Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Updated 12/12/12: Removing The Shackles: Recent Arrests And Resignations Around the World


Resignations, Arrests, and oh dear, too sick to be seen in public...

...and for those looking for political news, here's a few links for you:
Please check back here as this article will be updated as I find more.... as you can see below.

edited 12/12/12 2:04 to add:

Three British men arrested in Libor probe

Tunisian President May Resign



UPDATE 3-Police arrest Serbia's richest man in anti-graft probe

edited 12/12/12 12:29 to add:

Investigations against German Bank directors after raid
Wednesday 12, December 2012, 16:41 Clock

500 policeman and tax investigators raid Deutsche Bank for tax fraud

edited 12/11/12 10:30pm est to add:

Italian police arrest ex-Finmeccanica exec, investigate former minister for alleged corruption

edited 12/11/12 9:22pm est to add this link:

Syria Issues Arrest Warrants against Hariri, MP Saqr, Louay Meqdad

Minister Mangoma arrested

edited 12/11/12 9:15pm est to add this link:

Former premier of Turks and Caicos accused of corruption arrested in Brazil

edited 12/11/12 6:59pm est to add this link:

Former Croatian prime minister Ivo Sanader arrested

edited 12/11/12 6:11 pm est to add this link:

Cayman Islands premier McKeeva Bush arrested

The premier of the Cayman Islands has been arrested as part of a corruption investigation, local police say.

edited 12/11/12 4:28 pm est to add this link:
Malta Government Collapses After Own MP Joins Opposition to Vote Down Budget Bill

Clinton cancels Middle East trip because of ill health

Former President George H.W. Bush in hospital for third week

Read more:

Venezuela awaits Chavez update

Kuwait's government resigns to make way for new cabinet

Entire Ukraine government resigns

EUR/USD Facing Pressure After Italian Prime Minister Resigns

Cheikh Modibo Diarra, Mali Prime Minister, Resigns After Being Arrested By Junta

Indonesian minister resigns over corruption allegations

Orphy Klempa Resigns Senate Seat Monday to Join Ohio County Commission

Benghazi Local Council president resigns again

Update: BBC chief resigns

this one is a bit older, but no less telling:

Dutch government falls in budget crisis
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has tendered his government's resignation to Queen Beatrix, paving the way for early elections.

Polish economy minister, deputy premier resigns

Posted by Breaking The Silence at 10:59


  1. This is from the Huffington Post...its happening :)

  2. Former Croatian prime minister was arrested long time ago. We was broght to the court and sentenced to 10 years in just one corruption affair. At the moment he is in JAIL, and other corruption charges against him are allready presented at the court. Trial has begun for other stuff he did (or did not if court decides that). He is yet to be found guilty or not quilty in 3 other corruption affairs over this first one that he got 10 years for. Old news...

  3. Hi AK- thanx for reposting- can you edit to add that this list is being constantly updated- I've just added 4 more to the list about 5 minutes ago.


  4. There is this one too.....This arrest could get interesting as many of the USA politicians hold money in the Cayman Islands including O'romney........let's hear the truth......

    Cayman Islands Premier Arrested in Corruption Probe
    Date: Wednesday, 12-Dec-2012 13:46:18

    GEORGE TOWN, Cayman Islands (Reuters) - The leader of the Cayman Islands was arrested on Tuesday on suspicion of corruption in connection with a graft investigation in the Caribbean offshore financial center, authorities said.

    Premier McKeeva Bush was detained at his home by members of the Financial Crime Unit of the Royal Cayman Islands Police Service, a police statement said.

    The 57-year-old premier is suspected of theft, alleged misuse of a government credit card and abuse of office over the alleged importation of explosive substances without valid permits, it said.

    "It would be inappropriate ... to make any further comment in relation to these matters at this time," the statement said. "Further updates will be made available in due course."

    A police spokeswoman declined to elaborate on the arrest.

    Leonard Dilbert, Bush's chief of staff, said the premier had been detained on suspicion of wrongdoing pending an investigation but had not been formally charged with any crime.

    "It is important to remind the people of the Cayman Islands not to rush to judgment," he said. "Being suspected of having done something is far from it having been proven that you did that thing."

    Bush was elected in 2009 as premier of the island chain, a British Overseas Territory with a population of 55,000 people and a leading global tax haven.

    The islands are home to most of the world's hedge funds, offering tax advantages and financial secrecy to companies and investors.

    Bush also holds the position of minister of finance and tourism. He is the longest-serving member of the Caymans' Legislative Assembly and was first elected in 1984.

    Police searched Bush's home after his arrest and set up roadblocks restricting access to his residence, said a government official who requested anonymity because the investigation is still ongoing.

    Earlier this year, Cayman Islands Police Commissioner David Baines said Bush was the subject of three police investigations, two of them involving what he described at the time as financial irregularities.

    Bush publicly denied any wrongdoing.

    Officials from Bush's United Democratic Party are examining the impact of his arrest on the government, according to a statement from Deputy Premier Julianna O'Connor-Connolly.

    "We the government understand the gravity of this matter," she said.

    Alden McLaughlin, an opposition leader from the People's Progressive Movement party, said Bush's arrest had opened "a period of uncertainty."

    "The arrest of the premier is a hugely damaging body blow to the reputation of these islands and to confidence in our government," he said in a statement.

  5. Good work Kabuki.. Only that the news from Argentina are a bit outdated (2003 or 2004 I presume) Bush jr. was still in office! You should remove that news reference.

    Love and light... F.

  6. It will AK a world of good (not to mention credibility) to do at the very least, the semblance of due diligence so it does not make another embarrassing mistake. Argentina's current President is Cristina Fernandez de Kirchner. Fernando de la Rue was the President of Argentina from 1999 to 2001. Got that?

    1. You are correct, it appears the Daily Mail Article in the UK was left undated, and the header on the web page has a dynamic date, the article is from 2001, not 2012. I'll let know...

    2. BTW, this is an easy mistake when using google. Some web sites are not well formated, or were formated years ago without Google in mind. I ran into this kind of stuff when I did the banker resignation list.


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