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United States: Crooked longshore union honcho pleads guilty to accepting $150,000 in bribes
Oct 17, 2019 08:00 pm

The corrupt president of a local International Longshoremen’s Association union pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking $150,000 in bribes that he referred to as “tickets.” Glenn Blicht, 57, copped to a scheme in which he demanded bribes from an employer in…
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Mexico: Powerful Pemex union boss resigns amid graft charges in Mexico
Oct 17, 2019 07:30 pm

The longtime head of Mexico’s powerful oil workers union, Carlos Romero Deschamps, has resigned, a ruling party federal lawmaker said on Wednesday, a day after the president hinted he should step down to face allegations of wrongdoing. President Andres Manuel…
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Australia: NSW Labor boss Kaila Murnain resigns amid ICAC inquiry
Oct 17, 2019 07:00 pm

NSW Labor boss Kaila Murnain has quit, seven weeks after being suspended on full pay following her explosive evidence at a corruption inquiry into the party. The party confirmed Ms Murnain resigned as general secretary this morning. A statement from…
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Iran: Iranian president’s brother begins prison term
Oct 17, 2019 06:00 pm

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani’s brother has reportedly begun a five-year prison sentence for corruption. Hossein Fereydoun, who was a close adviser to the president, entered Tehran’s Evin prison on Wednesday, his lawyer told local media. He was convicted of “receiving…
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Indonesia: Medan mayor, officials in Jakarta and East Kalimantan arrested for alleged graft
Oct 17, 2019 06:00 pm

Medan Mayor Dzulmi Edin and 14 other people, including officials and private individuals, have been arrested on graft charges during separate raids conducted by the Corruption Eradication Commission (KPK) since Tuesday. In Medan, North Sumatra, the KPK arrested Dzulmi and…
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Guatemala: Jail for Guatemala ex-candidate Torres in alleged graft case
Oct 17, 2019 05:30 pm

A court on Wednesday ordered former presidential candidate and first lady Sandra Torres to remain behind bars for two months while an investigation into purported illicit campaign financing plays out. The judge ruled that Torres be subject to preventive prison…
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