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MP critisises Ghanaian President for sacking the Attorney General

Ghana MP Paul Collins Appiah Ofori has described as “shameful” the dismissal of Attorney General (AG) Martin Amidu for no justifiable reason. He pointed out that the sacking of the AG was to protect the President’s cronies and to condone their corruption against the state. Martin Amidu claimed that his integrity and professionalism as a lawyer was a threat to the concealment of “gargantuan crimes” against the people of Ghana. The President’s Office released a statement that Martin Amidu was being relieved his posts as Attorney General and Minister of Justice with immediate effect because of his misconduct at a meeting last Friday, January 13 2012, presided over by President J.E.A Mills. The statement added that Mr. Amidu’s conduct was incompatible with acceptable standards expected of ministers and appointees of the...

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PNG Minister : $467 million lost to corruption

PNG Prime Minister Peter O’Neill In Papua New Guinea (PNG), almost 1 billion kina [US$467 million] of public funds goes down the drain annually because of widespread corruption. This was revealed by Public Service Minister Bart Philemon, during a debate in parliament on the first national anti-corruption strategy 2010-30. Because of this, he said, the national wealth had failed to trickle down to the people – despite the billions of surplus money in government. He said that there had been a record budget of 60 billion kina [US$28 billion] in the past nine years. Prime Minister Peter O’Neill introduced...

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Corruption trial told of savage beating by Toronto police

Chris Quigley In the corruption trial of five former Toronto drug squad officers, the Crown witness told the court that he was so badly beaten by police, he thought he would die from his injuries. Chris Quigley, the Crown’s lead witness, testified that he thought that he would die. Five former Toronto police drug squad officers were charged with committing a savage beating, extortion, theft of thousands in cash and a conspiracy to lie about and cover up a series of illegal arrests, searches and seizures. Quigley described in detail being threatened and subjected to a series of three...

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FIFA proposals for anti-corruption reforms

FIFA president Sepp Blatter Jerome Champagne, a former adviser to FIFA President Sepp Blatter, has come up with his own ideas on how soccer’s governing body can prevent more corruption scandals. His 25-page proposal is a direct appeal to FIFA and national bodies while in effect bypassing soccer’s six continental confederations. He sent his proposals to 208 national soccer associations ahead of Thursday’s panel meeting as part of Blatter’s reforms. Champagne, a former French diplomat who left FIFA unexpectedly two years ago, said that his scandal-hit former employer faced a severe crisis because of corruption allegations. He declined to...

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ECB anti-corruption unit wants talks with whistle-blower over spot-fixing allegations

The England and Wales Cricket Board’s (ECB) anti-corruption unit wants to speak to Tony Palladino, the whistle-blower who reported team-mate Mervyn Westfield for spot-fixing, to see whether he can help them find more instances of corruption in English cricket. Team-mates: Tony Palladino (second left) and Mervyn Westfield (third left) at Essex Westfield pleaded guilty at the Old Bailey last week to accepting a corrupt payment to bowl in a way that would allow the scoring of runs. Therefore seamer Palladino, who would have been the main prosecution witness, was not called. Palladino now plays for Derbyshire. He said in...

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