22nd June 2020
Vital Kamerhe, the chief of staff of Democratic Republic of Congo President Felix Tshisekedi, was sentenced to 20 years forced labor and faces millions of dollars in fines after a court convicted him of embezzlement and corruption. Kamerhe was convicted of participating in the theft of more than $50 million… Read More
19th June 2020
Malaysian prosecutors will seek to amend charges against three Goldman Sachs Group Inc. units in the case involving troubled state fund 1MDB. Prosecutors will be seeking amendments involving liability, with Goldman’s lawyers arguing the proposed changes would be substantial, according to proceedings at the Kuala Lumpur High Court on… Read More
18th June 2020
Signed cheques that combined totalled over RM1.3 million were given to a moneychanger with the name of the recipient left blank, several prosecution witnesses testified today in the money-laundering trial of former deputy prime minister Datuk Seri Ahmad Zahid Hamidi. The witnesses named the moneychanger as one “Omar Ali”, whose… Read More
18th June 2020
The sacked public servant at the centre of one of Western Australia’s biggest corruption scandals has pleaded guilty to hundreds of charges relating to the theft of more than $22 million in taxpayers’ money. Former Department of Communities senior bureaucrat Paul Ronald Whyte entered the pleas in writing because it… Read More
18th June 2020
A number of people have been arrested by police investigating one of South Africa’s most notorious corruption scandals, the looting and collapse of VBS Mutual Bank. VBS, which held the savings of many disadvantaged people and local municipalities, collapsed with more than £100m in debts in 2018. Much of the… Read More
18th June 2020
Concerns have been raised about the secretive offshore ownership and financial health of some big care providers. That’s been prompted by elderly residents in care homes accounting for almost half of Scotland’s coronavirus deaths. Any future inquiry is likely to focus on a lack of personal protective equipment (PPE), failure… Read More
17th June 2020
Experts and opposition-minded politicians warned during an online conference on Monday (January 15th) of a “huge” risk of corruption in connection with the generous funds the European Commission has proposed to mobilise in response to the coronavirus crisis. The conference, organised by EURACTIV Bulgaria and MEP Radan Kanev (EPP, Democratic… Read More
16th June 2020
When the founder of Canada’s largest cryptocurrency exchange died in India in 2018 he took with him the passwords to digital wallets worth more than £100 million. Or so his 76,000 clients thought. A new watchdog report claims, however, that Gerald Cotten ran QuadrigaCX as a kind of Ponzi scheme,… Read More
16th June 2020
Jordan’s government unveiled strengthened legal measures on Sunday to fight corruption and announced an expansion of efforts to collect taxes and prevent evasion. Amendments introduced to the 2020 Integrity and Anti Corruption Commission Law will grant the anti-corruption body greater autonomy and legal backing to investigate a wider scope of… Read More
12th June 2020
An investigating judge of Kyiv’s Pechersky district court has issued a ruling authorizing the arrest of former Member of Parliament Konstantin Zhevago, who is suspected of embezzlement of Finance and Credit Bank’s assets. On Wednesday, June 10, the same court is to decide on the seizure of the suspect’s property,… Read More