World Leaders Deny Wrongdoing After Pandora Papers Leak

Several world leaders have denied wrongdoing after being included in one of the biggest leaks of financial documents from offshore companies. The Pandora Papers investigation involved some 600 journalists of the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists (ICIJ) from a variety …

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Italian Mayor Sentenced to 13 years in Prison

Former Riace Mayor Domenico Lucano was sentenced by Italian authorities to 13 years and two months in prison for alleged conspiracy, abuse of office, fraud, extortion, embezzlement, and abetting illegal immigration. Lucano, who was mayor during the European migrant crisis …

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Sarkozy Given One-Year Sentence for Illegal Campaign Financing

A French court has given a one-year jail sentence to Former French President Sarkozy for illegal campaign financing. According to the unnamed court, Sarkozy was guilty of massive overspending on his 2012 re-election campaign and “voluntarily neglected” to monitor his …

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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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Thai Police Officers Suffocate Drug Suspect During Extortion Attempt

The Nakhon Sawan Provincial Court in central Thailand issued arrest warrants on Wednesday against a Nakon Sawan senior police officer and his six subordinates after a video of the police officers suffocating a man to death with a plastic bag …

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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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Chinese Regulator Investigates Hangzhou’s Senior Government Official for Violating State Law

China’s antigraft watchdog said that a top official in Hangzhou’s eastern tech and tourism hub has been under investigation due to alleged “serious violations of discipline and law.” The Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) announced late Saturday that Hangzhou …

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