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31 Mar 2022  (PHYS.ORG) New research by two Bocconi University professors suggests that women may be significantly less corrupt than men. Women at different levels of government bureaucracy in both China and Italy are much less likely to be suspected of corruption and arrested for it. These...

29 Mar 2022  (AEROTIME) The Russian government has started an investigation into possible high-level corruption cases at the Federal Air Transport Agency (Rosaviatsiya) following reports of ‘ghost workers’.  The investigation was launched after claims were posted on several Russian Telegram channels that a number of people had been receiving salaries from Rosaviatsiya...

24 Mar 2022  (HUFFPOST) A federal jury has convicted U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska of charges that he lied to federal authorities about an illegal $30,000 contribution to his campaign. LOS ANGELES (AP) — U.S. Rep. Jeff Fortenberry of Nebraska was convicted Thursday of charges that...

22 Mar 2022  (NBC NEWS) “They left me no other option,” said Judge Erika Aifán, who denies complaints of "overstepping" as she oversaw an investigation on alleged irregularities during current President Alejandro Giammattei’s campaign. GUATEMALA CITY — A Guatemalan judge considered key in fighting corruption announced her...

22 Mar 2022  (The Guardian) Activists linked to Alexei Navalny believe the Scheherazade is owned by the Russian president For several months, the mysterious 140-metre-long, six-floor superyacht has towered over the smaller boats in the shipyard in Marina di Carrara, a town on Italy’s Tuscan coast, arousing...

Russia, 22 Mar 2022 (Reuters)Court hands Navalny more jail timeLawyers detained after court hearingOpposition network already outlawed in RussiaNavalny has urged Russians to protest against Ukraine campaignMarch 22 (Reuters) - Jailed Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny urged his supporters to show their opposition to the Russian...

Honduras, 17 Mar 2022 (The Associated Press) TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras -- A court in Honduras convicted former first lady Rosa Elena Bonilla of corruption Thursday for the second time. Bonilla was sentenced to 58 years in prison in September 2019 for embezzling more than $1 million in government...

Bulgaria, 17 Mar 2022 (Radio Free Europe)Bulgaria's former prime minister, Boyko Borisov, was detained late on March 17 as part of a police operation linked to probes by the EU prosecutor's office, the Interior Ministry said.Former Finance Minister Vladislav Goranov, the former chief of the parliamentary...

March 14, 2022  (mining.com)The Arab Spring refers to a series of anti-government protests, uprisings and armed rebellions that spread across much of the Arab world in the early 2010s. Largely a response to corruption and economic stagnation, the Arab Spring started over a shortage of bread.When grain...

Italy, 6 Mar (LAD BIBLE) Italian police have seized villas and yachts worth $156 million (£118m) from five high-profile Russian oligarchs who have been placed on sanctions lists following Putin's attack on Ukraine. The seized luxury properties are in some of the country's prime real estate locations - including...