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Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu in corruption cases

Israeli police recommend charging Netanyahu in corruption cases

World
Israeli police on Tuesday recommended indicting Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in two corruption investigations, a move that could lead to the first indictments after months of corruption investigations focusing on the prime minister and his family. Israeli police said in a statement they had "sufficient evidence" against the prime minister in both cases "for the offense of accepting bribes, fraud and breach of trust." Israeli police alleged Netanyahu received at least 1 million shekels, around $ 283,000, in lavish gifts and bribes. Case 1,000 alleges that Netanyahu accepted gifts from wealthy patrons in return for advancing their interests. In so-called Case 2,000, Netanyahu is accused of striking a deal with Israel's second largest newspaper, Yedioth Ahronoth, to provide h...
Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong jailed for corruption

Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong jailed for corruption

Technology
Media playback is unsupported on your deviceA court in South Korea has sentenced Samsung's billionaire heir-apparent Lee Jae-yong to five years in prison for corruption.Lee was convicted of bribery in a scandal that also saw the impeachment of South Korea's former president.The case has gripped the public amid growing anger against South Korea's biggest companies, known as chaebols.Lee, who denied all charges, had faced a jail sentence of up to 12 years.Also known as Jay Y Lee, the de facto head of the world's largest smartphone maker had been detained since February on a string of corruption charges. These included bribery, embezzlement and hiding assets overseas. What did he do?The 49-year-old is accused of giving donations worth 41bn won ($ 36m; £29m) to non-profit foundations operated
Venezuela ex-prosecutor: I have proof of Maduro corruption

Venezuela ex-prosecutor: I have proof of Maduro corruption

World
Venezuela's dismissed chief prosecutor says she has proof of corruption within the top leadership, including evidence against President Nicolás Maduro. Luisa Ortega Diaz also accused two party leaders and the new prosecutor.Ms Ortega, who fled Venezuela last week after she was sacked and her husband charged with extortion, says her life is still in danger. She faces charges of misconduct, amid allegations she ignored corruption cases sent to her while in office. The ex-prosecutor's latest comments came at a press conference in the Brazilian capital, where she alleged that President Maduro had been involved in a bribery scheme centred on the Brazilian construction giant, Odebrecht."I want to denounce, in front of the world, a grave situation in Venezuela: that of excessive corruption," Ms