Weekly roundup: 6 former Nigerian politicians under EFCC watch, Pakistan’s FIA remand seven suspected of fraud, Chile charges prominent politicians with fraud, corruption continues to plague Mexico and more
- Indonesian business tycoon and prominent supporter of the Islamic State (IS) terrorist group, Chep Hernawan, was sentenced to six months imprisonment for fraud and embezzlement by the Cianjur district court in West Java province.
- Six former Nigerian politicians including the former governor of Imo State, Ikedi Ohakim, are under Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) watch related to graft and misappropriation allegations of billions of naira while in office.
- Pakistan’s Federal Investigation Agency remanded seven suspects, including senior officials of the Karachi Metropolitan Corporation, to a district court in Karachi for allegedly embezzling millions of rupees by drawing salaries for ‘ghost employees’.
- Four prominent opposition politicians and members of Chile’s Congress were charged Monday with tax fraud in a high-profile corruption case related to illegal campaign financing. This is part of a broader ongoing investigation into a series of companies used to illegally syphon off campaign funds to political candidates.
And finally, a report released by the US State Department cites widespread corruption and impunity regarding abuses of power and human rights violations as the major issues continuing to plague Mexico. This finding began circulating in local newspapers across Mexico and mirrored the sentiments of most political candidates, who cited corruption as the worst problem currently facing Mexico, according to a survey conducted by the National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM).
Arachnys weekly update
New sources: 4
Source of the week: The High Court of Tripura, established in 2013, has its seat at Agartala. Tripura is a state in Northeast India bordering Bangladesh. The court website allows to search by party name to retrieve full-text judgments.