Friday, 15 December 2017

Tag Archives: corruption

Brazilian mayor jailed for corruption

Brazilian mayor

RIO: A Brazilian mayor who reigned over her town through WhatsApp messaging application was taken into police custody for embezzling millions from its education budget. Lidiane Leite went on the run back in August 2015 when she was accused of taking the money form the town of Bom Jardim in the country’s north-west. The 27-year-old ...

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Saudi graft inquiry spreads beyond borders

FILE PHOTO - Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman attends the Future Investment Initiative conference in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia October 24, 2017. REUTERS/Hamad I Mohammed

ABU DHABI/DUBAI: Saudi Arabia’s crackdown on corruption has spread beyond its borders as regulators in the United Arab Emirates ask UAE banks for information about Saudi citizens detained in the investigation, a possible prelude to freezing their accounts. The UAE central bank has requested commercial banks and finance companies in ...

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FBI, UK Serious Fraud Office start investigating Gupta family

GUPTA

JOHANNESBURG: The long arm of the law is finally catching up with South Africa’s crony capitalist Guptas and their network of criminality and corruption. FBI has launched a probe into the family, focusing on nephews of the Gupta brothers: Ashish and Amol Gupta. Both are US citizens which opens them ...

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Bangladesh Chief Justice accused of corruption as he departs country

BANGLADESH

Bangladesh first Hindu Chief Justice reportedly forced to go on leave amid row with govt Bangladesh’s chief justice has been accused of serious crimes including corruption by the country’s government, it emerged Saturday, as he departed for Australia expressing his fears for judicial independence in the nation. The accusations against ...

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Ukraine detains two top defence officials in graft case

Ukraine

Ukraine’s anti-corruption bureau said it had detained a deputy defence minister and another top military official for allegedly embezzling millions in state funding through an illegal oil-purchase scheme. The announcement was the highest-profile indictment against any official since the Anti-Corruption Bureau of Ukraine (NABU) launched a graft case against the ...

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We’re slaves until we get freedom from corruption: Kamal Haasan

Kamal Haasan

NEW DELHI: Well-known actor Kamal Haasan on Tuesday said Indians cannot attain true freedom until they are freed of the scourge of corruption. “Till there is no freedom from corruption, we are still slaves. Those who dare and vow for a new freedom movement… come and we will win,” Kamal ...

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Gulalai accuses Khan of harassing women party leaders

NEW DELHI, INDIA - DECEMBER 7: Imran Khan, Chairman, Pakistan Tehreek-E-Insaf during an interaction session on the second day of the Hindustan Times Leadership Summit on December 7, 2013 in New Delhi, India. (Photo by Virendra Singh Gosain/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)

ISLAMABAD: In a damaging way, PTI MNA Ayesha Gulalai Tuesday levelled serious allegations of harassment of women as well as corruption against Imran Khan and some of his close aides. Gulalai who was elected to the National Assembly on a reserved seat of Federally Administered Tribal Areas (Fata) also announced ...

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Pakistan court ends hearing on corruption allegations of PM

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ISLAMABAD: Pakistan’s top court on Friday concluded its hearing into corruption allegations against Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s family, but it wasn’t immediately clear when the tribunal would announce its decision, defense lawyers and attorneys for the petitioners said. Under Pakistani law, the Supreme Court has the authority to dismiss the ...

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