Brazil: Pressure mounts to disband Brazil’s crack anti-corruption squad

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Brazil: Pressure mounts to disband Brazil’s crack anti-corruption squad
Aug 26, 2020 06:00 pm
Political pressure is growing in Brazil to disband a high-profile team of anti-corruption prosecutors that has put dozens of former executives and politicians behind bars, despite its strong popular support and hundreds of cases still pending. Prosecutor General Augusto Aras will decide on Sept. 10 whether to renew for another
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Bulgaria: Bulgarian justice minister resigns amid anti-graft protests
Aug 26, 2020 05:30 pm
Bulgaria’s Justice Minister Danail Kirilov has tendered his resignation, the government press office said on Wednesday, amid criticism of his efforts to stem corruption. Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, under street pressure to quit himself, will discuss whether to accept Kirilov’s resignation with his junior coalition partners in the center-right government,
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United Kingdom: Three properties in Bangor sold off by crime agency
Aug 26, 2020 05:00 pm
Three properties in Co Down have been seized and sold as part of a National Crime Agency investigation carried out over almost a decade into a notorious organized crime group. The properties at Albert Street and Victoria Road in Bangor were among 59 premises worth an estimated £17m recovered and
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Malaysia: Malaysia’s anti-graft agency to look into allegations of ‘101 projects’ under previous Pakatan Harapan govt
Aug 26, 2020 04:30 pm
The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) will look into the allegations that 101 projects were allegedly awarded through direct negotiations during Pakatan Harapan’s administration, as political parties filed reports against former finance minister Lim Guan Eng on the matter. The MACC said it would obtain the list from the Finance Ministry.
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Japan: Ex-travel agency chief pleads guilty to bribing Tsukasa Akimoto over casino scandal
Aug 26, 2020 04:00 pm
A former Japanese travel agency chief pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges of bribing House of Representatives lawmaker Tsukasa Akimoto over a casino resort project. In the first hearing of his trial at the Tokyo District Court, Kimihito Kamori, 77, former chairman of Kamori Kanko Co., admitted to the charges. Public
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Indonesia: Police generals admit to accepting bribes from Djoko Tjandra
Aug 26, 2020 03:30 pm
Two police generals have admitted to accepting bribes in exchange for helping graft convict and ex-fugitive Djoko Soegiarto Tjandra evade capture. National Police spokesperson Brig. Gen. Awi Setiyono said Insp. Gen. Napoleon Bonaparte and Brig. Gen. Prasetyo Utomo had confessed to removing Djoko’s red notice status, allowing to freely enter
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