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14 Dec 2023 ( france24 ) The cabinet crisis comes after allegations of kickbacks of 500 million yen ($3.4 million) in the faction-riven Liberal Democratic Party, which has governed the world's third-largest economy almost uninterrupted for decades. Media reports suggested that prosecutors were about to begin raiding offices and interviewing dozens...

11 Dec 2023 ( barrons.com ) The United States unveiled sanctions Monday on former Afghan parliament speaker Mir Rahman Rahmani and his son Ajmal Rahmani, alleging they misappropriated millions of dollars from US government-funded contracts. "Through their Afghan companies, the Rahmanis perpetrated a complex procurement corruption scheme,"...

7 Dec 2023 ( Iran International ) The Iranian government is reluctantly acknowledging one of the most significant cases of financial corruption in Iran, displaying a matter-of-fact attitude. Several government offices in both the current and previous presidential administrations are alleged to be involved in the nearly...

1 Dec 2023 ( DW ) Prosecutors are looking at secretly filmed footage of an archbishop who appeared to offer a fake businessman a hefty bribe for securing funding for his archdiocese. Romania’s National Anticorruption Directorate, DNA, announced the start of a criminal investigation into a senior...

1 Dec 2023 ( DW ) The largest corruption scandal in Southeast Asia's history has shaken Vietnam's anti-graft drive. Experts have warned that the country's economic stability may be at stake. Vietnam has been rocked by its largest corruption scandal to date after authorities last month arrested a...

30 Nov 2023 ( Daily Excelsior ) A federal appeals court in Argentina reopened a money laundering investigation into Vice President Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner on Tuesday, increasing her legal woes just weeks before she leaves office and loses her immunity from arrest.Fernandez, 70, who served...

24 Nov 2023 ( Euractiv ) People with ties to Prime Minister Robert Fico’s Smer party who were prosecuted for corruption allegations could be left with a slap on the wrist instead of jail time as the Slovak Justice Ministry works on criminal code reforms –...

22 Nov 2023 ( Financial Times ) “Deep corruption” is at the heart of a criminal case against two men accused of bribing Saudi Arabian officials to secure lucrative defence contracts with the UK government, according to the prosecution at a London trial. In opening arguments on...

20 Nov 2023 ( CyberScoop ) Authorities in Ukraine fired two senior cybersecurity officials Monday amid an investigation into alleged embezzlement, according to a statement from a senior Ukrainian cabinet official. Yurii Shchyhol, the head of the State Service of Special Communications and Information Protection of Ukraine...