Thousands rally for reforms, against corruption in Iraq
Sep17

Thousands rally for reforms, against corruption in Iraq

Thousands of the supporters of prominent Iraqi cleric Moqtada al-Sadr have staged demonstrations across the country to demand what they call the containment of rampant corruption and the formation of a technocrat government. On Friday, protesters gathered at Tahrir (Liberation) Square in the Iraqi capital, Baghdad, to call for comprehensive change in governmental organizations, a genuine fight against alleged corruption as well as...

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Russian court upholds detention of mayor charged with bribery
Aug08

Russian court upholds detention of mayor charged with bribery

The Chelyabinsk Regional Court has dismissed an appeal filed by lawyers of Vladimir Istomin, mayor of town of Kopeysk in the Chelyabinsk Region, against his detention in bribery case, RAPSI learnt in the court’s press office on Monday (Aug 8). Defense asked the court to release Istomin on a 3 million ruble bail ($45,800) or place him under house arrest. Istomin was arrested on July 25. According to the local Investigative Committee...

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Abadi Orders Investigation Of Corruption In Iraqi Weapons Deals
Aug02

Abadi Orders Investigation Of Corruption In Iraqi Weapons Deals

Iraqi Prime Minister Haidar al-Abadi has ordered an investigation into allegations of corruption in weapons deals amid a renewed political crisis over corruption. The move came after Iraqi parliament speaker Salim al-Jabouri denied corruption charges made in parliament by Defense Minister Khaled al-Obeidi and broadcast on state television on August 1. Obeidi said Jabouri and other legislators had lobbied on behalf of companies and...

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Analogic Corp. to pay over $14 mln to resolve U.S. bribery probes linked to Russia
Jun23

Analogic Corp. to pay over $14 mln to resolve U.S. bribery probes linked to Russia

Massachusetts-based  technology company Analogic Corporation will pay a total of $14 million to resolve probes into whether its subsidiary BK Medical ApS violated the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), according to U.S. Department of Justice. An ultrasound equipment manufacturer BK Medical ApS entered into a non-prosecution agreement with the U.S. authorities in order to stop investigation into its activities in Russia and...

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Assets of Vladivostok mayor accused of bribery seized
Jun22

Assets of Vladivostok mayor accused of bribery seized

The Basmanny District Court of Moscow has ordered the seizure of assets belonging to Vladivostok Mayor Igor Pushkarev charged with abuse of office and commercial bribery, RIA Novosti reported on Wednesday (June 22). On June 2, the court ordered the detention of Pushkarev until July 31. Pushkarev has pleaded not guilty to charges brought against him and expressed his willingness to cooperate with investigators. Earlier, official...

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