Two Arabs, working for a bank, face court for embezzlement

The Dubai Public Prosecution referred to the criminal court, two Arab suspects working for a bank, for taking advantage of their job and seizing the money of the bank. Counselor Salem Ahmed Bin Khadim, First Chief Prosecutor at the Public Funds Prosecution in Dubai, said the first suspect, who wa


GNA Officials Arrested on Charge of ‘Looting Public Funds’

The public prosecutor in Libya has expanded investigation in crimes of ‘looting public funds’ to cover more officials and leaders from state institutions. He issued an order to refer several employees in the Ministry of Local Government and the General Electricity Company of Liby


Saudi Crown Prince Hails National Anti-Corruption Commission’s Role in Fighting Corruption

Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Defense, lauded on Friday the role of the Control and Anti-Corruption Commission in combating corruption in Saudi Arabia. In a message of gratitude to the employees at the commission, he said they were “fighting a fierc


Saudi: No Exceptions in Fight against Corruption

As part of Saudi Arabia’s ongoing efforts to fight corruption, two military commanders, including a senior officer from the royal family, have been dismissed in two royal orders only one week apart. This accelerated campaign confirms the great reform path adopted in Saudi Arabia. The Kingdo


Saudi Arabia fires officials of major tourism projects over corruption

The Saudi government has fired a number of officials leading major tourism projects over suspicion of corruption, with thousands of violations having been reported. According to the state-run Saudi Press Agency (SPA), the officials, who were part of prominent tourist sites such as Al-Ula and


German Authorities Conduct Raids in Money Laundering Probe

German authorities raided an import-export company and the home of a businessman in the state of Brandenburg on Tuesday on suspicion he was involved in a scheme to launder millions of euros (dollars) for Russian criminals, prosecutors said. The suspect is accused of receiving some 7 million euros


Brazil police bust alleged coronavirus corruption racket in Sao Paulo

Brazil’s federal police on Thursday said it had executed six search and arrest warrants as part of an operation into alleged coronavirus-related corruption in the city of Sao Paulo. The federal police did not say who the operation had targeted, but said it involved alleged irregularities in


Magnitsky Act will pursue Lebanon’s corrupt

 Lebanon is failing to respond to demands from the international community that reforms should be implemented as a condition for receiving aid, even as a US law threatens to pursue those who have brought the Middle Eastern country to its knees. Lebanon is buckling under the worst economic cr


Tokyo trial of Ghosn aide to begin in September

The delayed trial of former Nissan executive Greg Kelly, accused of financial misconduct with the company’s fugitive ex-boss Carlos Ghosn, will start in September in Tokyo, a source close to the case said Thursday.The first hearing for Ghosn’s former right-hand man has been set for Sep


Frozen bank accounts, travel ban: Kuwait pursues 10 influencers for money laundering

Kuwait’s Attorney General ordered the immediate seizure of all the assets of the 10 social media influencers charged with money laundering and banned them from travel, leading Kuwaiti newspaper, al-Qabas reported on Sunday. The central bank froze the 10 suspects’ bank accounts and the M


Top Swiss prosecutor offers resignation over FIFA case fallout

A Swiss court confirms Lauber had lied about his secret meetings with FIFA President Gianni Infantino. Switzerland's Attorney General Michael Lauber has offered to resign, after a court largely upheld a ruling against him over his bungled corruption investigation against global football body FIFA


Ex-Panama president's sons charged with bribery, money laundering

US prosecutors have charged two sons of former Panamanian President Ricardo Martinelli in connection with bribery and money laundering linked to Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, according to a federal complaint unsealed on Monday. Luis Enrique Martinelli, 38, and Ricardo Alberto Martinelli, 4


China jails nine for selling fentanyl into US

China on Thursday jailed nine people for selling fentanyl to Americans, the result of a landmark joint probe, and pledged further co-operation following President Donald Trump's fury at Beijing's perceived inaction against Chinese suppliers fuelling the deadly US opioid crisis. Despite Trump's cr


Iran court cuts Rouhani brother jail term to 5 years

Tehran - An Iranian court has reduced the jail sentence against President Hassan Rouhani’s brother to five years on charges of corruption, a judiciary spokesman said Tuesday10-1-2019. “Regarding the case of Hossein Fereydoun, the sentence of seven years handed down by the court of first



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