The 15 Most Serious Corruption Cases in the World

The 15 Most Serious Corruption Cases in the World WTC marzo 22, 2023

On the occasion of the International Day against Corruption, this December 9, the civil organization Transparency International launched the campaign (Unmask the Corrupt), which exposes the 15 most emblematic cases of corruption worldwide.

This December 9 marks the International Day against Corruption and the civil organization Transparency International decided to exhibit the most serious cases in the world.

These are the 15 most emblematic cases of corruption worldwide:

- Zine Al-Abidine Ben Ali, former president of Tunisia, accused of stealing up to 2.6 million dollars from Tunisians. His accomplices managed to evade justice.

- The governing body of world soccer, FIFA. Top FIFA officials are accused of stealing millions. There are 81 detected cases of money laundering.

- State of Delaware, United States. Cross-border crime hub derived from secret rules. There is no information about the beneficiaries.

- Petrobras, Brazil state oil giant. Around 2 billion dollars in bribes to politicians are reported.

- Viktor Yanukovych, former President of Ukraine. Accused of embezzlement, millions in state assets ended up in private hands, according to the allegations against him.

- Isabel Dos Santos, daughter of the president of Angola, José Eduardo Dos Santos. She is the richest woman in Africa, with wealth valued at about $3.4 million. Angola has the highest infant mortality rate, according to Unicef.

- Akhmad Kadyrov Foundation, Chechen organization for social and economic development. It uses an intricate network of fake companies; offers lavish gifts to Hollywood actors.

- Jade trafficking in Myanmar, one of the biggest thefts of natural resources. The trafficking of the material leaves some 31 billion dollars in profits, which benefit drug lords and promote an armed conflict that has left more than 100,000 displaced.

- China Communications Construction Company, a state-controlled construction group. It is on the black list of various international organizations.

- Felix Bautista, Senator of the Dominican Republic. He would have enriched himself with millions of dollars in state funds. He owns more than 150 properties despite having a low salary. His political connections seem to make him untouchable.

- Banco Espírito Santo, run by tycoon Ricardo Salgado. The Portuguese bank would have allowed acts of corruption throughout the world. Systemic malpractice would have led to one of the largest corporate collapses in Europe, forcing a bailout of more than 5 billion euros.

- Lebanese political system, systemic corruption in the government, authorities and institutions.

- Teodoro Nguema Obiang, son of the President of Equatorial Guinea. He has a multi-billion dollar global empire while 75 percent of the countrys population lived in poverty in 2006. A key figure in money laundering investigations in France.

-Ricardo Martinelli, former president of Panama, and his close allies. Accused of diverting 100 million dollars of official money, along with violating human rights.

- Mohamed Hosni Mubarak, ousted president of Egypt. Accused of diverting a billion dollars of official funds.

Transparency International (Unmask the Corrupt) campaign began on October 1 of this year with the nomination of cases by the general public. The project received 383 nominations around the world.

The organization reviews each nomination and this Tuesday, December 9, it published the list of the 15 most emblematic cases of corruption, beginning the second part, with which Transparency International invites you to vote for the most symbolic. To date 3.5 million people have voted and commented on the nominated cases.

On February 10, 2016, Transparency International will close the vote and call for campaigns to bring these cases to world attention.

(We have had enough of corrupt politicians and businessmen abusing their power to enjoy a luxury lifestyle financed with stolen public money. And we are sure you have enough. It is time they face the real consequences of their crimes. By joining forces together, we can make that happen!) Transparency International notes on its website.