bribery

Bribery for Services Rampant in Mideast, North Africa, Research Finds

By Ellen Wulfhorst NEW YORK, May 3 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Roughly one in three people in the Middle East and North Africa has recently paid bribes to public officials and for services such as medical care and electricity, and most people say corruption is growing, a watchdog group said on Tuesday. Only a fifth

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Court Tags a Month Onto Former Israeli PM Olmert’s 18-month Prison Term

JERUSALEM, Feb 10 – An Israeli court on Wednesday tagged a month onto former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert‘s 18-month prison sentence for bribery after rejecting a plea bargain over an obstruction of justice charge. Olmert, 70, will begin serving his term on Monday, making him the first former head of government in Israel to go

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U.S. Navy Commander Pleads Guilty in Corruption Scandal

By Marty Graham Jan 29- A U.S. Navy commander charged with accepting paid travel, prostitutes and Lady Gaga concert tickets from a Malaysian defense contractor in exchange for classified information pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal corruption charges. Commander Michael Vannak Khem Misiewicz appeared in U.S. District Court in San Diego to answer to charges

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Israeli Court Cuts Ex-PM Olmert’s Jail Term, Clears Main Charge

By Jeffrey Heller JERUSALEM, Dec 29 – Israel’s top court slashed former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s prison sentence to 18 months from six years on Tuesday after overturning the main count in his 2014 bribery conviction. Olmert, 70, will begin serving his term on Feb. 15, according to live reports from the Jerusalem courtroom, making

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FIFA Ethics Committee Bans Officials From Nepal, Laos

VIENNA, Nov. 16 – The ethics committee at world soccer body FIFA has banned two officials from Nepal and Laos for taking cash during elections, it said on Monday. Ganesh Thapa, president of the All-Nepal Football Association, was banned for 10 years and fined 20,000 Swiss francs ($19,870), while Viphet Sihachakr, president of the Laotian

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