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FIFA Official Sheikh Ahmad Resigning Amid Bribery Claims.

FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad al-Fahad al-Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his soccer roles under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian officials. Sheikh Ahmad said Sunday in a statement he will withdraw from a May 8 election in Bahrain for the FIFA seat representing Asia, which he ...

- Voice of America - US

Busuttil to the Attorney General: Stand up to be counted or leave.

Opposition leader Simon Busuttil this morning called on Attorney General Peter Grech to stand up and be counted and resist political pressure from the government, or else resign from his post. He also announced that a PN government would appoint an inquiring magistrate focused exclusively on corruption and make a radical ...

- timesofmalta.com - MT

Kuwaiti quits Fifa council to fight bribery claim.

Sheikh Ahmad does not want to be a distraction while fighting corruption allegations.

- Daily Nation - KE

'Person who offered me Rs10bn bribe lives in Lahore,' claims Imran Khan.

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf Chairman Imran Khan in Karachi on Sunday told reporters that the person who allegedly bribed him with Rs10 billion to withdraw from the Panamagate case lives in Lahore.The PTI chief ─ who is in Karachi to rally against the shortage of water and power for city residents with his 'Haqooq-i-Karachi' ...

- DAWN - PK

Disqualify candidates named in chargesheets for bribing voters: EC to tell govt.

The Election Commission will soon ask the government to disqualify for up to 5 years candidates listed in chargesheets for bribing voters.

- Zee News - IN

'Godfather' reference in Panama judgement irks Sharif family.

"Behind every great fortune there is a crime", an epigraph from Mario Puzos epic novel The Godfather, is how the Pakistan Supreme Courts Panamagate verdict begins and the analogy is irking the Sharifs with the opposition milking it to drive home the graft allegations.The 540-page judgement begins with the quote that is ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

FIFA official Sheikh Ahmad resigning amid bribery claims.

- Townhall.com - US

FIFA official Sheikh Ahmad resigning amid bribery claims.

FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his soccer roles under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian officials.

- FOX News - US

PSL spot-fixing: PCB warns Khalid Latif to cooperate in investigation or face action.

Pakistan's suspended batsman, Khalid Latif has been told to appear before the PCB Anti- Corruption officials on Tuesday or face more disciplinary action. The post PSL spot-fixing: PCB warns Khalid Latif to cooperate in investigation or face action appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Opinion: China's aircraft carrier impresses, but PLA corruption is a bigger battle.

China’s launch of a second aircraft carrier – its first domestically built – is a major step in its ambition to make the country a “maritime power”, a status the Middle Kingdom last enjoyed just over 120 years ago. China is now the seventh country with the capability to build its own aircraft ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

News24.com | Poo thrower Andile Lili says ANC NEC is corrupt.

ANC Provincial Executive committee member Andile Lili on Saturday called the entire National Executive Committee of the ANC corrupt.

- News24.com - ZA

Mr President, this is not the Uganda I would wish my grandchildren to live in

The Chief Justice, head of the Judiciary – the temple of justice – has publicly acknowledged that judges and magistrates are corrupt or incompetent, but sadly he has no powers to discipline them

- Daily Monitor - UG

Disqualify candidates named in chargesheets for bribing voters: EC to tell govt

The Election Commission is set to ask the government to amend laws to disqualify candidates listed in chargesheets for bribing candidates, a move which comes days after it cancelled a Tamil Nadu assembly bypoll following allegations of use of money to influence electors.

- Rediff.com - IN

Developer Shares A Recoverable Container Format That's File System Agnostic

Long-time Slashdot reader MarcoPon writes: I created a thing: SeqBox. It's an archive/container format with some interesting and unique features. Basically an SBX file is composed of a series of sector-sized blocks with a small header with a recognizable signature, integrity check, info about the file they belong to, and a ...

- Slashdot - US

Disqualify candidates named in charge sheets for bribing voters: EC to tell gov

The Election Commission is set to ask the government to amend laws to disqualify candidates listed in charge sheets for bribing candidates, a move which comes days after it cancelled a Tamil Nadu assembly bypoll following allegations of use of money to influence electors.The poll watchdog has decided to write to the Law ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Ex-Cavite mayor gets 12 to 20 years for graft over land grab

The Sandiganbayan has convicted former Amadeo, Cavite, Mayor Albert Ambagan Jr. for unlawfully ordering construction on the residential lots of two private persons in 2008. The post Ex-Cavite mayor gets 12 to 20 years for graft over land grab appeared first on Inquirer News.

- Philippine Daily Inquirer - PH

'Two leaves' symbol row: Dinakaran questioned at Crime Branch

All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam Deputy General Secretary TTV Dinakaran was once again brought to the Crime Branch in Delhi's Chanakyapuri for questioning on late Saturday night. The AIADMK leader, who has been accused for allegedly offering bribe to an election commission official, in connection to the party's 'two ...

- Yahoo! News - US

NAB committed to wiping out corruption, says chairman

Several initiatives taken to rejuvenate the accountability bureau The post NAB committed to wiping out corruption, says chairman appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

The ANC is Mandela's legacy. Now his granddaughter has renounced South Africa's ruling party.

The movement that defeated apartheid is under fire for corruption and failing to help poor blacks.

- Washington Post - US

EC bribery case: Dhinakaran brought back to Delhi

The Delhi Police questioned several men suspected to have been linked to the money trail in the case.

- Zee News - IN

Chennai leg of EC bribe case ends

The Delhi Police's crime branch on Saturday concluded its Chennai leg of the probe in the Election Commission bribery case involving AIADMK party leader T T V Dhinakaran.It later left for the national capital with Dhinakaran.Winding up three days of questioning several suspects and conducting searches at the residences of ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

Buses Torched, Roads Blocked, Protestors Clash During Brazil Strike

RIO DE JANEIRO — Protesters lit buses on fire, blocked roads and clashed with police on Friday during a general strike that brought transportation to a halt in many cities across Latin America's largest nation. The strike was to protest major changes to labor law and the pension system being considered by Congress, but ...

- TPM News - US

August presidential election is going to be emotional, hard and bitterly fought

Mr Odinga remains the most voluble and caustic critic of Jubilee government as corrupt.

- Daily Nation - KE

Police boss turns heat on MPs over corruption

The Assistant Inspector General of Police in charge of traffic and road safety, Dr Stephen Kasiima, accused MPs of writing to him chits, asking him to recruit their relatives into the Force

- Daily Monitor - UG

Sheik Ahmad of Kuwait 'vigorously' denies Fifa bribery claims

Fifa council member was identified during court proceedings against audit committee member Richard Lai.

- IBTimes.co.uk - UK

Dinakaran bribery case: Delhi Police wind up probe in Chennai on cash for symbol scandal

The Delhi Police's crime branch on Saturday concluded its Chennai leg of probe in the Election Commission bribery case involving AIADMK party leader TTV Dinakaran. The post Dinakaran bribery case: Delhi Police wind up probe in Chennai on cash for symbol scandal appeared first on Firstpost.

- Firstpost - IN

Shahbaz Sharif says will quit politics if Imran proves bribery claim

, April 29 : Punjab Province Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said he would quit politics if Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan is able to prove that his Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz had offered the latter Rs. 10 billion to stay silent on the Panamagate case."I will challenge the PTI's allegations in ...

- Sify - IN

MACC investigation against Wanita leader will not affect party, says Kelantan Umno

KOTA BARU, April 29 — The Kelantan Umno liaison committee has left it up to the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission to investigate a Wanita Umno head of a division in the state, for alleged misappropriation of funds. The committee's...

- The Malay Mail - MY

TTV Dinakaran yet again brought to New Delhi for questioning

Delhi Police Crime Branch on Saturday brought All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam leader TTV Dinakaran to New Delhi for questioning in the AIADMK symbol alleged bribery case. A Delhi court on Wednesday remanded TTV Dinakaran for five days. Dinakaran, is accused of bribing an Election Commission official to get the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

FIFA, Olympic official Sheikh Ahmad denies bribery claim

- Townhall.com - US

Fifa court case sheds light on Asian bribery

NEW YORK: The first Asian football official to be convicted in the Fifa corruption scandal told a US judge that he accepted about $1 million in bribes, including $100,000 from the former president of the Asian Football Confederation.

- BangkokPost - TH

Shehbaz Sharif says will quit politics if Imran's bribe claim proven true

Punjab CM says he will challenge the PTI's allegations in court The post Shehbaz Sharif says will quit politics if Imran's bribe claim proven true appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

ACC clears Tsirangtoe MP

The Anti-Corruption Commission dropped its investigation on the alleged involvement of Tsirangtoe MP Novin Darlami in a fake Rural Enterprise Development Corporation Ltd office in Tsirang.

- Kuensel Newspaper - BT

Good governance, non-violence are cornerstones of India: PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday said that India propagates the message of development and good governance to the whole world.PM Modi said that our country's history is not just restricted to being poor and corrupt but it has a legacy of giving the world great leaders and poets who have sacrificed their life for the ...

- Yahoo! News - US

Panamagate: Imran Khan to ''expose'' man who made him bribery offers

Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf chairman Imran Khan has said he will reveal the identity of the individual who offered him Rs10 billion to back down from the Panamagate case against the Nawaz Sharif family, in court.  

- Zee News - IN

PCB anti-corruption department summons Latif

Suspended batsman skipped last meeting citing concerns over fairness of investigation The post PCB anti-corruption department summons Latif appeared first on The Express Tribune.

- The Express Tribune - PK

As soccer soars, court docs detail graft in Brazilian sports

Brazil and superstar Neymar were the first to qualify for next year's World Cup, save for Russia which gets an automatic berth as the host.

- FOX News - US

Embezzled money from Beirut airport duty free to be returned: minister

Minister of State for Combating Corruption Nicolas Tueni has vowed to return any previously embezzled money from the duty free shop at Beirut's Rafik Hariri International Airport

- The Daily Star - LB

Chinese TV drama brings corruption out of shadows

Series depicting formerly taboo subject clocks up 1.7bn online views

- Financial Times - US

Dhinakaran case: Delhi police quiz men on cash trail trajectory

The Delhi Police has questioned several men suspected to have been linked to the money trail in the Election Commission bribery case in which AIADMK leader T T V Dhinakaran was arrested. After bringing Dhinakaran from Delhi and conducting searches at his residence here, the Crime Branch police personnel also grilled some ...

- Deccan Herald - IN

How Hong Kong background of Fifa’s latest corrupt official came in useful as he funnelled bribes back to city

As the United States’ worldwide investigation into corruption in football claimed its first victim in Asia, Richard Lai’s extensive links to Hong Kong proved useful as he funnelled bribes to accounts back in the city where he was raised. Lai, president of the Guam Football Association since 2001, pleaded guilty ...

- South China Morning Post - HK

3 visits in 14 days; Sasikala now ordinary prisoner

Only three people have come from Tamil Nadu to meet Sasikala since April 15, sources said. The AIADMK general secretary has been brooding since her nephew TTV Dhinakaran was arrested a few days ago for allegedly trying to bribe Election Commission officials.

- Times Of India - IN

Pakistan's prime minister, having survived Supreme Court corruption ruling, now faces pressure to step down

A court-ordered investigation has been mandated to dig deeper into his family's finances.

- Washington Post - US

Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO gets prison time for kickbacks

A federal judge lamented the persistence of city corruption Friday as he sentenced the former head of Chicago Public Schools to 4 ½ years in prison for steering $23 million … Click to Continue

- Miami Herald - US

Opinion: Stamp Duty should be split up to save the property market

Stamp Duty Land Tax is a vexed subject now. Former Chancellor George Osborne started it when he chose to make it not only a revenue-raising device, but also an object of political power play. In the autumn of 2014 the coalition Government, headed by David Cameron, anticipated that there could be a hung parliament after the ...

- City AM - UK

Hadi: PAS deals with corruption, 1MDB in its own way

UPDATED 1.10PM | MUKTAMAR | However, he did not elaborate on the matter in his presidential speech.

- Malaysiakini - MY

Former Chicago Public Schools chief sentenced for fraud

CHICAGO - A federal judge on Friday sentenced the former chief executive of the Chicago Public Schools to 4-1/2 years in prison for her role in a scheme to steer lucrative contracts to one of her previous employers in exchange for kickbacks and bribes, the Department of Justice said.

- Reuters - US

With just 3 visitors in 14 days, Sasikala is now an ordinary prisoner

Only three people have come from Tamil Nadu to meet Sasikala since April 15, sources said. The AIADMK general secretary has been brooding since her nephew TTV Dhinakaran was arrested a few days ago for allegedly trying to bribe Election Commission officials.

- Times Of India - IN

Doctor Linked to Senator Menendez’s Corruption Case Is Convicted of Fraud

The conviction of Dr. Salomon E. Melgen could pose significant ramifications for his federal corruption case with Senator Robert Menendez of New Jersey.

- New York Times - US

Ex-Chicago Public Schools CEO gets prison time for kickbacks

CHICAGO — A federal judge lamented the persistence of city corruption Friday as he sentenced the former head of Chicago Public Schools to 4 ½ years in prison for steering $23 million in no-bid city contracts to education firms…

- Billings Gazette - US

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