With a cacophony of banging pots and pans, Spaniards tried to sound out King Felipe’s speech, who took to the airwaves to discuss the severity of the coronavirus.
The US Securities and Exchange Commission, in a 200-page memo, outlined measures intended to increase transparency of payments made by US companies to foreign governments that are used to secure contracts in the oil, natural gas, or mining sectors, but some argue that it will not go far enough.
The Supreme Court of Colombia sentenced a former prosecutor to five years and four months in prison for bribery after she agreed to testify against several other justice officials, El Tiempo, the country’s main daily newspaper reported on Sunday.
A student who was accused of defamation for broadcasting claims that Cambodian Ministry of Justice officials took up to US$3 million in bribes to hand out passes in magistrate exams was questioned for a whole day at a Phnom Penh court late last week.
A Chinese court sentenced the former head of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, to 13 and a half years in prison for taking bribes while serving in China as a public security official and maritime police chief, the Guardian reported on Tuesday.
Spanish prosecutors are seeking decades-long sentences for eight individuals suspected of having bribed Saudi officials to get contracts to export weapons, as part of an investigation into corruption that had been going on for 25 years, El Mundo reported.
A Beijing court sentenced a former top official of the China Welfare Lottery to 11 years in prison for corruption that deprived the state budget of $108 million that could have been spent on social welfare.
Two British anti-corruption watchdogs are calling on the UK’s attorney general to stop obstructing a bribery investigation involving an Airbus subsidiary and a defence contract with Saudi Arabia.
Six people went on trial in a Paris criminal court on suspicion of misappropriating proceeds from French arms deals dating back to the 1990s, media reported on Monday.
Brazilian construction conglomerateOdebrecht SA agreed to pay US$50 million to NGO and charities as part of a settlement to resolve allegations that its subsidiary bribed public officials in two projects financed by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the IDB Group, which is the leading source of development finance for Latin America and the Caribbean, said in astatement on Wednesday.
Alabama lawmakers shelved last week a new bill that would have eliminated the current ban on public officials receiving gifts and reduce the penalties for low-level bribery convictions to misdemeanors.
Ukraine’s State Bureau of Investigations in partnership with local law enforcement detained the Deputy Chief of Investigations of the Tysmenytsia Police Department for accepting a bribe of US$5,000, the Bureau said in a press release on Tuesday.
Chinese anti-corruption authorities in the northwest Qinghai province have launched a three-month campaign to crack down on “Himalayan Viagra,” a fungus that is more valuable than gold and is used to bribe officials, the country’s anti-corruption watchdog, the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI), said in an online statement.
Dozens of parents, including Hollywood actresses, have been arrested and charged alongside test administrators and elite college sports coaches in multiple states across the US in a multi-million dollar scheme that facilitated admission into elite colleges across the US in return for bribes.
A businessman bribed Russian authorities to drop an investigation into a US$150 million kickback scheme involving the Russian military, US prosecutors claimed on Friday.
The US Department of Justice is seeking documents from the world’s largest commodities trader, Glencore, over intermediary companies that it uses in Venezuela, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, and Nigeria, Reuters reported on Tuesday.
World trade is up, and the risk of cross-border corruption has increased with it. But a new report by OCCRP partner Transparency International (TI) says that international enforcement of anti-bribery laws has barely moved in the past three years.
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.
Colombia’s former anti-corruption director and a foreign attorney practicing in Colombia pled guilty on Tuesday to participating in a money laundering scheme, according to the Miami US attorney’s office.
Israeli police questioned billionaire Shari Arison on Sunday about her role in alleged bribery of Kenyan officials by the construction company she co-owned until recently, Reuters reported, citing the Israeli police and the Israel Securities Authority.
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