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# Corruption

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# France
Former French president Jacques Chirac convicted in corruption trial
The corruption took place during Chirac’s tenure as the mayor of Paris.
# Rough Ride
Top female jockey found guilty in corruption probe
Kirsty Milczarek insists that she will appeal the BHA’s decision to find her guilty of race-fixing.
# Unemployment
Unemployment is the world's fastest growing concern - survey
Concerns about unemployment have increased six-fold since 2009 – while corruption and poverty remain the highest-ranking worries, according to a survey by the BBC World Service.
# Russia
Medvedev responds to Russia protests with Facebook vow to probe fraud
But the prime minister’s status update was met with derision – with hundreds of comments expressing voters’ anger.
# Russia
In pictures: Thousands of Russians join biggest protests since Soviet era
Tens of thousands of people thronged Moscow to demand an end to the rule of Vladimir Putin.
# Corruption
Former US governor Rod Blagojevich gets 14 years for corruption
Blagojevich famously tried to auction off Barack Obama’s former Senate seat to the highest bidder.
# Protesssst
Snakes unleashed in Indian tax office in anti-bribery protest
Two farmers who claim they were denied access to their tax records by officials who wanted bribes released dozens of snakes in the tax office yesterday.
Column: I work in a bank - and you've got us all wrong
Yes, banks housed deceitful, corrupt fat cats – but it was the rest of us who got the blame, writes bank worker Patrick Ryan.
# Berlusconi
Berlusconi blames foreign media for downfall ahead of trials
As he faces accusations of fraud, bribery, abuse of power and paying for sex with a minor, Silvio Berlusconi has claimed that his image “has been ruined by things that are absolutely untrue”.
# Scam
Pakistani cricketers found guilty of spot fixing
Salman Butt, Mohammad Asif and Mohammad Amir have been convicted of a conspiracy to cheat during an international test match in England last year.
# Allegations
Sports minister's exit will not affect World Cup or Olympics, says Brazil
Brazil’s sports minister has resigned over corruption allegations but the Government insist it will not impact on preparations for the 2014 World Cup or 2016 Olympic Games.
# Corruption
Match-fixing agent claimed to have worked with Pakistan 'for two and a half years'
A court investigating allegations against two Pakistani internationals heard how Mazhar Majeed had been influencing results for years.
# France
France: Chirac will not attend corruption trial
Former French President Jacques Chirac won’t have to attend his long-awaited corruption trial, a judge ruled Monday, after Chirac’s lawyers said the 78-year-old is suffering from severe memory lapses.
# Hosni Mubarak
Mubarak trial continues in Cairo following clashes inside courtroom
Police had to separate victims’ lawyers from Mubarak’s defence team this morning as the third hearing of the ousted president’s trial gets underway.
# India
Indian anti-corruption campaigner ends hunger strike amid promise of reforms
Anna Hazare accepted a cup of coconut water and honey from two children as thousands of supporters cheered him on.
# Drama
The Sports Pages: some of the week's best sports writing
Join us for a look back at the sports writing that caught our eye this week. Corruption, lives lost and children saved: this round-up has all the makings of a Hollywood thriller.
# Egypt
Mubarak denies charges from his hospital bed in Cairo
Former Egyptian president Hosni Muburak could face the death penalty if convicted. Includes video which gauges the thoughts of people on the streets of Dublin…
# Egypt
Egypt: Mubarak goes on trial facing charges which carry death penalty
The former president faces charges of corruption and ordering the killing of protesters – a charge which carries the death penalty.
# Political Football
FIFA bans bin Hammam for life in bribery case
Qatari becomes the most senior soccer official convicted of corruption in FIFA’s 107-year history.
# Brown Envelopes
Bin Hammam to be questioned by FIFA today
Allegedly corrupt FIFA executive Mohammed bin Hammam will face additional questioning from FIFA’s ethics committee today, prior to tomorrow’s final verdict. If found guilty, he faces a lifetime ban from the football.
Leaked FIFA report suggests damning evidence against bin Hammam and Warner
FIFA had “compelling” evidence that Mohamed bin Hammam was offering cash bribes for votes in its presidential election.
# Political Football
"Presumption of innocence maintained" says FIFA as vice-president Jack Warner resigns
Investigation into bribery allegations against Warner closed.
# Philippines
Philippines freezes $23 million tied to massacre suspects
The assets of one of the Philippines’ wealthiest and most influential families have been frozen, pending trials for multiple murder.
# Crisis? What crisis?
The Empire Strikes Back: The latest developments in the Fifa corruption saga
What the hell is happening in the dark heart of football’s governing body since last week’s high-profile election fiasco? Quite a lot.
# Political Football
All the President's men: Kissinger to help FIFA clean up its act
Former US Secretary of State called upon to join Blatter’s proposed “solution committee.”
# Political Football
King Sepp prevails: Blatter re-elected for fourth term as FIFA President
“Our pyramid is intact because the foundation is solid,” says Blatter following his re-election at FIFA Headquarters.
# Political Football
Green light for Blatter's coronation as delegates reject FA motion
English motion to postpone today’s unopposed election defeated by 172 votes to 17 this morning.
FIFA scandal ruffles the feathers of big brand sponsors
Coca-Cola, Adidas and Visa are among the companies who’ve expressed concern over allegations of corruption at the world’s football governing body.
# Political Football
FAI considering FIFA election stance
Sources indicate that senior FAI officials are currently considering the English FA’s call for tomorrow’s election to be postponed.
# Political Football
FA call on FIFA to postpone presidential election
Football Association announces that it will be abstaining if the contest goes ahead as planned tomorrow.
Qatar's Bin Hammam withdraws FIFA presidency bid
Bin Hammam is due to appear before a FIFA ethics committee today, as is FIFA presidential incumbent Sepp Blatter.
# Political Football
FIFA to investigate Blatter as well
Association announces that president Sepp Blatter will appear in front of an ethics hearing this weekend.
# Jockeys
Five jockeys and two owners charged with 'serious breaches' of racing rules
The British Horseracing Authority has scheduled a hearing for later this year with the jockeys standing accused of corruption after the discovery of suspicious betting patterns.
Sepp Blatter doesn't rule out switching 2022 World Cup from Qatar
The FIFA president also insisted that the organisation’s ethics committee “are not just lying on the beach” as they look set to probe allegations surrounding the award of the 2022 World Cup to Qatar.
# Taxi Driver
The worst 'Taxi Driver' in Ireland today?
As crackdown on corruption and criminality in the taxi industry begins, the Irish Film Institute is showing reruns of psycho Travis Bickle on the big screen…
# Egypt
Egypt's ex-tourism minister jailed for five years
Zuheir Garana is found guilty of intentionally damaging public finances by allowing the corrupt sale of state lands.
# Equatorial Guinea
African dictator’s son commissions $387m mega-yacht
In a country where some children never reach their fifth birthday, the son of the Equatorial Guinea’s dictator has commissioned a super-yacht complete with movie theatre, restaurant, pool and shark tank.
# Corruption
People believe corruption has increased: survey
Six in ten people believe corruption levels in Ireland have increased over the past three years, according to Transparency International Ireland.
# Courts
Kennedy, three former FF councillors and an ex-FG TD face trial
The five are being sent forward for trial on corruption charges.
# Corruption
Russia ranked as most corrupt G20 country in latest index
Transparency International says Somalia is the world’s most corrupt country – again.