December 21, 2014
Results for: corruption
  • 11/07/2014 | Argentina

    Nuñez Carmona appeals indictment

    Entrepreneur and alleged close friend of Vice President Amado Boudou, José María Nuñez Carmona has appealed an indictment ruling by Federal Judge Ariel Lijo, involving him in the Ciccone corruption case.

  • 20/10/2014 | Argentina

    Gov't rejects claims that Procedural Code reform seeks to void corruption probes

    Justice Secretary Julián Álvarez defended the government’s plan to reform the Criminal Procedural Code and he rejected as “terrible and farcical” claims of it being part of a strategy to void corruptions probes.

  • 30/10/2014 | Argentina

    María Julia Alsogaray corruption trial starts

    The sixth corruption trial against former Secretary of Natural Resources María Julia Alsogaray has started in the N°6 Oral Federal Court, presided by judges Julio Panelo, José Martínez Sobrino and María Roqueta.

  • 28/06/2014 | Argentina

    Boudou's defence readies appeal against indictment

    Lawyer Diego Pirota has confirmed the decision to appeal the prosecution order ruled on Friday by Judge Ariel Lijo, charging the vice president with corruption in his alleged dealings with the Ciccone Calcográfica company that printed Argentina’s currency while he was economy minister in 2010.

  • 02/07/2014 | Argentina

    Court confirms Boudou's Friday summons to extend testimony

    Federal Judge Ariel Lijo has confirmed Friday’s hearing for Vice President Amado Boudou to extend his testimony in the Ciccone corruption case.

  • 10/06/2014 | Argentina

    Opposition Aguad says evidence against VP Boudou 'convincing'

    Opposition lawmaker Oscar Aguad has said the legal situation of Amado Boudou is “very delicate” and warned evidence against the vice president in the Ciccone case is “convincing.”

  • 11/06/2014 | Argentina

    Vandenbroele presents written note, refuses to answer judge's questions

    Alejandro Vandenbroele showed up in court today at noon but refused to answer questions by the Judge Ariel Lijo. Instead, Vandenbroele presented a written note demanding proofs on the controversial bailout granted to the Ciccone Calcográfica company.

  • 24/06/2014 | Argentina

    Núñez Carmona refuses to testify in Ciccone case

    José María Núñez Carmona showed up in court to be questioned by Judge Ariel Lijo. However, the alleged childhood friend of Vice President and co-defendant Amado Boudou refused to testify alluding he had not had enough time to prepare his defence.

  • 11/08/2013 | Argentina

    'You win with proposals not with complaints,' CFK

    President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner casted her vote in the southern province of Santa Cruz, home of the first years of the Kirchnerite rule. “Elections must be won with proposals,” the head of state warned.

  • 30/05/2014 | Argentina

    VP Amado Boudou: 'I swear I committed no corruption crime'

    The vice president granted an interview following a summons by a federal judge to inquire him on the purchase of the Ciccone Calcográfica print company, a case that has put Amado Boudou on the spotlight over the past years, hit by corruption allegations.

  • 05/06/2014 | Argentina

    Judge summons VP Amado Boudou for Monday

    Federal Judge Ariel Lijo has finally decided to summon the vice president to appear on court on June 9. Amado Boudou had requested the magistrate to put forward the date of the hearing - which had been first scheduled for July 15 -, to next week.

  • 23/05/2013 | Argentina

    Alfonsín asks to stop corruption as he kicks off congressional campaign

    UCR leader Ricardo Alfonsín launched his candidacy as a lawmaker for the upcoming mid-term elections in October and strongly criticized the Government as he asked to “stop corruption in the country”.

  • 07/07/2013 | Argentina

    Civilization versus barbarity in the upcoming midterm elections / By Mempo Giardinelli

    Corruption as the central issue of politics and the axis of pre-electoral debate.

  • 16/07/2013 | Argentina

    'My lawyers advised me not to turn myself in,' Jaime

    “My Buenos Aires lawyers have advised me not to turn myself in because the resolution that orders the preventive detention has been appealed.”

  • 07/01/2011 | Argentina

    Cocaine trafficking into Spain 'linked with PAMI', Ocaña

    Ex-Health Minister and ex-manager of PAMI healthcare, Graciela Ocaña revealed that the air company, Medical Jet, which tried to enter over 900 kilos of cocaine into Spain yesterday was contracted by PAMI for medical flights. The Medical Jet firm is owned by the Juliá family.

  • 08/02/2011 | Argentina

    WikiLeaks: US warns Argentina lacks 'political will' to eradicate corruption

    More than a hundred cables from the US embassy in Buenos Aires warned about the fragility of the judicial system and the impunity of criminals, according to an article recently published by Spanish newspaper El País. The leaked documents also spoke of the lack of a "true political will" to eradicate corruption.

  • 27/03/2013 | Argentina

    Piumato targets Judiciary 'corruption'

    Julio Piumato, the head of the Judicial Employees'' Union and strong ally of anti-government CGT leader Hugo Moyano, renewed workers’ claims against income tax and targeted "millonaire" judges and attorneys.

  • 09/07/2014 | World

    Former New Orleans mayor sentenced to 10 years in prison

    Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison on corruption charges that arose in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

  • 11/11/2014 | World

    Spain launches raid against local gov't offices in new corruption investigation

    Law enforcement officers searched local government offices in 13 Spanish provinces as part of a crackdown on corruption by politicians and officials.

  • 01/07/2014 | World

    Sarkozy held for questioning in alleged corruption case

    Ex French President Nicolas Sarkozy has been held for questioning over suspicions that he received leaked details of an inquiry into irregularities in his 2007 election campaign.

  • 02/07/2014 | World

    Sarkozy put under formal investigation in corruption case

    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy was placed under formal investigation today on suspicions he tried to use his influence to thwart an investigation of his 2007 election campaign, the prosecutor's office said.

  • 02/07/2014 | World

    Sarkozy: 'I have never commited an act against the Republic'

    Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy said the country's legal system was being used for political means after he was put under formal investigation for corruption. He stressed he had never betrayed the French nor "committed an act against the Republic's principles and the rule of law".

  • 04/06/2014 | World

    Venice Mayor arrested in corruption scandal

    Venice's mayor Giorgio Orsoni was under house arrest on suspicion of corruption relating to a 5-billion-euro ($6.8-billion) flood barrier project, police sources said, and a judge has issued warrants for a senior Italian politician and 33 other people.

  • 25/06/2014 | World

    Spanish court upholds corruption charges against Princess Cristina

    The rulings by the Palma de Mallorca court come barely a week after King Juan Carlos abdicated in favor of his son, who sought to repair the royal family's scandal-worn image with a promise of honesty and transparency when he took the throne.

  • 30/06/2014 | World

    Chinese top military officer on trial as gov't battles against corruption

    China will court-marshal one of its most senior former military officers on charges of corruption, the highest-ranking official to date felled in President Xi Jinping's battle against deep-rooted and pervasive graft.

  • 21/08/2013 | World

    Egyptian court orders Mubarak's release

    Deposed Egyptian leader Hosni Mubarak will leave jail as early as Thursday after a court ruling that jolted a divided nation already in turmoil seven weeks after the army toppled Islamist President Mohamed Mursi.

  • 22/08/2013 | World

    Egypt's Mubarak flown from prison to hospital

    Former Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak was flown from prison to a nearby hospital today, officials said, after judicial authorities ordered his release from jail.

  • 13/05/2014 | World

    Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert sentenced to six years for corruption

    Israel's ex-prime minister Ehud Olmert was sentenced to six years in jail today for taking bribes in a real estate deal, a crime the judge said was akin to treason. "A public servant who takes bribes is akin to a traitor," said Judge David Rozen.

  • 06/07/2013 | World

    Italian prosecutors drop inquiry into former Vatican bank chief

    Italian prosecutors have dropped inquiries into the Vatican bank's former president Ettore Gotti Tedeschi after concluding a money laundering investigation, judicial sources said.

  • 22/07/2013 | World

    Spain's PM to appear in Parliament over corruption scandal

    Spain's Prime Minister today said he would soon appear in Parliament to face questions over a corruption scandal that has dented his ruling People's Party's credibility and upset Spaniards as they go through deep cuts in social welfare.

  • 19/08/2013 | World

    Mubarak could be freed after Egypt court drops corruption case

    An Egyptian court dropped today a corruption charge against Hosni Mubarak, the president ousted in the 2011 uprising, a ruling his lawyer said would clear the way to his release from jail soon.

  • 25/02/2013 | World

    Main suspect in Spain graft scandal has passport seized

    A former treasurer of Spain's ruling party, at the heart of a corruption scandal that has hurt Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy, was ordered to surrender his passport today while judges investigate millions of euros he deposited in Swiss banks.

  • 05/04/2013 | World

    Spain's royal family agrees to open up to scrutiny

    Spain's embattled royal family has agreed to open its affairs to more public scrutiny under a new transparency law intended to restore confidence in a political establishment sapped by corruption and economic crisis.

  • 28/06/2013 | World

    Senior Vatican cleric arrested in corruption investigation

    A senior Vatican cleric suspected of trying to help rich friends bring millions of euros into Italy illegally was arrested as part of an investigation into the Vatican bank, police sources and his lawyer said.

  • 31/01/2013 | World

    Spain corruption scandal turns up heat on PM Rajoy

    Spain's ruling People's Party denied that Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and other leaders received payments from a slush fund after a newspaper published what it said were secret party accounts.

  • 03/02/2013 | World

    Ahmadinejad accuses Iran speaker's family of corruption

    President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad accused the parliament speaker's family of corruption, turning a long-standing rivalry between two of Iran's most powerful figures into a face-to-face feud, months before an election.

  • 09/02/2013 | World

    Spain PM publishes tax returns amid corruption scandal

    Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy made public his tax returns as he seeks to quell a corruption scandal that has gripped Spaniards and pushed up the country's borrowing costs.

  • 25/09/2012 | World

    Protesters demonstrate in front of CFK's hotel in NY

    Over a hundred protesters demonstrated in front of the hotel where President Cristina Fernández de Kirchner is staying at in New York, holding similar signs to the ones seen at the September 13 pot-banging protest.

  • 10/10/2012 | World

    Italy's Monti announces income tax cut, lifts VAT

    Prime Minister Mario Monti announced an income tax cut to help low earners today, giving a rare lift to struggling Italian households ahead of parliamentary elections next year but leaving unions dissatisfied and threatening a strike.

  • 15/01/2013 | World

    Pakistan Supreme Court orders arrest of prime minister

    Pakistan's Supreme Court ordered the arrest of the prime minister in connection with a corruption case linked to power projects, television channels reported today, plunging the country into fresh political turmoil.

  • 26/01/2012 | World

    Corruption scandal shakes Vatican as internal letters leaked

    The Vatican was shaken by a corruption scandal after an Italian television investigation said a former top official had been transferred against his will after complaining about irregularities in awarding contracts.

  • 04/02/2012 | World

    Vatican officials contest corruption charges

    In the latest twist of a messy internal conflict shaking the Vatican, four clerics in the office that manages the tiny city-state on Saturday rejected charges of corruption, mismanagement and greed levelled by a former deputy governor.

  • 24/09/2012 | World

    Graft scandal forces out head of Italy's Lazio region

    The governor of Italy's Lazio region resigned over a corruption scandal that could increase political instability in debt-plagued Italy before elections due next year.

  • 15/05/2011 | World

    Local elections to test Berlusconi's grip on power

    Italians voted in local elections that will show whether a sex scandal, three corruption trials and a stagnating economy have seriously damaged Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi two years before the end of his term.

  • 18/06/2011 | World

    Former Zambian President Frederick Chiluba dies, aged 68

    Frederick Chiluba, Zambia's first democratically elected president who fought off corruption charges after standing down, has died aged 68, a government spokesman said today.

  • 07/12/2011 | World

    Former Illinois governor sentenced to 14 years

    Former Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich was sentenced to 14 years in federal prison for political corruption including attempting to sell the US Senate seat vacated by then President-elect Barack Obama.

  • 19/11/2014 | Latin America

    Two admit Petrobras bribes

    Two Brazilian executives admitted yesterday to paying multi-million dollar bribes to a former director of Petrobras and a money launderer with the intention of securing contracts with the state-oil company.

  • 12/12/2012 | Latin America

    Honduras ousts high court judges after ruling on police purge

    Honduran lawmakers dismissed four Supreme Court judges who had declared unconstitutional a law designed to purge the country's police of corruption, deepening a conflict between the ruling party and the court.

  • 04/02/2013 | Latin America

    Brazilian Congress elects leaders probed for corruption

    The lower chamber of Congress voted overwhelmingly today for Henrique Alves to become its speaker, even though he is under investigation for graft. The selection of Alves came after the Senate chose a new leader who is also accused of corruption.

  • 08/04/2013 | Latin America

    Venezuela's Maduro vows to battle corruption

    Acting Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro vowed to stamp out corruption following days of accusations by opposition candidate Henrique Capriles that ruling party officials were plundering the country's oil wealth.

  • 12/11/2012 | Latin America

    Top Lula aide Dirceu gets 10 years jail for corruption

    A chief of staff to former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, and fellow founder of Brazil's ruling Workers' Party, was sentenced today to over 10 years in prison for running a congressional vote buying scheme almost a decade ago.

  • 04/12/2012 | Latin America

    Rio arrests 63 police in corruption crackdown

    Investigators in Rio de Janeiro arrested 63 police officers and 11 alleged drug traffickers today after a year-long bribery probe and ongoing efforts to stamp out police corruption ahead of the World Cup in 2014 and Summer Olympics in 2016.

  • 11/12/2012 | Latin America

    'Lula knew about vote buying scheme,' convicted bagman

    Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva knew about and used funds from a far-reaching vote-buying scheme to pay for personal expenses, according to testimony by a convicted former consultant to the ruling Workers' Party.

  • 02/08/2012 | Latin America

    Brazil's biggest corruption trial gets under way

    Seven years after a corruption scandal rattled the government of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Brazil's Supreme Court begins today a landmark trial that could mar the wildly popular leader's legacy.

  • 21/08/2012 | Latin America

    Former Cuban officials get prison terms for corruption

    Three former vice ministers in Cuba's Basic Industry Ministry and nine nickel industry executives have been sentenced to long prison terms for corruption, Cuban state media said.

  • 09/10/2012 | Latin America

    Brazil's Supreme Court convicts Lula aides of corruption

    Brazil's Supreme Court convicted three top aides of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on charges of diverting public funds to buy political support for his leftist government when it came to power a decade ago.

  • 20/10/2011 | Latin America

    Rousseff: won't prejudge sports minister

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said she would not prejudge her embattled sports minister and wanted a thorough investigation into corruption allegations against him.

  • 07/11/2011 | Latin America

    Ruling party, opposition urge Peru VP to resign

    Peruvian lawmakers said that Vice-President Omar Chehade should resign as soon as possible over corruption allegations to put an end to the first political scandal of Ollanta Humala's young presidency.

  • 25/03/2012 | Latin America

    Pope condemns corruption, drug trade in Mexico

    Pope Benedict at a huge outdoor Mass on Sunday condemned drug trafficking and corruption in Mexico, urging people to put aside violence and revenge in the country where a murderous war between cartels has led to tens of thousands of deaths.

  • 11/02/2011 | Latin America

    Brazil arrests 35 in swoop on Río police corruption

    At least 35 people, mostly Río de Janeiro police officers, were arrested on suspicion of colluding with drug gangs as the Brazilian city attempts to clean itself up before hosting the 2014 World Cup and the Olympic Games two years later.

  • 15/02/2011 | Latin America

    Río police chief quits amid corruption scandal

    The head of Río de Janeiro's state's civil police quit, becoming the latest victim of a drugs and corruption scandal that has convulsed the police in Brazil's second city.

  • 20/10/2011 | Latin America

    Peru's Humala says backs investigation of VP

    Peru's President Ollanta Humala broke his silence surrounding the first political crisis of his government, saying he backed investigations into alleged corruption by Vice President Omar Chehade.

  • 11/03/2013 | Sports

    FIFA bans executive committee member Fernando

    President Sepp Blatter's push to clean up FIFA flushed out another potentially corrupt official today when executive committee member Vernon Manilal Fernando of Sri Lanka was banned from any football activity for three months.

  • 30/04/2013 | Sports

    Havelange quits, Blatter cleared of misconduct

    Joao Havelange has quit as FIFA's honorary president while Sepp Blatter has been cleared of misconduct in the ISL bribery case, a report by FIFA's ethics committee said.

  • 19/09/2011 | Sports

    Match-fixers are buying clubs, warns FIFA

    Criminal gangs are making long-term investments in match-fixing, purchasing clubs and organising referee training camps as part of their infiltration of soccer, FIFA's security chief told reporters in an interview.

  • 28/11/2011 | Sports

    'Last word' not heard on Qatar 2022 World Cup, Lowy

    The "last word" has not been heard on FIFA's controversial vote to award Qatar the 2022 World Cup, according to Australia's newly re-elected soccer chief Frank Lowy, who suggested the tiny Gulf nation could yet be stripped of hosting rights for the tournament.

  • 01/02/2013 | Sports

    Blatter says worldwide effort needed to battle corruption

    World soccer's governing body cannot battle corruption in the game alone and national associations must also join in, according to FIFA president Sepp Blatter.

  • 19/11/2014 | Arts and Media

    Singer Isabel Pantoja to serve jail time in 3 days

    Spanish singer Isabel Pantoja has been ordered to report to prison within three days to serve a two-year sentence for money-laundering after Málaga provincial court rejected all of her appeals today.

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