Mar 16, 2016

FIFA admits to World Cup hosting bribes, asks for money back

While acknowledging for the first time that votes were bought in past World Cup hosting contests, FIFA is seeking to claim “tens of millions of dollars” in bribe money seized by U.S. federal prosecutors. FIFA submitted a 22-page claim to the U.S. Attorney’s Office ...

Jul 15, 2015

Foreigners could be subject to death penalty under new Thai anti-graft law

Thailand has enacted a new anti-corruption law that extends a maximum penalty of capital punishment to foreigners. Previous legislation provided various punishments, including a possible death penalty, for Thai officials convicted of bribery, though apparently no one was ever executed for the crime. The ...

Powerful N.Y. state politician arrested on corruption charges

Jan 23, 2015

Powerful N.Y. state politician arrested on corruption charges

One of New York state’s most powerful politicians was arrested Thursday on public corruption charges and accused of using his position to obtain millions of dollars in bribes and kickbacks masked as legitimate income. The 70-year-old New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver was taken ...