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Eight Malaysian former spies arrested for alleged misappropriation of government funds

The crackdown by Mahathir government on corruption allegedly linked to the administration of his predecessor, Najib Razak, continues to widen.
Al Sanea

‘An enormous, long-standing Ponzi scheme’: A court rules that a Saudi business empire was complicit in defrauding more than 100 banks

A dispute involving a Saudi-Arabian business empire ended after the judge ruled it was complicit in defrauding more than 100 banks for billions of dollars.
Former prime minister Najib Razak

A bullet was sent to the home of Malaysia’s top anti-corruption official investigating a former prime minister — and now he’s back t...

In an emotional speech on Tuesday, Mohd Shukri Abdull said during a 2015 investigation, which was linked to prime minister Najib Razak, he was intimidated, harassed, and threatened. Witnesses also disappeared during the investigation.
Former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte is handcuffed after a court appearance for extradition proceedings in Guatemala City, June 27, 2017.

A former Mexican governor has been accused of involvement in forced disappearances, and it points to a sinister problem with Mexico’s police

Disgraced former Veracruz Gov. Javier Duarte has been accused of stealing more than $3 billion, and now officials are formally accusing him of involvement in forced disappearances.
Cambodia's Prime Minister Hun Sen

Cambodia’s last independent paper was sold to the owner of a PR company that once worked for the prime minister

The PR firm helped Prime Minister Hun Sen secure a government position. And ahead elections in July Sen has led a sweeping crackdown on media and opposition. In October, Cambodia's Supreme Court dissolved the nation's opposition party and jailed its leader for treason.
President Donald Trump and Mick Mulvaney

‘This puts a target on his back’: Ethics experts say the FBI should investigate Trump’s budget director for pay for play

Ethics experts say Mick Mulvaney, the White House budget director and interim head of the CFPB, should be investigated for potentially violating federal bribery laws after admitting that, as a congressman, he only gave meetings to lobbyists who donated to his campaign.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Administrator Scott Pruitt takes questions about the Trump administration's withdrawal of the U.S. from the Paris climate accords during the daily briefing at the White House in Washington, U.S. June 2, 2017.

Scott Pruitt told staffers ‘find me something to do’ when he wanted to vacation on the taxpayer’s dime

EPA chief Scott Pruitt insisted on luxury hotels and trips home to Oklahoma on the taxpayer's dime, his former top aide told congressional investigators.
Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva inside a car in Sao Paulo, April 5, 2018.

Brazil’s presidential frontrunner is the latest to fall in a massive corruption investigation — and it’s not clear what comes next

Lula would be the highest-profile Brazilian figure brought down in the Car Wash corruption investigation.