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Ghanaians take aim at corruption

Accra - Ghana's government is facing growing calls to keep its promises after it won elections on a pledge to stamp out corruption.

Ex-Haitian coup leader Guy Philippe gets nine years in US prison

Miami - A former Haitian coup leader and elected senator was sentenced to nine years in a US federal prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to conspiring to launder drug money.

Brazilian police accuse Temer of receiving bribes

Bras - Brazil's federal police Tuesday said there was solid evidence embattled President Michel Temer received bribes, a legal development that could see him suspended from office.

Temer abroad as Brazil's crisis gets messier amid graft proof

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's federal police Tuesday said it had solid evidence embattled president Michel Temer received bribes, a legal development that could see him suspended from office.

Brazil's Temer running 'criminal organization,' tycoon accuser says

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian meat tycoon who unleashed a political firestorm with claims of wrongdoing by President Michel Temer has now accused the embattled leader of running "the country's most dangerous criminal organization.

In Malaysia fund scandal, DiCaprio returns Oscar won by Brando

Los Angeles - Hollywood star Leonardo DiCaprio confirmed Friday that he has turned over an Oscar won by Marlon Brando, along with other gifts, amid an inquiry into a multibillion-dollar money-laundering scheme involving a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.

Guatemala's jailed former VP agrees to extradition to US

Guatemala City - Guatemala's former vice president, in jail pending possible trial for alleged graft, said Thursday she had agreed to be extradited to the United States to face charges related to drug trafficking.

Pakistan PM questioned before anti-graft probe

Islamabad - Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before an anti-corruption investigation commission Thursday, in an ongoing case that has gripped Pakistan and threatened to topple him after the Panama Papers leak last year.

Pakistan PM questioned before anti-graft probe

Islamabad - Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before an anti-corruption investigation commission Thursday, in an ongoing case that has gripped Pakistan and threatened to topple him after the Panama Papers leak last year.

Pakistan PM questioned before anti-graft probe

Islamabad - Pakistan's prime minister Nawaz Sharif appeared before an anti-corruption investigation commission Thursday, in an ongoing case that has gripped Pakistan and threatened to topple him after the Panama Papers leak last year.

Billionaire shakes China's elite with online theatrics

Bejing - Perched in his opulent Manhattan apartment, a flamboyant Chinese billionaire armed with a smartphone has used social media to rattle the Communist-ruled political system back in his homeland.

Billionaire shakes China's elite with online theatrics

Bejing - Perched in his opulent Manhattan apartment, a flamboyant Chinese billionaire armed with a smartphone has used social media to rattle the Communist-ruled political system back in his homeland.

Billionaire shakes China's elite with online theatrics

Bejing - Perched in his opulent Manhattan apartment, a flamboyant Chinese billionaire armed with a smartphone has used social media to rattle the Communist-ruled political system back in his homeland.

EU parliament lifts Jean-Marie Le Pen's immunity in French racism case

Strasbourg - The European Parliament on Wednesday lifted the immunity of far-right National Front founder Jean-Marie Le Pen and of a fellow party member in response to a French racism investigation.

Spain's government survives confidence vote over graft

Madrid - Spain's conservative government on Wednesday survived a vote of no confidence tabled by the far-left Podemos party to denounce rampant corruption after a day-and-a-half of lively, sometimes acrimonious debate.

Spain's government survives no confidence vote over graft

Madrid - Spain's conservative government on Wednesday survived a vote of no confidence tabled by the far-left Podemos to denounce rampant corruption after a day-and-a-half of lively, sometimes acrimonious debate.

23 arrests in crackdown on Bulgarian border corruption

Sofia - Twenty-three customs officers and businessmen have been arrested in a probe into corruption at a major checkpoint on Bulgaria's border with Greece, prosecutors said on Wednesday.

Hong Kong tycoon and ex-deputy leader lose graft appeal

Hong Kong - Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and ex-deputy leader Rafael Hui will serve out their jail terms after their final appeal bids against graft convictions were dismissed Wednesday.

Hong Kong tycoon and ex-deputy leader lose graft appeal

Hong Kong - Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and ex-deputy leader Rafael Hui will serve out their jail terms after their final appeal bids against graft convictions were dismissed Wednesday.

Hong Kong tycoon and ex-deputy leader lose graft appeal

Hong Kong - Hong Kong property tycoon Thomas Kwok and ex-deputy leader Rafael Hui will serve out their jail terms after their final appeal bids against graft convictions were dismissed Wednesday.

Former Rio governor sentenced to 14 years for corruption

Rio De Janeiro - A former Rio de Janeiro governor who was a key figure in hosting Brazil's 2014 World Cup and the 2016 Rio Olympics was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison for corruption.

Spain's government faces no confidence vote over graft

Madrid - Spain's government on Tuesday faced a vote of no confidence tabled by the far-left Podemos to denounce a series of corruption scandals that have hit Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative party.

Spain's government faces no confidence vote over graft

Madrid - Spain's government on Tuesday faced a vote of no confidence tabled by the far-left Podemos to denounce a series of corruption scandals that have hit Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's conservative party.

Star midfielder Modric appears as star witness in Croatia graft trial

Zagreb - Luka Modric will swap his football kit for a suit on Tuesday as he appears in the witness box to testify in a multi-million-euro corruption trial against Dinamo Zagreb's ex chairman.

Pakistan PM to appear before anti-graft probe team

Islamabad - Pakistan's prime minister will appear before an anti-corruption investigation commission over allegations against his family, a government minister said Sunday.

Pakistan PM to appear before anti-graft probe team

Islamabad - Pakistan's prime minister will appear before an anti-corruption investigation commission over allegations against his family, a government minister said Sunday.

Pakistan PM to appear before anti-graft probe team

Islamabad - Pakistan's prime minister will appear before an anti-corruption investigation commission over allegations against his family, a government minister said Sunday.

Brazilian graft scandal becomes 'free-for-all' fight

Rio De Janeiro - Thought Brazil's corruption fight was ugly? Well, turns out the combatants might only be getting warmed up.

Brazilian Supreme Court lashes out at Temer 'snooping'

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court lashed out Saturday after a report that President Michel Temer had ordered the country's intelligence services to dig up dirt on the judge overseeing his corruption case.

Chinese firm tied to Communist Party critic stands trial

Bejing - Three executives of a Chinese investment firm linked to outspoken Communist Party critic Guo Wengui confessed to fraud on Friday, as the billionaire property tycoon lobs corruption allegations at high-level officials from abroad.
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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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