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US charges Florida men with laundering money for Venezuelan officials

NEW YORK: A Florida construction equipment exporter’s owners were arrested on Wednesday on charges they illegally transferred over US$ 100 million (£81 million) from businesses largely in Venezuela to U.S. and foreign bank accounts belonging to Venezuelan government officials and others. Luis Diaz Jr., 74, and his son, Luis Javier Diaz, 49, were charged in… Read More »

South Africa's Zuma appeal against graft charges to be heard in open court

JOHANNESBURG: South Africa’s Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Wednesday told President Jacob Zuma’s lawyers to argue their case against the reinstatement of corruption charges against him in open court, granting the head of state a brief reprieve. Zuma is appealing a ruling by the High Court in April ordering a review of a National… 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 »

Albania, Romania, face UEFA charges for crowd trouble at Euro 2016

PARIS: European soccer’s governing body has opened disciplinary proceedings against Albania and Romania after their fans caused trouble in their Group A game at Euro 2016 on Sunday. UEFA said in a statement on Monday that both federations were facing charges for “setting off fireworks” and the “throwing of objects” at Lyon’s Parc OL. Albania… Read More »