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Accused by judges, Haitian president denies corruption allegations

Port-au-prince - Haitian President Jovenel Moise on Wednesday denied allegations that he was at the center of an embezzlement scheme spanning the last decade.

Defiant: Brazil's Moro resists calls to quit over Car Wash leak

Rio De Janeiro - A hero to Brazilians fed up with corruption, Justice Minister Sergio Moro is wounded but defiant after accusations of unethical -- or even illegal -- behavior in a sprawling anti-graft investigation that has polarized the country.

Vietnam jails shipbuilding executive in graft crackdown

Hanoi - A Vietnam shipbuilding magnate has been sentenced to 13 years in jail for embezzlement, according to state media, the latest victim of an unprecedented anti-corruption drive in the communist country.

Brazil's Lula jailed to keep him from 2018 election: report

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's Justice Minister and prosecutors collaborated to convict left-wing icon Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on corruption charges to prevent him from contesting the 2018 election, an investigative news outlet reported Sunday.

Thousands march in Port-au-Prince to demand president's resignation

Port-au-prince - Several thousand demonstrators marched through Port-au-Prince on Sunday to demand the resignation of Haitian President Jovenel Moise over allegations of embezzlement.

Prague says 'errors' in new EU audit report against billionaire PM

Prague - The Czech government on Thursday said there were "errors" in a new preliminary audit report from Brussels on another possible conflict of interest relating to its billionaire prime minister, this time regarding farming subsidies.

Peru president wins confidence vote over corruption reform

- Peruvian President Martin Vizcarra scored a major victory for his government's anti-corruption policies Wednesday, winning a vote of confidence in the opposition-held Congress as the country seeks to emerge from the shadow of Latin America's biggest gr...

Romanian president urges govt climbdown on justice reforms

Bucharest - Romanian president Klaus Iohannis on Wednesday called on the ruling left-wing government to back down over controversial judicial reforms that had triggered strong criticism and threats of sanctions from Brussels.

Peru president wins confidence motion over reforms

- Peru's President Martin Vizcarra scored an important victory for his government's tough anti-corruption policies Wednesday by winning a vote of confidence in the opposition-controlled Congress.

Some 100,000 join demo to demand Czech PM's resignation

Prague - Around 100,000 Czechs filled Prague's Wenceslas Square on Tuesday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis in the biggest demonstration the country has seen in decades.

Some 100,000 join demo to demand Czech PM's resignation

Prague - Around 100,000 Czechs filled Prague's Wenceslas Square on Tuesday to demand the resignation of Prime Minister Andrej Babis in the biggest demonstration the country has seen in decades.

EU says Czech PM in conflict of interest, wants money back

Prague - The European Commission says Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis must return millions of euros subsidies after a draft audit report found the billionaire in a conflict of interest, Czech media reported Saturday.

Haitian investigators say president in 'embezzlement scheme'

Port-au-prince - A panel of judges on Friday accused Haitian President Jovenel Moise of being at the center of an "embezzlement scheme" that siphoned off Venezuelan aid money meant for fixing roads.

Mexican president denies 'political persecution' in graft case

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Wednesday denied that he was persecuting figures linked to the previous government, as authorities began making arrests in his administration's first major corruption case.

Romania's ruling party reels from double blow

Bucharest - Romania's ruling Social Democrats, or PSD, held crisis meetings Tuesday after a disastrous 48 hours that saw them thrashed at the polls and their leader sent to jail.

Russian space sector plagued by astronomical corruption

Moscow - With millions of dollars missing and officials in prison or fleeing the country, Russia's space sector is at the heart of a staggering embezzlement scheme that has dampened ambitions of recovering its Soviet-era greatness.

Romania's ruling party strongman begins jail sentence

Bucharest - Romania's ruling party strongman Liviu Dragnea began a three-and-a-half-year jail sentence on Monday for corruption as his party grappled with a crushing defeat in the European elections.

Egypt unfreezes assets of Mubarak-era interior minister

Apo - Egypt has unfrozen the assets of its Mubarak-era interior minister, who was acquitted on all corruption-related charges earlier this month, a judicial source confirmed Sunday.

Netanyahu given October deadline for pre-trial hearing

Jerusalem - Israel's attorney general on Wednesday extended until October the deadline for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's pre-trial hearing on corruption allegations, but rejected a request for a 12-month delay.

S.Africa sends home Mozambique ex-finance minister

Johanesburg - South Africa said Tuesday it would send home former Mozambique finance minister Manuel Chang, who has been held since December on a US arrest warrant, to face corruption charges.

Zuma's lawyers push for S.Africa graft trial to be dropped

Pietermaritzburg - Lawyers for former South African president Jacob Zuma argued in court Monday that he could not expect a fair trial, as they fought to have corruption charges against him over a multi-million-dollar arms deal dropped.

Merkel urges Europe to stand up to politicians 'for sale'

Zagreb - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Saturday that European politicians "must stand up to" far-right politicians "for sale", after a hidden-camera sting brought down nationalist Austrian Vice-Chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache over allegations he was o...

US sanctions Mexican judge, ex-governor for corruption

Washington - The United States on Friday sanctioned a Mexican judge and a former state governor for corruption and maintaining links with drug cartels.

Top Argentine court confirms Kirchner trial to start Tuesday

Buenos Aires - Argentina's Supreme Court ruled on Thursday that ex-president Cristina Kirchner's corruption trial can go ahead, after protesters demonstrated against rumors the case might be delayed.

Brazil's Bolsonaro denounces money laundering claims against son

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Thursday denounced money laundering allegations against his eldest son, saying the accusers were using Flavio to get to him. "They want to reach me?

Anti-Kremlin campaigner calls for 'French Magnitsky act'

Paris - A British financier who has infuriated the Kremlin by spearheading legislation worldwide to sanction Russian officials and oligarchs said Wednesday he is hopeful of a similar law being agreed in France.

China says French asylum for ex-Interpol chief's wife 'abuse of procedure'

Bejing - Beijing said Wednesday France granting asylum to the wife of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei -- who has been charged in China with accepting bribes -- would be an abuse of its own legal procedures.

Brazil court orders Temer's release for a second time

Bras - A Brazilian court ordered former president Michel Temer's release from jail with conditions Tuesday, less than a week after he was detained for a second time in a case related to a corruption scandal that has ensnared several high-profile South America...

Former Lima mayor jailed in Peru Odebrecht case

- A Peruvian judge Tuesday sentenced former Lima mayor Susana Villaran to 18 months' preventive detention for accepting illegal campaign funds from Brazilian construction firms Odebrecht and OAS.

Wife of Chinese ex-Interpol boss granted asylum in France: lawyer

Lyon - The wife and children of former Interpol chief Meng Hongwei, who vanished while visiting China in September last year, have been granted political asylum in France, the family's lawyer told AFP on Monday.
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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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Gian-Franco Kasper  a Swiss member of the International Olympic Committee said that corruption appea...
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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Former Governor Bob McDonnell at press conference outside federal courtroom in Richmond, Virginia Jan. 6, 2015.
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A demonstrator disguised as FIFA President Sepp Blatter takes part in a protest against the condition of workers in Qatar, on the sidelines of the 65th FIFA Congress on May 28, 2015 in Zurich
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12  2014  on 21 counts of corruption...
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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Tens of thousands of protesters in Avenida Paulista, Sao Paulo, Brazil
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Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian gov...
Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian government.
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Tweet from Arvind Kejriwal on corrupt police.
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12  2014  on 21 counts of corruption...
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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Yang Dacai  a Chinese safety official  was exposed as corrupt by bloggers  posting images of him wea...
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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Mayor of Montreal Michael Applebaum is under arrest.  Appelbaum is accused of corruption and fraud i...
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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Detail from Corrupt Legislation. Mural by Elihu Vedder. Lobby to Main Reading Room, Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C. Main figure is seated atop a pedestal saying "CORRUPT LEGISLATION". Artist's signature is dated 1896.
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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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Fallen Regime: After the Jasmine Revolution in Tunisia.
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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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