Formal corruption charges laid against former Bangladesh PM Brett Murphy at 10:37 AM ET
[JURIST] Former Bangladeshi Prime Minster Sheikh Hasina [party profile] was formally charged Tuesday with extortion for alleged kickbacks she received during her tenure in office. According to the charges, the former PM and two relatives received thousands of dollars from deals, including one awarding a contract to an electric company. Hasina was arrested last week, and has at least two other extortion cases pending against her. Hasina maintains that the arrest was politically motivated to keep her from becoming involved in future elections.
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