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Philippines Issues Arrest Warrant for Gloria Arroyo

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 5:15 am (UTC-5)
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A Philippine court issued an arrest warrant Friday for former President Gloria Arroyo for alleged large-scale vote tampering The move comes hours after the Philippines election commission approved fraud charges against the former Philippine leader. The commission said the maximum penalty for the crime is life imprisonment. The warrant prevents Ms. Arroyo from leaving the […]

Philippines Approves Election Fraud Charges Against Gloria Arroyo

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 1:10 am (UTC-5)
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The Philippines election commission approved fraud charges Friday against former president Gloria Arroyo for alleged large-scale vote tampering. The commission said the maximum penalty for the crime is life imprisonment. The justice department has been investigating Ms. Arroyo for alleged vote rigging in the 2004 and 2007 polls. She and her husband are also being […]

Indian Graft Trial Begins

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 3:35 am (UTC-5)
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The trial of an Indian government minister, charged in connection with the country’s biggest corruption scandal, began Friday in New Delhi. A. Raja, India’s former telecommunications minister, has denied wrongdoing in a scandal that is believed to have cost the Indian government up to $40 billion in lost revenue. Raja and more than a dozen […]

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South Africa’s Zuma Announces Anti-Corruption Steps

Posted October 24th, 2011 at 6:10 pm (UTC-5)
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South African President Jacob Zuma has suspended his police chief and fired two cabinet ministers amid criticism his administration has not done enough to stop graft. Mr. Zuma Monday also appointed a Supreme Court judge to run an inquiry into a multi-billion-dollar government arms deal in which he, himself, has been implicated. The announcement comes […]

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Burundi Remains Most Corrupt East African Country

Posted October 21st, 2011 at 9:40 pm (UTC-5)
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An international survey shows Burundi as East Africa’s most corrupt country for the second consecutive year. Berlin-based Transparency International says Burundi is topping the region’s list of the most corrupt nations because of the number of offenders among its police, revenue authorities and the judiciary. Rwanda was ranked as the least corrupt of the five-member […]

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Zambian President Promises Graft Crackdown

Posted October 14th, 2011 at 11:35 am (UTC-5)
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Zambian President Michael Sata is renewing his pledge to crack down on corruption. Addressing parliament Friday, the newly-elected leader promised to reinstate an anti-graft measure that calls on public officials to account for their wealth. Mr. Sata also promised to investigate alleged corruption by the previous government. The 74-year-old Sata scored a decisive victory over […]

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Indian Opposition Leader Begins Anti-Graft Campaign

Posted October 11th, 2011 at 6:05 pm (UTC-5)
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An Indian political leader has begun his nationwide anti-corruption campaign, setting off Tuesday on a 38-day journey across northeastern Bihar state. As supporters chanted slogans, Lal Krishna Advani, the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party’s senior leader, said he wants to raise consciousness about the need for clean politics and good governance and to restore people’s faith […]

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Second Indian Minister Charged in Telecom Scandal

Posted October 10th, 2011 at 10:15 am (UTC-5)
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Indian federal investigators say they have charged a former telecommunications minister in connection with the ongoing probe into one of the country’s biggest corruption scandals. The Central Bureau of Investigation raided the homes of Dayanidhi Maran and his media tycoon brother Monday. Dayanidhi Maran, India’s telecom minister between 2004 and 2007, is the second former […]

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Serbia Makes Corruption Arrests Ahead of EU Progress Report

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 7:40 am (UTC-5)
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Serbia’s court for organized crime arrested more than a dozen former top officials at a major state-run coal mine and several private businessmen Thursday, for allegedly participating in a fraud scheme at one of the nation’s main coal mines. A total of 17 men are suspected of embezzling money from the state run Kolubara mine, […]

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Taiwan Sets October Date for Ex-President’s Corruption Trial

Posted October 6th, 2011 at 4:00 am (UTC-5)
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Taiwan prosecutors say a corruption trial for former President Lee Teng-hui will begin on October 21. The prosecutors said Thursday the proceedings will be held behind closed doors because the charges involve national security matters. Mr. Lee, who served as president from 1988 to 2000, was indicted in June on charges of embezzling $7.79 million […]

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