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Ecuador’s Vice President Sentenced to 6 Years in Corruption Case

QUITO, Ecuador — A court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas of Ecuador to six years in prison after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in return for handing it government contracts.<p>Mr. Glas was a close ally of former President …

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Bitcoin Heist Adds $77 Million To Total Hacked Hauls Of $15 Billion

A “highly professional” heist sucked millions of dollars in bitcoin out of Slovenian website NiceHash in the latest in a series of cryptocurrency thefts.<p>Slovenian website NiceHash, which lets users buy and sell computer time for mining cryptocurrency, lost about $77 million when its payment system …

Cryptocurrency

Judge Seeks Arrest of Ex-President of Argentina on Treason Charges

BUENOS AIRES — A federal judge asked Argentina’s Senate on Thursday to allow the arrest of Cristina Fernández de Kirchner, the former president, on treason and other charges relating to Iran’s possible involvement in the unsolved 1994 bombing of a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires, which …

Latin America

Obama’s Favorite Congresswoman Going To Prison For Disgusting Thing She Did To Kids While On The Job ⋆ Freedom Daily

San Francisco Democrats Just Hacked Kate’s Memorial Into Pieces For HATEFUL Reason – Family TRAUMATIZED!<p>Published<p>on<p>Dec 6, 2017<p>Unfortunately for …

Crime

Former congressman William Jefferson goes free, thanks to Supreme Court ruling in McDonnell case

Former Louisiana congressman William Jefferson is a free man despite having served less than half of a 13-year prison sentence on corruption charges.<p>“I’m just grateful,” Jefferson, 70, said outside an Alexandria federal courtroom Friday morning after U.S. District Judge T.S. Ellis III resentenced …

Corruption

November 2017 Ponzi Scheme Roundup

<b>Posted by Kathy Bazoian Phelps</b><p>Below is a summary of the activity reported for November 2017. The reported stories reflect at least 9 new Ponzi …

Corruption

Published on 10 October, 2016<p># Introduction<p>This entry presents available data and empirical evidence on corruption—an important problem imposing …

Four U.S. Citizens Are Among Those Venezuela Detained for Alleged Graft at Citgo

Arrests of top Citgo executives are part of what authorities are calling an anticorruption purge of the state oil industry<p>CARACAS, Venezuela—American citizens were among the executives at Citgo Petroleum Corp. that the Venezuelan intelligence agency arrested here on Tuesday, a development likely to …

Malaysia

FBI informant gathered years of evidence on Russian push for US nuclear fuel deals, including Uranium One, memos show

An FBI informant gathered extensive evidence during his six years undercover about a Russian plot to corner the American uranium market, ranging from …

Corruption

List of federal political sex scandals in the United States

For sex crimes, see List of American federal politicians convicted of crimes.<p>Over the centuries, many sex scandals have involved incumbent United …

Meet the Trump Officials Making Government a Family Business

It’s not just Jared and Ivanka—at least 20 other families have multiple members serving in federal posts.<p>Most people have heard of Ivanka and Jared, …

Donald Trump

Despite Menendez mistrial, public corruption cases aren't dead

<b>Newark, New Jersey (CNN) —</b> Twelve jurors in New Jersey couldn't reach consensus in the federal corruption trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez after 11 weeks together, but it took only minutes for some outside the courtroom to form unanimous agreement as to why.<p>"Thanks to the US Supreme Court for …

Corruption

A Reminder That America Is Incredibly Corrupt and Only Getting Worse

A mistrial in a major case against a sitting US Senator is just the latest reason to despair about unlimited shady behavior by powerful politicians.<p>After 11 strange weeks, a mistrial was declared in the corruption case against New Jersey senator Robert Menendez on Thursday. The saga has been …

Corruption

Today in OpenGov: A new age for political corruption?

In today's edition, you can become a citizen cosponsor of the HONEST Ads Act, WikiLeaks might cause more trouble for the extended Trump family, …

Corruption

Narco-a-lago: Money-Laundering at the Trump Ocean Club, Panama

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Ecuador VP to face trial in Odebrecht corruption case

QUITO, Ecuador – A court in Ecuador has paved the way for a criminal trial to begin against the nation's vice president in an alleged corruption plot involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht.<p>A judge with the National Justice Court announced Tuesday that Jorge Glas and 12 other defendants …

Corruption

Fraud and fraudsters: A quick guide for CPAs

Bradley Preber, CPA/CFF, CGMA, likes to invoke the initials C-S-I when describing the ideal approach to investigating a possible case of financial …

Fraud

China faces historic corruption battle, new graft buster says

Zhao Leji says Communist party faces being erased by history if it does not tackle corruption<p>China must win its battle against corruption or face being erased by history, its new top graft buster said in an editorial on Saturday, underscoring the ruling Communist party’s focus on eliminating …

China

Saudi Billionaires Look to Move Funds to Escape Asset Freeze

Wealthy Saudis are moving assets out of the region to avoid the risk of getting caught up in what authorities call a crackdown on corruption, …

Middle East

In gilded Saudi royal circles, corruption has long been a way of life

Behind the walls of one of his many opulent palaces, the king was troubled. He knew all too well that the self-dealing ways and gold-plated lifestyle of the House of Saud — whose princes and princelings numbered in the thousands — had spiraled out of control. Things had to change.<p>That was a decade …

Middle East

Saudi government to confiscate $800 billion from alleged corrupt individuals

Saudi Arabia said it is targeting the assets of several ultra-rich businessmen and more than 60 princes in its recenrt crackdown on alleged currpution in the kingdom, The Wall Street Journal reported.<p>Multiple bank account of “persons of interests” have been frozen. The Saudi central bank saying the …

Corruption

Rolls-Royce trio plead guilty to corruption charges in US

Three former employees admit to bribing foreign government officials to secure overseas contracts between 1999 and 2013<p>Three former employees of the British engineering firm Rolls-Royce have pleaded guilty in America to bribery and corruption offences, the Serious Fraud Office and US Justice …

Corruption

‘Fat Leonard’ probe expands to ensnare more than 60 admirals

The “Fat Leonard” corruption investigation has expanded to include more than 60 admirals and hundreds of other U.S. Navy officers under scrutiny for their contacts with a defense contractor in Asia who systematically bribed sailors with sex, liquor and other temptations, according to the Navy.<p>Most …

Corruption

Saudi Arabia Arrests 11 Princes, Including Billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal

LONDON — Saudi Arabia announced the arrest on Saturday night of the prominent billionaire investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, plus at least 10 other princes, four ministers and tens of former ministers.<p>The announcement of the arrests was made over Al Arabiya, the Saudi-owned satellite network whose …

Middle East

Paradise Papers Shine Light on Where the Elite Hide Their Money

It’s called the Paradise Papers: the latest in a series of leaks made public by the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists shedding light on the trillions of dollars that move through offshore tax havens.<p>The core of the leak, totaling more than 13.4 million documents, focuses on the …

Corruption

$6 MILLION Red Cross FRAUD unveiled

Almost $6 million disappeared due to alleged fraud by its own employees and others, the Red Cross said on Saturday.<p>The disclosure comes from an …

Future Saudi king tightens grip on power with arrests including Prince Alwaleed

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's future king has tightened his grip on power through an anti-corruption purge by arresting royals, ministers and investors including billionaire Alwaleed bin Talal who is one of the kingdom's most prominent businessmen.<p>Prince Alwaleed, a nephew of the king and owner …

Middle East

7 Uranium One Facts Every American Should Know

Hillary Clinton and the Obama administration find themselves at the center of an explosive scandal involving the transfer of 20 percent of all U.S. …

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