The worst corruption scandals of 2015 A goat and cash exchanged for shortened sentences in Ghanaian prisons. International soccer games that were bought and sold. Rolexes and vacation clubs traded for Chinese business deals. In 2015, massive corruption scandals embroiled world leaders, high court judges, and the men who run the world’s soccer industry, among many others. Foreign Policy Nigeria: $2.1bn arms fraud The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, is set to commence the prosecution of ex-Minister of Defense and former national chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party, Dr. Haliru Bello Mohammed, and his son, Abbah Mohammed, for their alleged role in the diversion of funds meant for arms procurement in the immediate past Goodluck Jonathan administration. Information Nigeria How China will escalate the anti-corruption campaign Beijing’s normally passive political factions are on the move. Usually, they must lie low to avoid unwanted attention or being singled out as a threat. But in 2016 this passivity will become a liability. The 19th Party Congress will begin in October 2017, bringing the retirement of several top officials and marking the halfway point of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s tenure as the Communist Party’s general secretary. The networks of power that form — or break — in the next year will determine the shape of China’s next political order. Ethical Alliance JPMorgan fined $48-million for failure to resolve mortgage servicing violations JPMorgan Chase has been fined $48-million for failing to meet terms of a settlement to resolve mortgage servicing violations, U.S. bank regulators said on Tuesday. The fine will be on top of another $2 billion that JPMorgan had been ordered to pay to cover remediation costs and foreclosure assistance to borrowers, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency said. Business Insider Brazil attorney-general alleges powerful legislator took bribes tied to Rio 2016 Olympics Brazil’s attorney-general is investigating allegations that bribes were paid to a powerful lawmaker to help secure contracts for the building of venues and other works for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. U.S NEWS Two ex-ministers among 40 suspects arrested over graft in 2015: KPEC record The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ehtesab Commission (KPEC) has arrested about 40 suspects, including two provincial ministers, on the charges of corruption and corrupt practices and misuse of power and causing a loss of over Rs6 billion to the provincial exchequer since April 2015. International The news Corruption poses huge challenge for Mexican president President Enrique Peña Nieto enters the second half of his six years in office facing big economic and political challenges and lingering questions of impunity and corruption, issues that have become the Achilles’ heel of his administration, analysts say. The Dallas Morning News Chief Justice to replace corrupt Anas judges The Judicial Council is set to replace the corrupt judges who were dismissed from the bench following the judicial corruption expose’ by investigative journalist Anas Aremeyaw Anas. The chief Justice will on Thursday swear into office five circuit court judges and nine magistrates. StarrFM Online