TURKEY: ‘ TRIAL OF 13 POLICE OFFICERS ACCUSED OF SPYING ON ERDOGAN STARTS ‘

#AceWorldNews – TURKEY:Jan.02:The trial of 13 Turkish police officers began in Ankara on Friday.

The officers are accused of setting up bugs to spy on President Recep Tayyip Erdogan when he was prime minister during the corruption scandal in December 2013.

However, only eight of them will be present at the court as five others are on the run.

If found guilty, they face over 30 years in prison.

Erdogan said their actions were concocted by his political rival Fethullah Gulen to bring down his government.

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‘ TWENTY SEVEN PEOPLE ARRESTED BY BRAZILIAN POLICE OVER PETROBRAS CORRUPTION CASE ‘

#AceWorldNews – BRAZIL (Rio De-Janeiro) – Nov.15 – Twenty-seven people were arrested by Brazilian police in connection with a corruption case involving state-owned oil giant Petrobras.

'Brazilian police arrest 27 in Petrobras graft case '

‘Brazilian police arrest 27 in Petrobras graft case ‘

Among the arrestees is the former director of engineering and services, Renato Duque, AFP reported.

Thirty police teams took part in the arrests that swept the country.

Police also searched 11 companies during the operation and seized $277 million worth of assets belonging to 36 individuals and three companies.

The breakthrough in the case against Petrobras reportedly came after former official Paulo Roberto Costa made a plea deal with the prosecutors, revealing that the firm gave out millions of dollars to politicians of the ruling Workers Party between 2004 and 2012.

According to police, a total of around $3.9 billion was paid out during that time.

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BRITAIN: ‘ CHILD ABUSE HOME OFFICE FILES SHOW NO EVIDENCE OF COVER-UP ‘

#AceBreakingNews – BRITAIN – Nov.11 – A review into how the Home Office handled files containing high-profile historical child abuse allegations has been published Sky News just reported. 

'Theresa May and Report Author Peter Wanless -Screenshot from 2014-11-11 13:25:13 '

‘Theresa May and Report Author Peter Wanless -Screenshot from 2014-11-11 13:25:13 ‘

NSPCC Chief Executive Peter Wanless was brought in to investigate after an internal review found the department had “lost or destroyed” 114 files between 1979 and 1999.

Mr Wanless and Richard Whittam QC were asked to address allegations that the Home Office failed to act on information received about abuse allegations in the 1980s.

The report found it had not been possible after some 30 years to establish exactly what had been given to the Home Office and what action had been taken because there was no system of routinely recording such referrals.

But the authors said extensive searches had not uncovered evidence of “organised attempts” by officials to conceal child abuse.

The report found no evidence that the Home Office had funded the notorious pro-paedophile Paedophile Information Exchange (PIE) – but said the possibility could not be dismissed entirely.

Facing questions about his review from MPs on the Home Affairs Select Committee, Mr Wanless said he found Home Office record keeping was “a mess”.

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