From: Ethical Alliance Daily News - 18 Nov 2016


 

France: France investigating 500 taxpayers after Panama Papers leaks
Nov 18, 2016 08:00 pm
The French government is investigating the tax records of about 560 taxpayers based on leaked documents from a Panamian law firm. The budget office of the Finance Ministry said Thursday its experts have studied the leaked information and are now...
The former governor of Rio de Janeiro state was arrested on Thursday as part of a corruption investigation linked to a World Cup project and other works worth billions of dollars, in a blow to Brazil’s ruling party that may...
A former Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc (VRX.TO) executive and the former CEO of mail order pharmacy Philidor Rx Services were arrested on Thursday on charges that they engaged in a multimillion-dollar fraud and kickback scheme. Federal prosecutors in Manhattan accused...
South Korea’s parliament on Thursday approved a bill to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate a favours scandal engulfing President Park Geun-hye, sharply raising political pressure on her amid calls for her to step down. Park’s administration has been rocked...
U.S. lawmakers passed bills on Tuesday renewing sanctions on Iran for 10 years and imposing new sanctions on Syria, underscoring their determination to play a strong role in Middle East policy no matter who occupies the White House. The House...
Thailand’s Department of Special Investigation director-general Pol Col Paisit Wongmuang has ordered the suspension of the two officials, whose names were withheld on charges of money laundering. A disciplinary committee was also set up to mete out punishment against them....

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