Corruption

NAIROBI, Kenya | Kip Keino hands himself over to police in corruption case

NAIROBI, Kenya  — Running great Kip Keino has handed himself over to police and is under arrest following allegations he and six other Kenyan sports and government officials embezzled and misappropriated more than $545,000 set aside for their team at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics. Keino, former sports minister Hassan Wario and two other … Continue reading NAIROBI, Kenya | Kip Keino hands himself over to police in corruption case

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Threatened election officials flee Maldives, vote challenged

COLOMBO, Sri Lanka  — Four of the five members of Maldives’ Elections Commission have fled the country because of threats from supporters of outgoing President Yameen Abdul Gayoom, who accused them of rigging last month’s presidential election in favor of the opposition candidate, the head of the commission said Wednesday. Yameen’s party filed a complaint … Continue reading COLOMBO, Sri Lanka | Threatened election officials flee Maldives, vote challenged

RUSE, Bulgaria | Bulgaria radio says suspect arrested over journalist slaying

RUSE, Bulgaria  — Bulgarian national radio reported Tuesday that a suspect has been arrested in connection with the slaying of television reporter Viktoria Marinova, whose body was found dumped after she highlighted possible government corruption. Tuesday’s report said that according to unconfirmed information from the interior ministry, the suspect is “a Romanian citizen with a … Continue reading RUSE, Bulgaria | Bulgaria radio says suspect arrested over journalist slaying

BUCHAREST, Romania | Bulgarian journalist killed after reporting on corruption

BUCHAREST, Romania — Bulgarian police are investigating the rape, beating and slaying of a female television reporter whose body was dumped near the Danube River after she reported on the possible misuse of European Union funds in Bulgaria. Authorities discovered the body of 30-year-old Viktoria Marinova on Saturday in the northern town of Ruse near … Continue reading BUCHAREST, Romania | Bulgarian journalist killed after reporting on corruption

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | The Latest: Wife of Malaysian ex-PM arrested in graft case

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia  — The Latest on the arrest of the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak (all times local): 3:20 p.m. A government official says the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been arrested and is expected to be charged in a graft scandal involving the 1MDB state investment … Continue reading KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia | The Latest: Wife of Malaysian ex-PM arrested in graft case

NEW YORK | Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption

NEW YORK — A judge is set to decide whether a former top aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo receives leniency or a long prison sentence for his conviction on federal bribery and fraud charges. Joseph Percoco was scheduled to be sentenced Thursday in Manhattan federal court by U.S. District Judge Valerie Caproni. Prosecutors say he … Continue reading NEW YORK | Ex-aide to Gov. Andrew Cuomo faces sentencing for corruption

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. | Arkansas governor’s nephew to quit state Senate amid charges

LITTLE ROCK, Ark.  — A nephew of Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson on Friday announced he would resign from the state Senate after being charged with spending thousands of dollars in campaign funds on personal expenses, including a Caribbean cruise, tuition payments and groceries, prosecutors announced Friday. Republican state Sen. Jeremy Hutchinson, who wasn’t seeking re-election, … Continue reading LITTLE ROCK, Ark. | Arkansas governor’s nephew to quit state Senate amid charges