21st October 2016
Dutch prosecutors on Thursday said they had settled a corruption investigation into a leading car importer in the Netherlands, Pon Automotive, for 12 million euros ($13 million). The deal means the company will no longer be prosecuted for its alleged role in one of the Netherlands’ biggest corruption scandals related… Read More
21st October 2016
The U.S. Treasury moved to disrupt the fundraising and operation of the Iranian-backed Hezbollah group on Thursday, imposing sanctions on four operatives and a firm that have assisted the organization, long seen as a terrorist outfit by Washington. In a related action, the U.S. State Department sanctioned Hezbollah commander Haytham… Read More
21st October 2016
Two years after President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo and Vice President Jusuf Kalla entered office, there has been no significant improvement in Indonesia’s war against corruption, a watchdog has said. Indonesia Corruption Watch (ICW) legal researcher Aradila Caesar said Jokowi had shown a positive intention to support the Corruption Eradication Commission’s… Read More
21st October 2016
European Union leaders condemned Russia on Friday for its bombing of civilians in Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo but faced resistance from Italy to impose new sanctions against Moscow over the atrocities. Horrified by Russian air strikes on hospitals and an aid convoy that have killed hundreds of civilians including… Read More
20th October 2016
The top elected official in one of the wealthiest U.S. counties was arrested on Thursday, along with his wife and one other official, and are expected to face federal corruption charges, several New York area news outlets reported. Nassau County Executive Edward Mangano, his wife… Read More
20th October 2016
Mexico has ordered the arrest of an outgoing state governor in the ruling party suspected of corruption, as well as one of his opposition contemporaries, the government said on Wednesday, as it seeks to quell public discontent about its record on graft. Attorney General Arely Gomez said an arrest warrant… Read More
20th October 2016
Brazil’s former lower house speaker, Eduardo Cunha, was arrested on Wednesday (19 October) over alleged corruption charges. He was detained by the federal police in the capital city of Brasilia and transferred to the southern city of Curitiba, where federal judge Sergio Moro is investigating the case. The ex-speaker has… Read More
19th October 2016
The absence of Justice Sule Hassan of a Federal High Court in Lagos, on Wednesday stalled the trial of a former Minister of Aviation, Femi Fani-Kayode, over money laundering. Fani-Kayode, who was also former Director of Media and Publicity, campaign committee of ex- President Goodluck Jonathan, is charged alongside a… Read More
19th October 2016
Ukraine has imposed sanctions against a number of Russian and Crimean companies involved in coal transportation, handling and sales. The corresponding decision is stipulated in the resolution of National Security and Defense Council dated September 16, 2016 and presidential decree No. 467/2016. “The basis for applying sanctions is the actions… Read More
19th October 2016
The Government must use “the full weight of its influence” in order to stamp out corruption, money laundering and tax evasion which is having a disproportionate impact on the world’s poorest countries, MPs have concluded. In a report, by the International Development committee (IDC), it is also claimed that there… Read More