As part of a COVID-19-related corruption probe, the federal police raided the residence on Tuesday of the governor of Rio de Janeiro, who has been a vocal critic of the way Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro has been handling the coronavirus crisis.
Canadian police have brought over 200 criminal charges against employees at several tow truck companies allegedly locked in a deadly war across the Greater Toronto area.
A South African watchdog criticized the country’s ministry in charge of water for its response to widely reported corruption in the sector, arguing tat the institution focused on judicial proceedings rather than on governance changes.
After a short but dramatic chase, Ukrainian authorities arrested on Wednesday four men for having tried to kill the alleged boss of a Montenegrin criminal clan that has been involved in a bloody war with a rival gang over control of cocaine smuggling from South America.
Dutch police arrested a native Bosnian and his Dutch wife last week for laundering money, which investigators suspect is coming from his gang’s massive cocaine transfers from Latin America to Europe.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu became the first serving premier in the country’s history to stand trial on corruption charges when he appeared before the Jerusalem District Court on Sunday.
After having paid massive fines and having returned thousands of questionably acquired antiquities, Hobby Lobby, a US based arts and crafts chain which heavily funded the Museum of the Bible in Washington DC, is now suing Christie’s for the US$1.6 million they had paid for a 3,500 years-old cuneiform tablet from Iraq that turned out to have been stolen.
More than 150 non-governmental organizations have spoken out against death sentences handed down last month by a Houthi rebel court in Yemen to four journalists whose reporting the Houthis see as espionage and treason.
Organized criminal activity like kidnapping and armed robbery has “exploded” in northern Nigeria, amid resurging jihadist activity and a deadly conflict between the country’s cattle herders and farmers.
Saudi Arabia initiated no less than 117 investigations into administrative and financial corruption related to the COVID-19 pandemic during the past month of Ramadan, the kingdom’s anti-corruption body announced on Monday.