Venezuelan opposition politician Leopoldo Lopez faces as much as four years in prison for alleged misuse of public funds more than a decade ago as President Hugo Chavez’s health prompts speculation about new elections.
Total SA Chief Executive Officer Christophe de Margerie will appear in Paris court on Jan. 21 to fight charges he participated in the scandal stemming from the United Nations oil-for-food relief program.
Prime Minister Mario Monti won a confidence vote in the Senate today on an anti-graft bill as he seeks to hit back against corruption with the country hobbled by the biggest wave of political scandals in two decades.
Fresh allegations that former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was part of a cash-for-votes scandal have dealt another blow to the popular leader, diminishing the odds of him running for office again.
Testifying before Senate committees in 2003 and 2006, Newt Gingrich commanded attention as a former House speaker. He used the opportunities to share his vision of the future of health care -- and to mention a few clients.
Republican presidential contender Jon Huntsman Jr. said in an interview on Bloomberg Television’s “Political Capital with Al Hunt,” airing this weekend, that rival Mitt Romney would be a “status quo president” with respect to Wall Street and Washington influence peddling. Former Utah Governor Huntsman also said Romney, a former Massachusetts governor who also was a private equity manager, should release his tax returns.