New York Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin Resigns After Being Arrested in Alleged Campaign Finance Fraud

Fourth EstateLieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin speaks at a ceremonial first train ride and ribbon cutting at the new LIRR Elmont station, Nassau County, New York in 2021. - NYC MTA

New York Lieutenant Governor Brian Benjamin resigned on April 12, hours after authorities arrested him on charges related to a campaign finance fraud investigation. Governor Kathy Hachul said that Benjamin’s resignation was effective immediately. “While the legal process plays out, …

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Malaysia High Court Orders Former Deputy Prime Minister to Enter Defense

Malaysia’s High Court has ordered former Deputy Prime Minister and United Malays National Organisation (UMNO) president Ahmad Zahid Hamidi to enter his defense on corruption, bribery, and money laundering charges. Malay Mail reported that Ahmad Zahid would be defending 47 …

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Malaysian Authorities to Investigate Vaccine Certificate Bribery Cases

The Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) chief Datuk Seri Azam Baki promised to investigate bribery reports in exchange for vaccination certificates on Tuesday. The statement from MACC came in response to reports circulating on social and local media that some unvaccinated …

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Indonesia’s Ex-Cabinet Minister Sentenced to 12 Years in Prison over COVID-19 Aid Fraud

Indonesia’s anti-corruption court on Monday sentenced a former social affairs minister to 12 years in prison after finding him guilty of taking $1.2 million in bribes related to the government’s aid for impoverished families affected by the coronavirus pandemic. According …

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Trump Organization CFO Allen Weisselberg Surrenders to Prosecutors ahead of Criminal Charges

Trump Organization Chief Financial Officer Allen Weisselberg has to surrender to the Manhattan district attorney’s office early Thursday. Weisselberg and the Trump Organization brace themselves to face criminal charges filed against them in connection with an alleged tax crime. According …

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Former Chadian Ambassador to the United States Indicted for Soliciting Bribe from Canadian Energy Startup

The U.S. Justice Department has charged the former ambassador of Chad to the U.S. and Canada of soliciting a bribe in exchange for oil rights. Mahamoud Adam Bechir and his deputy Youssouf Hamid Takane were both indicted for soliciting bribes …

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