Jul 10, 2014

Consultancy, three officials face bribery charges in Vietnam aid project

Prosecutors filed charges Thursday against a Tokyo-based consultancy and three of its officials for allegedly bribing Vietnam Railways officials for favors in conjunction with a Japan-funded project in Hanoi. The suspects, including Tamio Kakinuma, 65, former president of Japan Transportation Consultants Inc., were charged ...

Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin gets 10 years in corruption case

Jul 10, 2014

Former New Orleans Mayor Nagin gets 10 years in corruption case

Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was sentenced on Wednesday to 10 years in federal prison for corruption during the critical years of rebuilding after Hurricane Katrina devastated the city in 2005. A jury in February found Nagin, a Democrat, guilty on charges including ...

Jul 4, 2014

Argentina lawmakers block impeachment of vice president

Argentina lawmakers refused Thursday to impeach Vice President Amado Boudou, charged last week with corruption during his years as finance minister. Boudou, 51, is accused of bribery and “negotiations incompatible” with his position as a cabinet minister in buying a company that printed local ...

Jul 3, 2014

Sarkozy fights back in face of corruption charges

Former President Nicolas Sarkozy has accused France’s justice system of trying to “humiliate” and “destroy” him, after he was charged in a corruption probe that could spell trouble for his future political ambitions. The former conservative party leader fought back in a broadcast interview ...

China ousts three allies of former security chief

Jul 2, 2014

China ousts three allies of former security chief

Three officials believed to be right-hand men of China’s former security chief were expelled from the ruling Communist Party on Wednesday over corruption, authorities said. It was the latest sign that Zhou Yongkang, once a member of the Politburo Standing Committee (PSC), China’s most ...

Indonesia candidate battles puppet image

Jun 29, 2014

Indonesia candidate battles puppet image

When one of Indonesia’s most powerful politicians wanted to be part of a new government, he did not approach Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, the front-runner in next week’s presidential election. Instead, sources say, he went to the home of Jokowi’s political patron, a former president ...