Court bans Brazil’s ex-President Lula, convicted of corruption, from running for office again

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva has his presidential bid stalled after the Latin American country’s top electoral court ruled on Friday the veteran politician is ineligible to run due to his corruption conviction. Four judges out of a seven-member panel denied Lula the right to stand for the election following a tedious […]

$160 million corruption scandal in Argentina roils its financial markets

Rolando Andrade Stracuzzi/Clarin via AP More than a dozen former Argentine government officials and business executives have been arrested in a large scale corruption scandal. The investigation is throwing Argentina upside down just as it gears up for economic recovery.  Watch the Argentine peso trade in real time here. Just as Argentina looked poised for […]

Top preacher Sistani calls for new Iraq govt ‘as soon as possible’ to tackle corruption

Iraq’s top Shiite scholar Grand Ayatollah Ali al-Sistani called on Friday for a government to be formed “as soon as possible.” The new ministers should tackle corruption and poor basic services, the preacher said in a Friday sermon delivered by a representative. Sistani also encouraged the incumbent government of Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi to respond […]

‘I am not perfect’: Malaysia’s former prime minister released a pre-recorded video hours after being arrested for corruption

Malaysia’s former prime minister released a pre-recorded video shortly after his arrest on Tuesday. The existence and tone of the video indicates Najib knew he would soon be arrested and was preparing for that moment. “My dear Malaysians, if you are listening to this message, it means that actions have been taken against me,” Najib […]

Malaysia’s former prime minister has been arrested in a corruption investigation after billions of dollars went missing on his watch

Nicky Loh/Getty Images Najib Razak, the former Malaysian Prime Minister, was arrested at his house in Kuala Lumpur on Tuesday. Razak is the subject of a corruption investigation after billions of dollars went missing from a state investment fund that he set up. He has long denied allegations of misappropriating funds. Najib Razak, the former […]

Ukraine finance minister says he was told to support corruption or resign

At the time when Kiev is seeking to get another tranche of the stalled $ 17.5 billion aid from the IMF, Ukraine’s Finance Minister Aleksandr Danylyuk is accusing Prime Minister Vladimir Groysman of corruption. Read more Danylyuk asserts that Groysman gave him a choice of supporting “political corruption” or quitting after the latter officially asked […]

Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye given 24yrs in jail over corruption

Published time: 6 Apr, 2018 07:24 Edited time: 6 Apr, 2018 07:46 Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been found guilty of bribery, abuse of power, and coercion. She was sentenced to 24 years in prison, though prosecutors initially requested 30 years. The former leader previously denied any wrongdoing, and the sentence was announced […]

Brazil’s supreme court rules ex-President Lula can be jailed for corruption pending appeal

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can be jailed on corruption charges, the country’s supreme court has ruled, dismissing an application to allow him to remain free pending an appeal against those charges. The country’s top court has voted 6-5 to deny Lula’s plea and ruled he must start serving a 12-year prison […]

WikiLeaks lawyer talks corruption & more on ex-Ecuadorian President’s RT show

Ex-Ecuadorian President and RT show host Rafael Correa sits down with prominent Spanish judge and WikiLeaks lawyer Baltasar Garzon. The two of them talk transnational, corporate “neocolonialism” and the fight against corruption. Read more Following in the footsteps of former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, the outspoken Rafael Correa is set to become the […]

Saudi Arabia reportedly used physical abuse to extract billions from its corruption crackdown

Saudi Arabia reportedly used physical abuse to extract billions of dollars from some of the country’s richest men. At least 17 arrested officials were hospitalized in the early stages of the crackdown, and one died in custody. The corruption probe, spearheaded by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, saw the arrests of more than 200 officials and businessmen, […]