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Former IMF head sentenced for credit card fraud

Rodrigo Rato has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for misusing company credit cards at a Spanish bank he chaired for two years before its state bailout in 2012.

Rodrigo Rato has been sentenced to four and a half years in prison for misusing company credit cards at a Spanish bank he chaired for two years before its state bailout in 2012.

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Spain's Urdangarin escapes jail pending appeal

A Spanish court has decided not to send the King of Spain's brother-in-law to prison while he awaits the outcome of an appeal against a six-year-sentence for charges including tax fraud and money laun

A Spanish court has decided not to send the King of Spain's brother-in-law to prison while he awaits the outcome of an appeal against a six-year-sentence for charges including tax fraud and money laun

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Jailed Kremlin critic Ildar Dadin's jail term quashed

Russia’s supreme court has overturned the conviction of jailed opposition activist Ildar Dadin and ordered his release.

Russia’s supreme court has overturned the conviction of jailed opposition activist Ildar Dadin and ordered his release.

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Former Hong Kong leader sentenced to 20 months imprisonment for misconduct

Donald Tsang, the most senior official in the territory even to stand trial for corruption, was found guilty of having failed to declare a conflict of interest.

Donald Tsang, the most senior official in the territory even to stand trial for corruption, was found guilty of having failed to declare a conflict of interest.

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Samsung chief Lee is questioned in S. Korea corruption probe

Handcuffed and tied with rope, he arrived for questioning on Saturday after a night in a tiny cell, his bed a mattress on the floor.

Handcuffed and tied with rope, he arrived for questioning on Saturday after a night in a tiny cell, his bed a mattress on the floor.

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Venezuelan opposition activists freed, but '100 remain imprisoned'

After being held for more than a year on corruption charges, Venezuelan former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales has been released from house arrest.

After being held for more than a year on corruption charges, Venezuelan former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales has been released from house arrest.

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Disgraced ex-Israeli president to be freed from jail

The disgraced former Israeli president, Moshe Katsav is to be freed on parole after serving five years of a seven year jail term for rape.

The disgraced former Israeli president, Moshe Katsav is to be freed on parole after serving five years of a seven year jail term for rape.

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Riot officers regain control of British jail

Police have regained control of one of Britain’s biggest jails hours after a huge riot broke out.

Police have regained control of one of Britain’s biggest jails hours after a huge riot broke out.

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French ex-budget minister Cahuzac is jailed for tax fraud

Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who led a government crackdown on tax dodgers, was sentenced to three years in jail in Paris on Thursday – for hiding an offshore bank account of his…

Former French budget minister Jerome Cahuzac, who led a government crackdown on tax dodgers, was sentenced to three years in jail in Paris on Thursday – for hiding an offshore bank account of his…

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Eto'o could face 10-year prison sentence

Spanish prosecutors are seeking a prison term of more than 10 years for former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o for alleged tax crimes committed when he played for…

Spanish prosecutors are seeking a prison term of more than 10 years for former Chelsea striker Samuel Eto’o for alleged tax crimes committed when he played for…

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Spanish court calls for Neymar to serve two years in prison

Spain’s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga ch

Spain’s public prosecutor has called for Barcelona soccer player Neymar to be sent to prison for two years for his part in a corruption case over his transfer from Brazilian club Santos to the Liga ch

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Afghan women imprisoned in elder's homes

Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property

Women in Afghanistan are forced to serve time in tribal elder's homes where they are effectively treated as their property

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Hundreds still at large following Brazil jail-break

The inmates fled from the Jardinopolis prison, around 160 kilometres northwest of Sao Paulo, Brazil's second city. Officials say they had set fire to several cells in one wing of the prison during a r

The inmates fled from the Jardinopolis prison, around 160 kilometres northwest of Sao Paulo, Brazil's second city. Officials say they had set fire to several cells in one wing of the prison during a r

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Orange is the new black - pot noodles are the new tobacco

Instant ramen pot noodles are replacing tobacco as currency among prisoners in the United States according to study which blames reduced spending on prison food.

Instant ramen pot noodles are replacing tobacco as currency among prisoners in the United States according to study which blames reduced spending on prison food.