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Brazil police urge graft charges against ex-leader Lula

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian police recommended corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at the state oil company Petrobras.

Brazil police urge graft charges against ex-leader Lula

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian police recommended corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at the state oil company Petrobras.

Brazil police urge graft charges against ex-leader Lula

Rio De Janeiro - The Brazilian police recommended corruption charges against former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Friday as part of a probe into a huge embezzlement scheme at the state oil company Petrobras.

Brazil's Congress — a den of corruption

Bras - Brazil's Senate is big on decorum, not even letting men in without a coat and tie. But when it comes to corruption allegations, the politicians judging suspended president Dilma Rousseff seem less worried.

Sepp Blatter mounts final FIFA ban appeal

Lausanne - Former FIFA president Sepp Blatter began his final appeal Thursday against his six-year ban from football, in a long-shot quest for redemption after his career ended in scandal.

Former Haitian PM denies corruption charges

Port-au-prince - A former Haitian prime minister denied Friday corruption allegations lodged against him by a senate commission probing the use of government funds in the poorest country in the Americas.

Ukraine details alleged payments to ex-Trump aide by pro-Russians

Kiev - Ukrainian authorities have released details of payments worth million of dollars that US presidential campaign hopeful Donald Trump's former campaign chief allegedly received from Kiev's deposed Russian-backed leaders.

Haitian Senate accuses former ministers of corruption

Port-au-prince - Haiti's Senate on Wednesday accused 15 former ministers and senior officials of corruption, nepotism and illegal procurement during their management of a public finance program.

Bolivia prosecutors drop key charge against president's ex

La Paz - Bolivian prosecutors said Thursday they have dropped influence-peddling charges against President Evo Morales's jailed ex-girlfriend, who is at the center of a steamy case involving allegations of corruption and a hidden love child.

Biden warns Kosovo of 'cancer' of corruption

Pristina - Vice President Joe Biden said Wednesday that the United States would remain a "champion" of an independent Kosovo, but he firmly warned its leaders against the "cancer" of corruption.

Ukrainian protesters accuse prosecutors of abetting corruption

Kiev - Ukrainian activists on Wednesday held a protest in central Kiev accusing the country's powerful prosecutors of obstructing a newly formed national agency that has exposed massive official corruption.

Top Argentine rights activist stays mum in graft case

Buenos Aires - The head of acclaimed Argentine human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo refused Wednesday to testify in a corruption case involving the organization, condemning the courts as unjust.

Brazil's Rousseff doomed to impeachment: analysts

S - Only a miracle can save recession-hit Brazil's suspended president Dilma Rousseff from being sacked for good now that senators have voted to open an impeachment trial, analysts say.

Chile ex-president denies Argentina bribes claim

Santiago - Chile's ex-president Sebastian Pinera on Tuesday denied accusations that he paid bribes to Argentine officials to help his former airline business.

Iran to auction property of death row tycoon

Tehran - Iran said on Tuesday it would auction off property owned by billionaire Babak Zanjani, who was sentenced to death for corruption earlier this year.

Brazil's Temer asked corrupt tycoon for financial aid: report

Bras - Brazil's interim president Michel Temer asked Latin America's biggest construction tycoon, now in jail for his role in a massive corruption scheme, for millions of dollars in political donations, a report said Saturday.

Former LA county sheriff indicted for cover-up in abuse probe

Los Angeles - A former Los Angeles county sheriff has been indicted on charges that could result in a 20-year prison sentence for his role in obstructing a probe into abuses at the county jail.

Argentina lifts arrest warrant for top rights activist

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge on Friday lifted his arrest warrant for the head of acclaimed human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, who had ignored his orders to testify in a corruption case.

Head of top Argentine rights group faces arrest

Buenos Aires - An Argentine judge issued an arrest warrant Thursday for the head of the acclaimed human rights group Mothers of the Plaza de Mayo, which is caught up in a politically messy corruption case.

Brazil's Lula faces trial for obstruction of justice

Bras - Ex-Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who was key in getting the Olympics to Rio, will be put on trial for allegedly trying to obstruct a corruption probe at Petrobras oil company, officials said Friday.

Brazil's Lula petitions UN over corruption probe 'abuses'

London - Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Thursday filed a petition with the UN Human Rights Committee outlining alleged abuses of power in the corruption case he is embroiled in.

Philippine leader Duterte signs freedom of information order

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a landmark freedom of information order to allow the public full access to government records for the first time, his spokesman said Sunday, in a move welcomed by transparency advocates.

Philippine leader Duterte signs freedom of information order

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a landmark freedom of information order to allow the public full access to government records for the first time, his spokesman said Sunday, in a move welcomed by transparency advocates.

Philippine leader Duterte signs freedom of information order

Manila - President Rodrigo Duterte has signed a landmark freedom of information order to allow the public full access to government records for the first time, his spokesman said Sunday, in a move welcomed by transparency advocates.

Philippines' ex-leader Gloria Arroyo freed

Manila - Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo was released from detention Thursday following nearly five years in a military hospital after the Supreme Court dismissed corruption charges, her lawyer said.

Philippines' ex-leader Gloria Arroyo freed

Manila - Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo was released from detention Thursday following nearly five years in a military hospital after the Supreme Court dismissed corruption charges, her lawyer said.

Philippines' ex-leader Gloria Arroyo freed

Manila - Former Philippine president Gloria Arroyo was released from detention Thursday following nearly five years in a military hospital after the Supreme Court dismissed corruption charges, her lawyer said.

Bangladesh court convicts opposition leader's son

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Thursday convicted the exiled eldest son of the main opposition leader for money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison, a move that could end his political ambitions.

Bangladesh court convicts opposition leader's son

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Thursday convicted the exiled eldest son of the main opposition leader for money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison, a move that could end his political ambitions.

Bangladesh court convicts opposition leader's son

Dhaka - A Bangladesh court on Thursday convicted the exiled eldest son of the main opposition leader for money laundering and sentenced him to seven years in prison, a move that could end his political ambitions.
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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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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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Protesters hold Tunisian national flags and posters while demonstrating against corrupt Tunisian government.
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