May 13, 2019

LOS ANGELES — A sentencing hearing was delayed Monday for the founder of Los Angeles charter school network Celerity Educational Group who admitted misappropriating $2.5 million in public-education funds and using the money for personal expenses. Vielka McFarlane pleaded guilty in January to a single felony count of conspiracy to misappropriate and embezzle public funds, […]

New research from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) shows that curbing corruption would deliver an additional US$1 trillion in tax revenues annually across the world, money that could support much needed investments in health, education and infrastructure. It is no wonder then, that, at the time of fears of trade wars, threats of new economic […]

Frank I remember when The Block first got started and Larry had come on board this was actually where we kind of stuck our flag into the ground of crypto reporting and it was strange to me at the time I remember Larry, I’d come online at 7 a.m. Larry’d be up for five hours […]

  Executive director of the anti-graft watchdog Transparency International Bangladesh (TIB), Iftekharuzzaman, talks to Prothom Alo in an exclusive interview on various issues including corruption and the country’s prevailing political situation. Full text of the interview: Prothom Alo: You have done a lot to ensure transparency, but some simply turn away from this. Iftekharuzzaman: Of […]

“Rice Power! Agricultural power!” Chavez tweeted at the time. Nine years later, locals are hungry. Few jobs have materialized and the plant is only half-built, running at less than 1 percent of its projected output. It hasn’t yielded a single grain of locally grown rice, according to a dozen people involved in or familiar with […]

Activists have launched a court application demanding for a criminal inquiry that focuses on the three ministers involved in the controversial €2.1 billion concession granting Vitals Global Healthcare (VGH) control over Malta’s three state hospitals. Repubblika has accused Finance Minister Edward Scicluna, Tourism Minister Konrad Mizzi, and Economy Minister Chris Cardona of facilitating a “coordinated” […]

The U.S. Treasury Department expanded its advisory on widespread public corruption in Venezuela, citing large-scale trade-based money laundering schemes and misuse of a government-sponsored food distribution program. The advisory, issued Friday by the Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, followed a failed uprising earlier in the week by Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido against Nicolas Maduro, […]