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Ex-New Orleans Mayor Faces 21-Count Corruption Indictment

Posted January 18th, 2013 at 8:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A U.S. federal grand jury has indicted a former mayor of New Orleans, Louisiana on 21 counts of corruption, including charges he accepted payoffs from contractors while the city struggled with the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005. The indictment — announced Friday by the Justice Department — accuses C. Ray Nagin of conspiring to […]

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China Ranks Poorly in Global Corruption Index

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 6:55 am (UTC-5)
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China has received poor marks in an annual corruption index, underscoring a worsening problem that Communist Party leaders have acknowledged could threaten their grip on power. Transparency International’s index on state corruption again placed China well down in the rankings at number 80 out of the 176 countries where perceptions of official graft were measured. […]

China Ranks Poorly in Global Corruption Index

Posted December 5th, 2012 at 5:50 am (UTC-5)
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China has received poor marks in an annual corruption index, underscoring a worsening problem that Communist Party leaders have acknowledged could threaten their grip on power. Transparency International’s index on state corruption again placed China well down in the rankings at number 80 out of the 176 countries where perceptions of official graft were measured. […]

Former Croatian PM Jailed for Corruption

Posted November 20th, 2012 at 12:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A Croatian court has convicted and sentenced former prime minister Ivo Sanader to 10 years in prison for corruption. Judges at the Zagreb court found Sanader guilty of accepting more than $6 million in bribes from a Hungarian oil company in exchange for retaining controlling rights in Croatia’s state-run oil company. The court also sentenced […]

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Indian Yoga Guru Ends Anti-Corruption Hunger Strike

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 10:55 am (UTC-5)
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A popular Indian yoga guru has ended a six-day hunger strike but vowed to continue his fight against government corruption. Baba Ramdev sipped a glass of juice Tuesday to break his fast as several thousand supporters cheered him in New Delhi. Ramdev criticized Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the ruling-Congress Party, calling for its downfall […]

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Indian Yoga Guru Ends Anti-Corruption Hunger Strike

Posted August 14th, 2012 at 8:00 am (UTC-5)
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A popular Indian yoga guru has ended a six-day hunger strike but vowed to continue his fight against government corruption. Baba Ramdev sipped a glass of juice Tuesday to break his fast as several thousand supporters cheered him in New Delhi. Ramdev criticized Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and the ruling-Congress Party, calling for its downfall […]

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Indian Yoga Guru Arrested After Anti-Corruption Protest

Posted August 13th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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Police in India have arrested a popular yoga guru after he tried to lead an anti-corruption protest to parliament. Baba Ramdev was peacefully led away by police on Monday, as he shouted slogans calling for the removal of the Congress-Party led government. The yoga guru began his protest on Thursday, calling for the government to […]

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Indian Minister OKs ‘a Little Stealing’ by Staff

Posted August 10th, 2012 at 1:25 pm (UTC-5)
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A state government minister in India who says bureaucrats can “steal a little” as long as they work hard has sparked a national outcry. Shivpal Singh Yadav is public works minister in Uttar Pradesh, India’s most populous state. Video from a meeting closed to the press caught him telling government workers they can steal, but […]

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Indian Anti-Corruption Activist’s Supporters to Form Political Party

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 2:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Supporters of Indian anti-corruption activist Anna Hazare say they will form a political party in order to further their cause in parliament. The announcement came Friday as Hazare ended a six-day hunger strike in New Delhi to protest lawmakers’ failure to pass anti-graft legislation. He and his supporters have also called for an investigation into […]

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Mongolia Sends Former President to Prison

Posted August 3rd, 2012 at 4:30 am (UTC-5)
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A Mongolian court has sentenced former president Nambar Enkhbayer to four years in prison, after finding him guilty on corruption charges. The court found the former prime minister and president guilty on Thursday of misappropriating gifts and other corruption charges. Mr. Enkhbayer, who was barred from running in Mongolia’s June parliamentary elections, has called the […]

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