Peruvian presidential election candidate Keiko Fujimori, who is on trial for corruption and money laundering, still remains out of state custody after surviving a prosecutor’s failed attempted to return her to jail.
French and Israeli police have dismantled a criminal network that is believed to have swindled France out of 12 million euro (US$14.32 million) in COVID-19 unemployment benefits, Europol said in a statement on Wednesday.
The rapid growth of the incarcerated population in Victoria, Australia, combined with rampant abuse of power by staff has led to “significant corruption risks” in prisons, said an anti-corruption report published last week.
Amnesty International is calling for a full investigation into the death of a Tunisian man shortly after he was taken into police custody in the capital’s impoverished Sidi Hassine neighborhood. Suspecting another case of police brutality, Tunisians took to the streets, burned tires and hurled stones at officers.
The complete breakdown of law and order in the Democratic Republic of the Congo two decades ago has given birth to local youth gangs, which have taken over neighborhoods of all major cities in the country and are often colluding with law enforcement, according to a recent report by the Global Initiative Against Transnational Organized Crime (GI-TOC).
Belgium launched a platform through which the government and banks will scrutinize suspicious accounts together and share information on money laundering risks, criminal activity, and protection practices.
Whistleblowing is one of the most effective ways to detect and prevent corruption and other malpractice, and people who dare to speak up need to be properly protected, Transparency International (TI) said, marking the June 23 — World Whistleblowers Day.
Five Chinese banks and a payment firm have vowed to toughen measures against crypto-related transactions after the People's Bank of China (PBC), the country’s central bank, issued a new regulation banning the trading of virtual currencies within financial markets.
Ukraine imposed a “full package of sanctions” on tycoons Dmytro Firtash — accused of selling titanium products to Russian military enterprises — and Pavel Fuks, alleged to have stolen millions from the country.
The semi-independent government of the Kurdish region in the north of Iraq has since March 2020 been harshly cracking down on critics, arresting and even disappearing journalists and activists, Amnesty International claimed in a report last week.