Corruption Charges

Sixteen former Puerto Rican police officers were convicted of using their position to run a criminal organization, the Department of Justice announced Monday

Yesterday, Federal judge Ariel Lijo changed Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou’s court date from July 15 to June 9. Boudou will face charges of corruption, illegal negotiations as a public employee, and illegal profiteering related to his purchase of the Ciccone Calcográfica printing company with a partner in 2010.

The Fédération Internationale de Football Association’s (International Federation of Association Football—FIFA) Honorary President  João Havelange resignation was made public Tuesday following the publication of an internal ethics committee repot that implicated him in a $155.4 million bribery scandal. The 96 year-old Brazilian national served as FIFA president from 1974 to 1988.

Brazil’s Minister of Cities Mario Negromonte resigned on Thursday amid allegations of corruption published in the Brazilian newspaper Folha de São Paulo.