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Former Telecom Minister: Indian PM Knew About Cut-Rate Mobile Phone License Sales

Posted July 25th, 2011 at 10:40 am (UTC-5)
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India’s former telecommunications minister, who is charged in connection with the country’s biggest corruption scandal, says the prime minister and other top officials knew about his decision to sell mobile phone licenses at below-market prices. During Monday’s court appearance in New Delhi, A. Raja denied wrongdoing in a scandal that is believed to have cost […]

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Third Chinese Railways Official Investigated for Corruption

Posted July 22nd, 2011 at 5:43 am (UTC-5)
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Another senior Chinese official is under investigation in the latest case targeting corruption in the rail system. News reports said Friday that authorities detained Su Shunhu, deputy director of the Transport Bureau of the Ministry of Railways last month. The bureau is responsible for railway construction plans and coordinating rail traffic. The reports said Su […]

Croatian President Fires Top General

Posted July 10th, 2011 at 3:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian President Ivo Josipovic has fired the country’s top general after he was arrested for alleged involvement in fraud. Until Sunday, General Mladen Kruljac was commander of Croatian ground forces. Anti-corruption police arrested him and five other suspects Friday, accusing them of involvement in a fraudulent construction scheme. They also are suspected of stealing millions […]

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Croatia Arrests General on Corruption Charges

Posted July 8th, 2011 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Croatian authorities have arrested a senior military commander on corruption charges, as the Balkan nation tries to fulfill pledges to fight crime as part of its bid for European Union membership. Police say Croatia’s anti-corruption agency detained Croatian ground forces commander General Mladen Kruljac on Friday. He is suspected of illegally selling or purchasing land. […]

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Another Indian Minister Resigns During Telecom Probe

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 9:15 am (UTC-5)
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Indian textiles minister, Dayanidhi Maran, has resigned from the government for his alleged role in the corruption scandal involving India’s telecommunications industry. News reports said Maran submitted his letter of resignation Thursday following allegations he rigged the sale of telecommunications licenses and bandwidth while he was telecom minister from 2004 to 2007. He is suspected […]

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Vietnam Reports Rise in Corruption Investigations

Posted July 7th, 2011 at 12:15 am (UTC-5)
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Authorities in Vietnam are reporting a 6.5 percent increase in the number of corruption cases handled by police in the first six months of 2011. Police officials announced the increase Wednesday in a summary of police activity during the six-month period. Major General Do Kim Tuyen said about 5,300 corruption cases were investigated from January […]

Indian Minister Under Investigation for Corruption

Posted July 6th, 2011 at 2:05 pm (UTC-5)
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Another Indian minister is under investigation for his alleged role in the corruption scandal involving India’s telecommunications industry. The Central Bureau of Investigation says it is probing the role of the country’s current textiles minister, Dayanidhi Maran, in the scandal which is said to have cost the government up to $40 billion. The CBI says […]

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Second Former Taiwan President Faces Graft Charges

Posted June 30th, 2011 at 2:55 am (UTC-5)
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Former Taiwanese President Lee Teng-hui has been indicted on charges of official corruption. Mr. Lee and Liu Tia-ying, his top aide, were charged Thursday with embezzling $7.79 million from a diplomatic fund during his 1988-2000 tenure in office. The 88-year-old Mr. Lee is one of the leading figures of Taiwan history, widely credited with moving […]

Ahmadinejad Ally Arrested in Iran

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 1:15 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian media report a former deputy foreign minister and close ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested on financial corruption charges. The reports say Mohammed Sharif Malekzadeh was taken into custody on Thursday. Malekzadeh resigned this week, just three days after he was named deputy foreign minister. The ex-deputy foreign minister quit as his […]

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Ahmadinejad Ally Arrested in Iran

Posted June 24th, 2011 at 1:00 am (UTC-5)
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Iranian media report a former deputy foreign minister and close ally of President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has been arrested on financial corruption charges. The reports say Mohammed Sharif Malekzadeh was taken into custody on Thursday. Malekzadeh resigned this week, just three days after he was named deputy foreign minister. The ex-deputy foreign minister quit as his […]

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