United States: Ex-Ohio House speaker pleads not guilty to bribery scheme

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United States: Ex-Ohio House speaker pleads not guilty to bribery scheme
Sep 04, 2020 06:00 pm
The former speaker of the Ohio House pleaded not guilty Thursday to a federal corruption charge tied to an alleged $60 million bribery scheme. Republican Rep. Larry Householder and four others are accused of shepherding $60 million in energy company money for personal and political use, in exchange for passing
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United States: US Sanctions Companies for Allegedly Supporting Iranian Petrochemical Company
Sep 04, 2020 05:30 pm
The United States has sanctioned several companies for allegedly allowing the shipment and sale of Iranian petrochemicals. Six companies headquartered in Iran, China and the United Arab Emirates were sanctioned for supporting Triliance Petrochemical Co., Ltd., a Hong Kong-based dealer with operations in Iran, China, the UAE and Germany, the
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Portugal: Government approves anti-corruption strategy on eve of hacker’s trial
Sep 04, 2020 05:00 pm
Portugal’s government on Thursday approved for public discussion its National Strategy to Combat Corruption for the period 2020-2024, which it said identifies priorities and proposes measures to reduce the phenomenon in the country. “This strategy, which resulted from the reflection of the working group set up for this purpose, identifies
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United States: SEC Probes Chinese Education Firm Amid Tighter U.S. Scrutiny
Sep 04, 2020 04:30 pm
Beijing-based education company GSX Techedu Inc. said it is being investigated by the Securities and Exchange Commission, the latest case as U.S.-listed Chinese companies face greater scrutiny on accounting issues amid rising tensions between the two countries. The SEC’s Division of Enforcement contacted the company asking it to produce financial
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Bulgaria: Riot police and protesters clash in Bulgaria as corruption crisis deepens
Sep 04, 2020 04:00 pm
Riot police and protesters clashed on Wednesday in a significant escalation of street demonstrations against Bulgarian Prime Minister Boyko Borissov that have been running for almost two months. Thousands of people packed the centre of Sofia in what is being dubbed a “grand national uprising” to demand the resignation of
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Angola: Ex-first daughter of Angola Neto says no wrongdoing by husband in Swiss corruption probe
Sep 04, 2020 03:30 pm
The former first-daughter of Angola Irene Neto has denied any wrongdoing by her husband, a top figure in the oil industry who is the focus of a Swiss money-laundering probe and subject to one of the largest personal asset freezes in Swiss history. Prosecutors say Carlos Manuel de São Vicente’s
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