Republican Rep.-elect George Santos will face charges from a Brazilian court alleging he committed checkbook fraud in 2008.
Ehud Olmert, Former Israeli PM, Indicted on More Bribery Charges
Former Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, who resigned in 2008 amid corruption charges, was indicted Thursday on new charges of allegedly seeking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in three controversial real estate projects.
Tech firm founder pleads guilty in $9 mln naval kickback scheme
The founder and president of a technology services company located in Rhode Island and Georgia has pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court in Providence to bribing a public official in a kickback scheme netting more than $9 million of naval funds, United States Attorney Peter F. Neronha announced.
Summoned by state prosecutor, Mubarak denies corruption charges
In his first public statements since he was toppled as president of Egypt, Hosni Mubarak denies he and his family have engaged in corruption. He also denied that he kept money or other assets in foreign bank accounts.
Berlusconi makes rare appearance in court as trial for fraud begins
Italy's embattled Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi made a rare appearance in a court in Milan on Monday at the preliminary hearing of a case over allegations of fraud and embezzlement during the purchase of television broadcasting rights for inflated prices.
Kids for Cash judge Ciavarella seeks acquittal or new trial
The lawyers representing former Pennsylvanian judge Mark Ciavarella, who was convicted last month by a federal jury in Scranton of 12 of the 39 counts in the 'kids for cash' case, said he is innocent and are seeking an acquittal or a new trial.
Former French President’s corruption trial begins in Paris
The trial of the former President of France, Jacques Chirac, on corruption charges has commenced in Paris.
SEC investigating Kraft for corruption in India
The Securities and Exchange Commission is investigating Kraft Foods Inc for possible corruption at an Indian facility of its Cadbury unit, the company said in a regulatory filing.
Select quotes from Bernard Madoff in magazine interview
Convicted hedge fund swindler Bernard Madoff gave an interview to New York Magazine, in which he discussed a number of subjects, including government regulatory reform, prison life and his family. Here are some choice quotes from the interview:
Scandal-hit Berlusconi faces tax fraud trial
Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi, mired in a prostitution scandal, faces a tax fraud trial on Monday, the first of four court cases that will bring his legal woes back into the spotlight over coming months.
Kids for Cash judge Ciavarella called scumbag by grieving mom
Mark Ciavarella, the former Pennsylvania judge who was convicted of racketeering and tax fraud last Friday, has been called a 'scumbag' by a grieving mother whose son committed suicide last year.
New York judges will be barred from presiding over cases of big campaign donors
New York's elected judges will be barred from presiding over a case if the lawyer, plaintiff or defendant in that case has made any contribution of $2,500 or more in the judge's judicial election campaign during the two years prior to the trial, the state's top judge said.
Kids for Cash trial: Ciavarella found guilty of racketeering, tax fraud, cleared of extortion, bribery charges
The trial of Mark Ciavarella, a former Pennsylvania judge who has been charged with racketeering, fraud, money laundering, extortion, bribery and federal tax violations, drew to a close on Friday with the jury returning a guilty verdict.
Kids for Cash trial: Jury deliberations on Ciavarella's fate to resume Friday
The jury deliberations in the trial of Mark Ciavarella, a former Pennsylvania judge who has been charged with racketeering, fraud, money laundering, extortion, bribery and federal tax violations, will resume on Friday.
Egypt detains ex-ministers on corruption charges
An Egyptian prosecutor has ordered the arrest of three former government ministers and a prominent businessman on suspicion they wasted public funds, in a bid to appease the outrage of ordinary Egyptians over corruption in Hosni Mubarak’s regime.
Iraq police official charged in bomb device scandal
Iraqi authorities have arrested a high-ranking police official in connection with the purchase of a bomb detector that the British government says does not work, officials said on Thursday.
Kids for Cash trial: Jury deliberations begin on Ciavarella's fate
The fate of Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., a former Pennsylvania judge who has been charged with racketeering, fraud, money laundering, extortion, bribery and federal tax violations, lies in the hands of the 12-member jury, who began their deliberations Wednesday.
Kids for Cash trial: Ciavarella denies extortion charges, acknowledges tax fraud
The Kids for Cash trial resumed this week with former Pennsylvania Judge mark Ciavarella's attorneys trying to undermine the credibility of the prosecution witnesses and the accused vehemently claiming that though he has committed tax fraud, he never extorted money from others or took bribe in return for sending juveniles to a private detention center.
Chevron fined record $9.5 bln for polluting Ecuador, calls verdict product of fraud
U.S. oil giant Chevron Corp. said it will challenge the ruling of an Ecuadorean judge who has ordered it to pay a record $9.5 billion fine after holding it responsible for polluting a wide swath of Amazon rainforest in Ecuador from 1972 to 1992 while it operated in a consortium with state-run Petroecuador.
Bernie Madoff: They Had to Know
They had to know, said the jailed former fund manager Bernie Madoff, referring to bankers and investors who should have been able to uncover his Ponzi scheme.
CBI question Unitech exec in telecoms probe
The Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) on Tuesday questioned a top executive of Unitech Ltd as part of a probe into a telecoms corruption scandal that has roiled politics and spooked investors in Asia's third-largest economy.
Indian government hit by corruption scandals
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is under severe pressure, his administration derailed from its legislative agenda by a series of corruption scandals that have come to dominate politics.
Kids for Cash trial: Former Pa. judge Ciavarella claims money was 'finder's fee'
The trial of Mark A. Ciavarella Jr., a former Pennsylvania judge who has been charged with honest services fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion in connection with receiving $2.6 million in kickbacks from a private juvenile jail facility, resumes today and is grabbing national attention as the case highlights the dangerous gap in the juvenile justice systems of many states - children appearing in court without lawyers.
China’s railways minister under investigation; removed from post
Liu Zhijun, China's Minister of Railways, has been placed under investigation for serious disciplinary violations, according to the state-controlled Xinhua news agency
SFC takes action vs Carlyle-backed China Forestry CEO
Hong Kong's securities regulator said it has started court proceedings against the chief executive of China Forestry Holdings Co Ltd, which is backed by the Carlyle Group.
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