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Israeli police recommend corruption charges against Netanyahu

Benjamin Netanyahu

JERUSALEM: Israeli police recommended that Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery and breach of trust charges in two corruption cases, dealing an embarrassing blow to the embattled prime minister that is likely to fuel calls for him to resign. Netanyahu angrily rejected the accusations, which included accepting nearly $300,000 in ...

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Sri Lanka cricket cleared of match-fixing allegations, board says

Sri Lanka Cricket match-fixing allegations

COLOMBO: Cricket (SLC) said on Tuesday the sport’s global governing body had found no evidence of wrongdoing against it following allegations of match-fixing and other forms of corruption. The board said the International Cricket Council (ICC) had failed to uncover evidence of graft during an investigation into explosive accusations levelled ...

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Haiti’s ex-prime minister banned from travel amid corruption probe

Jean-Max Bellerive

PORT-AU-PRINCE: Haitian authorities said a former prime minister and top official have been banned from leaving the country as prosecutors lead a corruption probe in which 12 people, including government officials, have been arrested. Former Prime Minister Jean-Max Bellerive, who served from 2009 to 2011, and former justice minister Camille ...

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Dirk Nannes reveals spot-fixing practices in Bangladesh League


PERTH: Former Australian pacer Dirk Nannes has opened up about his experiences with spot-fixing in the Bangladesh Premier League in the wake of the allegations surrounding the Ashes Test in Perth. “The Bangladesh Premier League, that was the interesting one,” Nannes told on Friday. “The first time there were owners ...

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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


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 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’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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