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France tries Equatorial Guinea leader's son in absentia in corruption case

PARIS: The son of Equatorial Guinea’s president was put on trial in his absence on Monday in France, accused of buying palatial Parisian properties and exotic cars with money plundered from his native country, a small oil-rich state on Africa’s west coast. Teodorin Obiang, eldest son of President Teodoro Obiang and a vice-president himself, denies… Read More »

Ex-sports marketing executive pleads guilty in FIFA bribe case

NEW YORK: A former sports marketing executive arrested last year during a U.S. corruption probe involving soccer’s global governing body FIFA pleaded guilty on Thursday to participating in schemes to pay bribes to a top official.     Aaron Davidson, former president of the Miami-based unit of Brazilian sports marketing conglomerate Traffic Group, entered his plea… Read More »

Guatemalan judge charges former president in bribery case

GUATEMALA CITY: A Guatemalan judge on Wednesday charged former President Otto Perez with money laundering and bribery in a massive corruption case in which 52 others were also accused, including former ministers, business people and lawyers. Perez and former Vice President Roxana Baldetti are accused of receiving hundreds of bribes for public contracts during their… Read More »

US details Chinese link to UN news outlet in bribe case

NEW YORK: A Chinese government official was involved in discussions about using a news outlet that U.S. authorities believe was part of a bribery scheme at the United Nations to push positive stories about China, according to court papers. The filing by federal prosecutors in Manhattan elaborated on their recent claims that Chinese officials were… Read More »