Ohio lawmakers arrested for bribery and corruption

One of Ohio's "three most powerful lawmakers" was arrested Tuesday in a raid of his rural Glenford farm, reports NBC News. House Speaker Larry Householder was taken into custody as part of a $60 million bribery investigation, as were adviser Jeffrey Longstreth, former Ohio GOP chair Matthew Borges, and high-profile lobbyists Neil Clark and Juan Cespedes. … Continue reading Ohio lawmakers arrested for bribery and corruption

US contractor charged with COVID-Relief fraud

The owner of a residential construction contracting firm based in Washington, D.C., was charged with allegedly submitting fraudulent documents to a bank in connection with applications seeking more than $400,000 in a forgivable Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans guaranteed by the Small Business Administration (SBA) under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act. … Continue reading US contractor charged with COVID-Relief fraud

2 whistleblowers to receive $3,006,000 for exposing False Claims Act violations

Longwood Management Corporation and 27 affiliated skilled nursing facilities (Longwood) have agreed to resolve allegations that they violated the False Claims Act by submitting false claims to Medicare for rehabilitation therapy services that were not reasonable or necessary, the Department of Justice announced today. Longwood is headquartered in California and the 27 skilled nursing facilities … Continue reading 2 whistleblowers to receive $3,006,000 for exposing False Claims Act violations

COVID-19: Italian mafia groups exploiting the health crisis

Previously, Marco worked as a blacksmith with his father until 1996, but since then, he has done all sorts of work but has never declared it. "It’s like defeat, honestly. Underground work is not good, but one has to do it in order to survive," he explained. Marco asked for council housing in 2012, but … Continue reading COVID-19: Italian mafia groups exploiting the health crisis

President Buhari appoints EFCC acting chairman after Magu’s suspension

President Muhammadu Buhari on Friday approved the suspension of Acting Chairman of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, Ibrahim Magu. Umar Gwandu, spokesperson for Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), confirmed the news in a statement on Friday. The statement added that EFCC’s Head of Operations, Mohammed Umar, had been named as the Acting … Continue reading President Buhari appoints EFCC acting chairman after Magu’s suspension

Neighbors react after police points gun at black teens

Residents of Clayton County, Georgia are calling for the firing of a police officer who was filmed pulling a gun on five teenagers, leading to a tense confrontation with neighbors. In a video shared on Instagram, the officer can be seen pointing the gun at the Jonesboro teens as neighbors urge him not to shoot. "There … Continue reading Neighbors react after police points gun at black teens

No COVID-19 palliative package for Nigerians as FG claims

Nigerians living in Abuja, the country’s capital, who are intended beneficiaries of the COVID-19 palliatives, have denied receiving any amount of money or relief materials from government. Minister of Humanitarian Affairs and Disaster Management, Sadiya Umar Farouq, had said 2.6 million vulnerable persons benefited from the Federal Government’s cash transfer intervention programme. She said 11 … Continue reading No COVID-19 palliative package for Nigerians as FG claims

Ex-prison warden commits suicide in court to avoid 3-year sentence for bribery

A former Russian prison service official diagnosed with terminal cancer shot himself dead in a courtroom on Wednesday after being handed a three-year jail sentence on corruption charges. Viktor Sviridov, who had served as a transport manager in the federal prison service, took out a pistol and shot himself dead in the courtroom after hearing … Continue reading Ex-prison warden commits suicide in court to avoid 3-year sentence for bribery

Pope Francis not in support of tax cuts for ‘rich people’

Pope Francis has criticized the practice of tax cuts for the rich in the name of "investment and development," calling it a "structure of sin" at the seminar set up by the Pontifical Academy for Social Sciences. He lamented the fact that "billions of dollars" end up in "tax haven accounts" instead of funding "healthcare … Continue reading Pope Francis not in support of tax cuts for ‘rich people’

Nigerians angry with Buhari’s daughter for ‘toying’ with presidential jet

President Muhammadu Buhari is respected in regional and global circles for his commitment to fighting corruption, but his daughter's recent show of "affluence" has got tongues wagging. Nigerians are expressing outrage over the decision by the Nigerian Government to authorise the use of a jet from the presidential fleet to fly President Muhammadu Buhari's daughter, … Continue reading Nigerians angry with Buhari’s daughter for ‘toying’ with presidential jet