All Posts Tagged Tag: ‘Political Corruption’

Ray Nagin Must Pay Government Over $500,000

On Tuesday, a federal judge ordered former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin to pay over $501,000, which is the total amount he got from bribing and exploiting his position as a Mayor. Nagin was convicted in February on several counts including conspiracy, money laundering, fraud, and bribery among others. He served as the Mayor of New Orleans from 2002 up …

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Yingluck Shinawatra Is Forced Out By Thai Court

Yingluck Shinawatra, who has been the target of several months of angry protest, has been forced out of office. The 46-year-old politician was ordered to step down from her position as prime minister on Monday by the Constitutional Court. The court ruled that Shinawatra was guilty of abusing her power when she transferred a senior civil servant to another position …

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Jesse Jackson Jr., Former Illinois Rep., Moved to Alabama Prison

Former Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. has been spending time in a North Carolina federal prison since October of last year. Jackson is in custody for looting $750,000 from his treasury that he used for purchasing elk heads, celebrity memorabilia, and other luxury items. He served in office from 1995 until his resignation in 2012. Over a month ago, Jackson was …

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EU Corruption Costs Over €120 Billion A Year

An official EU report published Monday says corruption affects all member countries of the European Union and costs the bloc at least 120 billion euros ($162 billion) annually. She said the amount lost annually would be enough to fund the Union’s yearly operating budget. The report was issued by European Commissioner Cecelia Malmstrom during the first official European Union corruption study. …

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