United States: FIFA compliance official pleads guilty in U.S. bribery case
Apr 28, 2017 08:00 pm

A member of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee pleaded guilty on Thursday to U.S. charges that he took close to $1 million in bribes in exchange for using his influence within the global soccer governing organization. Richard Lai, 55, pleaded…

Japan: Olympus scandal: Former bosses to pay $529m over fraud
Apr 28, 2017 07:30 pm

Six executives sacked by Japan’s Olympus have been ordered to pay more than half a billion dollars in damages after a massive accounting fraud. The camera and medical equipment firm brought the case against ex-chairman Tsuyoshi Kikukawa and 15 others….

United States: 1MDB prosecutors said to eye ex-Goldman banker’s money moves
Apr 28, 2017 07:00 pm

US prosecutors investigating Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s role in raising almost $6 billion for Malaysia’s 1MDB investment fund are asking questions about money flowing through accounts linked to Tim Leissner, the lead banker behind the transactions, according to people familiar…

China: China reveals foreign addresses of corruption suspects living in Canada, US and beyond
Apr 28, 2017 06:30 pm

China’s anti-corruption authorities have published foreign addresses for 22 of its “most-wanted” suspects, who they believe are living around the world in plain sight. They include five graft suspects in Canada – all of them in the western province of…

Qatar: Qatar sports anti-corruption group lays off staff
Apr 28, 2017 06:00 pm

An anti-corruption sports watchdog funded by Qatar as part of its rapid rise as a destination for major sporting events is laying off about a quarter of its staff in a rare case of the Gulf monarchy scaling back. The…

India: Karnataka is most corrupt and Himachal Pradesh least corrupt state, says survey
Apr 28, 2017 05:30 pm

People in Karnataka claimed they faced the most corruption — especially when interacting with or availing government services — while residents of Himachal Pradesh said they faced the least corruption, according to a public survey conducted by a New Delhi-based think-tank…