A Seoul court sentenced Friday the former President of South Korea Lee Myung-bak to 15 years in prison for abuse of power and embezzlement, making the 76-year-old the fourth of his country’s leaders to be convicted, the Korea Herald reported.
Over a third of Ukrainians are being asked for bribes annually, and their government is losing up to US$880 million each year from tax avoidance schemes, according to two new studies published this week.
Twenty traffic cops from various districts in the South African province of Limpopo were charged this week for corruption, theft and “defeating the ends of justice,” the Citizen, a South African tabloid, reports.
Three officials were arrested Sunday on charges of corruption and misuse of authority in Gujranwala, a city of some 2.25 million in the Punjab province of Pakistan, the Daily Times reported.
A massive corruption trial is to kick off on Tuesday, involving hundreds of millions of dollars in alleged bribes, top executives of Sweden's largest telecommunications company and the jet-set daughter of the late president of Uzbekistan.
The man who orchestrated China’s strictest internet censorship was arrested for suspected bribery, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) announced Monday.
A Florida city commissioner turned himself in to the police on Wednesday amid claims that he accepted over $US 20,000 in bribes from a strip club owner in exchange for an extended liquor license, local media reported.
Indonesian prison conditions are commonly known to be harsh, violent, and overcrowded but for the right price, powerful inmates can buy accommodations that look more like hotel suites than jail cells.
A Russian billionaire living in Greece has given hundreds of thousands of euros to Macedonian opponents of the country’s proposed name change. The recipients include football hooligans who have rioted in the capital.
Russian-Greek businessman Ivan Savvidi. (Credit: Alchetron)
A hefty fine was levied on a Spain-based sports media company after its US arm admitted to bribing soccer officials in Latin America with millions of dollars for rights to World Cup matches, prosecutors announced on Tuesday.
The second most powerful African football official resigned on Saturday – a week before the FIFA World Cup in Russia – after undercover reporters filmed him and over one hundred African football officials taking bribes.
Refugees in Sudan say people working with the UN agency responsible for resettlement take bribes to hasten the resettlement process of asylum seekers, IRIN reported Tuesday.
A federal judge sent on Wednesday former Petrobras CEO Aldemir Bendine to jail for 11 years for taking US$1million in bribes from the Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht, Reuters reported.
A former South Korean president is being summoned on allegations of bribery by prosecutors currently investigating high-level political corruption in the country, Reuters reported Tuesday.
A corruption trial of Royal Dutch Shell and Eni executives that was to start on Monday was postponed by the court in Milan until May 14, according to Reuters.
A court sentenced Ecuadoran Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in prison on Wednesday for receiving bribes from Odebrecht—a Brazilian construction company tangled in a high-level corruption scandal—in exchange for government contracts.
A trial with the Federal District Court in Manhattan went high-profile Thursday after an Iranian-Turkish businessman came forward with detailed testimony implicating the highest levels of the Turkish government in a sanctions-busting scheme, the New York Times reported.
A prosecution witness testifying on Tuesday in the trial of three former South American football officials claimed that Fox Sports was allegedly involved in the FIFA bribery scheme.
Israeli police probed PM Benjamin Netanyahu a fifth time on Thursday for suspected involvement in two corruption cases, reported Reuters.
Three former South American soccer officials faced a judge in a New York courtroom on Monday over accusations related to the FIFA corruption scandal, The Guardian reported.
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