The gregarious Malaysian businessman nicknamed “Fat Leonard” is well known by US Navy commanders in the Pacific. But prosecutors in court papers say Leonard Francis worked his connections to obtain military secrets by arranging prostitutes, Lady Gaga tickets and other bribes for a US commander, in a scandal reverberating across the Navy.
A multimillion-dollar scandal involving a Christian pastor, his singer wife and a glamorous financial executive has gripped Singapore, with allegations of fraud and tantalizing glimpses into the expensive process of making a pop star.
By Jamie Elona
Janet Napoles-Lim, who is at the center of the P10-billion “pork barrel” scam, on Monday opted not to enter a plea on the case of serious illegal detention filed against her by whistle-blower Benhur Luy.
A law professor was sentenced to five months in jail in Singapore on Monday for obtaining sexual favors and gifts from a female student in exchange for better grades.
By Dario Thuburn
Catholic cardinals begin talks on Monday ahead of a conclave to elect the next pope, following Benedict XVI’s historic resignation, as a British cardinal not in attendance admitted to sexual misconduct with priests.
The Vatican on Saturday condemned Italian media reports of intrigue, corruption and blackmail among senior prelates, saying these were meant to pressure cardinals ahead of their vote to elect Pope Benedict XVI’s successor.
Disgraced former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn paid a settlement of $1.5 million (1.1 million euros) to the New York hotel maid who accused him of sexual assault, a French newspaper reported Sunday.
A Dubai court has sentenced an Irish man and British woman to three months in jail for an intimate tryst in the back of a taxi.
Paula Broadwell and Jill Kelley, the two women embroiled in the scandal that brought down CIA chief David Petraeus, visited the White House several times since 2009, a US official told AFP Friday.
Japan’s prime minister replaced his justice minister Wednesday, one day after the senior Cabinet member resigned over health issues and after reports that he associated with gangsters and accepted questionable donations.
Pope Benedict XVI’s former butler Paolo Gabriele goes on trial on Saturday for leaking confidential Vatican memos that revealed cloak-and-dagger politics among the pope’s closest aides.
As many as 125 students at Harvard University are being probed for allegedly cheating in a final exam at the elite institution, administrators said Thursday.
More than two-thirds of adults in Britain thought Prince Harry cavorting naked with women at a Las Vegas party was acceptable behavior, according to a poll out Sunday.