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# Corruption

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# I'm back
Sarkozy's corruption probe suspended after his comeback announcement
A source says that the inquiry doesn’t have to give a reason.
# Cleansing the temple
The Vatican bank has closed thousands of accounts after corruption probe
Profits were nearly obliterated at the bank after extensive investigations over the last year.
# sob story
This crazy video of a politician weeping uncontrollably is going viral in Japan
Is he sorry? We think he’s sorry.
# Le Charge
Former French President charged with corruption
The charge looks set to end Sarkozy’s hopes of a political comeback.
# Questioning
Nicolas Sarkozy detained by police in corruption probe
The questioning of the former French president is an unprecedented move.
# World Cup
Brazilian police threaten to mar World Cup: Amnesty International
Amnesty says the Brazilian police are guilty of indiscriminate use of tear gas and rubber bullets against peaceful protesters, arbitrary arrests and the misuse of laws.
# fifa confidential
FIFA probe reportedly reveals World Cup match-fixing mess -- report
Well, this is worrying.
# Corruption
Eric Cantona has made a documentary about the World Cup in Brazil
‘Looking For Rio’ will premiere in London early next month and the Frenchman has given a taster in this interview with Amnesty International.
# Corruption
Whistleblower claims he was targeted after arresting garda for drunk driving
Sinn Féin TD Pearse Doherty revealed the allegations in the Dáil today, telling TDs the whistleblower claims the case against the arrested garda was struck out of court on dubious grounds.
# No regrets
"Brown envelopes, money and Ben’s about the worst ingredients if you want to win a seat"
Ben Dunne says politicians never ask him for money.
# Luke Ming Flanagan
Ming: I was followed by an unmarked Garda car... and so was John Wilson
Luke ‘Ming’ Flanagan said he and John Wilson were under surveillance by an unmarked Garda car when they visited GSOC offices this morning to make the organisation aware of new allegations of corruption within the force.
# Bribery
Bus Éireann: Whistleblower's corruption claims are not backed up by evidence
A former contractor claims he lost out on a school bus contract because he refused to contribute to a senior staff member’s “cash holiday fund”.
Column: Pride, arrogance and the impotence of political leadership in GardaGate
This is the arrogant nature of permanent government. It gets too used to running the show and always being right, writes Aaron McKenna.
# Tweet Tweet
Turkey has blocked people from using Twitter after threat by PM
The social network was highlighting corruption allegations against the Prime Minister’s inner circle.
# wheels of justice
The EU's message to Ireland: 'Do more to punish corruption more quickly'
A new EU report also found that Irish people feel that corruption is more widespread in their country than the average European.
# Your Say
Poll: Should the garda whistleblowers be brought before the PAC?
The Garda Commissioner is reluctant to have the whistleblowers appear in front of the committee, but government ministers want answers.
# Corruption
Former Virginia Governor forced to hand back Rolex as he's charged with corruption
Once a rising GOP star, Robert McDonnell has been forced to hand over $140,000 in cash and other gifts he received from a pharmaceutical company CEO.
# Turkey
Turkish government sacks 350 police officers overnight
Heads of major departments were included in those who were laid off as part of a probe into corruption.
Column: Ireland could learn a lot from Hong Kong
Unlike other small open economies, Ireland does not have a single agency dedicated to fighting corruption; our failure to hold people to account for manifest wrongdoing sends a clear message to citizens and international investors.
# Eurovision
Eurovision tightens up rules amid bribery claims
The rankings of each jury member for all shows will now be made public after the final.
# China
Bo Xilai sentenced to life in prison
A Chinese court sentenced the disgraced former top politician to life after finding him guilty of abuse of power, corruption and bribery.
# fugitive
Runaway solicitor Michael Lynn arrested in Brazil
A warrant for his arrest was issued five years ago after the solicitor fled the country, leaving behind debts of over €80 million.
# China
Disgraced Chinese politician denies bribery and murder cover-up
Prosecutors accused Bo Xilai of a villa in France, a hot-air balloon project and a football club.
# Egypt
Egypt court orders release of Mubarak
The 85-year-old is awaiting a re-trial on charges arising from the 2011 protests that resulted in his ousting.
# Corruption
Read: Village magazine's vow to take legal action on white collar crime
The current affairs magazine has called on DPP to initiate legal proceedings against those found by specific bankers and people found by the Mahon Tribunal to have been involved in corrupt activities – or else it will.
Column: Living with the legacy of corruption
Young Dublin Fianna Fáil councillor Paul McAuliffe says the corruption revealed in the Mahon report makes it difficult to repair public’s trust in politics.
# Mahon
Mahon Tribunal timeline: From whistleblower to digouts
Here’s everything you need to know to get to grips with the planning and permission tribunal of inquiry, which published its final chapter this morning.
# Mahon
Carrickmines: Final chapter of Mahon Tribunal report is published
Read it here.
# Brown Envelopes
Almost one in three people paid a bribe in the last year, global survey finds
27 per cent of respondents admitted paying a bribe in the last 12 months, but more than two-thirds of those asked to pay say they refused.
# Whistleblowers
Whistleblowers could get up to five years' pay if dismissed unfairly
Newly-published bill concerning employees who report wrongdoing outlines extra measures to protect them.
# Bunga Bunga
Berlusconi: the four cases against him
From Mediaset fraud to wiretap appeal to Ruby Gate – the former Italian PM has been nothing if not controversial.
# So Long
Czech PM resigns in corruption scandal
Czech Prime Minister Petr Necas is stepping down amid a scandal which saw his top aide indicted for bribery.
# Elveden
Former NHS employee arrested in media conduct probe
The 52-year-old woman was arrested at her home this morning.
# Corruption
Longford Town player hit with 18-month ban on betting charges
The FAI has tonight released a statement finding Colm James guilty on six counts of breaching its rulebook.
# Corruption
Ex-prison officer arrested in London media conduct probe
The 39-year-old is being questioned in relation to suspected misconduct in office and corruption.
# Enter bagman?
Indonesian politician's Metallica guitar seized amid concerns about corruption
Joko Widodo was given his guitar by concert promoters – but it’s feared that he may be asked to return some favours.
Column: I'd give my heart and soul to never have heard the words 'Priory Hall'
The residents evacuated from Priory Hall are the only people who have paid in any way for the problems uncovered in the buidling, writes Alison Doyle.
# Corruption
Former FIFA chief Joao Havelange resigns over bribes scandal
But current president Sepp Blatter has been cleared of any wrongdoing.
# China
China's new president calls for 'great renaissance of Chinese nation'
Xi Jinping addressed the nation earlier today as China’s once-in-a-decade power change came to a conclusion.