The US Department of Justice Sues Casino Tycoon for Illegally Lobbying Trump for China

Fourth EstateSteve Wynn, age 80. | File photo

The US Department of Justice sued former casino tycoon Steve Wynn, age 80, on Tuesday for lobbying the Trump administration on behalf of the Chinese government.  The complaint filed alleged that Wynn had discussions with then-US president Donald Trump and …

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US Designated Re-appointed Guatemalan AG for Significant Corruption

Fourth EstateMaria Consuelo Porras Argueta - Guatemalan Public Ministry

Guatemalan Attorney General Maria Consuelo Porras Argueta de Porres (“Porras”) was officially designated by the United States for “significant corruption” after being reappointed for a second 4-year term. Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei reappointed Porras for a second term on Monday, …

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Long Lost Picasso Painting Spotted in Marcos Residence Valuated at $153m

Fourth EstateFemme Couche VI (Reclining Woman VI) on the wall in the Marcos residence in 2019

A former chairman of the Presidential Commission on Good Governance reacted to photos showing a missing Pablo Picasso painting in the living room of former first lady Imelda Marcos on Friday. The PCGG has supposedly already seized the Femme Couche …

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French Court Upholds Verdict Against Former PM Fillon

Copyright NATHANAEL MERGUIFrançois Fillon - Mutualité Française

A French appeals court on Monday upheld a verdict against former right-wing Prime Minister François Fillon for embezzling public funds in a fake job scandal.  In 2020, the court found Fillon and his wife, Penelope, guilty of fraud and sentenced …

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UN Office for Project Services Resigns Over Investment Probe

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) executive director has resigned over alleged misconduct, risking millions of dollars in investments. Grete Faremo, executive director for UNOPS, said she has decided to step down as she acknowledged her responsibility for …

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Media Watchdog Asks Oman To Release Journalist Mukhtar al-Hanai

The New York-based Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) on Friday asked Omani authorities to immediately release journalist Mukhtar Al-Hanai after police arrested him for covering a news article on embezzlement cases. CPJ in a statement called on the Omani government …

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Ex-Prime Minister of North Macedonia Convicted of Money Laundering

Fourth EstateNorth Macedonia's former prime minister Nikola Gruevski - Gov't of North Macedonia

A Criminal Court in Skopje convicted North Macedonia’s former prime minister Nikola Gruevski on Thursday of unlawfully acquiring over 1.3 million euros from his former ruling VMRO DPMNE party to profit himself and sentenced him in absentia to seven years …

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Pakistan PM Shehbaz Says Imran Khan Sold Valuable Toshakhana Gifts in Dubai

Fourth EstatePakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has accused ousted Premier Imran Khan of selling valuable Toshakhana gifts, including diamond jewelry, bracelets, and watches worth Rs140 million ($760,000) in Dubai. - Gov't of Pakistan

Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has accused ousted Premier Imran Khan of selling valuable Toshakhana gifts, including diamond jewelry, bracelets, and watches worth Rs140 million ($760,000) in Dubai. Speaking to journalists at his house, the newly elected primer, Sharif said …

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Ex-FIFA Officials Blatter and Platini Face Corruption Trial

Fourth EstateEx-FIFA Officials Blatter and Platini Face Corruption Trial

The Federal Criminal Court in Switzerland said that former FIFA officials Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini would be tried for fraud and other offenses in June after more than six years of criminal proceedings. Authorities accused Blatter, who served as …

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UN: Organized Crime, Corrupt Officials Responsible for Rise of Enforced Disappearances in Mexico

Organized crime and corrupt officials are responsible for the rising numbers of enforced disappearances in Mexico, a United Nations (UN) committee said on April 12. “Organized crime has become a central perpetrator of disappearance in Mexico, with varying degrees of …

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