#Corruption

3 days ago.New Delhi, Delhi, India
Anjali Bhardwaj is a 48-year-old Indian social activist, who is working on the issues of transparency and accountability. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@AnjaliB_)

  • Anjali Bhardwaj has served as an active member of the RTI Movement in India for over 2 decades
  • Bhardwaj, 48, is the founder of Satark Nagrik Sangathan (SNS)
  • SNS is a citizens' group that is aimed at promoting transparency and accountability in government

4 days ago.Washington D.C., DC, USA
Indian activist Anjali Bhardwaj has been announced an anti-corruption champion by the Biden administration. (Photo Credit: Twitter/@AnjaliB_)

  • Anjali Bhardwaj is working on issues of transparency and accountability in India
  • The Anti-Corruption Champions Award will recognise who tirelessly work to defend transparency, US Secretary of State said
  • The award is a "recognition of the collective effort of people and groups across the country who hold power to account", Bhardwaj said

15 Feburary.Sydney NSW, Australia
Crown Resorts is one of the biggest casino group in Australia.(Representative/Unsplash)

  • Crown Resorts CEO Ken Barton stepped down amid mounting pressure
  • He follows the resignation of three directors in the wake of a report into the firm
  • Former Supreme Court judge Patricia Bergin said Crown was "not suitable" for a licence

3 Feburary.Kanpur, Uttar Pradesh, India
The disabled mother, Gudiya, who walks on crutches, approached the DIG Kanpur on Monday and apprised him of SI's wrongdoings. (Photo credit: Screengrab/Twitter-Kanpur police)

  • The sub inspecter forced the woman to pay the diesel bill of his vehicle
  • He was suspended on Tuesday
  • An investigation has been launched by DIG Kanpur range in the matter

3 Feburary.Moscow, Russia
Alexei Navalny is one of the fiercest critics of Vladimir Putin and advocates for an anti-corrupt government (Photo credit: AFP)

  • Russian courts overturned suspended sentence of 2014
  • Navalny's anti-corruption fund called FBK immidiately announced a protest in Moscow
  • The sentence is expected to strain Russia's relations with western powers

27 January.Los Angeles, CA, USA
Goldman Sachs had last year, “accepted responsibility” in the $1.6 billion bribery case, the largest ever on record. (Photo Credit: Pixabay)

  • Goldman Sachs CEO David Solomon's 2020 salary was cut to $17.5 million
  • COO John Waldron and CFO Stephen Scherr also faced pay cuts
  • Goldman Sachs agreed to pay almost $3 billion to close US investigations last year

25 January.Karnataka, India
Sasikala has spent 43 months in jail (PTI Photo/Shailendra Bhojak)(PTI01_21_2021_000085B)

  • The ex AIADMK, V K Sasikala who has been serving prison time is expected to be released on Wednesday
  • She had also tested positive for coronavirus last week and is currently getting treated in a hospital
  • Sasikala was sentenced to four years of imprisonment in February 2017 in the Rs 66 crore disproportionate assets case.

25 January.Seoul, South Korea
Lee Jae-yong has been directed to serve a 2.5-years prison sentence by the Seoul Central District Court last week. (Photo credit: PTI)

  • Lee Jae-yong will be eligible for parole in September, 2021
  • The prosecutors, who demanded a 9-year sentence, have decided not to appeal
  • Experts believe Samsung is aiming for presidential pardon

18 January.Seoul, South Korea
Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong. (Photo Credit: AP/PTI)

  • Lee Jae-yong, Samsung's de facto chief, was convicted in a corruption scandal
  • The scandal brought down South Korean president Park Geun-hye in 2017
  • Lee asked the president to use her power to help his smooth succession" the court said

12 January.Paris, France
The case against Bonnefont started in 2002. (Photo credit: Representative image/Unsplash)

  • Bonnefont's lawyers had slammed the decision as a violation of his right to a speedy trial
  • All the defendants denied the charges, and prosecutors had up to 10 days to appeal
  • All those on trial could've faced 10 years in prison