Featured Bribery & Corruption

Mexico Investigating Ex-President Enrique Peña Nieto

Mexican law-enforcement officers are investigating former President Enrique Peña Nieto as part of the country’s highest-profile corruption case in years, a senior Mexican judicial official said. The probe into the former leader is part of a broad case against Emilio Lozoya, the former head of state-run oil company Petróleos Mexicanos. Read More

Swiss prosecutors charge Al-Khelaifi in FIFA bribery case

AP – Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi was charged Thursday by Swiss federal prosecutors in connection with a wider bribery investigation linked to FIFA and World Cup television rights. The office of Switzerland’s attorney general filed an indictment charging Al-Khelaifi with inciting former FIFA secretary general Jerome Valcke… Read More

Korea’s Ex-President Lee, One-Time Hyundai Chairman, Back In Jail In Scandal Involving Samsung

Lee Myung-bak, as former chairman of Hyundai Engineering and Construction, centerpiece of the Hyundai empire, ran for president of South Korea in 2007 on the promise to reform the economy. Now, he’s back in jail for the second time in a corruption scandal that caught up with him after his… Read More
21st February 2020
Kuwaiti lawmakers agreed on Wednesday to set up a committee to look into whether Airbus’s aircraft orders from the Gulf Arab state involved alleged corruption, the state news agency reported. Governments and airlines around the world have launched their own investigations after Airbus on Jan. 31 reached a record $4… Read More
20th February 2020
British overseas territory the Cayman Islands, the United States and Switzerland do most to help the globe’s richest citizens hide and launder money, according to a ranking published on Tuesday by a group pushing for reform. The study by the Tax Justice Network tests how much countries’ legal and financial… Read More
20th February 2020
The Public Prosecution Office dealing with corruption and financial investigations summoned the ousted president Omar Al Bashir for questioning on Sunday. The Prosecution suspects Al Bashir of money laundering, corruption, and forbidden and suspicious wealth. The Prosecution always wants to question Al Bashir about the role of the former government… Read More
19th February 2020
Vatican police raided the home and office of a senior Catholic Church official on Tuesday, seizing documents and computers in the latest phase of an investigation into the purchase of luxury London real estate. The raid targeting Monsignor Alberto Perlasca followed the suspension last year of five Vatican employees, the… Read More
19th February 2020
ABN Amro has more than 2,000 people working full-time on tracing fraud, money laundering and other financial crime, chief executive Kees van Dijkhuizen said at the presentation of the bank’s annual results on Wednesday. The total, around 9% of the workforce, is twice the number of financial crime investigators employed… Read More
19th February 2020
Deutsche Bank is facing the potential departure of dozens of contractors working for a London-based compliance team after the bank demanded that its freelance workers take a 25-percent pay cut in response to UK tax reforms, the Financial Times reported Sunday. The bank revised its hiring policy on freelancers… Read More
18th February 2020
In mid-January, shortly after losing her bid for a second term, outgoing Croatian President Kolinda Grabar-Kitarovic told the UK Guardian newspaper that corruption in Croatia “is not just contained to politics,” but in fact begins in the classroom. “Those who have prepared so as to cheat on the test are… Read More
18th February 2020
The man who spearheaded the United States’ Magnitsky Act – targeting sanctions against human rights violators around the world – has told Australia it risks becoming “a magnet for dirty money” from abusers and kleptocrats across the globe unless it brings in similar legislation. US financier Bill Browder, who championed… Read More
18th February 2020
Where does the buck stop? The tribulations surrounding two bank chief executives – one just departed, the other still in post – bring this perennial question to the fore again. On the face of it, there is clear blue water between the situation at Credit Suisse, where Tidjane Thiam has… Read More
18th February 2020
Equatorial Guinea argued on Monday that a luxury mansion in central Paris used by the son of the country’s president was protected by diplomatic immunity when it was raided by French authorities in 2012. The case at the International Court of Justice is seen as a test for the limits… Read More