China's graft crackdown ensnares senior spy chief

Jan 17, 2015

China's graft crackdown ensnares senior spy chief

China is investigating one of its top spy chiefs for corruption, the ruling Communist Party’s anti-graft watchdog said, signaling that the boldest crackdown on corruption in decades has spilled over into its powerful intelligence apparatus. Ma Jian, a vice minister at the Ministry of ...

Macau sex ring bust shows China expanding crackdown on graft

Jan 16, 2015

Macau sex ring bust shows China expanding crackdown on graft

The arrest of a prominent Macau executive in the largest prostitution bust in the city’s history shows Chinese President Xi Jinping is broadening his crackdown on corruption to restrict even long-tolerated vices. Police in the former Portuguese colony arrested Alan Ho, handcuffing him and ...

Jan 16, 2015

Malaysian contractor pleads guilty in U.S. Navy corruption case

A Malaysian businessman accused of bribing high-ranking United States Navy officers to steer millions of dollars of contract services to his company pleaded guilty to corruption charges in federal court in San Diego on Thursday. Leonard Glenn Francis, who had earlier said he was ...

Peru's Fujimori convicted of corruption in fifth trial

Jan 9, 2015

Peru's Fujimori convicted of corruption in fifth trial

A three-judge panel in Peru convicted jailed former President Alberto Fujimori on Thursday of funneling more than $40 million in public funds to tabloid newspapers that smeared his opponents during his 2000 re-election campaign. The conviction was the fifth for the 76-year-old Fujimori. The ...

Jan 9, 2015

Indian official sacked for pulling 24-year sickie

An Indian public official has been sacked for taking leave 24 years ago and never returning to his desk in the country’s notoriously work-shy bureaucracy, the urban development ministry said Thursday. Assistant executive engineer A.K Verma went on leave in 1990 after joining India’s ...

Chinese ex-security chief Zhou faces graft trial

Jan 7, 2015

Chinese ex-security chief Zhou faces graft trial

Chinese authorities have transferred former domestic security chief Zhou Yongkang’s corruption case to “judicial organs,” paving the way for his trial, the party’s anti-graft watchdog said on Wednesday. The deputy secretary of the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection, Huang Shuxian, made the remarks in ...

Former Virginia governor gets two years for corruption

Jan 7, 2015

Former Virginia governor gets two years for corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once on the short list to be Mitt Romney’s vice presidential running mate during the 2012 presidential race, was sentenced Tuesday to two years in federal prison for taking bribes to promote a dietary supplement. A jury in September ...