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Influential Kyrgyz powerbroker released after cooperation offer

Bichkek - A Kyrgyz court released a key powerbroker from custody on Tuesday just hours after authorities announced his detention on corruption charges, with the former official offering to return millions of dollars worth of ill-gotten money.

Kyrgyz powerbroker detained as new leader tightens grip

Bichkek - Kyrgyzstan authorities Tuesday detained on corruption charges a powerbroker to former president Sooronbay Jeenbekov, as a new acting leader seeks to consolidate power with an anti-graft drive.

Brazilian senator caught hiding money 'between buttocks'

Rio De Janeiro - A Brazilian senator allied to far-right President Jair Bolsonaro was caught hiding money in his underwear during a police investigation into the diversion of public funds for fighting the coronavirus, local media reported on Thursday.

Cyprus speaker resigns over passports scandal

Nicosia - The speaker of the Cypriot parliament resigned on Thursday after he was secretly filmed allegedly trying to facilitate a passport for a fugitive investor.

Cyprus scraps 'golden passport' scheme over alleged abuse

Nicosia - Cyprus said on Tuesday it will scrap its citizenship scheme for foreign investors next month over alleged abuses uncovered in a television programme.

Scandal-hit star of Austrian far-right attempts return

Vienna - The former beacon of Austria's far-right, former vice-chancellor Heinz-Christian Strache, may be under investigation for embezzling more than half a million euros, but that has not deterred his most ardent supporters.

Bolsonaro says he 'ended' Car Wash graft probe

Bras - Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Wednesday that he has ended the country's biggest-ever corruption probe, "Operation Car Wash," as there is "no more corruption in the government.

French prosecutors probe match-fixing at Roland Garros

Paris - French prosecutors said on Tuesday they had begun an investigation into suspected match-fixing at the French Open, reportedly involving a women's doubles match.

Maldives ex-vice president gets 20 years for graft

Male - Maldives former vice president Ahmed Adeeb has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after pleading guilty to graft, money laundering and abuse of power, court officials said Tuesday.

Cardinal Pell 'returning to Rome' after rival falls

Rome - Australian Cardinal George Pell was reportedly to return to Rome Tuesday for the first time since being acquitted of sexual abuse charges, just days after a known Vatican rival was ousted.

Regulators must impose more stiff sanctions in dirty money fightback: analysts

London - Financial regulators must impose more heavy penalties to combat money laundering, experts argue, after an international journalism investigation alleged that astronomical amounts of dirty cash has been flowing for years through some top global banks.

The big fish caught in Xi Jinping's anti-graft net

Bejing - The former head of Interpol, an ex-spy chief and a Xinjiang governor accused of "trading power for sex" are just some of the high-profile officials to suffer spectacular falls from grace in President Xi Jinping's purge of the Chinese Communist Party's ...

Major banks moved vast sums of illicit money: ICIJ

Washington - Massive sums of allegedly dirty money have flowed for years through some of the world's largest banking institutions, said an international journalism investigation published Sunday, which denounced shortcomings in sector regulations.

Impunity robs Romania trafficking victims of justice

Bucharest - "I want him to pay for everything I've suffered," says a short, frail 24-year-old Romanian who was forced into prostitution by a man who duped her.

Op-Ed: ‘Apocalyptic’ 2020 election – America’s ghosts are raised

Washington - How the United States got itself into the insane situation in which it finds itself for the 2020 election is all too obvious. Decades of deliberate polarization. Why America wants to raise its ugliest ghosts, however, is much less clear.

Former athletics chief Diack guilty of Russian doping corruption

Paris - The former head of athletics' world governing body, Lamine Diack, was on Wednesday found guilty by a French court of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and sentenced to four years in prison, of which two years were suspended.

Former athletics chief Diack found guilty of doping cover-up

Paris - The former head of global athletics, Lamine Diack, was on Wednesday found guilty by a French court of corruption in covering up Russian doping cases and sentenced to four years in prison, of which two years were suspended.

Dockside dealings: smuggling, bribery and tax evasion at Beirut port

Beirut - The huge explosion at Beirut's port last month laid bare a dockside institution riddled with graft which critics say is a microcosm of a corrupt Lebanese state.

Mexican president requests referendum on prosecuting predecessors

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador on Tuesday asked the Senate for a referendum on whether to prosecute five of his predecessors over allegations including corruption.

Mexican leader to seek referendum on prosecuting predecessors

Mexico - Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Monday that he was ready to request a referendum on whether to prosecute several of his predecessors accused of corruption.

Graft mars Africa's gains in fight against pandemic

Johanesburg - New coronavirus infections are now steadily declining in many parts of Africa, but this good news has been marred by scandals over corruption and missing funds earmarked for the pandemic.

Landmark graft trial puts Mexican justice to test

Mexico - A widening corruption scandal has given Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador an opportunity to burnish his anti-graft credentials, but experts say the landmark case is in danger of being politicized.

Football Leaks hacker Rui Pinto faces 90 charges as trial opens

Lisbon - The trial of Rui Pinto, the man behind the "Football Leaks" that exposed shady dealings by leading clubs, players and agents, begins on Friday in Lisbon, with the hacker facing 90 charges.

Bulgaria ruling party defiant as protests turn violent

Sofia - Bulgaria's ruling conservative party on Thursday resisted calls for Prime Minister Boyko Borisov's government to resign, after two months of protests against his perceived tolerance of corruption erupted into the most violent day yet.

Kenya ministry told to publish Covid-19 deals amid graft scandal

Nairobi - President Uhuru Kenyatta on Monday ordered Kenya's health ministry to publish details of all purchases made during the coronavirus pandemic following allegations government officials stole millions of dollars of vital medical supplies.

Brazil court removes Rio governor over corruption

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's High Court of Justice removed Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel from office Friday, as police raided his official residence in a probe into accusations he stole emergency funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Brazil court removes Rio governor over corruption

Rio De Janeiro - Brazil's High Court of Justice removed Rio de Janeiro Governor Wilson Witzel from office Friday, as police raided his official residence in a probe into accusations he stole emergency funds to fight the coronavirus pandemic.

Goldman pays Malaysia $2.5 bn as part of 1MDB deal

Kuala Lumpur - Goldman Sachs has paid Malaysia $2.5 billion as part of a settlement over the US investment bank's role in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB scandal, officials said Friday.The agreement, which has a total value of $3.

Another disease plagues Brazil COVID fight: corruption

Rio De Janeiro - Ingrid dos Santos has no idea who's been receiving the paychecks from her job as a nurse at a COVID-19 field hospital in Rio de Janeiro, but she knows it isn't her.

Mexico graft scandal turns up heat on ex-presidents

Mexico - A corruption scandal shaking Mexico's political elite intensified Thursday as a leaked document containing a raft of allegations raised pressure on several former presidents and senior officials.
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