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# Corruption

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# Crime
Gardaí launch new phone line for people to report bribery or corruption
Members of the public are being encouraged to report people and businesses they suspect of wrongdoing.
# Corruption
'Wantonly greedy' former Brazil federation president Marin given four-year jail term
He’s the first person to be imprisoned as the result of the U.S. investigation into Fifa corruption.
# factcheck
FactCheck: Is Ireland really the most corrupt nation in the western world?
Not really, no.
# Malaysia
Ex-Malaysian prime minister Najib Razak charged in corruption scandal
He pleaded not guilty to three counts of criminal breach of trust and a separate charge that he abused his position to pocket 42 million ringgit.
# Corruption
Ex-Barcelona president to stand trial for money laundering related to Brazilian national team
Sandro Rosell is accused of siphoning off €15 million in illegal commissions from a TV rights deal.
# Corruption
Fifa urged to remove referee from World Cup after match-fixing ban
Fahad Al Mirdasi is due to officiate at this summer’s tournament in Russia.
# Corruption
Galway City Council is the local authority with the most integrity
Transparency International Ireland said even the highest ranking councils in its index have work to do.
# betting offences
'Tsunami' of corruption plaguing tennis, says new report
The independent review says the non-elite levels of the sport are ‘fertile feeding ground’ for match-fixing.
# Jailed
Disgraced former South Korea president jailed for 24 years for corruption
The trial lasted more than 10 months and highlighted shady links between big business and politics in South Korea.
# mafia links
Slovakian Prime Minister offers to resign over handling of journalist's murder
Robert Fico wants to avoid a snap election.
# Israel
Israeli police recommend charging Prime Minister Netanyahu with bribery and corruption
Netanyahu addressed the nation as the news broke tonight, proclaiming his innocence.
# Corruption
Brazil's ex-president Lula loses appeal against corruption conviction
It has been ruled that his 9.5-year jail sentence be extended to more than 12 years.
# fear
Dozens of Venezuelans 'stranded in Ireland' as Maduro's government fails to issue new passports
Thousands of Venezuelans across the world have been waiting on new passports for over a year.
# Corruption
Nelson Mandela family 'dismayed' by €18m funeral corruption claims
Mandela died on 5 December 2013 aged 95.
# Corruption
Disgraced trio banned for life by Fifa
Rafael Esquivel, Julio Rocha and Richard Lai have been found guilty of taking bribes by a US court.
# Bribery
Ex-Argentine football official takes his own life hours after corruption accusations in Fifa trial
Jorge Delhon allegedly received millions of dollars in bribes in exchange for TV rights to broadcast matches.
# Corruption
How a €7m Italian mansion is at the centre of bribery scandal involving PSG's owner
Nasser al-Khelaifi and Jerome Valcke are under investigation by Swiss prosecutors.
# Panama Papers
Supreme Court rules Pakistani Prime Minister is barred from holding office
The ruling is linked to last year’s Panama Paper leaks, which implicated Nawaz Sharif’s family.
# Corruption
Former Brazil leader Lula gets nearly 10 years in jail for accepting bribe
The current president has also been charged with taking bribes and several of his ministers have resigned after corruption claims were made.
# Crime
Some victims had their throats slit as 28 inmates killed in brutal Mexico prison riot
Rioting inmates at the prison slit their rivals’ throats and beat them to death.
# Betting irregularities
Irish football boss would be open to exploring the idea of 'fit and proper' tests for club owners
FAI director of competitions Fran Gavin says they are close to completing their investigation into Athlone Town.
# slap on the wrist
Di Maria fined €2m and handed suspended jail sentence
The Argentina winger has admitted to two separate tax fraud offences during his time with Real Madrid.
# warring cartels
Murders, corruption and crime: The hell of Mexican prisons
Gangs have effective control of cell blocks in some jails and fight among themselves triggering riots, murders and escapes.
# fear
'It's like living in a nightmare': Venezuelan student terrified of returning home
Protests have been building in the capital Caracas for months.
# Betting irregularities
Problems worsen for Athlone Town as two more matches now under investigation
The FAI has released a statement containing an update on the situation this evening.
# Corruption
Neymar ordered to stand trial for alleged fraud regarding his transfer to Barcelona
The two clubs involved, the current and former Barca presidents as well as the Brazilian star’s parents have all received a similar order from the Spanish court.
# beli
Serbia's youths are fed up with politics. So should they vote for the 'white' joker?
The European country has been hampered by political corruption for years. So how do they vote?
# Fake Jobs
House of French presidential candidate Francois Fillon raided
The raid is connected into an ongoing investigation into allegations Fillon and his wife were involved in a ‘fake jobs’ scandal.
# backhanders
Finding a cure: How Italy has waged a 25-year battle on public corruption
One revelation in February 1992 kickstarted a war against cronyism across the Mediterranean country.
# corruption scandal
Half a million Romanians take to the streets in biggest protests since fall of communism
Prime Minister Sorin Grindeanu is refusing calls to step down following the corruption scandal.
# People Power
Romanian government backtracks on plan to decriminalise corruption after mass protest
Hundreds of thousands to the streets for the past five days in protest.
# Outrage
Hundreds of thousands protest Romanian government's plan to decriminalise corruption
The move could free dozens of officials jailed for corruption.
# Duterte
Philippines president backtracks on claim he threw someone out of a helicopter
And that he would do it again if he came across a public official misusing funds.
# Torture
'My buttocks were raw and oozing pus': Abuse at China's unofficial detention centres
The centres are part of an anti-corruption campaign -and more than 15 officials have reportedly died from abuse.
# More Money More Problems
Neymar set to face corruption trial after judge presses charges
The Brazilian’s move from Santos to Camp Nou has come under legal scrutiny and the case looks set to be brought to court.
# Corruption
Keane: Money will bring greed but football is still the greatest game on the planet
Ireland’s assistant boss says there is a lot of great work being done behind the scenes at clubs.
# sad state of affairs
Jimmy Floyd Hasselbaink denies any wrongdoing after latest corruption claims
The Football League has been rocked this evening with The Daily Telegraph publishing its latest allegations of corruption.
# Corruption
Eight Premier League managers accused of taking transfer bungs in latest Telegraph investigation
A number of agents were filmed boasting about how much they had paid the current or former English top flight bosses.
# Corruption
Irish snooker player banned for 15 months after admitting to spot-fixing
Limerick man Leo Fernandez has been suspended until August 2017 and fined €2,000.
Console executives' actions will make it harder to fund mental health services
David Healion argues that the non-profit sector will need to work hard to rebuild the trust of the public.