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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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Saudi Arabia could seize $800bn in assets in corruption crackdown

Published time: 8 Nov, 2017 10:19 Edited time: 8 Nov, 2017 10:38 The Saudi anti-corruption push involving the arrest of princes and government ministers may lead to the confiscation of cash and other assets worth of at least $ 800 billion, according to people close to the issue, writes the Wall Street Journal. “They reckon they could get around two ...

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IOC suspends former sprint star Frankie Fredericks over corruption charges

Published time: 7 Nov, 2017 17:39 The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has suspended Frankie Fredericks as a member, after the Namibian former 100m and 200m star was charged in France on suspicion of corruption in the vote for the 2016 Olympic host city. The four-time Olympic sprint medalist initially stepped aside from his IOC duties in March, when it was ...

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60 US Navy admirals snared in ‘Fat Leonard’ corruption scandal

The Justice Department’s probe into a corruption scandal revolving around an Asian defense contractor has expanded to include 60 admirals and hundreds of officers with the US Seventh Fleet, which is going through turmoil after deadly ship collisions.   The Navy confirmed it has been reviewing the conduct of 440 active duty and retired personnel for possible violations of military ...

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Oil prices surge to highest since 2015 amid Saudi corruption purge

Published time: 6 Nov, 2017 21:16 Oil prices have surged to their highest level since summer 2015, following the reported detentions of Saudi Arabian princes, officials and businessmen. The country’s attorney general described the situation as phase one of an anti-corruption push. At least 11 Saudi princes, four ministers and dozens of business figures were among those taken into custody ...

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‘Arabian Warren Buffett’ among those arrested in Saudi corruption crackdown – reports

Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, one of the richest people in the world, has been allegedly arrested amid Saudi Arabia’s sudden anti-corruption crackdown. The multi-billionaire has stakes in major US enterprises and has been dubbed the “Arabian Warren Buffett.” Bin Talal was among the 11 Saudi princes arrested by a new anti-corruption committee just hours after it was created by King ...

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11 Saudi princes, 4 ministers arrested as crown prince unleashes crackdown on corruption – report

Published time: 4 Nov, 2017 22:55 A newly-established Saudi Arabian committee with sweeping powers to combat corruption has ordered the arrest of at least 11 Saudi princes and four incumbent ministers of the Saudi government, Al-Arabiya reported, citing sources. The committee was created Saturday by a royal decree of King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, published by the Saudi official ...

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British banks possibly ‘conduits for laundered money’ in South African corruption scandal

Published time: 19 Oct, 2017 09:31 It has emerged the HSBC and Standard Chartered banks may have “inadvertently been conduits for laundered money” between the Gupta family and South Africa’s president. Possible ties should be investigated, the UK government says. According to letters seen by the Guardian, Chancellor Philip Hammond has passed concerns raised by former Labour cabinet minister Peter ...

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Maltese journalist who accused govt of corruption killed in car blast

Published time: 16 Oct, 2017 23:43 One of Malta’s most prominent investigative journalists, Daphne Caruana Galizia, has been killed in a presumed car bomb attack. Read more The 53-year-old was killed when the car she was driving exploded near her home in Bidnija, near Mosta in northern Malta, the Times of Malta reports. The explosion took place at around 3pm ...

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