U.S., Colombian probe targets Venezuela food import program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Colombia on Thursday cited new evidence of fraud in Venezuela's food import program for the needy, saying part of the funds often ended up in the hands of corrupt government officials after being funneled throu

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Ex-Venezuelan official pleads guilty in U.S. corruption case

(Reuters) - A former Venezuelan official on Thursday pleaded guilty to taking part in a scheme involving bribes paid by U.S. companies to Venezuelan officials to secure energy contracts and speed up payments on outstanding invoices, U.S. prosecutors said.


Brazil Senator Neves to stand trial for corruption, court rules

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Supreme Court on Tuesday ordered that Senator Aecio Neves should stand trial on corruption and obstruction of justice charges, a fresh blow to the one-time presidential candidate and former centrist party leader.


The silencing of Malta's anti-corruption campaigner

VALLETTA (Reuters) - He ran towards the burning car barefoot across the field, oblivious to the mud and stones. The explosion had blown the grey Peugeot 108 clear off the road. Now the twisted remains sat ablaze about five meters into the field, a metal p


South Korea's Park gives up on appeal of corruption conviction: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's former president Park Geun-hye has submitted to a court a document disclosing her intention to give up on an appeal proceeding against her conviction for corruption, the Yonhap news agency reported on Monday.


China opens bribery trial of former senior official

BEIJING (Reuters) - China began the trial of former senior official Sun Zhengcai on bribery charges on Thursday, a Chinese court said, the latest development in a corruption investigation into a man once considered a contender for top leadership.

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U.S. brings new charges in college basketball corruption case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Federal prosecutors in New York on Tuesday expanded a corruption case into college basketball, accusing an Adidas AG executive of taking part in a scheme to bribe high school players to attend the University of Kansas and North Caroli

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South Korean court finds ousted Park guilty of bribery

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean court found former President Park Geun-hye guilty of bribery on Friday over a scandal that exposed webs of corruption between political leaders and the country's conglomerates.


South Africa's Zuma to appear in court on corruption charges

DURBAN, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa's former president Jacob Zuma is due to appear in the Durban High Court on Friday to face charges of corruption in a years-old arms deal, as a scandal from the 1990s comes back to haunt him within weeks of his

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