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# Corruption

Last month
May 2023
# Ukraine
Ukraine supreme court chief detained in $2.7 million corruption probe
Prosecutors said that members of the court were bribed by a billionaire in exchange for a favourable ruling.
This year
# Dublin
Detectives probe if gardaí passed secret information to murderous crime gang
Detectives from the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation are probing links between gardaí and the Hutch Organised Crime Group.
# Controversy
Barcelona charged with corruption over referee payments
Two of the club’s former presidents, Josep Maria Bartomeu and Sandro Rosell and the former refereeing chief Jose Maria Enriquez Negreira are facing the same charge.
# Corruption
Ukraine searches residences of billionaire and ex-minister in clampdown on corruption
The searches have targeted influential billionaire Igor Kolomoisky and former interior minister Arsen Avakov.
# Corruption
Senior Ukrainian officials quit amid corruption crackdown
Kyrylo Tymoshenko, deputy head of Ukraine’s presidential office, resigned, along with deputy defence minister Viacheslav Shapovalov.
# Corruption
Two arrested as part of investigation into conduct of former Garda staff employee
A female in her 20s and a male in his 30s will appear before Dun Laoghaire District Court today.
Last year
# Corruption
‘It’s closer to Game of Thrones’ - The story of football’s biggest administration scandal
Writer and producer Miles Coleman on the Netflix documentary series ‘Fifa Uncovered’.
# Eva Kaili
Greek MEP at centre of Qatar-linked corruption scandal faces key court ruling
Eva Kaili was arrested last week during a series of police raids across homes and offices in which at least €1.5 million in cash was seized.
# Corruption
Cuba holds local elections as opposition claims unfair tactics used by government
Three opposition candidates had been prevented from participating in neighborhood assemblies, the group claimed.
# Courts
Former Garda civilian employee jailed for forwarding Pulse system info
The woman sent around 70 photos using WhatsApp over a seven-day period to an individual known to Gardaí
# outcome
Spain prosecutors drop corruption and fraud charges against Neymar
It is the culmination of a years-long legal saga over the Brazilian’s high-profile transfer to Europe.
# Myanmar
Former Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi sentenced to five years in prison
She has already been sentenced to six years imprisonment in other cases and faces ten more corruption charges.
# Israel
Former Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu ‘negotiating plea deal in corruption case’
Netanyahu is on trial for fraud, breach of trust and accepting bribes in three separate cases.
All time
# Corruption
Rio Olympics president sentenced to 30 years in prison for buying votes to win 2016 bid
79-year-old Carlos Nuzman was convicted of corruption, organised crime, money laundering and smuggling cash in a federal court.
# meaningful vote
Tories accused of ‘wallowing in sleaze’ as MP Owen Paterson spared suspension over lobbying
Conservative MPs backed a plan to consider reviewing Owen Paterson’s case and tear up the Commons disciplinary process.
# Corruption
Disgraced ex-Fifa officials Blatter and Platini charged with fraud over €1.8m payment
Swiss prosecutors have today indicted the pair, who have been banned from football since 2015.
# kurz
Austrian chancellor Kurz to quit amid corruption probe
Opposition leaders had called for Kurz to go and planned to bring a no-confidence motion against him.
# Corruption
Conlan loss among 11 fights suspected of being fixed at 2016 Olympics, report finds
‘A system for the manipulation of bouts by officials existed at Rio,’ reads the report, which was investigated by Richard McLaren and his team.
# Allegations
Complaints of alleged Garda drug use made to new Anti-Corruption Unit
Testing of Garda personnel for controlled drug use is set to commence in the coming months.
# on trial
Former South African president Jacob Zuma goes on trial for corruption
The ex-leader pleaded not guilty to corruption, racketeering, fraud, tax evasion and money laundering.
# Corruption
Four gardaí to be charged as part of corruption probe
The charges are a result of a probe by the National Bureau of Criminal Investigation.
Justice Minister launches plan to help tackle white-collar crime and corruption
McEntee said that the plan is being put in place to ensure those who engage in white-collar criminality are caught and punished.
# Corruption
Tories set to run Liverpool as Government sends in inspectors
The city could be only the fourth local authority in 25 years to be run by commissioners following a corruption probe.
Man jailed for 15 years for murder of Maltese anti-corruption journalist
Anti-corruption journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia was killed in a car-bomb explosion in October 2017.
# Moscow
Russian court jails Kremlin critic Navalny as over 1,400 protesters detained
Britain, France, Germany, the United States and the European Union denounced the ruling and called for his immediate release.
Opinion: Ireland has dropped rank on the global corruption index - we can and should do better
DCU’s John Devitt and Robert Gillanders say the country must control corruption if it is to protect more than just its international reputation.
# operation lakefront
Sixth person arrested over alleged corrupt practices at Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board
The man in his 30s was arrested this morning.
# hamilton report
Gardaí to get access to suspects' phones as part of plan to tackle white-collar crime and corruption
A review had also recommended that the Ethics Acts be strengthened to address instances where breaches come to light after Oireachtas members have left office.
# Kildare
Fifth person arrested over alleged corrupt practices at Kildare and Wicklow Education Training Board
The man is the fifth person to be arrested as part on an ongoing investigation.
# Corruption
French Open embroiled in alleged match-fixing scandal
Prosecutors have opened an investigation into possible ‘fraud in an organised group’ and ‘active and passive corruption in sport’.
# Co Kildare
Woman (30s) arrested as part of probe into alleged corruption offences at a statutory body
The arrest operation was conducted as part of Operation Lakefront.
# Akinwumi Adesina
Mary Robinson to lead investigation into head of African Development Bank
Akinwumi Adesina is accused by whistleblowers of corruption.
# Upheaval
Barcelona deny corruption after six board members resign over 'hands in the till' claims
The Spanish club continues to embroiled in political crisis under their current president Josep Maria Bartomeu.
# Rod Blagojevich
Trump pardons former governor who was jailed for selling Barack Obama's seat in the Senate
The clemency actions have sparked claims that Trump may pardon more high-profile convicts.
# Omar al-Bashir
Former president of Sudan jailed for money laundering and corruption
Al-Bashir is wanted on charges of war crimes and genocide in another court.
# Corruption
'It's a tainted investigation': Benjamin Netanyahu's reaction as he's indicted on fraud and bribery
The Israeli prime minister has called the allegations part of a witch-hunt.
# Corruption
Chief Superintendent appointed to set up new garda anti-corruption unit
The Garda Commissioner has said the organisation wants to show it is serious about making sure corruption is stamped out.
# Detained
Spanish footballers arrested as part of match-fixing investigation
Police have confirmed an operation to clamp down on corruption in Spain’s top two divisions is underway.
# line of duty
'We want to stamp it out': New garda anti-corruption unit will be in place by end of year
The Garda Commissioner said this unit will investigate allegations around drug use and inappropriate behaviour towards vulnerable people.
Column: Ireland is now the 18th-least corrupt country in the world but there's work to be done
The report recommends that Ireland should aim to restore public trust in the Gardai, work towards improving press freedom and tackle foreign bribery, write Robert Gillanders and Michael Breen.