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Former Brazil president Lula da Silva loses appeal against 12yr corruption sentence

Former Brazil president Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva has had his latest appeal against his conviction for corruption and money laundering rejected by a federal court. Lula, who this month began a 12-year jail term, was convicted on serious fraud charges in January. His attempt to appeal the sentence was thrown out by a Federal Regional Court Wednesday. He is ...

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Ousted South Korean president Park Geun-hye given 24yrs in jail over corruption

Published time: 6 Apr, 2018 07:24 Edited time: 6 Apr, 2018 07:46 Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye has been found guilty of bribery, abuse of power, and coercion. She was sentenced to 24 years in prison, though prosecutors initially requested 30 years. The former leader previously denied any wrongdoing, and the sentence was announced in her absence. The first female ...

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Catalan ex-leader Puigdemont can be extradited for corruption, not rebellion – German court

Carles Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalonia, under investigation over the Catalan push for independence from Spain, can be extradited on charges of corruption, but not rebellion, the German court hearing his case has ruled. Rebellion is not a criminal offence in Germany, the court said, and the charge of high treason was unwarranted, due to the lack of a ...

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Brazil’s supreme court rules ex-President Lula can be jailed for corruption pending appeal

Published time: 5 Apr, 2018 03:37 Edited time: 5 Apr, 2018 03:58 Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva can be jailed on corruption charges, the country’s supreme court has ruled, dismissing an application to allow him to remain free pending an appeal against those charges. The country’s top court has voted 6-5 to deny Lula’s plea and ruled ...

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Sarkozy to face trial for alleged spying on probe into campaign corruption

Ex-French president Nicolas Sarkozy will stand trial for allegedly misusing his influence to spy on an investigation into his 2007 presidential bid. It was claimed the campaign was funded by former Libyan leader Muammar Gaddafi. France’s financial prosecutor has confirmed that the former president will stand trial for influence peddling, according to Reuters. He’s accused of securing leaked details of ...

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WikiLeaks lawyer talks corruption & more on ex-Ecuadorian President’s RT show

Ex-Ecuadorian President and RT show host Rafael Correa sits down with prominent Spanish judge and WikiLeaks lawyer Baltasar Garzon. The two of them talk transnational, corporate “neocolonialism” and the fight against corruption. Read more Following in the footsteps of former First Minister of Scotland Alex Salmond, the outspoken Rafael Correa is set to become the latest top-tier politician to host ...

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Corruption in Ukraine stems from cheap natural gas prices – IMF

Ukraine should hike gas prices for its citizens in order to economize energy usage and fight corruption, according to an International Monetary Fund (IMF) representative in the country. Read more “Different gas prices are the cause for corruption. For example, you can buy gas at a lower price for households, and then sell it at a higher price for the ...

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‘Bibi go home!’ Israelis demand Netanyahu resignation over looming corruption charges (VIDEO)

Some 1,500 people have rallied in central Tel Aviv demanding the resignation of Benjamin Netanyahu over corruption allegations and a recent Israeli police recommendation that charges be brought against the Prime Minister. The “Bibi Netanyahu go home” slogan once again united the Israeli crowd holding their weekly anti-government corruption protest in Tel Aviv. Waving signs that read “Bibi, you are ...

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Nearly half of Israelis believe police over Netanyahu regarding PM’s corruption – poll

Nearly half of Israeli voters believe the police corruption allegations against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who denies any wrongdoing, according to a recent survey. The Reshet TV poll asked people whether they believed the police, who claim that Netanyahu improperly accepted expensive gifts from businessmen and conspired with the owner of Yedioth Ahronoth daily, Reuters reports. Around 49 percent say they ...

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Inside the Netanyahu corruption probe & why he could be indicted

Israeli police have recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted over allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust, though it’s not the first time the embattled PM has faced scrutiny. Netanyahu was quick to distance himself from the allegations, dismissing his own police force’s claims on Tuesday as being “like Swiss cheese,” saying that the truth would eventually ...

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