June 1, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A Chilean court on Friday said that it has completed the 10-year investigation into the origin of former Chilean dictator Augusto Pinochet's fortune and his suspected embezzlement of public funds. In an unanimous decision, an an appeals court in Santiago closed the investigation, allowing Judge ...[read more]
May 21, 2014
by Peter Snyder
An Egyptian criminal court in Cairo convicted former president Hosni Mubarak Wednesday of embezzling millions of dollars of public money. The court sentenced Mubarak to three years in prison. His sons, Gamal and Alaa, were sentenced to four years in prison for their role in the embezzling scheme. ...[read more]
April 22, 2014
by Amy Mathieu
Judge Anna Nekryach of the Babushkinsky district court on Tuesday found opposition leader Alexei Navalny guilty of slander. A Moscow City Duma Deputy, Aleksei Lisovenko filed the lawsuit after Navalny allegedly posed about Lisovenko on his Twitter account, calling the deputy a drug addict. ...[read more]
December 16, 2013
by Kimberly Bennett
The Hanoi Supreme People's Court on Monday sentenced two top executives to death for "taking bribes." Duong Chi Dung, former chairman of the Vietnam National Shipping Lines (Vinalines), and former general director Mai Van Phuc were convicted of embezzlement and sentenced to death, while eight ...[read more]
October 25, 2013
by Lauren Laing
A Chinese court on Friday upheld a life sentence for former Communist party leader Bo Xilai. Bo was sentenced to life in prison in September for corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power. The High People's Court of the Province of Shandong rejected Bo's appeal, ruling that the facts of the ...[read more]
October 16, 2013
by Samuel Franklin
A Russian appeals court on Wednesday upheld the embezzlement conviction of Alexei Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's chief political opponent, but suspended his five-year jail sentence, allowing him to walk free. Navalny was sentenced to five years for embezzling 16 million roubles (USD $500,000) ...[read more]
September 22, 2013
by Benjamin Minegar
China's former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai was sentenced to life in prison on Sunday for corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power. Bo was convicted for using his position in the Communist Party of China (CPC) to accept bribes in the form of property and money for himself and others from ...[read more]
July 26, 2013
by Daniel Mullen
China's former Communist Party leader Bo Xilai has been formally charged with corruption, embezzlement and abuse of power, the state-run news agency, Xinhua, announced on Thursday. Bo allegedly used his position in the Communist Party of China (CPC) to accept bribes in the form of property and ...[read more]
July 18, 2013
by Max Slater
A Russian court on Thursday sentenced political activist and lawyer Alexei Navalny to five years in prison for embezzling USD $500,000 from a state-owned timber company. Navalny, a strong critic of President Vladimir Putin and a crusader against alleged governmental corruption, declared that the ...[read more]
April 16, 2013
by Emily Osgood
JURIST Guest Columnist Felipe Alberto Herrera, Northwestern Law School Class of 2013, discusses the effects of the recent educational reforms in Mexico...Over the past several weeks, national education reform has become a sizzling topic of debate in Mexico. The debate climaxed with the February ...[read more]

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