Malaysian opposition leader charged with corruption

Jun 30, 2016

Malaysian opposition leader charged with corruption

A vocal critic of Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged with corruption on Thursday in a further blow to the divided opposition, which alleged that the case was politically motivated. Lim Guan Eng, who has repeatedly demanded that Najib explain a massive financial ...

U.S. top court overturns ex-Virginia governor's bribe conviction

Jun 28, 2016

U.S. top court overturns ex-Virginia governor's bribe conviction

A unanimous Supreme Court on Monday overturned the bribery conviction of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell in a ruling that could make it harder for prosecutors to bring corruption cases against elected officials. McDonnell had been found guilty in 2014 of accepting more than ...

Jun 14, 2016

Leading Chinese provincial official apparently kills himself

A leading official in China’s southern manufacturing powerhouse of Guangdong province apparently took his own life, state media said Tuesday, underscoring the extreme pressure some local leaders are under over job stress and an ongoing crackdown on corruption. Liu Xiaohua apparently hanged himself at ...

Admiral pleads guilty to lying in U.S. bribery probe

Jun 10, 2016

Admiral pleads guilty to lying in U.S. bribery probe

A U.S. Navy admiral on Thursday pleaded guilty to lying to federal authorities investigating a $34 million fraud scheme involving a Malaysian contractor known as “Fat Leonard” — becoming the highest-ranking military official to be taken down in the wide-spanning scandal. It is extremely ...