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United States: US sanctions Maduro’s stepsons for alleged food corruption
Jul 26, 2019 08:00 pm

The U.S. on Thursday imposed sanctions on three stepsons of Venezuelan President Nicolás Maduro, accusing them of forming part of a sophisticated scheme that stole hundreds of millions in dollars from food import contracts at a time of widespread hunger…
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Israel: Former Teva officials said to return $50m over fines paid by drugmaker
Jul 26, 2019 07:30 pm

Former management officials and directors at Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd. will return a sum of $50 million to the drugmaker, as part of a compromise agreement to compensate for fines and damages incurred by the company to settle bribery charges,…
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Canada: Federal agency staff cleared of wrongdoing in internal SNC-Lavalin bribery investigation
Jul 26, 2019 07:00 pm

Staff at Export Development Canada were unaware that money it was lending to engineering giant SNC-Lavalin could have financed bribes in Angola, the Crown corporation said Thursday. EDC commissioned an internal review of its dealings with SNC-Lavalin after a high-level…
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Brazil: Brazil’s Petrobras receives over $100 million via recovered assets, deals
Jul 26, 2019 06:30 pm

Brazilian state-run Petrobras this week received 425 million reais ($112 million) as a result of leniency deals and recovered assets from parties involved in the country’s sprawling “Car Wash” corruption investigation, the oil firm said on Thursday. With the funds,…
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China: Former energy leader pleads guilty to bribery
Jul 26, 2019 06:00 pm

Nur Bekri, former head of the National Energy Administration, pleaded guilty to the charge of taking bribes in an open trial on Thursday at the Shenyang Intermediate People’s Court in Liaoning province. From 1998 to 2018, Nur Bekri used his…
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Zimbabwe: Zimbabwe tourism minister detained by new anti-corruption agency
Jul 26, 2019 05:30 pm

Zimbabwe’s Tourism Minister Prisca Mupfumira has been detained for questioning by a newly formed Zimbabwe Anti-Corruption Commission (ZACC), it said on Thursday. Mupfumira is the first senior government official to be detained by the commission which was appointed by President…
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United Kingdom: De La Rue shares plunge on SFO corruption probe
Jul 24, 2019 08:00 pm

De la Rue is being investigated by the Serious Fraud Office over “suspected corruption” in Africa as the embattled banknote printer’s run of bad news continues. Shares fell as much as 15pc shortly after it revealed the watchdog has opened…
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United States: Delaware Business-Exec Sentenced for Amtrak Bribery Scheme
Jul 24, 2019 07:30 pm

Donald Scott Crothers, 45, of Milford, Delaware was sentenced to 18 months’ incarceration and three years’ supervised release by United States District Judge for his role in a federal program bribery scheme involving millions of dollars in contracts with the…
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Mexico: Mexico government accuses oil workers union boss of corruption: report
Jul 24, 2019 07:00 pm

Prosecutors have accused the leader of the Mexican oil workers union, Carlos Romero Deschamps, of corruption, the Reforma newspaper reported on Tuesday, amid a broader push by President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to root out graft. The finance ministry accused…
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China: 20 Bankers Have Been Placed Under Corruption Investigation This Year
Jul 24, 2019 06:30 pm

China’s national campaign to combat corruption has swept through the finance industry this year, with Caixin calculating that at least 20 banking executives have been placed under investigation in the past six months. This month, Zhong Xiaolong, head of the…
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Malaysia: Najib’s SRC trial: Ex-AmBank relationship manager asked to leave due to 1MDB scandal
Jul 24, 2019 06:00 pm

Datuk Seri Najib Razak’s former relationship manager at AmBank Bhd was asked to leave the bank in 2015 due to the mounting pressure involving the 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB) scandal. Joanna Yu, 48, testified that she left the bank about…
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Kenya: Kenyan finance minister denies corruption charges, given bail
Jul 24, 2019 05:30 pm

Kenya’s Finance Minister Henry Rotich pleaded not guilty on Tuesday to corruption charges over the award of two dam tenders, in an unprecedented legal move against a sitting minister in a country notorious for graft. Rotich was due to be…
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Italy: Italy’s CMC di Ravenna denies any wrongdoing in Kenya dams scandal
Jul 25, 2019 08:00 pm

Italian construction company CMC di Ravenna, which faces charges in a multi-million dollar corruption scandal in Kenya, has denied any wrongdoing and is co-operating with Kenyan authorities, the firm said. Kenyan Finance Minister Henry Rotich pleaded not guilty to corruption…
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United States: SEC Awards Half-Million Dollars to Overseas Whistleblower
Jul 25, 2019 07:30 pm

The Securities and Exchange Commission announced a half-million dollar award to an overseas whistleblower whose expeditious reporting helped the Commission bring a successful enforcement action. The SEC has awarded approximately $385 million to 65 individuals since issuing its first award…
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United States: Parent charged in college bribery scheme set to plead guilty
Jul 25, 2019 07:00 pm

A California man accused of paying $250,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California is expected to plead guilty to a federal charge. Jeffrey Bizzack is scheduled to enter his plea in Boston’s federal court Wednesday. He…
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Mexico: Mother of senior aide to Mexico’s ex-president arrested in Germany
Jul 25, 2019 06:30 pm

The mother of Emilio Lozoya, the former chief executive of Mexican state oil company Pemex and a close confidant to ex-President Enrique Pena Nieto, has been arrested in Germany, Lozoya’s lawyer said on Wednesday. Lozoya and several of his family…
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Israel: Senior rabbinate kashrut official to stand trial for bribery
Jul 25, 2019 06:00 pm

State prosecutors are set to file criminal charges against the former head of the Chief Rabbinate’s import departments for allegedly accepting hundreds of thousands of shekels in bribes. Rabbi Yitzchak Arazi, who headed the unit responsible for certifying the kashrut of…
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Iraq: Arrest warrants issued for 11 senior Iraqi officials suspected of corruption: PM
Jul 25, 2019 05:30 pm

Iraqi Prime Minister Adel Abdul Mahdi said on Tuesday that arrest warrants were issued for 11 ministers and ministerial-level officials suspected of corruption. A total of 1,367 cases of corruption have been referred to the integrity courts, with 4,117 cases…
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United Kingdom: UK oil executive admits role in international corruption conspiracy
Jul 22, 2019 08:00 pm

A businessman has admitted his part in an international corruption conspiracy following a criminal investigation into alleged bribery in the energy industry. Basil Al Jarah, 70, from Hull, pleaded guilty to five counts of conspiring to give corrupt payments to…
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United States: Ex-Credit Suisse Banker Admits Kickbacks in Mozambique Scam
Jul 22, 2019 07:30 pm

A former Credit Suisse Group AG banker admitted taking millions of dollars in kickbacks as part of a scam that involved as much as $2 billion in loans to Mozambique state-owned companies. Andrew Pearse, 49, a former managing director, made…
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Italy: Eni officials tried to tamper with witness in Nigeria case: prosecutor
Jul 22, 2019 07:00 pm

Officials from Eni sought to convince a witness, a former Eni manager, to withdraw some statements he made during investigations into a Nigerian corruption case involving the Italian oil group, a court heard. Prosecutor Fabio De Pasquale made the comment…
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Maldives: Former Maldives president pleads not guilty to charges of money laundering
Jul 22, 2019 06:30 pm

Abdulla Yameen, the former president of the Maldives, pled not guilty to charges of money laundering on Sunday, in the first hearing of a criminal court trial into the matter. Yameen, who drew the Indian Ocean island country closer to…
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Pakistan: Pakistan’s ex-finance minister gets bail in corruption case
Jul 22, 2019 06:00 pm

A defense lawyer in Pakistan says a former finance minister has been granted a week’s bail in a corruption case involving natural gas imports. The development will delay the expected detention of ex-minister Miftah Ismail who is sought by the…
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Kenya: Kenyan finance minister to be arrested and charged over graft: prosecutor
Jul 22, 2019 05:30 pm

Kenya’s finance minister will be arrested and charged over allegations of corruption related to the construction of two dams, Kenya’s chief prosecutor said on Monday. The charges against Henry Rotich stem from a police investigation into the misuse of funds…
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Hong Kong: Ex-JPMorgan banker pleads not guilty to Hong Kong bribery charges over ‘Sons and Daughters’ hires
Jul 18, 2019 08:00 pm

A former JPMorgan Asia investment banking vice-chair, Catherine Leung, pleaded not guilty to charges of bribery in a Hong Kong court on Thursday. Leung was charged in May by Hong Kong’s Independent Commission Against Corruption with bribing the then chairman…
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Guatemala: Guatemala investigates $7 million corruption scandal
Jul 18, 2019 07:30 pm

Prosecutors in Guatemala are investigating more than 100 people for their alleged involvement in a corruption ring that took kickbacks for rebuilding public hospitals and padded payrolls in the health sector. The case was revealed by the U.N.’s International Commission…
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South Africa: Ex-PIC CEO Denies Bribe to Help Failed South African Bank
Jul 18, 2019 07:00 pm

Daniel Matjila, the former chief executive officer of South Africa’s state-owned pension manager, denied he took a bribe to help bailout VBS Mutual Bank before the lender’s collapse, a commission of inquiry heard. Matjila, who is testifying before the ongoing…
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South Korea: Prosecutors demand jail for policemen who took bribes from Gangnam club
Jul 18, 2019 06:30 pm

Prosecutors demanded a two-year jail term for two police officers accused of taking bribes from a club in Gangnam, Seoul, in exchange for covering up illegalities in the club’s operations. At a hearing Wednesday at Seoul Central District Court, prosecutors…
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Kenya: UK to deny graft suspects visas
Jul 18, 2019 06:00 pm

The UK government intends to bar Kenyans who have been accused of corruption from travelling to Britain, British High Commissioner to Kenya Nic Hailey has said. Yesterday, Mr Hailey said the UK would ensure such individuals do not conduct any…
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South Africa: South African corruption inquiry adjourns after Zuma’s lawyers say questioning unfair
Jul 18, 2019 05:30 pm

A South African judge adjourned until Friday morning a public inquiry into state corruption, after lawyers for former President Jacob Zuma said he was being questioned unfairly. The inquiry is looking into allegations that Zuma, ousted by the ruling African…
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