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Brazil’s top court approves new graft probe of President Temer

September 13, 2017

A Brazilian Supreme Court judge on Tuesday authorized an investigation of President Michel Temer for suspected corruption involving a decree regulating ports, adding to graft allegations the president has so far parried with backing from Congress. The new investigation is based on a wiretapped conversation of a former Temer aide, Rodrigo Rocha Loures, who, according […]

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Israel: Six New Arrests in Israel’s “Submarine Affair” Corruption Probe

September 5, 2017

Israeli police arrested six government and military officials on Sunday in connection with alleged corruption in a US$2 billion deal to buy submarines and naval vessels from a German company. Investigators believe that bribes were paid in order to ensure that the Israeli government’s purchases of submarines and naval vessels from ThyssenKrupp went through despite […]

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Spain: PM appears in parliament over corruption scandals

August 30, 2017

Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy defended his record in government Wednesday as he appeared before lawmakers to answer questions about alleged corruption scandals linked to his ruling Popular Party. Rajoy said he had already dealt with this subject many times in parliament and saw no reason why he should have to do so again. He […]

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Crisis flares in Guatemala over corruption and organised crime

August 29, 2017

Guatemala has fallen into deep political crisis after the president declared the United Nations-backed anti-corruption chief investigating him and his party persona non grata, only to have the expulsion order blocked hours later by the country’s constitutional court. Jimmy Morales, a former comedian who was elected president two years ago after the previous government was […]

Samsung heir found guilty of corruption and sentenced to five years in prison

August 25, 2017

Samsung heir found guilty of corruption and sentenced to five years in prison. A bribery and cronyism scandal that has already toppled a South Korean president has claimed a major business scalp after a court sentenced Lee Jae-yong, the acting chairman of Samsung, to five years in prison after finding him guilty of offering bribes and other […]

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Venezuela’s former chief prosecutor accused of corruption

August 18, 2017

Venezuela’s new chief prosecutor, President Nicolas Maduro’s former human rights ombudsman Tarek Saab, has outlined corruption accusations against his predecessor Luisa Ortega Diaz her husband. The pair and other members of Ortega’s former staff of lawyers are accused of running a so-called “extortion gang” and funnelling funds to an offshore bank account in the Bahamas. […]

Israel detains billionaire in major corruption probe

August 15, 2017

Police have taken Beny Steinmetz, one of Israel’s richest men, into custody in connection to an international money laundering scheme. Authorities also captured an adviser to the Austrian premier. Israeli police on Monday detained five suspects as part of a wide-ranging money laundering investigation that targeted a renowned billionaire and high-profile political adviser. Police said […]

Transparency International

August 1, 2017

Transparency International has recently published a report on How internal reporting mechanisms strengthen private-sector organisations. The report can be downloaded here. More information can be found on Transparency International’s official website. 01 August 2017 Transparency International Disclaimer: All views, opinions and accounts included in the RAI News Section are those of the authors; their inclusion does […]

Angel Maria Villar, president of Spanish FA and vice-president of FIFA and UEFA, arrested on corruption charges

July 18, 2017

Angel Maria Villar, the president of the Spanish FA and vice-president of FIFA and UEFA, has been arrested by police investigation corruption. Villar’s son, Gorka, has also been detained by officers following a raid on several offices in Madrid linked to the Spanish soccer federation (RFEF). Several other football executives were arrested by police with […]

RAI Delegation visiting Ministry of Justice of Georgia

June 5, 2017

On June 5th, RAI Delegation comprised of  Mr. Davor Dubravica, RAI Chairperson, Mr. Vladan Joksimovic, Head of RAI Secretariat and Mr. Tomislav Curic, Anti-corruption Expert held a bilateral meeting between and Ministry of Justice of Georgia. Georgia holds the status of Observer to RAI Steering Group since December 2016 and this was an opportunity to […]



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