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NJ attorney general creates office to investigate corruption

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) – New Jersey’s attorney general says he is setting up an office to fight corruption and build confidence in government. Gurbir Grewal said Monday that the new Office of Public Integrity and Accountability will be [...]
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Former mayor found guilty in federal corruption trial

PHILADELPHIA (AP) – A former Pennsylvania mayor who prosecutors said sold off the powers of his office for campaign contributions was found guilty Thursday evening in a federal corruption trial. Jurors in Philadelphia came back with a [...]
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Ex-Illinois congressman Schock wants corruption trial moved

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URBANA, Ill. (AP) – Former Illinois congressman Aaron Schock is seeking to move his corruption trial from a federal court in Urbana to Peoria. Schock’s attorneys argue in a motion filed in U.S. District Court that because a number of [...]
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Ouster of Zuma Loyalist Bolsters South Africa’s Corruption Fight

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] The country’s chief prosecutor, a close ally of ex-president Jacob Zuma, was told to step down, clearing the way for the Ramaphosa administration to take a tougher stance on graft. Source: [...]
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South Africa Vows to End Corruption. Are Its New Leaders Part of the Problem?

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] The spectacular climb of David Mabuza, the country’s new deputy president, included siphoning off money from schools and other public services to amass enormous power, officials say. Source: [...]
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Nawaz Sharif, Ex-Pakistani Leader, Is Sentenced to Prison for Corruption

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] Mr. Sharif and his daughter Maryam were convicted in absentia while in London. Supporters say the verdict is an assault on democracy by pro-military judges. Source: NYT > World
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Najib Razak, Malaysia’s Ex-Prime Minister, Is Arrested Amid Corruption Inquiry

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[unable to retrieve full-text content] The arrest comes just two months after Mr. Najib was voted out of power after being accused of stealing hundreds of millions of dollars while in office. Source: NYT > World
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Corruption Gutted South Africa’s Tax Agency. Now the Nation Is Paying the Price.

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Then, the president and his supporters went even further. They used the upheaval at the tax agency to seize greater control over the National Treasury, further enriching themselves at enormous cost to the country, according to government [...]
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Rudy Giuliani Just Admitted To Public Corruption, And That Wasn’t The Crazy Part

4 months ago | 0 comment
Can someone stick a schwarma in Rudy Giuliani’s face until he comes home from Israel? It’s bad enough he spends all day spouting lunatic nonsense in the US media, but now he’s hoisting that freak flag sky-high at a business conference [...]
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‘They Eat Money’: How Mandela’s Political Heirs Grow Rich Off Corruption

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“We were happy,” Mr. Ncongwane said, adding, in hindsight, “although we were happy for a crook.” In 2012, Mr. Zwane and agricultural department officials arrived in Vrede to promote the dairy farm project. Flanked by the council [...]