Corruption is especially prevalent in the building industry where firms are often happy to grease a palm to get the green light for their project. The state prosecutor in Regensburg is currently looking into a case involving local politicians.
Four former presidents and the opposition leader are currently under investigation in the Odebrecht graft scandal. The deal commits the construction giant to provide information about bribes it paid to officials.
Goldman subsidiaries and two of the bank's former employees were accused of misappropriating $2.7 billion from Malaysian fund 1MDB. The US bank has also been accused of benefiting from $600 million in inflated fees.
The government of Mozambique has discovered thousands of fictitious workers on the government payroll, costing the state at least $250 million. The news is the latest in a series of financial scandals in the country.
Authorities said they have sufficient evidence to show the Israeli premier accepted bribes and committed fraud. But he has rejected the allegations as a plot brought on by political enemies.
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