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Nigerian senator jailed 14 years for corruption

By   /  June 14, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

LAGOS, Nigeria: A Nigerian senator was sentenced Tuesday to 14 years in prison without the option of a fine after his conviction on multiple charges of “criminal breach of trust and criminal misappropriation” of public funds. Joshua Dariye was convicted of diverting over $3.3 million in public money between 1999 and 2007 when he was governor […]

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Netanyahu questioned over new evidence in telecom corruption case

By   /  June 12, 2018  /  Gulf Countries, Religion  /  No Comments

JERUSALEM, June 12 (Xinhua) — Israeli police investigators questioned Benjamin Netanyahu Tuesday in the official prime minister’s residence in Jerusalem over new evidence in a telecom-giant corruption case, in which he is a suspect. A police spokesperson confirmed that the Israeli leader is being questioned over the so-called “Case 4000,” a criminal investigation involving senior […]

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Credit Suisse to pay $47 million to settle hiring corruption probe

By   /  June 6, 2018  /  Business  /  No Comments

ZURICH: Credit Suisse will pay a penalty of about $47 million to resolve a US Department of Justice corruption probe into its hiring practices in the Asia Pacific region between 2007 and 2013, the Swiss bank said in a statement on Wednesday. The bank said no criminal charges were brought, that it had set aside […]

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ICC asks Al Jazeera to share evidence in corruption probe

By   /  June 1, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Dubai, June 1 (IANS) International Cricket Council (ICC) CEO Dave Richardson on Friday called for stern action against corruption in the game, asking Al Jazeera to share evidence that would help the governing body further investigate the matter after the television network aired a documentary last weekend. The ICC launched a probe after the “Cricket’s Match […]

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FIFA corruption witness Hawilla dies

By   /  May 26, 2018  /  Sports  /  No Comments

Rio De Janeiro, May 26 (IANS) Jose Hawilla, whose cooperation with investigators helped lift the lid on widespread corruption in football, died on Friday at the age of 74. The Brazilian businessman and one-time sports journalist passed away at Sao Paulo’s Sirio Libanes Hospital, four days after being admitted with respiratory problems, the Globo newspaper reported, […]

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South African provincial PM resigns over corruption claims

By   /  May 23, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

JOHANNESBURG: The prime minister of South Africa’s North West Province resigned on Wednesday over corruption allegations, which led to recent violent protests against his administration. Supra Mahumapelo, 49, announced his resignation at the ruling African National Congress (ANC) headquarters in Johannesburg. “As I embark on early retirement from the position of Premier in the province, I […]

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Iraqis keen to elect new gov’t to fight widespread corruption

By   /  May 13, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

BAGHDAD,  (Xinhua) — Millions of Iraqis headed Saturday to polling stations across the country to elect the next parliament, with hopes that the election can make a difference to their lives after unrelenting chaos, violence and poor governance since the U.S.-led invasion in 2003. The polls kicked off at 7 a.m. local time (0400 GMT) […]

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Congress alleges corruption in Delhi CCTV project, AAP denies charge

By   /  May 7, 2018  /  India  /  No Comments

New Delhi, May 7 (IANS) The Congress’ Delhi unit on Monday termed the Delhi government’s CCTV project a “big scam”, and accused the ruling AAP of citing its fight with Lt Governor Anil Baijal to cover the delay in its implementation. The AAP denied the charges as “frivolous”. “The Aam Aadmi Party government’s project to install […]

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Nigerian court convicts top lawyer in corruption trial

By   /  April 30, 2018  /  World  /  No Comments

LAGOS, Nigeria A top Nigerian lawyer was on Monday convicted for attempting to “obstruct the course of justice”, two years after he was arraigned on corruption charges, namely a five-count charge of offering bribe to some judges. Joseph Nwobike, a holder of the country’s highest rank for lawyers (Senior Advocate of Nigeria), was sentenced to one […]

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