Brazil graft probe sparks hopes of change, fears of chaos

By Paulo Prada RIO DE JANEIRO, Apr 13 : For some in Brazil, the decision by a Supreme Court judge to place many top politicians under investigation for suspected corruption, including leading contenders in next year’s presidential race, clears the way for a new era in politics. The sweeping probe ordered by Justice Luiz Edson […]

Troubled Ukrainian anti-corruption drive hits software obstacle

By Pavel Polityuk and Natalia Zinets KIEV, Mar 29 : Software glitches mean thousands of Ukrainian officials will not meet an April deadline to declare their 2016 assets online, officials said, in a further blow to a flagship anti-corruption scheme championed by Kiev’s Western supporters. Kiev rolled out an initiative last year obliging MPs and […]

Macau billionaire’s aide in plea talks in UN bribe case

By Nate Raymond Undated, Mar 29: The assistant to a billionaire real estate developer from Macau accused of engaging in a scheme to pay bribes to a former United Nations General Assembly president is in plea talks, his lawyer said. The negotiations involving Jeff Yin, who was arrested along with billionaire Ng Lap Seng in […]

Peru edges closer to clawing back 50 mln dollars from Fujimori arms deals

By John Miller ZURICH, Mar 17 : Peru is moving closer to recovering up to 50 million dollars linked to corrupt arms deals involving ex-president Alberto Fujimori, according to a Swiss-based group assisting its efforts. It said about a third of that sum could be returned in the coming months, starting as early as April, […]

Panama detains Mossack Fonseca founders on corruption charges

By Elida Moreno PANAMA CITY, Feb 12 : The two founders of Panamanian law firm Mossack Fonseca were arrested on Saturday, the attorney general’s office said, after both were indicted on charges of money-laundering in a case allegedly tied to a wide-ranging corruption scandal in Brazil. Firm founders Jurgen Mossack and Ramon Fonseca were detained […]