corruption

Egypt’s Sisi Sacks Top Auditor Who Alleged Mass State Corruption

By Omar Fahmy CAIRO, March 28 – President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi on Monday sacked Egypt‘s top auditor who had stirred controversy by publicly concluding that government corruption had cost the country billions of dollars. Hesham Geneina came under heavy fire from senior officials and pro-government media after he alleged widespread graft in newspaper interviews at

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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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Switzerland Freezes Millions of Swiss Francs in FIFA Case

ZURICH, Dec 17 – The Swiss Justice Ministry has frozen millions of Swiss francs related to world soccer body FIFA, a spokesman said on Thursday, confirming a media report. World soccer’s governing body is suffering the worst corruption scandal in its more than 100-year history, with 41 entities and people including soccer bosses from throughout

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Liberia Desperately Seeks Honest Civil Servant in Reality Show

By Kieran Guilbert DAKAR, Nov 30 (Thomson Reuters Foundation) – Featuring contestants from a caretaker and nurse to a lawyer, a reality television show in Liberia is on the hunt for a different kind of star— a civil servant who embodies honesty in a country often blighted by accusations of corruption. Integrity Idol is asking

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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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