The mayor of Croatia's capital and biggest city and several of his associates were arrested Sunday on suspicion of corruption and abuse of office.
Despite decades of corruption that helped drive Greece into bankruptcy and a $300 billion international bailout, politicians there have passed a raft of new laws giving themselves and others immunity for graft.
The United States imposed a travel ban on ten Hungarian officials and businessmen, the Hungarian media reported Friday morning. By early afternoon chargé d'affaires of the U.S. embassy in Budapest, M. André Goodfriend, called a press conference and confirmed that the United States revoked the visas of "less then ten” persons.
Two Connecticut men pleaded guilty Friday for a bribery scheme to obtain confidential internal documents and other confidential information from a former FBI Special Agent stationed in White Plains, New York.
A former JPMorgan Chase banker pleaded guilty in federal court in San Diego Friday to taking bribes to influence mortgage sales.
On Tuesday the European Court of Human Rights gave an important decision safeguarding the rights of journalists when investigating and reporting on the conduct of allegedly corrupt politicians and public officials. Somewhat strikingly, the case arose from bribery allegations made by and not about a pharmaceutical company.
New Metropolitan Police Bureau (MPB) commissioner Sriwara Rangsipramkul has stopped a week-old campaign in which traffic police could earn rewards of 10,000 baht ($306) for arresting people who offered them a bribe.
Zhong Xiangdong, former executive deputy chief of Guangzhou’s Baiyun District, was sentenced to 17 years in prison over bribery and embezzlement crimes. Zhong was convicted of accepting $348,300 in bribes and offering $174,252 to former Baiyun District party secretary Gu Wenyao in exchange for promotion. Zhong also embezzled $24,427 in public funds. http://news.ycwb.com
Oracle Corporation said Thursday that Sandeep Mathur, managing director of the company’s Indian subsidiary, Oracle India Pvt. Ltd., has quit. But Oracle denied his leaving was linked to recent allegations in the India press of bribery.