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Messages may show corruption behind a Slovak journalist’s murder – Bloody texts

Newspapers say texts suggest Jan Kuciak’s killer had high connections The brutal murders of Jan Kuciak, an investigative journalist, and his fiancée in February 2018 quickly turned Slovakia’s politics upside-down. Tens of thousands of Slovaks took to the streets, suspecting the killings were linked to political corruption. “We just thought our …

UN probes corruption in its own agencies in Yemen aid effort

CAIRO (AP) — The United Nations investigators assembled in the departure hall of Sanaa’s airport were preparing to leave with precious evidence: laptops and external drives collected from the staff of the World Health Organization. These computers, they believed, contained proof of corruption and fraud within the U.N. agency’s office …

The Gambling Investigation Scrutinizing Xi Jinping’s High-Rolling Cousin – The New York Times

Ming Chai has been caught up in an Australian scandal examining organized crime, money laundering, immigration favors and Chinese political influence. SYDNEY, Australia — When Australian federal agents searched a private jet with high-stakes gamblers at a coastal resort airport in 2016, they were seeking proof of international money laundering. …

New Documents Raise Ethical and Billing Concerns About the N.R.A.’s Outside Counsel | The New Yorker

In 2018, accountants for the National Rifle Association began cataloguing for its board of directors questionable financial arrangements that had led to millions of dollars in payments to a group of the organization’s top executives and consultants. The N.R.A. was experiencing cash-flow problems, and the accountants were trying to address what …

Rep. Duncan Hunter’s wife admits couple misused campaign funds. She may have to testify against him. – The Washington Post

Margaret Hunter, wife of Rep. Duncan D. Hunter (R-Calif.), pleaded guilty to charges in the campaign finance case she and her husband were indicted in last summer, saying that she — and the congressman — used campaign funds for personal use, including a $10,000 trip to Italy. Margaret Hunter, 44, pleaded …