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‘Arabian Warren Buffett’ arrested in Saudi corruption purge bargains for freedom – reports

Saudi Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the wealthiest people in the world, is negotiating settlement terms with the country’s government, Reuters reports. The billionaire was held amid a massive anti-corruption purge. The grandson of the first Saudi king, who has been labelled the “Arabian Warren Buffett,” owns the renowned Kingdom Holding Company. He was arrested in November last year ...

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Putin signs law establishing register of officials sacked over corruption

Published time: 29 Dec, 2017 09:48 The Russian president has signed into law a bill requiring all officials fired from their posts over involvement in corruption to be placed in a nationwide internet register to prevent them from re-entering public service. The law was published on the Russian internet portal for official documents on Friday and will come into force ...

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Top 5 recent Russian corruption scandals

The Russian Prosecutor General has estimated the overall economic cost of corruption at more than $ 2.5 billion in the past two years. Here are some of the most high-profile cases involving top federal and regional officials. The case of former economy minister Aleksey Ulyukayev, who was sentenced to eight years last week, was the most high-profile scandal in Russian ...

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‘Crime Minister’: Thousands rally in Tel Aviv demanding Netanyahu quit over corruption scandal

Published time: 17 Dec, 2017 09:03 Thousands of Israelis marched in Tel Aviv, calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu following corruption allegations. Protesters chanted “Bibi is an embarrassment” and held signs reading “Crime Minister.” Some 10,000 anti-corruption protesters joined the so-called ‘March of Shame’ on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard for a third consecutive week, Ynet news reported. ...

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‘Bibi to prison’: Thousands demand Netanyahu resignation over corruption in Israel

Thousands of Israelis took to the streets of Tel Aviv calling for the resignation of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over corruption charges. The so-called ‘March of Shame’ attracted more than 10,000 people on Saturday, Ynet News reported. The protestors on Tel Aviv’s Rothschild Boulevard chanted “Shame, shame, shame,” “Bibi Netanyahu to Maasiyahu Prison,” and “We will not give in until ...

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Chief investigator names police and municipal clerks as most ‘corruption prone’ professions

Published time: 8 Dec, 2017 09:41 The head of the Russian Investigative Committee has revealed the latest statistics on corruption crime, which reveal that most cases involve law-enforcement agents, military servicemen, municipal clerks, teachers and doctors. “Representatives of law-enforcement agencies, officials from municipal bodies and enterprises, people working in the spheres of education and healthcare, and also the military,” said ...

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Israeli MPs to pass ‘Netanyahu bill’ banning police from publicizing corruption probe results

Israeli MPs have backed a law to prevent police from publishing recommendations on whether to charge criminal suspects, with those allowing leaks facing jail. Israeli PM Netanyahu, currently being investigated over graft, may be the main beneficiary. The bill, which would curb the powers of police to consult with the federal attorney over pressing charges in individual cases, was passed ...

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Lower House committee passes bill on protection for citizens reporting corruption

Published time: 23 Nov, 2017 15:12 The State Duma Committee for Security and Countering Corruption has approved a draft law offering state protection to those who reveal facts of corruption to law enforcement agencies. The bill will now progress to the first reading in the Duma. Read more The bill, developed by the Labor Ministry and drafted in the Lower ...

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Mistrial declared in Menendez corruption trial, as jury deadlocks

A mistrial was declared in the bribery, conspiracy and fraud trial of Senator Bob Menendez (D-New Jersey), as the 12-person jury deadlocked on all 18 counts against the Senator and his co-defendant following the 11-week trial. Newark, New Jersey US District Court Judge William H. Walls declared a mistrial Thursday following a 15-hour jury deliberation. Federal prosecutors have not stated ...

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US federal prosecutors to 'evaluate' Clinton's alleged corruption role in Russian uranium deal

Published time: 14 Nov, 2017 14:55 Edited time: 14 Nov, 2017 15:02 Attorney General Jeff Sessions has directed federal prosecutors to “evaluate certain issues” involving Hillary Clinton’s alleged corruption in a deal which gave Russian company Rosatom control over 20 percent of America’s uranium supply. Read more In a letter to House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte (R-VA), Assistant Attorney ...

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