French environment minister François de Rugy, who has allegedly been paying fancy dinners, including lobsters and fine wines, with taxpayers’ money, resigned on Tuesday but denied the claims and accused media of lynching him,Le Monde reported.
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.
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.
The US charged a member of a shadowy Mormon group with over 100 business across the American West of embezzling US$500 million in biodiesel tax credits, laundering nearly $134 million and of witness tampering.
Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) detained Tuesday a former minister on charges of embezzlement, the second minister to face prosecution in the past two years, the country’s Investigative Committee, known as Sledkom, said in a press release.
The former CEO of a United States healthcare charity admitted to her role in misusing millions of dollars of charity money to bribe public officials and buy political influence in Missouri and Arkansas, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.
Mozambican authorities named a former Labor Minister as the main suspect in a corruption case involving the illicit removal of some US$1.7 million (100 million meticais) from the National Social Security Institute (INSS), Noticias reported Wednesday.
Haitian President Jovenel Moise removed Monday two top government officials in a purge of people linked to a corruption scandal that sparked violent mass protests last week, Channel News Asia reported.
At least two people were killed and dozens were injured as anti-corruption protesters numbering in the thousands surged through the streets of the Haitian capital of Port-au-Prince this week, the Associated Press reported.
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.
Brazilian authorities Friday seized over US$16 million worth in cash and luxury watches from Teodoro Nguema Obiang Mangue, the 50-year-old vice president of Equatorial Guinea, O Estado de S. Paulo reported.
The former president of El Salvador, Antonio “Tony” Saca, was sentenced in a Salvadoran court Wednesday to 10 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to diverting more than US$300 million in state funds to his own businesses and third parties, the Associated Press reported.
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.
US prosecutors are pressing a former Goldman Sachs executive for information about the bank’s complicity in the siphoning of billions from Malaysian investment fund 1MDB, Bloomberg reported last week, quoting an unnamed source.
The man responsible for embezzling US$485 million from his employer and perpetuating the biggest bank corruption scandal in China’s history was repatriated from the United States on Wednesday, according to a statement by the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) of the Communist Party of China.
The United States extradited the former president of Panama on Monday to face allegations of illegal wiretapping and embezzlement in his home country, according to the Justice Department.
A Vietnamese court is expected to set precedent on Tuesday by determining who will bear financial responsibility in a record-setting fraud trial, Reuters reported Monday.
Malaysian police seized US$ 28.6 million in cash and more than 400 luxury handbags from several apartments on Friday as part of an anti-graft investigation of former prime minister Najib Razak, Reuters reported.
More than 100 Thai police stormed Buddhist temples Thursday, arresting several prominent monks on robbery and embezzlement charges, Reutersreported.
Russian billionaire Ziyavudin Magomedov was arrested Saturday for embezzling US$44million, Radio Free Europe reports.
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