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Crime Bribery

  • WASHINGTON, April 4- Kara Novaco Brockmeyer, the attorney at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission who oversees the unit that polices foreign bribery laws, plans to depart the SEC later this month, the regulator announced Tuesday. Brockmeyer, a 17- year veteran of the SEC, has led the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act unit since 2011.. Trump's pick to lead the SEC,...

  • LIMA, March 31- Public prosecutors in Peru have opened a preliminary probe into the country's former President Alan Garcia as part of a far-reaching inquiry into bribes that Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA has acknowledged distributing to win local contracts, a source in the attorney general's office said Friday. Garcia's representatives did not...

  • NEW YORK, March 31- Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem SA must face the main part of a shareholder lawsuit over its role in a massive bribery scandal that engulfed Brazil's state-owned oil company Petrobras SA, a U.S. judge has ruled. District Judge Paul Engelmayer in Manhattan said holders of Braskem's American depositary receipts may pursue claims...

  • SEOUL, March 31- Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Friday it paid Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, the third-generation leader of Samsung Group, 1.135 billion won last year, disclosing his compensation for the first time. Lee is currently on trial for bribery, embezzlement and other charges amid a corruption scandal that has rocked South Korea. Lee's compensation...

  • SEOUL, March 31- A South Korean court on Friday approved a warrant to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye, the country's first democratically elected leader to be thrown out of office, on accusations of bribery and abuse of power. A judge at the Seoul Central District Court said in a statement that "the cause and the need for the warrant are recognized as the main...

  • SEOUL, March 31- A South Korean court on Friday approved a warrant to arrest ousted president Park Geun-hye, the country's first democratically elected leader to be thrown out of office, on accusations of bribery and abuse of power. A judge at the Seoul Central District Court said in a statement that "the cause and the need for the warrant are recognized as the main...

  • CURITIBA, Brazil, March 28- Brazil's federal police on Tuesday raided a brokerage in Rio de Janeiro which they allege helped launder money for corrupt former executives of state-run oil firm Petrobras, as part of their sprawling "Car Wash" anti-graft probe. A person who answered the phone at Advalor's Rio de Janeiro office did not respond to requests for comment.

  • SAO PAULO, March 27- Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said on Monday it ordered three more food processing facilities to suspend production amid an investigation into alleged corruption of inspectors and unsanitary conditions in the world's biggest meat producer. The investigation hit hard at one of the few strong sectors in Brazil's economy, which is...

  • SAO PAULO, March 27- Brazil's Agriculture Ministry said on Monday that it ordered three more food processing facilities to suspend production amid an investigation into alleged corruption of inspectors and unsanitary conditions in the world's biggest meat producer. The investigation hit hard at one of the few strong sectors in Brazil's economy, which is...

  • SAO PAULO, March 27- Brazil's agriculture ministry said Monday that it had ordered three more food processing facilities to suspend production amid an investigation into alleged corruption of inspectors and unsanitary conditions in the world's biggest meat producer. That brings to six the number of food processing plants that have been ordered closed by...

  • BRASILIA/ BEIJING, March 25- China lifted a ban on imports of meat from Brazil on Saturday after Brazilian authorities clarified details of a police investigation into alleged bribery of health inspectors, in a victory for President Michel Temer's efforts to stem damage from the probe. The move by China, the biggest national consumer of Brazilian meat, was...

  • *Samsung Group chief arrested, indicted on bribery, other charges. Investors had expected the global leader in smartphones and memory chips to adopt a holding company structure, as the founding Lee family tries to solidify its control of the Samsung Group flagship ahead of a leadership succession. But Chief Executive Kwon Oh- hyun told the annual shareholder...

  • SEOUL, March 24- Tech giant Samsung Electronics Co Ltd, one of several South Korean companies caught up in a political influence-peddling scandal, said on Friday it did not provide any illegal financial support. Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee was indicted by a South Korean special prosecution team in February on charges including bribery.

  • ING has confirmed it is facing a criminal investigation into alleged money laundering and corruption from Netherlands authorities.

  • SAO PAULO/ BEIJING, March 20- China and the European Union curtailed meat imports from Brazil on Monday after police, in an anti-corruption probe criticized by the government as alarmist, accused inspectors in the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry of taking bribes to allow sales of rotten and salmonella-tainted meats. As the scandal deepened,...

  • SAO PAULO/ BEIJING, March 20- Fallout from a meatpacking industry scandal in Brazil, the world's biggest exporter of beef and poultry, widened on Monday as China, the EU, South Korea and Chile curtailed meat imports from the country after inspectors were accused of taking bribes to allow sales of tainted food. Brazil's President Michel Temer has sought to downplay...

  • SAO PAULO/ CURITIBA, Brazil, March 17- Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown on alleged bribery of health officials that could threaten $12 billion in annual exports. "This stains the entire system that Brazil has spent years building."

  • SAO PAULO/ CURITIBA, Brazil, March 17- Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown on alleged bribery of health officials that could threaten $12 billion in annual exports. "This stains the entire system that Brazil has spent years building."

  • March 17- A New Jersey pastor and a Florida software engineer were convicted on Friday of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange avoid having banks and regulators look into its activities. Pastor Trevon Gross, 47, and programmer Yuri Lebedev, 39, were convicted of conspiracy and bribery charges by a jury in Manhattan federal court after a week of...

  • SAO PAULO/ CURITIBA, Brazil March 17- Brazilian police raided the premises of global meatpacking companies JBS SA and BRF SA on Friday, as well as dozens of smaller rivals, in a crackdown on alleged bribery of health officials that could threaten $12 billion in annual exports. Police investigator Mauricio Moscardi Grillo said there was evidence of some...