October 7, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
The World Bank announced Friday that former International Criminal Court (ICC) prosecutor Luis Moreno-Ocampo will audit an investigation conducted by the Anti-Corruption Commission of Bangladesh (ACC) into whether there are corrupt officials involved in the Padma Multipurpose Bridge project. On ...[read more]
August 8, 2011
by Zach Zagger
Former Bangladeshi prime minister Khaleda Zia and her son, Tarique Rahman, were charged with corruption Monday over alleged inappropriate donations. The Bangladesh Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) brought the charges in connection with USD $1.05 million in donations to a charity named after her ...[read more]
May 31, 2011
by Clay Flaherty
On May 31, 2010, the Bangladesh High Court dismissed the last of 15 corruption cases which been brought against Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina between 2001 and 2008. Hasina was reelected to the post of Prime Minister of Bangladesh in December 2008 a position she previously held from 1996 until... ...[read more]
July 6, 2010
by Sarah Miley
The Bangladesh Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) on Tuesday charged the eldest son of former prime minister Khaleda Zia with corruption for allegedly laundering three million dollars through bank accounts in Singapore. Police officials stated that the ACC filed suit against Tarique Rahman and his ...[read more]
May 10, 2009
by Andrew Morgan
Former Bangladeshi foreign minister Morshed Khan began serving as a 13-year sentence on Sunday, after surrendering to a Dhaka court. Khan, who served from 2001 to 2006 under former Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia was convicted last September of illegally amassing nearly $250,000 by the country... ...[read more]
June 1, 2008
by Deirdre Jurand
Bangladesh police have arrested dozens of politicians since Friday in a renewed anti-corruption drive. The drive comes amid an even wider crackdown in which authorities have arrested more than 1,600 political activists and suspected criminals. On Sunday, a judge issued arrest warrants for ...[read more]
May 26, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
Bangladesh has approved the creation of a so-called Truth and Accountability Commission which would allow corrupt officials and businessmen guilty of corruption to avoid jail by confessing and returning money taken, officials said Monday. The commission would operate under the country's new Volu... ...[read more]
May 18, 2008
by Devin Montgomery
A Bangladeshi anti-corruption court indicted former Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Sunday on charges that she received approximately $440,000 in illegal kickbacks on a power-plant deal while in office between 1996 and 2001. If found guilty of the accusations, made in 2007 by the country's Anti-C... ...[read more]
May 8, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
A Bangladeshi court Wednesday formally charged former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina Wajed with corruption under the recommendation of the country's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC). Hasina and eight other people are accused of involvement in an kickback scheme that awarded lucrative... ...[read more]
May 6, 2008
by Mike Rosen-Molina
Bangladesh's Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) has filed formal charges against former Bangladeshi Prime Minister Begum Khaleda Zia, officials said Tuesday. Zia and 10 other officials are accused of corruption and abuse of power for an alleged kickback scheme that awarded lucrative gas contracts... ...[read more]

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