombia. Local media say he and his associates spent nearly US$16 million of embezzled money on prostitutes.
Months after being detained for allegedly taking bribes during the remodel of the A.S. Roma football stadium, the president of Rome’s City Council and a key member of the ruling 5 Star Movement had his case postponed by the Italian Court of Cassation on Friday, according to La Repubblica.