China, USA - September 27 2011 Gloria Arroyo, the former president, faces renewed charges that she personally gained $35 million from a $329 million contract given to a Chinese telecommunication company, ZTE Corp., in 2007, according to a complaint that was filed by the nation’s top anti-corruption body.
USA - September 27 2011 After the Bribery Act came into force on 1 July, the first charges under the legislation have been brought.
Bangladesh, Canada - September 27 2011 SNC-Lavalin, the engineering company, had its offices outside of Toronto raided by the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (“RCMP”) in connection with a corruption probe into the World Bank-funded Padma Bridge Project in Bangladesh.
Austria - September 27 2011 Wolfgang Schüssel, the former chancellor, has resigned from his parliamentary seat and from politics in general in the wake of a corruption scandal.
France - September 27 2011 The former President, Jacques Chirac, faces charges of embezzlement of public funds in relation to payments made to members of his Rally for the Republic (“RPR”) party for municipal jobs that did not exist.