Congressional Republicans are set to overturn a slew of Obama-era regulations next week, including a controversial anti-bribery rule aimed at U.S. resource companies such as Exxon Mobil Corp (XOM.N) and Chevron Corp (CVX.N), according to a top lawmaker.
Guatemala: Guatemalan President’s brother, son detained in corruption probe
The Wall Street Journal
Guatemalan prosecutors on Wednesday detained the brother and son of President Jimmy Morales for alleged corruption. A United Nations antigraft commission said the two are suspected of submitting false receipts worth about $20,000 in an alleged tax fraud.
The settlement includes a record £497m for Britain's SFO, thought to be the largest penalty ever levied in any UK criminal probe.
Global: Iran arrests corruption fugitive, Alireza Monfared, after international manhunt
An Iranian man accused of helping to embezzle billions of dollars while the country evaded international oil sanctions has been arrested after a lengthy international manhunt, media reported Monday.
Angola: Analysts assess future of Angola’s first daughter after father steps down
Voice of America (TI Mention)
As Angola’s notoriously media-shy president prepares to step down after nearly four decades in power, all eyes in this southern African nation are looking not at Jose Eduardo dos Santos — but at his billionaire daughter.
South Korea: Samsung boss questioned in South Korea corruption probe
Samsung chief Lee Jae-yong has been questioned at the prosecutor's office in Seoul as a suspect in South Korea's biggest political corruption scandal. The firm is accused of giving donations to several non-profit foundations operated by Choi Soon-sil, a confidante of President Park Geun-hye.
South Korea: Samsung heir is named as suspect in corruption probe
Prosecutors have named the heir to the Samsung empire as a suspect in the massive corruption scandal that has rocked South Korea.
Thailand: Thailand considers introducing death penalty for corruption
Thai authorities are considering introducing the death penalty in some corruption cases, in a move that critics say will allow the ruling junta to consolidate power.
Brazil: Brazil: Thousands marches against 'watered down anti-corruption bill'
BBC (TI mention)
Tens of thousands of Brazilians have joined street protests against a vote which they say threatens to undermine a major anti-corruption investigation.
China: China torturing suspects in 'war on corruption' says Human Rights Watch
Regular beatings, sleep deprivation, stress positions and solitary confinement are among the tools used by China’s anti-corruption watchdog to force confessions, according to a report by Human Rights Watch.