Tag: Corruption

Latvia's central bank chief Ilmars Rimsevics faces allegations that he received bribes of at least 100,000 euros

Top European Central Bank Boss Denies Bribery Charges

COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) – The Latvian member of the European Central Bank’s top policymaking board has rejected charges of bribery. Latvian broadcaster LSM cites Ilmars Rimsevics, head of the Baltic country’s central bank, as saying: “I completely deny all these

An Afghan police officer stands outside a voter registration center which was attacked by a suicide bomber in Kabul, Afghanistan, Sunday, April 22, 2018. Gen. Daud Amin, the Kabul police chief, said the suicide bomber targeted civilians who had gathered to receive national identification cards. (AP Photo/Rahmat Gul)

Report: U.S.-NATO Coalition Denies Pay to 30,000 Afghan Cops to Punish Corruption

The U.S.-NATO coalition has for months held back the funding stream for the salaries of up to 30,000 Afghan police officers on the frontline against the Taliban to prevent corrupt leaders from inflating the rosters with so-called “ghost,” or nonexistent, personnel to receive more money, the New York Times (NYT) reports.

South Korea's President Moon Jae-in Moon routinely summons his National Security Council immediately after the North's missile tests

South Korean Blogger Charged with ‘Manipulating Online Opinion’ Against President

Blogger Kim Dong-won, who writes under the alias “Druking,” is on trial in South Korea for the offense of “manipulating online opinion” against President Moon Jae-in and “obstructing business” by tinkering with a commercial website. The charges against Kim involve manufacturing a few hundred phony “likes” for comments on a news site called Naver, which might seem like a trivial offense, but the case has blossomed into a scandal that might even involve the South Korean presidency.

RFA Discussion - Guo Wengui a Chinese billionaire businessman turned political activist

China Admits to ‘Coercive Measures’ to Extract Confession from Associates of Dissident Billionaire

Chinese police held a press conference on Monday in which they claimed twin brothers Chen Zhiyu and Chen Zhiheng forged documents at the behest of dissident billionaire Guo Wengui and leaked them to the Washington Free Beacon, leading to the publication of two stories embarrassing to the Chinese government. Chinese authorities admitted to using “coercive measures against the Chen brothers,” as the state-run Xinhua news service puts it, to obtain elaborate forced confessions.

Park Geun-hye

Former South Korean President Park Geun-Hye Sentenced to 24 Years in Prison

Park Geun-hye, the former president of South Korea and its first female chief executive, was sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday for corruption and abuse of power charges, effectively a life sentence for the 66-year-old defendant. She was also ordered to pay $17 million in fines.

Former Brazilian president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, seen here addressing a rally of leftist parties on April 02, is seeking a third term in office and leads easily in opinion polls

Brazilians Organize National Marches Demanding Presidential Frontrunner Go to Jail

Protesters in Brazil have organized street manifestations on Tuesday in anticipation of a final appellate decision on whether former president – and current presidential frontrunner – Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva will have to begin to serve his 12-year prison sentence immediately, effectively cutting off his presidential campaign.

BEIJING, Nov. 3, 2017 -- Chinese President Xi Jinping, who is also general secretary of the Communist Party of China Central Committee and chairman of the Central Military Commission (CMC) and commander in chief of the CMC joint battle command center, speaks during his inspection tour to the command center …

China: Death Penalty Is the ‘Ultimate Deterrent’ Against Corruption

A Chinese court handed down a death sentence on Wednesday for Zhang Zhongsheng, former vice-mayor of the city of Luliang, who has been convicted on corruption charges. The court cited Zhang’s “extreme greed” to explain the harsh sentence, which China’s state-run Global Times hailed as the “ultimate deterrent” and a powerful signal to other corrupt officials.

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak leaving his house for a police station where he was arrested

Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak Arrested on Corruption Charges

Former South Korean president Lee Myung-bak, who held office from 2008 to 2013 and is now 77 years old, was arrested late Thursday night on corruption charges. The allegations include bribery, embezzlement, abuse of power, breach of the public trust, illegally withholding presidential documents, tax evasion, and election law violations. The charges carry a combined sentence of up to 45 years in prison.

Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski leaves the government palace in Lima, after recording a televised message announcing his resignation

Peru Seeks to Ban Resigning President from Leaving the Country

Peruvian courts are weighing whether to prevent Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who resigned as president on Wednesday, from leaving the country following multiple allegations of corruption, including one linking him to the disgraced Brazilian firm Odebrecht.

Family members gather for a road naming ceremony with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, centre, his son Hunter Biden, left, and his sister Valerie Biden Owens, right, joined by other family members during a ceremony to name a national road after his late son Joseph R. "Beau" Biden III, in …

Exclusive: Peter Schweizer Calls for ‘Corrupt Practices Act’ to End Foreign Government Buyoffs of U.S. Politicians Through Family, Friends

Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute, joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight co-hosts Rebecca Mansour and Joel Pollak on Monday to explain how politicians corruptly monetize political power as detailed in his latest book, Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends.

U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, center, buys an ice-cream at a shop as he tours a Hutong alley with his granddaughter Finnegan Biden, right, and son Hunter Biden, left, in Beijing, China Thursday, Dec. 5, 2013. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, Pool)

Exclusive: Peter Schweizer Reveals Joe Biden’s Son’s Massive Deal with Chinese Company ‘Trying to Steal’ America’s Nuclear Secrets

Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute and author of the new book Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, joined SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight on Monday to detail the involvement of Hunter Biden, former Vice President Joe Biden’s second son, in a China-backed private equity firm’s investment in a Chinese atomic energy company indicted for “nuclear power conspiracy against the United States.”

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Exclusive–‘Smash and Grab’: Schweizer Explains How Obama Weaponized Regulations to Enrich His Buddies

Peter Schweizer, president of the Government Accountability Institute, joined Monday’s edition of SiriusXM’s Breitbart News Tonight to discuss revelations in his latest book, Secret Empires: How the American Political Class Hides Corruption and Enriches Family and Friends, including how former President Barack Obama’s “smash and grab” strategy allowed friends to buy up various companies for “pennies on the dollar” following market devaluations resulting from the Obama administration’s regulatory policies. Some of the ill-gotten funds later found their way into the Obama Foundation.