South Africa’s anti-corruption agency found “major systemic weaknesses” in a land reform project which resulted in the fraudulent acquisition of land worth more than 382 million rand (US $28 million), according to a report exposed Thursday by the South African newspaper Business Day.
The EU lost more than nine billion euros (US$10 billion) to fraud between 2002 and 2017, with Member States often doing little to prevent or punish those identified as suspects, a new report revealed on Thursday.
New York legislators unveiled new measures on Tuesday intended to address chronic corruption on the same day former state Senate leader Dean Skelos began a four year sentence on charges of bribery and extortion.
A former state attorney general from Mexico is facing life in prison for using his position as a top law enforcement official to facilitate drug trafficking into the United States in exchange for bribes, the US Attorney for the Eastern District of New York announcedlast week.
Russia’s former minister of industry acquired stakes in golf courses worth many millions. The properties were once owned by people associated with a major pipe manufacturer that would have fallen under his purview as minister.
Viktor Khristenko, formerly Russia’s Minister of Industry and Trade. (Photo: Kremlin.ru)
The day Macedonia requested his extradition, former Macedonian Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski announced he has been granted political asylum in Hungary, where he fled days before he was to serve his two-year jail sentence for corruption.
A deputy chairman of FIFA’s ethics committee was suspended from his position a day after his arrest in his native Malaysia for suspected financial wrongdoing, the international football body announced on Wednesday.
Two magistrates presiding over cases in the recently-launched Special Anti-Corruption Court in Zimbabwe recently received death threats, the Herald reported.
Israeli police on Tuesday recommended charges be brought against the interior minister, who has been under investigation since 2016 over suspicions of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, tax offences, and money laundering.
Six people were killed and at least five wounded when anti-corruption protesters clashed with police on Sunday over the lack of a trial for the alleged misuse of US$3.8 billion in public funds Haiti received from Venezuela,Al Jazeera reported.
A month after her arrest, the wife of a former Malaysian prime minister has been charged with public procurement corruption on Thursday.
The European Commission announced this week it will cut its financial assistance to Moldova by US$22.7 million per year for both 2017 and 2018 due to concerns over the erosion of the rule of law and the weakening of democracy in the Eastern European nation.
The Kingdom of eSwatini, formerly known as Swaziland, lost US$2.09 million due to fraud and corruption in various sectors of the government, the national police deputy commissioner said Monday at an event celebrating International Fraud Awareness week, the Swazi Observer reported.
The European Commission castigated Romania for regressing in its anti-graft reforms, but generally praised Bulgaria for meeting its commitments in two separate annual reports on the administration of justice released Tuesday.
Ethiopian authorities arrested dozens of intelligence officers and high-level officials from the country’s military-run Metals and Engineering Corporation, METEC, on charges of graft and human-rights abuses, local news reported over the weekend.
Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari called on Sunday for more rigorous actions against perpetrators of financial crimes, vowing to bolster the country’s legislation and institutions to fight corruption, recover stolen assets, and punish offenders.
Macedonia’s former Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski fled to Hungary after a Skopje court ordered police to arrest him because he failed to surrender on Friday and serve his two-year prison sentence for corruption.
The former top prosecutor of Shanghai who was sentenced last month to life imprisonment for a US$10 million bribery scheme has implicated some 100 officials linked to his corruption case, an anonymous source told the South China Morning Post this week.
Iran sentenced two people to death and about a dozen to lengthy prison sentences for corruption, the Mizan News Agency reported on Sunday.
In a recent interview, a Lesotho-based Chinese businessman who also serves as the prime minister’s trade adviser on Asia divulged the deep extent of his ties to Lesotho’s political elite, raising concerns that he may be advancing the interests of the Chinese community at the expense of indigenous people, the Daily Maverick reported last week.
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