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Japan police raid apartment of 'crying politician' Nonomura

Tokyo - Japanese police Friday raided the apartment of a provincial politician who became an Internet sensation after he was filmed crying like a toddler when confronted about his alleged misuse of public funds.
In the Media by AFP

Suspended Canadian Senator Mike Duffy faces 31 charges

Ottawa - The RCMP announced that former Conservative Senator Mike Duffy, who was suspended from the Senate, has been charged with 31 fraud and corruption- related offences.
In the Media by Arthur Weinreb - 3 comments

Op-Ed: Why Collegiate and American views on sexual assault are wrong

We have a very clear and present crisis in our country. Both the way we share information on sexual assaults and how we prosecute them are completely wrong.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel

Hollande denies influencing justice system in Sarkozy scandal

Paris - French leader Francois Hollande on Monday denied having influenced the justice system in a corruption scandal surrounding Nicolas Sarkozy after the former president claimed he was the victim of "political interference.
In the Media by AFP

China 'detains prominent financial TV anchor'

Shanghai - Chinese authorities have detained a prominent financial news anchor for state broadcaster China Central Television (CCTV), according to media reports, in what appears to be the latest target in a corruption crackdown.
In the Media by AFP

France's Sarkozy hit by new phone tap leaks

Paris - A corruption scandal surrounding former French president Nicolas Sarkozy deepened further on Saturday with fresh leaks of telephone conversations purporting to show he offered to get a judge a plum job in return for favours.
In the Media by Andréa Bambino (AFP)

Sex tape adds to GSK-China corruption case

GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) continues to deal with the ramifications of a massive corruption scandal in China. To add to this the drug company has confirmed the existence of a "sex tape" involving former China head, Mark Reilly, and a Chinese woman.
In the Media by Tim Sandle - 1 comment

Argentine vice president appeals corruption charges

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Vice President Amado Boudou filed an appeal against charges of corruption allegedly carried out during his time as finance minister from 2009 to 2011.
In the Media by AFP

Chinese dream turns sour for activists under Xi Jinping

Activists, lawyers, journalists, bloggers, professors -- China's new leaders have taken aim at civil society in what analysts call an effort to muffle dissent that is proving powerfully effective.
In the Media by Carol Huang (AFP)

Former New Orleans mayor sentenced to 10 years

New Orleans - Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans during hurricane Katrina, was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for money laundering, bribery, and other corruption related charges.
In the Media by Justin King - 3 comments

Anti-graft court jails 3 PH senators on graft and plunder charges

At least three Philippine senators have been locked up in jail for graft and corruption and for a non-bailable charges of plunder for allegedly pocketing substantial portion of the their Priority Development Assistance Funds (PDAF) or pork barrel funds.
In the Media by Leo Reyes

Uganda parliament piglet protest pair freed on bail: lawyer

Kampala - A Ugandan court on Friday released two protesters who sneaked two piglets into parliament painted in the ruling party's colours, their lawyer told AFP.
In the Media by AFP

French govt denies meddling in Sarkozy corruption case

Paris - France's Socialist government on Thursday rejected claims it was using the justice system for political ends after ex-president Nicolas Sarkozy accused his enemies of being behind corruption charges.
In the Media by Michael Mainville (AFP)

Sarkozy hits back at 'political' corruption charges

Paris - France's former president Nicolas Sarkozy hit back after being charged with corruption, denying he broke the law and suggesting his political enemies were interfering with the French justice system.
In the Media by Michael Mainville (AFP)

Spanish princess appeals fraud charges

Madrid - Spanish King Felipe VI's sister Cristina appealed on Wednesday against tax and money-laundering charges that threaten to land her in an unprecedented criminal trial.
In the Media by Ingrid Bazinet (AFP)

Sarkozy denies breaking law, denounces 'political interference'

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy on Wednesday denied he had broken the law after being charged with corruption-related offences and denounced what he said was political interference in the case.
In the Media by AFP

Erdogan launches Turkey presidential bid

Ankara - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Tuesday his candidacy for the August presidential election which is expected to make him Turkey's longest-serving and most dominant leader since Ataturk.
In the Media by Fulya Ozerkan, and Stuart Williams in Istanbul (AFP)

Sarkozy held in landmark detention over criminal probe

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy was taken into custody for questioning in a criminal investigation Tuesday in an unprecedented move that could wreck the former president's hopes of a political comeback.
In the Media by Marion Thibaut and Nicolas Gaudichet (AFP)

China Communist Party expels four top officials over graft

Beijing - Three senior allies of China's former security chief and a top retired general were expelled on Monday from the ruling Communist Party over corruption as the noose tightened around one of China's most powerful men.
In the Media by Felicia Sonmez (AFP)

Sarkozy's lawyer detained in French corruption probe

Paris - Nicolas Sarkozy's lawyer and two magistrates were detained Monday for questioning in one of a raft of corruption probes embroiling the former president of France.
In the Media by Nicolas Gaudichet (AFP)

Local judge files corruption charges against Argentina VP

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge filed corruption charges against Vice President Amado Boudou over his alleged role while he was finance minister in buying a company that printed local currency.
In the Media by AFP

Judge seeks fraud trial for Spain's Princess Cristina

Madrid - A Spanish judge ruled Wednesday that King Felipe's sister, Princess Cristina, and her husband should face fraud charges, opening the way to an unprecedented criminal trial.
In the Media by Sylvie Groult (AFP)

Spain's Princess Cristina faces trial threat

Madrid - Spain's Princess Cristina, a sister of the new King Felipe VI, will discover Wednesday whether she faces the threat of an unprecedented criminal corruption trial.
In the Media by Sylvie GROULT (AFP)

Wikipedia changes rules to deter astroturfing

Wikipedia has had a problem with people putting misleading or false edits on pages for some time. They have now changed the rules so that editors must disclose whether they are being paid.
In the Media by Walter McDaniel - 2 comments

Singapore match-fixers planned to rig World Cup, says new book

Singapore - Singapore authorities last year placed leaders of a global match-fixing ring operating from the city-state in indefinite detention after uncovering plans to rig the World Cup, according to a new book released Monday.
In the Media by Bhavan Jaipragas (AFP)

FIFA 'ignored' terror alert over Qatar bid

London - A security briefing ordered by FIFA less than a month before it awarded Qatar the 2022 World Cup found the Gulf state was a "high risk" target for terror attacks during the tournament, the Sunday Times reported.
In the Media by AFP

Court cuts Croatia ex-PM's jail sentence for corruption

Zagreb - Croatia's supreme court has upheld the conviction of former prime minister Ivo Sanader for corruption but has cut his jail sentence, a judicial spokesman said Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Venice mayor Giorgio Orsoni resigns over flood barrier fraud scandal

Venice - Venice's mayor Giorgio Orsoni resigned Friday amid a sweeping corruption investigation into a multi-billion-euro flood barrier project to save the island city from rising sea levels.
In the Media by AFP

Bribes written on edible paper in Italy fraud inquiry

Rome - A bribes scandal in Venice started when investigators found corrupt accounts written out on edible paper to be consumed in case of a police raid, Italian media reported on Friday.
In the Media by AFP

Venice mayor arrested in flood barrier fraud probe

Venice - Italy's financial police on Wednesday placed the mayor of Venice under house arrest in a sweeping corruption investigation into a multi-billion-euro flood barrier project to save the island city from rising sea levels.
In the Media by Dario Thuburn (AFP)
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Yang Dacai  a Chinese safety official  was exposed as corrupt by bloggers  posting images of him wea...
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Yang Dacai, a Chinese safety official, was exposed as corrupt by bloggers, posting images of him wearing luxury items, promoting a disciplinary investigation, which found him guilty of serious wrongdoing.
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12  2014  on 21 counts of corruption...
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12, 2014, on 21 counts of corruption, including bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion during the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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Mayor of Montreal Michael Applebaum is under arrest.  Appelbaum is accused of corruption and fraud i...
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Mayor of Montreal Michael Applebaum is under arrest. Appelbaum is accused of corruption and fraud in municipal affairs, amounting to 14 charges in all
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Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
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Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
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Customers and cooks inside a kebab shop watch as a riot police officer fires plastic paintball gun p...
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Customers and cooks inside a kebab shop watch as a riot police officer fires plastic paintball gun pellets to disperse demonstrators. Protesters are demanding Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan resign over a high-level corruption scandal
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Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian gov...
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Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian government.
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April 26  2013: In Sarajevo  members of the special police are shown arresting President of Bosnia s...
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April 26, 2013: In Sarajevo, members of the special police are shown arresting President of Bosnia's autonomous Muslim-Croat federation Zivko Budimir (R) under allegations that he took bribes in exchange for pardons for criminals.
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12  2014  on 21 counts of corruption...
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12, 2014, on 21 counts of corruption, including bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion during the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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Tweet from Arvind Kejriwal on corrupt police.
Tweet from Arvind Kejriwal on corrupt police.
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Tens of thousands of protesters in Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Video capture from video of Senate Indian Affairs Committee Hearing on 'Lobbying Practices Involving Indian Tribes' on September 29, 2004. Jack Abramoff is testifying
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Gian-Franco Kasper  a Swiss member of the International Olympic Committee said that corruption appea...
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Gian-Franco Kasper, a Swiss member of the International Olympic Committee said that corruption appears to be an "everyday matter" in Russia, and that he estimates as much as $18 billion of Sochi's vast construction and development budget was simply embezzled
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