Japan's youngest mayor resigns over bribery conviction

Dec 20, 2016

Japan's youngest mayor resigns over bribery conviction

The mayor of Minokamo, Gifu Prefecture, has resigned after he was convicted last month of taking bribes in 2013 while serving as an assembly member. Hiroto Fujii, 32, who became the youngest mayor in Japan in June 2013, has maintained his innocence, but the ...

Feds drop bribery case against ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

Sep 9, 2016

Feds drop bribery case against ex-Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell

Federal prosecutors dropped their corruption case against former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell and his wife Thursday. Prosecutors indicated in court filings they do not want to pursue a second trial against the couple, a move that comes after the U.S. Supreme Court overturned McDonnell’s ...

May 6, 2016

FIFA hands lifetime bans to two South American officials

FIFA ethics judges have imposed life bans on two South American soccer officials who have pleaded guilty in the United States to corruption charges. The FIFA ethics committee judging chamber said it found Luis Bedoya, a former FIFA executive committee member from Colombia, and ...

Apr 21, 2016

Time for Amari to talk

Former economy minister Akira Amari should follow through on his pledge to account for the millions of yen that he and his aides received from a construction company.