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 ...

Jan 2, 2015

Senior Chinese diplomat sacked for corruption

A senior Chinese diplomat has been sacked and is under investigation for suspected corruption, the foreign ministry said on Friday, the first time a top diplomat has fallen victim to a sweeping campaign against graft. Zhang Kunsheng is no long an assistant foreign minister ...

Dec 29, 2014

Lu begins hunger strike in support of Chen's parole

Former Taiwanese Vice President Annette Lu started a hunger strike Sunday as part of a growing campaign for the release from prison of ailing ex-leader Chen Shui-bian. Chen, now 63, who led the opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) to power in 2000 after 50 ...