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  • Italian luxury villa seized in FIFA World Cup bribery case

    ROME: Italian police said on Friday they seized a luxury villa in Sardinia allegedly used by Paris St Germain president Nasser al-Khelaifi to bribe former FIFA official Jerome Valcke...

    Italy’s financial police said they had searched and seized the luxury “Villa Bianca” in Porto Cervo valued at seven million euros ($8...

  • Imran’s bribery allegation stirs up a hornet’s nest

    ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chief Imran Khan’s incendiary allegation that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif tried to bribe him to not pursue the Panama Papers case drew a sharp reaction from the government on Wednesday...

    To refute the allegation, State Minister for Informa­tion Marriyum Aurangzeb held a press conference at the Press Information Depa­r­tment (PID) on Wednesday, where she criticised both Mr Khan and the Pakistan...

  • PML-N threatens Imran Khan with lawsuit over bribery allegation

    Punjab Government spokesperson Malik Ahmed Khan on Thursday warned Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan with a lawsuit, giving him three days to reveal the identity of the person who allegedly offered Khan a Rs10 billion bribe to keep mum on the Panama papers scandal...

    Explore: Imran’s bribery allegation stirs up a hornet’s nest"Just imagine how much money he offered me to be silent...

  • Asian Olympic chief quits FIFA role amid bribery claims

    ZURICH: World sport powerbroker Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah announced his resignation from the FIFA council on Sunday after being drawn into the latest bribery scandal to hit the game’s governing body...

    His comments came after US Court documents made reference to a Kuwaiti OCA official as being involved in the bribery case of FIFA’s audit and compliance committee member, Richard Lai...

  • Bucharest mayor held for bribery

    BUCHAREST: The mayor of Romania’s capital Bucharest was taken into custody on Saturday night on suspicion of taking kickbacks on municipal tenders, anti-corruption officials said...

    Mayor Sorin Oprescu is accused of being among a group of officials that deman­ded a share in the profits made by companies that won contracts with the city
  • Top UN officials charged in bribery case

    UNITED NATIONS: Federal authorities in the US are investigating a scheme in which officials at the United Nations, including a former president of UN General Assembly, John Ashe, were allegedly bribed for their support to develop real estate in Macau, a press release by US District attorney’s office said on Tuesday...

    Besides Mr Ashe, a deputy UN ambassador for the Dominican Republic, Francis Lorenzo, was also charged in the alleged...
  • Kejriwal sacks minister over bribery charge

    NEW DELHI: Delhi chief minister and anti-corruption campaigner Arvind Kejriwal on Friday sacked one of his ministers for alleged bribe-taking after months of criticism over multiple scandals engulfing his party...

    Kejriwal used a televised press conference to announce the sacking of Asim Ahmed Khan, the capital region’s food and environment minister, over allegations that he received kickbacks from a builder for carrying out unauthorised...
  • Investigators clear bribery allegations in Japan’s 2020 bid

    “I believe the suspicion of bribery by the bid team has been cleared,” said lawyer Yoshihisa Hayakawa, who headed the investigation...

    Even if money was transferred from Tan to Diack, such transfers would not be considered bribery as the bid team was not aware of the transfer or the tie between the two...

  • Athletics Kenya chief to temporarily step aside over bribery allegations

    NAIROBI: Athletics Kenya’s chief executive has asked to step aside for 21 days pending an investigation into allegations that he sought bribes to reduce the doping bans of two Kenyan athletes who failed drugs tests, the federation said on Tuesday...

    Isaac Mwangi last week dismissed as “fabrication” accusations by Joy Sakari and Francisca Koki Manunga that he had asked each athlete for $24,000 to reduce their four-year bans
  • Too few countries investigate corporate bribery

    BERLIN: Only around half the countries that signed the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development’s (OECD) anti-bribery convention actually investigate or pursue foreign bribery cases, anti-corruption group Transparency International said on Thursday...

    “Twenty-two of the forty-one OECD anti-bribery convention countries have failed to investigate or prosecute any foreign bribery case during the last four years, violating...

  • Olmert jailed for 18 months in bribery scandal

    JERUSALEM: Israel’s Supreme Court on Tuesday reduced former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s prison sentence for a sweeping bribery scandal from six years to 18 months, handing him a moral victory even as he prepares to become the first former Israeli head of government to be imprisoned...

    In its ruling, the court overturned the main bribery charge against Olmert but upheld a lesser charge...

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