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Brazil's Bolsonaro under scrutiny over suspect payments

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's president-elect Jair Bolsonaro and his family faced growing scrutiny Thursday as a government financial crimes unit questioned transactions to and from his son's former aide totaling $300,000.

Imprisoned former Venezuela oil minister dies: prosecution

Caracas - Former Venezuelan oil minister Nelson Martinez, imprisoned over corruption allegations, died Wednesday of health complications, the prosecutor's office said.

US bars entry of ousted Gambian dictator Jammeh

Washington - The United States said Monday it would forbid entry into the country of former Gambian dictator Yahya Jammeh and his family over corruption during his 22-year rule.

Odebrecht boss says worst is over after vast corruption scandal

S - The reputation of Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction giant, has become linked with corruption after it admitted to paying hundreds of millions of dollars in bribes in a dozen countries to secure public works contracts.

Guatemala ex-soccer chief avoids jail in FIFA scandal

New York - Ex-Guatemala soccer chief and former FIFA executive committee member Rafael Salguero was sentenced to time served Thursday, releasing him from house arrest over the sweeping corruption scandal plaguing world soccer.

Peru football chief Oviedo arrested in graft probe

- Police arrested Peru's Football Federation chief Edwin Oviedo early Thursday on suspicion of involvement in a "corruption network" involving judges and businessmen, a prosecutor said.

Brazil investigates Glencore, Vitol, Trafigura for alleged bribery

Bras - Brazil has opened an investigation into commodity trading groups Glencore, Vitol and Trafigura over alleged bribery of employees at state-run oil company Petrobras, prosecutors said Wednesday.

British middleman held in India over chopper deal

New Delhi - The alleged British middleman in a dicey helicopter deal between India and an Anglo-Italian firm was remanded in custody on Wednesday after being extradited by the UAE, authorities said.

Ecuador VP resigns amid kickbacks turmoil

Quito - Ecuador's vice president resigned Tuesday over allegations by a former aide that she took kickbacks while serving as a lawmaker five years ago.

Brazil Supreme Court puts off decision on Lula release

Bras - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday delayed indefinitely a decision on whether former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva should be freed from prison, where he is serving a 12-term for corruption.

Mongolian prime minister, cabinet survives ousting attempt

Ulaanbaatar - Mongolia’s prime minister and his cabinet survived a parliament vote to sack them Friday over a corruption scandal that has implicated high-level politicians in a state fund embezzlement scheme.

Rio de Janeiro governor arrested on corruption charges

Rio De Janeiro - The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezao, was arrested Thursday over allegations he took bribes as part of the sprawling "Car Wash" graft probe.

German police raid Deutsche Bank in 'Panama Papers' graft probe

Frankfurt Am Main - German prosecutors raided several Deutsche Bank offices in the Frankfurt area Thursday over suspicions of money laundering based on revelations from the 2016 "Panama Papers" data leak.

Rio de Janeiro governor arrested on corruption charges: media

Rio De Janeiro - The governor of Rio de Janeiro, Luiz Fernando Pezao, was arrested Thursday over allegations he received bribes as part of the sprawling "Car Wash" graft probe, according to Brazilian media.

US judge awards FIFA fraction of restitution request

New York - A US judge has awarded FIFA just 0.4 percent of the $28 million it requested in restitution after the New York corruption trial that ended in guilty verdicts for two defendants.

FIFA Ethics Committee judge held in Malaysia for graft

Kuala Lumpur - A FIFA Ethics Committee judge was arrested on suspicion of corruption in his native Malaysia and has resigned as director of a legal arbitration centre, his lawyer and reports said Wednesday.

Venezuelan ex-official pleads guilty in US money laundering case

Washington - A former official in Venezuelan president Hugo Chavez's government has pleaded guilty in a billion-dollar money laundering case, the Justice Department said Tuesday.

Malaysia's Najib questioned over French submarine deal

Kuala Lumpur - Fallen Malaysian leader Najib Razak is being questioned over the purchase of two French-made submarines, an official told AFP Tuesday, the latest probe to engulf the former prime minister since his government's ousting.

Police recommend fraud indictment for Israeli minister

Jerusalem - Israeli police on Tuesday recommended the indictment of Interior Minister Arye Deri for fraud and breach of trust in an investigation related to real estate sales.

Police say three dead in Haiti demos but opposition disputes toll

Port-au-prince - Three people were killed by gunfire in Haiti during weekend mass protests in several cities calling for the resignation of President Jovenel Moise, police said Monday, but the opposition put the death toll at 11.

Danske Bank whistleblower says he raised alarm four times

Copenhagen - A whistleblower who uncovered a massive alleged money laundering scheme at Danske Bank's Estonian branch told a Danish parliamentary commission Monday that he had notified his superiors four times about suspicious transactions but no action was ever ta...

Russia targets anti-Kremlin crusader Browder in new probe

Moscow - Russian prosecutors said Monday they had opened a new criminal probe into anti-Kremlin British financier William Browder, alleging he was a crime boss who could have poisoned several associates.

Russia opens new probe into anti-Kremlin financier Browder

Moscow - Russian prosecutors said Monday they had opened a new criminal probe into British financier William Browder and suggested the anti-Kremlin crusader may have been involved in an associate's death.

Former Peru president Alan Garcia seeks asylum amid bribe probe

- Former president Alan Garcia has sought asylum in the embassy of Uruguay in Lima after being barred from leaving the country pending a corruption investigation, Peru's foreign ministry said Sunday.

Malta journalist murder masterminds identified: report

Valletta - The masterminds behind the 2017 car-bomb murder of Maltese journalist and blogger Daphne Caruana Galizia have been identified according to unnamed police sources quoted by The Sunday Times of Malta.

Powerful Kuwaiti IOC member to be tried in Switzerland for forgery

Geneva - Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah, a former Kuwaiti minister and one of the most powerful officials in international sports, has been charged in Switzerland with forgery, according to a corroborated media report Saturday.

Macedonian ex-PM fled in Hungarian diplomatic car: Albanian police

Tirana - Former Macedonian prime minister Nikola Gruevski, who fled the country to avoid prison, used a Hungarian diplomatic vehicle to escape through Albania, police in Tirana said Thursday after Budapest formally denied any involvement.

Czech opposition to seek confidence vote after PM's son claims abduction

Prague - Czech opposition parties on Tuesday decided to seek a no-confidence motion against billionaire Prime Minister Andrej Babis after his son claimed he had been forcibly sent abroad to hinder a fraud probe.

Ukraine arrests suspect in acid attack case

Kiev - Ukraine on Monday arrested a man suspected of being involved in the deadly acid attack on anti-corruption campaigner Kateryna Gandzyuk.

Nigeria wants former oil minister extradited from Britain

Abuja - The head of Nigeria's main anti-corruption agency on Monday said he wanted former oil minister Diezani Alison-Madueke to be extradited to face trial because a corruption probe against her in Britain was taking too long.
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