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Former Georgian prime minister arrested on corruption charges
By Margarita Antidze | Reuters TBILISI (Reuters) - Former Georgian prime minister Ivane Merabishvili was arrested on corruption charges on Tuesday in what the opposition said was a witch-hunt against members of the ousted administration of President Mikheil Saakashvili.Ex-healthcare minister Zurab Chiaberashvili, now a governor of Kakheti region in eastern Georgia, ...
Afghanistan’s Cycle of Corruption
by Mujib MashalAllegations reflecting the country’s deep levels of corruption surfaced in a dramatic session of the Afghan Parliament. Mujib Mashal reports from Kabul.The impeachment of Afghan Finance Minister Omar Zakhilwal, on charges of accusing M.P.s of smuggling, began like any other. Zakhilwal patiently listened to members of Parliament ask ...
Why have Arab countries recovered so little of the money ...
*economistIN THE months after the “Arab spring”, rumours swirled in Egypt, Libya and Tunisia that every household would gain a slice of looted public funds prised from the grasp of their former leaders and the cronies who surrounded them. Hossam Issa, a prominent academic and at the time deputy head ...
High-ranking Chinese official caught in anti-corruption net
SHANGHAI — China is investigating a senior economic policymaker for alleged "serious disciplinary violations" — the highest-ranking central government official to be targeted in the new Chinese president's anti-corruption crackdown.The investigation of Liu Tienan, a deputy director of the powerful National Development and Reform Commission, was reported Sunday by the ...
Corruption charges against Spanish princess suspended
Telegraph- A Spanish court has suspended corruption charges brought against King Juan Carlos's daughter, saying there was not sufficient evidence that Princess Cristina had been an accomplice in an embezzlement case involving her husband.Reuters in Madrid 6:07PM BST 07 May 2013When Cristina, 47, was charged last month, it was the first ...
TRANSPARENCY INTERNATIONAL MARKS 20TH ANNIVERSARY OF OFFICIAL LAUNCH
People are more engaged in the fight against corruption than ever, Transparency International said today on the 20th anniversary of its official launch in 1993.rom 4-6 May 1993, Peter Eigen and several dozen global dignitaries laid the cornerstone in the fight against corruption with the creation of Transparency International at ...
Corruption Charge Expected for Senator
By MOSI SECRET and THOMAS KAPLANPublished: May 5, 2013 John L. Sampson, a state senator from Brooklyn and a former leader of the Democratic caucus, will be charged on Monday in connection with a continuing public corruption inquiry, according to law enforcement officials close to the investigation.The charges signify a broadening ...
UNCAC Coalition: Strengthening UNCAC and its Review Mechanism
 Dear Chair, Bureau and Members of the UNCAC Implementation Review Group,We are writing to you on behalf of the UNCAC Coalition and its Coordination Committee about the UNCAC Review Mechanism. We would like to commend UNCAC States Parties, the Imple-mentation Review Group (IRG) and UNODC for the progress made to ...
Examining nepotism in Germany
Members of the Bavarian state parliament have employed relatives on the government's dime. After a wave of criticism, two politicians have resigned. But how common is corruption and nepotism in Germany?Until recently, Georg Schmid was head of the Bavarian Christian Social Union (CSU) parliamentary group in the Bavarian state parliament. ...
PALESTINIAN WATCHDOG: CORRUPTION CONTINUES
RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A Palestinian watchdog group says it's looking into corruption claims against government officials.Azmi Shuabi of the Coalition for Transparency in Palestine said Wednesday it is checking 29 claims that senior officials of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority stole public funds.Shuabi said the Palestinian Authority also has ...
Egypt court approves Mubarak appeal for release pending corruption trial
Alahram onlineCourt approves Saturday an appeal from ousted president Hosni Mubarak for release pending trial for profiteering but will remain in prison for another corruption caseEl-Sayed Gamal El-Din, Saturday 20 Apr 2013 A court Saturday approved an appeal filed by Egypt's ousted president Hosni Mubarak for release pending trial on profiteering ...
Lebanese Journalists Trained to Cover/Uncover Corruption
"Yes, Power Corrupts, But Power Also Reveals."A very timely headline to an article I read on LinkedIn two days before conducting a workshop for Lebanese journalists on the very topic of corruption.In the piece, Wharton professor and author Adam Grant focused on Frank Lloyd Wright who he said was often ...
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