Former FIFA head Blatter quizzed by US, Swiss investigators

"I was never a person of interest or under scrutiny by the American justice. Never," the former FIFA president said on Friday.

Blatter's most recent contact "with lawyers from the United States Justice Department" was several months ago in Switzerland, he said, adding that FIFA legal representatives were also present.

"I have been investigated in two or three matters but it's no wrongdoing," Blatter said, giving rare detail about the American and Swiss federal investigations which rocked FIFA almost two years ago and later forced him from office.

Guyana officials suspected of using state funds for homes

Roger Luncheon, who worked as secretary of the South American nation's Cabinet and head of its defence board from 1992 to 2015, was picked up at the office of opposition leader and former President Bharrat Jagdeo.

He was taken to police headquarters and questioned about the alleged undervaluing of a tract of land where Jagdeo and other former officials own homes.

Samsung heir facing another summons from South Korean investigators

This as they look into bribery allegations between Park and the country's largest business group.

Lee, the billionaire vice chairman of technology giant Samsung Electronics, will be summoned along with two other group officials on Monday morning, said Lee Kyu-chul, the spokesman of the prosecution team.

Investigators had sought to arrest Lee when they summoned him last month, but a court ruled there wasn't enough evidence to justify Lee's arrest at that point.

VIDEO: Opposition walks out before Zuma State of Nation

Opposition Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) leader Julius Malema previously hinted that his Members of Parliament would disrupt Zuma's State of Nation address.

As his MPs were dragged onto the streets of the parliamentary precinct, they were faced with police and hundreds of military forces who were patrolling to guard against protesters

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane told riot police that they were acting "against the law" as they prevented reporters from approaching the Parliament building.

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Israel's Netanyahu mired in series of corruption allegations

Instead, the long-serving leader is mired in a series of eye-popping corruption investigations in a country that has already jailed a prime minister and president.

Police have interrogated Netanyahu several times "under caution" over questionable ties to top executives in media, international business and Hollywood, whipping up a sense that he might actually be driven from office. The latest scandal, involving secret negotiations with the publisher of a critical newspaper, is proving especially embarrassing.

Road Safety Group: Corruption at Licensing Office

So said president of Arrive Alive, Sharon Inglefield as she made a plea to the government during an anti-corruption debate hosted by the British High Commission earlier today.

Inglefield said it was time to do something about the corruption at Licensing Office, where many people who can neither read nor write are able to get licenses to drive on the nation’s roads.

Noting that people can pay to fast track their license applications, Inglefield said everyone who pays that bribe has blood on their hands when accidents occur.

T&T high on int'l business bribery list

The study, which was released this year by TRACE International, rated Trinidad and Tobago at a worrying 134 out of 199 countries, which puts the country with an overall risk score of 67 percent. 

2 police officers held for extortion

Up to 7:00 am today, information was said to still be coming in, however, the two officers – who are said to be attached to a unit in the Western Division – were allegedly detained during a police operation on Wednesday night by officers of the Professional Standards Bureau.

The men, both of whom are said to be police constables, were detained after a report was made that they were allegedly trying to extort some persons in the division.

More on this as it becomes available.

2 years on, FIFA's Garcia Report still long way from release

But two years after disputed details of the so-called "Garcia Report" into the 2018-2022 World Cup bid campaigns were first revealed, it is still not close to being published.

Switzerland's federal prosecution office suggests it might take three more years before its investigation of alleged FIFA-linked money laundering is complete and the 430-page dossier can be published.

Prof. Deosaran: Release stats on police corruption

Speaking on Power 102FM on Monday, Professor Deosaran said the information must also include a status update on the probes.

“What the public needs to know, and I’ve been asking the Acting Police Commissioner, publish the data, the statistics, how many officers are under investigation, for how long, and what is the kind of punishment meted out, and what system has been put in place, if at all, to prevent such indiscipline, especially serious acts of corruption or the abuse of power and so on. Let the public know.”