With a retrial expected for Dean G. Skelos, the former Senate majority leader, above, and for Sheldon Silver, the former Assembly speaker, Albany’s culture of corruption may be highlighted during the 2018 campaign. Source: Seth Wenig/Associated Press.
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More Corruption Trials? Possible Reprise Makes Albany Groan

This material belongs to: The New York Times. ALBANY — If there was a single upside to the double-barreled corruption convictions of two of New…
A report says warns the under-regulated system of political donations can allow special interest groups to attempt to influence policy-making at all levels of government. Source: David Gray/Reuters.
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Mining companies’ links with politicians ‘susceptible to corruption’ – report

This material belongs to: The Guardian. Transparency International Australia says particular corruption risk in regard to infrastructure approvals in Qld and WA. A new report…
United States Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat from New Jersey, is on trial on federal corruption charges in Newark. Recent court rulings overturning the convictions of former New York legislative leaders Dean G. Skelos and Sheldon Silver could play a role in Mr. Menendez’s case. Source: Bryan Anselm for The New York Times.
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Overturned Convictions Loom Over Menendez’s Corruption Trial

This material belongs to: The New York Times. NEWARK — They were two of the most notable corruption convictions in recent political history, two entrenched…
DAVOS/SWITZERLAND, 27JAN12 - Yingluck Shinawatra, Prime Minister of Thailand is captured during the session 'Women as the Way Forward' at the Annual Meeting 2012 of the World Economic Forum at the congress centre in Davos, Switzerland, January 27, 2012. Source: World Economic Forum swiss-image.ch/ Moritz Hager.
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Yingluck escape panel faces flak on first day

This material belongs to: Bangkok Post. Ex-PM, secretary wore disguises as they fled for border. The police panel set up to probe into the police…
At Molinos Calderón, in the village of La Ramona of El Callao sector, a miner shows portions of gold on a bill of 50 bolivars. Gold is used as currency in towns in the south of the Bolivar state. Source: William Urdaneta.
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Gold and Chaos in Orinoco

This material belongs to: OCCRP. A joint investigation by Efecto Cocuyo and OCCRP ​explores the Orinoco Mining Arc — the Venezuelan government’s controversial attempt to…
Princess Haya bint al-Hussein of Jordan alongside her brother, Prince Ali bin al-Hussein, at the FIFA Congress in Zurich in February 2016. Princess Haya managed her brother’s two campaigns for the FIFA presidency. Source: Philipp Schmidli/Getty Images.
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The Princess, the Private Investigator and Another Inquiry for FIFA

This material belongs to: The New York Times. LONDON — A Jordanian princess who is married to the billionaire ruler of Dubai has for more…
Dmitry Rybolovlev, the Russian billionaire who allegedly met with Donald Trump during his campaign, received a Cypriot passport in exchange for investing in the Bank of Cyprus. Source: Patrick Kovarik/AFP/Getty Images.
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Cyprus ‘selling’ EU citizenship to super rich of Russia and Ukraine

This material belongs to: The Guardian. Passports issued under ‘golden visa’ scheme raises €4bn since 2013, according to papers seen by the Guardian. Billionaire Russian…
EDITORS' NOTE: Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on their ability to report, film or take pictures in Tehran. Members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guard Navy march during a parade to commemorate the anniversary of the Iran-Iraq war (1980-88), in Tehran September 22, 2011. Source: REUTERS/Stringer.
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Iranian Revolutionary Guards Corruption Empire

This material belongs to: Asharq Al-Awsat. London- Iran’s Revolutionary Guards Corps is being forced to shrink its sprawling business empire and some of its senior members…
BOG201. BOGOTÁ (COLOMBIA), 13/05/2015.- El defensor del pueblo de Venezuela, Tarek William Saab, durante una rueda de prensa en el marco de la Primera Cumbre Iberoamericana sobre Derechos Humanos, Migrantes y Trata de Personas hoy, miércoles 13 de mayo de 2015, en Bogotá (Colombia). Source: EFE/LEONARDO MUÑOZ.
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Venezuela’s Attorney General Details Orinoco Oil Corruption Scheme

This material belongs to: teleSUR. Saab accused his predecessor Luisa Ortega Diaz of ignoring both this case and of “inconsistencies” in the Odebrecht investigation. The Venezuelan Attorney General has been giving details of a corrupt production scheme…
Construction is underway at the V.C. Summer Nuclear Station in Jenkinsville, S.C. where Westinghouse Electric Co. is building two AP1000 reactors. The work is behind schedule and over budget. Source: South Carolina Electric & Gas.
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Phil Noble: S.C’s nuclear scandal, corruption and accountability: Guest Columnist

This material belongs to: South Strand News. The current scandal of SCANA’s (S.C. Electric and Gas parent company) and Santee Cooper’s nuclear debacle is arguably…
Cerimônia de posse do novo presidente do TCU, Raimundo Carreiro, presente o presidente Michel Temer, o presidente do Senado, Renan Calheiros (PMDB-AL), e o ministro da Casa Civil, Eliseu Padilha (PMDB-RS). Brasilia, 14-12-2016. Source: Sergio Lima/PODER 360.
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Brazil’s Federal Police Accuse President Temer of Corruption

This material belongs to: teleSUR. Temer and his “criminal organization” are accused of corruption, money laundering and bid rigging. Brazil’s Federal Police has announced it has…
Both Sara and Benjamin Netanyahu are grappling with legal woes: the prime minister is currently under investigation in four different cases related to bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Source: AFP/Getty Images.
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Benjamin Netanyahu’s wife Sara to stand trial over corruption charges, Israeli attorney general says

This material belongs to: Independent. Widely-expected indictment on charges related to misuse of public funds is first formal filing in several investigations into the prime minister…
The former presidents Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, center, and Dilma Rousseff, in Recife, Brazil, last month. Source: Leo Caldas/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images.
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Brazilian Corruption Case Ensnares Ex-Presidents da Silva and Rousseff

This material belongs to: NY Times. SÃO PAULO, Brazil — Brazil’s attorney general on Tuesday charged former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva; his successor, Dilma Rousseff; and…
Guo Wengui, a billionaire property developer, is seeking asylum in the United States because his public charges against Chinese officials have made him “a political opponent of the Chinese regime,” his lawyer said. Source: Andrew Testa for The New York Times.
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Billionaire Who Accused Top Chinese Officials of Corruption Asks U.S. for Asylum

This material belongs to: NY Times. A billionaire property developer who has accused some of China’s most powerful officials of corruption has applied for political…
Some of the money went towards an international lobbying operation to deflect criticism of Azerbaijan’s president, Ilham Aliyev, pictured with his wife Mehriban outside 10 Downing Street. Source: Luke MacGregor/Reuters.
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UK at centre of secret $3bn Azerbaijani money laundering and lobbying scheme

This material belongs to: The Guardian. Exclusive: Leaked data reveals thousands of covert payments, including to European politicians and journalists. Azerbaijan’s ruling elite operated a secret…
Liu Changkai, a Chinese fugitive on a "red notice" list for 100 corruption fugitives issued by Interpol, returns to China and turns himself in to the police on August 31, 2017. Source: VCG.
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‘Red Notice’ fugitive returns to China

This material belongs to: China.org.cn. Liu Changkai, one of China’s most wanted fugitives, has returned to China and turned himself in to the police, the…
Panama's President Ricardo Martinelli listens during the session "The role of Business in Development" on the first day of the World Economic Forum in Davos on January 26, 2011. The global shift in economic and political power towards emerging giants like China and India, as well as the eurozone's debt battle, will remain key themes at this week's Davos meeting, said an analyst. Source: AFP PHOTO/ERIC PIERMONT/
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Judge: Panama ex-president should be extradited from US

This material belongs to: AP. MIAMI (AP) — A Miami federal judge has ruled that a former president of Panama should be extradited to face…
JOHANNESBURG, SOUTH AFRICA – JUNE 27: Transnet acting Chief Financial Officer Anoj Singh at Transnet's annual results announcement on June 27, 2011 in Johannesburg, South Africa. Source: Gallo Images/Foto24/Lerato Maduna.
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OUTA Charges Eskom’s Anoj Singh For Corruption

This material belongs to: Huffington Post. “Anoj Singh has been invaluable for the Gupta empire and has bent over backwards to pave the way for…
Yingluck's former commerce minister Boonsong Teriyapirom who is accused of falsifying government-to-government rice deals arrives at the Supreme Court in Bangkok, Thailand, August 25, 2017. Source: REUTERS/Athit Perawongmetha.
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Ex-Thai commerce minister sentenced to 42 years in jail over rice bidding scam

This material belongs to: Xinhua. A former Thai commerce minister was on Friday sentenced to 42 years in jail under a historical lawsuit involving an…