Keyword: bribes

Disappeared Chinese Interpol boss 'admits taking 2m dollars in bribes'

Meng Hongwei, the Chinese head of the France-based international police organisation Interpol who disappeared after travelling to China last September, has admitted accepting more than 2 million dollars in bribes, according to a statement issued by a Chinese court in the north-east city of Tianjin.

Evidence suggests Fifa secretary general Jérôme Valcke 'knew of $10m bribe'

A letter from the South African Football Association shows the former French journalist and TV rights manager knew of bung payment.

OECD monitors slam France over corporate bribery

France lacks both the mean and the will to properly tackle corporate bribery of foreign officials, say OECD anti-bribery pact monitors.

New evidence implicates President Sarkozy in 'Karachigate' deals

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Fresh evidence has emerged implicating Nicolas Sarkozy's involvement in two controversial 1994 arms deals that lie at the centre of an investigation into suspected illegal political party financing via French weapons sales abroad. Mediapart has obtained access to an official document referring to Sarkozy's approval, when he was budget minister, of financial arrangements surrounding the sale to Saudi Arabia of three French frigates, a deal in which two French-imposed intermediaries were paid the equivalent of more than 200 million euros. Meanwhile, a key witnessin the investigation has said the then-budget minister had "necessarily" given his authorisation for the creation of a Luxembourg-based company set up to handle the payment of commissions paid out in a separate, simultaneous sale of French submarines to Pakistan.Fabrice Arfi and Karl Laske report.