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Disgraced ex-athletics chief Diack to face Paris court over corruption

Paris - Lamine Diack, the disgraced former head of athletics' world governing body, is to go on trial in Paris on Monday over corruption charges linked to the Russia doping scandal.

'Lebanese Connection' drug trial to open in Paris

Paris - Fifteen alleged members of a vast crime ring accused of laundering Colombian drug money through luxury jewellery and using shadowy middlemen from the Lebanese diaspora go on trial in Paris on Tuesday.

Graft verdict set to make or break Senegal's rising star

Dakar - A Senegalese court on Friday will deliver a verdict in a high-profile corruption trial that could make or break the presidential ambitions of the capital's popular mayor, Khalifa Sall.

El Salvador court starts looking at ex-president's suspicious wealth

Sansalvador - An El Salvador court began proceedings Monday looking into the suspected illegal enrichment of former leftist president Mauricio Funes, his ex-wife and one of his sons.

Peru ex-president's embezzlement sentence overturned

- Peru's supreme court has overturned an embezzlement sentence against former president Alberto Fujimori, although the decision will not alter the 25-year prison term he is serving for crimes against humanity.

Iran arrests 12 for embezzling billions of dollars

Tehran - Iranian authorities have arrested 12 people for syphoning off more than $4.5 billion (3.6 billion euros) from one of the country's main banks over several years, media reported Thursday.

Court rejects appeal by Bo Xilai, upholds life sentence

Jinan - A Chinese court has rejected the appeal of former Chonqing Communist party leader Bo Xilai, and has upheld his life sentence for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.

Chinese court allows Bo Xilai to appeal life sentence

Jinan - A Chinese court has agreed to consider an appeal by former Chongqing party leader, a one time rising star in China's political world, Bo Xilai.

Chinese politician Bo Xilai gets life sentence

Jinan - Chinese politician Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison Sunday on charges of corruption, putting an end to the career one of China's most up-and-coming politicians and a finale to a major scandal that rocked the country.

Mike Byrd, Republican Mississippi sheriff, indicted on 31 charges

Ocean Springs - A grand jury issued a 31-count indictment on Thursday against Republican Mississippi sheriff Mike Byrd, charging him with committing crimes — 29 of them felonies — while serving as Jackson County's top law enforcer.

Noam Chomsky's statement on the Wall Street protests

To anyone who knows of Noam Chomsky’s background, it should come to no surprise that he has sent a “strong message of support to the activists at the Occupy Wall Street movement.”

Banker in Dubai charged with embezzlement

A manager of a bank in Dubai admitted that he embezzled Dhs2.5 million from his employers. The banker is now being charged with embezzlement.

Former university president indicted for embezzlement

Kansas City - Karen L. Pletz, a 63-year-old Kansas City, Missouri woman, was the president and CEO of Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences (KCUMB) from 1995 until the end of 2009. She is now facing embezzlement charges.

Woman accused of stealing from employer calls herself 'Robin Hood'

A Florida woman was arrested and charged with grand theft auto after being accused of stealing from her company for more than six years.

Paris court announce trial dates for former Pres. Jacques Chirac

Paris - Former President of France, Jacques Chirac, could face a long prison sentence for his alleged corruption charges prior to his Presidency. Paris courts have set a date, which will occur in November or February 2011.

Former French president Chirac charged with embezzlement

The former president of France has been charged for alleged embezzlement dating as far back as the 1990s when he was the mayor of Paris.

Manager accused of embezzling $300,000 over 7-year period

A Tuscola, Texas resident was arrested on a charge of first degree felony theft for allegedly embezzling more than $300,000 from her employer Cary Services over the last seven years. The woman worked as a manager for the company.

House Republican Campaign Treasurer Embezzles Money For Home Repairs

The Washington Post reports more than $800,000 was embezzled by House republicans’ former campaign treasurer in order to cover his own home repairs and renovations.

Hyundai chief guilty of embezzlement gets 3 Years

Chairman of Hyundai remains out on bail while appealing verdict. He already received a lesser sentence due to his "contributions to the development of the country's economy" and "involvement in charity to atone for his actions".
 

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