May 13, 2014
by Max Slater
An Israeli trial court on Tuesday sentenced former prime minister Ehud Olmert to six years in prison for his role in a bribery scandal while serving as mayor of Jerusalem. The Tel Aviv District Court ruled that Olmert was guilty of participating in a corrupt real estate deal in the 1990s involving ...[read more]
October 4, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Spanish Provincial Court of Malaga convicted 53 people on Friday for money laundering, bribery and fraud, while 42 people were acquitted. The convicted include town hall officials, lawyers and business representatives conducting business in the resort town Marbella. Former urban planning ...[read more]
April 18, 2013
by Sydney Normil
Senegalese prosecutors have charged Karim Wade, the son of Senegal's former president Abdoulaye Wade, with corruption for allegedly embezzling USD $1.4 billion during his father's years in office. The corruption claim centers on Wade's acquisition of real estate and foreign companies, including ...[read more]
March 29, 2013
by Max Slater
Police in China arrested and detained the brother-in-law of Nobel Peace Prize winner and democracy activist Liu Xiaobo on Friday on charges of fraud. Liu Hui was formally charged two weeks ago in a real estate dispute. Liu Hui's arrest may be retaliation for allegedly subversive activities by the ...[read more]
February 14, 2013
by Addison Morris
An Egyptian court on Wednesday ordered that the former chief-of-staff for deposed Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak, Zakaria Azmi, be released from prison after he was granted a retrial in a corruption case. Azmi was brought to court on charges of illegally acquiring and concealing real estate ...[read more]
January 20, 2013
by Jaimie Cremeans
Federal prosecutors on Friday filed charges against Michigan Supreme Court Justice Diane Hathaway in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan for alleged real estate fraud involving a short sale of her home in Grosse Pointe Park, Michigan, and sale of a house in Florida. Hathaway ...[read more]
December 16, 2012
by Jaimie Cremeans
A judge for the US District Court for the Middle District of Pennsylvania on Friday approved a settlement of almost $18 million in a lawsuit brought by juveniles who were allegedly wrongfully incarcerated by two judges. The county judges, Mark Ciavarella and Michael Conahan, were accused of taking ...[read more]
November 24, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
The Investigative Committee of the Russian Federation on Friday charged Yevgeniya Vasilyeva, former head of the Russia Defense Ministry's property department, with fraud, claiming that she stole over 360 million rubles ($11 million) in a real estate scheme. Vasilyeva is currently under house ...[read more]
September 2, 2012
by Dan Taglioli
Croatian prosecutors announced Saturday that they have charged former prime minister Ivo Sanader with embezzlement relating to a real estate deal that took place during his time in office. Sanader is accused of using government funds to purchase a building in the capital city of Zagreb at an ...[read more]
August 31, 2012
by Rebecca DiLeonardo
The former secretary for the political party of ousted Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was referred to a criminal court for corruption charges on Wednesday. Safwat El-Sherif is accused of abusing his office and illegally obtaining $49.2 million. He has also been accused of using his position to ...[read more]

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