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Austrian far-right kicks out scandal-hit ex-leader

Vienna - Austria's far-right Freedom Party (FPOe) announced Friday it has ousted its former leader Heinz-Christian Strache, who was caught in a corruption scandal that saw the party ejected from government in May.

US imposes sanctions on Nicaraguan president's son

Washington - The United States on Thursday imposed sanctions on Rafael Ortega Murillo, the son of Nicaraguan President Daniel Ortega, alleging he is guilty of corruption and money laundering to enrich his family.

Indicted Netanyahu to resign ministries, remain PM: lawyers

Jerusalem - Embattled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, facing criminal charges and a new general election, will resign from all other ministerial positions he holds but remain premier, his lawyers said Thursday.

Two Algeria ex-PMs get heavy jail terms in graft trial

Alger - An Algerian court sentenced two former prime ministers to long jail terms Tuesday in the first of a string of high-profile corruption trials launched after longtime president Abdelaziz Bouteflika resigned in the face of mass protests in April.

US sanctions Venezuela officials for selling passports for cash

Washington - The United States on Monday slapped sanctions on senior Venezuelan government officials accused of taking bribes to issue passports, the US Treasury said.

Sweden's Ericsson to pay $1 bn over bribery allegations: US govt

Washington - Swedish telecoms firm Ericsson has agreed to pay more than $1 billion to resolve allegations of bribery spanning Asia and the Middle East, the US Justice Department announced Friday.

EU urges Malta to reform judiciary after botched murder probe

Apo - The new European Commissioner for Justice told AFP Friday he wants to ensure Malta implements the EU's recommendations for judicial reforms following the murder of an investigative journalist, which has rocked the tiny island nation's government.

Slain Maltese reporter lived in fear, family says

Valletta - The husband and son of a slain Maltese journalist said she had lived in fear as she investigated government corruption, at the start of a highly scrutinised inquiry into her death Friday.

MEPs voice 'serious concern' about Malta's Muscat

Valletta - The head of a European Parliament mission to Malta on Wednesday voiced "serious concern" about Joseph Muscat remaining prime minister during a probe into journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder.

MEPs voice 'serious concern' about Malta's Muscat

Valletta - The head of a European Parliament mission to Malta on Wednesday voiced "serious concern" about Joseph Muscat remaining prime minister during a probe into journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia's murder.

Radio show helps ordinary Nigerians take on officials

Abuja - Early each morning, a crowd gathers outside Ahmad Isah's radio studio in Nigeria's capital Abuja hoping to share their problems over the airwaves.

Leaked EU audit shows Czech PM in conflict of interest: report

Prague - A leaked European Commission audit has concluded that billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis has a conflict of interest as he still controls one of his country's largest companies, a Czech newspaper reported Tuesday.

Maltese journalist murder probe 'has damaged relations' with EU

Valletta - A scandal-dogged probe into the murder of investigative reporter Daphne Caruana Galizia has damaged relations between Malta and the EU, the head of a European Parliament fact-finding delegation said Tuesday.

Slain reporter's family want Malta police to probe PM

Valletta - The family of murdered journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia called Monday for police to investigate Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, as a European Parliament delegation was set to arrive in Malta on a fact-finding mission.

Billionaire Czech PM under pressure over EU audit

Prague - Pressure mounted on billionaire Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Monday to disclose an EU audit thought to prove his conflict of interest as a politician and entrepreneur, an allegation he has flatly denied.

Guaido rocked by corruption claim against allied MPs

Caracas - Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido distanced himself from allegations of corruption against his allies on Sunday, in the latest blow to his faltering efforts to oust President Nicolas Maduro from office.Venezuelan investigative website Armando.

Malta PM to resign amid journalist murder probe protests

Valletta - Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat, under fire over his handling of the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia, said Sunday he would step down after his replacement is chosen in January.

MPs back Malta PM to keep job despite protests over murder probe

Valletta - Malta's prime minister Sunday won his party's backing to stay on in his post despite protesters' calls for him to go for his handling of a probe into the 2017 murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Costly holiday tree scandalises Russian coal town

Moscow - An expensive holiday tree installed in the centre of an industrial Siberian city has been ridiculed online and on national media as a symbol of corruption, though authorities defended the high-tech purchase.

Malta PM to step down over slain reporter case: party sources

Valletta - Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat will step down on January 18, party sources told AFP Saturday, following mounting criticism of his response to the murder of journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia.

Malta PM says no immunity for top suspect in journalist killing

Valletta - Malta's Prime Minister Joseph Muscat said Friday the main suspect in the 2017 killing of investigative journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia would not be granted immunity to disclose what he knows about the case.

Rare protest in Kyrgyzstan after report claims massive graft

Bichkek - Hundreds of protesters held a rare demonstration in Kyrgyzstan on Monday sparked by a whistleblower's claims of massive official corruption.

Bolsonaro's son faces probe over 'ghost employees'

Rio De Janeiro - Brazilian prosecutors have started a new investigation into the eldest son of President Jair Bolsonaro over suspicion he embezzled public money by hiring "ghost employees," officials said.

Spain mulls $660 mn graft case against uncle of Syria's Assad

Madrid - Spain's top criminal court is mulling legal action against President Bashar al-Assad's uncle for laundering hundreds of millions of euros taken from Syrian state coffers, legal documents showed Friday.

The end of King Bibi? Indicted Netanyahu fights for future

Jerusalem - Benjamin Netanyahu's indictment on corruption charges prompted speculation Friday that the end of his decade-long tenure was nigh, though several key allies expressed support for the beleaguered Israeli premier.

Assassinated Malta reporter sought out corruption at highest level

Rome - Slain Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was a determined investigative reporter fuelled by outrage at the cronyism and sleaze she saw engulfing her island nation.

Former top Socialist officials convicted in major Spain graft case

Seville - A court in Spain on Tuesday convicted 19 former top officials from the ruling Socialists in Andalusia of graft for their role in one of the biggest corruption cases in the country's modern history.

Malaysian ex-PM Najib's first 1MDB trial to proceed

Kuala Lumpur - Malaysian ex-leader Najib Razak's first trial linked to the 1MDB scandal will proceed after a judge ruled Monday prosecutors had made a sufficient case, boosting efforts to bring him to justice over the mammoth fraud.

Lula: Brazil's embattled working-class hero

Rio De Janeiro - An ex-metalworker who became one of Brazil's most popular presidents, Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva walked free from jail on Friday after spending a year and a half behind bars for corruption.

Ukraine should tackle corruption to win new loan: IMF

Washington - Talks with Ukraine on a new loan package are continuing but Kiev will need to address corruption and reduce the power of oligarchs to attract much needed investment, an IMF spokesman said Thursday.
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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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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...
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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 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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