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Former Romanian PM Stable After Suicide Attempt

Posted June 21st, 2012 at 2:20 pm (UTC-5)
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Former Romanian prime minister Adrian Nastase has undergone surgery and is in stable condition, a day after he shot himself in an apparent suicide attempt. Doctors in Bucharest said Thursday that they successfully operated on Nastase’s gunshot wounds, which he inflicted on himself Wednesday as police tried to take him to jail for corruption. Prior […]

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Philippines Senators Find Top Judge Guilty of Corruption

Posted May 29th, 2012 at 10:50 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippine senate has voted to fire the country’s top judge for failing to disclose millions of dollars in wealth in what is being seen as a boost for President Benigno Aquino’s anti-corruption campaign. Some 20 out of 23 judges found Supreme Court Chief Justice Renato Corona guilty Tuesday of betraying public trust and violating […]

Ex-Indian Minister Receives Bail in Corruption Case

Posted May 15th, 2012 at 11:00 am (UTC-5)
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A former Indian telecom minister accused in one of the country’s largest corruption cases is out of prison on bail. A. Raja was arrested in February of last year and is accused of brokering the sale of cellular phone licenses at cut-rate prices to the benefit of a few companies. The scandal is believed to […]

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China Begins Trial of Most Wanted Fugitive

Posted April 6th, 2012 at 2:00 am (UTC-5)
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State-run media says the man who was once considered China’s top fugitive went on trial Friday after battling deportation from Canada for a decade. The Xinhua news agency says the trial of Lai Changxing began in Xiamen city in eastern Fujian province, where he is accused of running a $10 billion smuggling ring that handled […]

Pakistan PM: Writing Swiss Would Violate Constitution

Posted March 15th, 2012 at 10:25 am (UTC-5)
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Pakistani Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani says he will not write a letter to Swiss courts asking them to reopen graft cases against Pakistan’s President Asif Ali Zardari. Speaking to students Thursday, Mr. Gilani said writing the letter would be a violation of Pakistan’s constitution, amounting to treason, a crime that carries the death penalty. […]

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Former Haitian Official Convicted in US in Bribery Scheme

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 2:35 pm (UTC-5)
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A federal jury in Miami, Florida has convicted a former Haitian government official for his role in a money laundering and bribery scheme. The U.S. Justice Department made the announcement Tuesday in the case of 45-year-old Jean Rene Duperval, who worked for a Haitian state-owned telecommunications company, Teleco. A Justice Department statement says Duperval awarded […]

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Husband of Ex-Phillipine President Charged with Graft

Posted March 13th, 2012 at 5:00 am (UTC-5)
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A court in the Philippines has issued an arrest warrant for the husband of former president Gloria Arroyo. Prosecutors say Jose Miguel “Mike” Arroyo took millions of dollars in bribes from a Chinese firm, ZTE Corporation, to push through a $330 million contract to build a national broadband network in 2007. Arroyo says the charges […]

Nigerian Politician Pleads Guilty to Stealing $250 Million

Posted February 27th, 2012 at 1:55 pm (UTC-5)
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A former Nigerian state governor has pleaded guilty in London to embezzling an estimated $250 million in public funds. James Ibori, who was governor of Delta state in oil-rich southern Nigeria, pleaded guilty on Monday to 10 counts of money laundering, fraud, and other offenses. Ibori was extradited to Britain last April after fleeing to […]

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Afghan President Meets Anti-Corruption Monitoring Committee

Posted February 12th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Afghan President Hamid Karzai has met with members of the Monitoring Evaluation Committee whose job it is to monitor corruption in carrying out projects funded by the international community. The committee, which also is responsible for the development of clear and objective benchmarks in fighting corruption, briefed the president on its findings. Mr. Karzai reminded […]

India PM Says Committed to Curbing Corruption

Posted February 3rd, 2012 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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India’s prime minister says his government is committed to curbing corruption. Manmohan Singh said Friday in New Delhi that the government has taken measures to move “substantially forward” in thwarting corruption. The prime minister said he was hopeful lawmakers would soon enact a strong anti-corruption law. The bill was passed by the lower house of […]

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