A man related to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal was arrested today by the Anti-Corruption Bureau in connection with the PWD scam. Vinay Bansal, son of Kejriwal's brother-in-law, was arrested this morning, ACB chief Arvind Deep said. Three FIRs, including one against a company run by the chief minister's brother-in-law Surender Bansal, were registered by the ACB in this case on May 9 last year. Three companies, including Renu Constructions (owned by Bansal, Kamal Singh and Pawan Kumar), were included in the FIRs. In a complaint, Rahul Sharma, founder of Roads Anti-Corruption Organisation (RACO), had alleged that Kejriwal and PWD minister Satyendra Jain misused their office for grant of contracts to Bansal. However, they were not named in the FIR. RACO, an organisation which claims to monitor construction projects in the national capital, had alleged that a firm linked to Bansal was involved in financial irregularities in building a drainage system in north-west Delhi. It … [Read more...] about PWD scam: Anti-Corruption Bureau arrests Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal’s kin
The calls for the creation of Special Courts to handle corruption cases has received the backing of Acting Chairman of Economic and Financial Crimes Commission ( EFCC), Ibrahim Magu. Magu while fielding questions from Journalists in Abuja on Wednesday said such courts when established, will help to accelerate trial of corrupt public officials and reduce the pressure on the judiciary. Magu spoke while conducting Journalists around facilitates in its new ultra modern headquarters located along airport road, Abuja. Magu sees the new building as the fruits of hard work , prudence applications of scarce resources which he said he greatly boost the Commission’s quest for conducive work environment to enhance efficiency of the ant- graft agency. The building which is scheduled for commissioning by President Muhammadu Buhari, next week Tuesday, was constructed by Julius Berger at the cost of N24b, over a period of eight years. The occasion which will attract foreign dignitaries, … [Read more...] about Anti- Corruption war: Magu backs call for special courts
By Lise Alves, Senior Contributing Reporter RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL – Brazil’s former Supreme Court Chief Justice, Joaquim Barbosa, announced on Tuesday (May 8th) that he will not be running for the country’s highest seat in October. Barbosa, seen by many as one of the country’s anti-corruption crusader had been thinking of pursuing the Presidency and already had almost ten percent of voter intention. “It’s decided. After several weeks of much thought, I finally came to a conclusion. I do not intend to be a candidate for President of the Republic. Decision is strictly personal,” said Barbosa through his official Twitter account. In the latest Datafolha survey, eight to ten percent of voters said that they planned to vote on Barbosa if he were candidate. The survey which did not include the candidacy of former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, the former Chief Justice was behind only federal representative Jair Bolsonaro (PSL-RJ) and … [Read more...] about Brazil’s Anti-Corruption Judge Backs Out of Presidential Race
Before joining Macron's cabinet Penicaud headed Business France, the agency spearheading the government's efforts to attract foreign investors and promote homegrown companies abroad. She hired French advertising and public-relations firm Havas to organise a promotional evening at the Consumer Electronics Show, a top industry gathering in Las Vegas where Macron was the star speaker. An inquiry was opened by investigating magistrates last July after reports that the contract for the event, which cost nearly 400,000 euros ($475,000), was awarded without putting out a public tender as required by French law. Penicaud has been summoned for questioning by a judge on May 22 as an "assisted witness", meaning she can be accompanied by a lawyer, her office told AFP, confirming a report in the Canard Enchaine investigative weekly. The left-leaning Liberation newspaper had reported last year that an audit of the event had found "no purchase … [Read more...] about French minister to face anti-corruption investigators over Vegas event with Macron
Democracy Dies in Darkness Sections Home Try 1 month for $1 Username Sign In Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Subscribe Account Profile Newsletters & Alerts Gift Subscriptions Contact Us Help Desk Accessibility for screenreader Monkey Cage Analysis Analysis Interpretation of the news based on evidence, including data, as well as anticipating how events might unfold based on past events by Rachel Schwartz by Rachel Schwartz May 9 at 6:00 AM Accompanied by Guatemala’s Attorney General Thelma Aldana, Ivan Velasquez, commissioner of the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity (CICIG), speaks at a news conference in Guatemala City, Thursday, April 19, 2018. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo) On April 27, the U.S. Congress’ Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, also known as the U.S. Helsinki Commission, held a … [Read more...] about Is Russia meddling in Guatemala’s anti-corruption commission? The real story might surprise you.