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.
The two former members of Guatemalan government will face trial on charges of embezzlement and fraud, following their February arrest, the Public Prosecutor’s office announced Thursday.
Corruption has left the only route connecting Kabul with Afghanistan’s northern provinces decrepit, undermining million-dollar repaving efforts and billions of dollars in foreign donations for road improvements, The Washington Post reported on Monday.
Chihuahua governor Javier Corral alleges that the government of President Peña Nieto is denying his state financial resources in order to stop a corruption probe implicating high-ranking party officials and close aides of the President, the Guardian reported Tuesday.
A veteran figure of Mexico’s ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) was arrested in December for diverting public funds to his party’s gubernatorial election campaigns in a failed effort to boost the PRI’s faltering popularity.
Ukraine’s National Anti-Corruption Bureau detained three people Tuesday, one believed to be the son of Interior Minister Arsen Avakov, for the alleged embezzlement of $520,000 (14 million hryvnia) from that ministry, according to The Washington Post.
Thai authorities have charged on Monday four Buddhist monks allegedly embroiled in a sprawling temple-subsidy embezzlement shaking up the country, local media reported.
Lee Jae-yong, Samsung’s billionaire heir and South Korea’s third-richest man, was sentenced Friday to five years in prison for his role in a sprawling corruption scandal that has gripped the country and toppled its former president.
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