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.
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
Russia’s supreme court has overturned the conviction of jailed opposition activist Ildar Dadin and ordered his release.
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.
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.
Panama’s former dictator Manuel Noriega has been freed from jail for three months ahead of planned brain surgery.
The infamous boss of the Sinaloa drug cartel is wanted on charges of conspiring to import cocaine to the US.
This is the brawl at a US jail that left five prisoners injured, some with stab wounds.
At least 31 inmates are killed in a Brazilian prison in what is believed to be a drug gang revenge attack.
A South Korean court has jailed a local Volkswagen executive for 18 months for falsifying documents to get import certificates for vehicles.
Over 100 prisoners are on the loose and 56 have died after two rival drugs gangs ran riot in a Brazilian prison.
After being held for more than a year on corruption charges, Venezuelan former presidential candidate Manuel Rosales has been released from house arrest.
A jailed Iranian activist on hunger strike in protest at the detention of his writer wife has taken social media by storm.
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.
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…
Austria's government has agreed on a draft law that will fine or jail asylum seekers who lie about their identities to authorities
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…
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
An Egyptian court has sentenced the head of a journalists’ union to two years in prison, a ruling condemned by rights groups.
Israel has jailed a 14-year-old Palestinian for 12 years for the 2015 stabbing of two people in a settlement north of Jerusalem.
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
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.