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Crime Bribery

  • SEOUL, Feb 13- Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee appeared at the South Korean special prosecutor's office for questioning on Monday as part of a wider investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye. Park, Lee, Choi, and Samsung Group have all denied bribery accusations. Proving illicit dealings between Park or her...

  • SEOUL, Feb 13- Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee appeared at the South Korean special prosecutor's office for questioning on Monday as part of a wider investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye. Park, Lee, Choi, and Samsung Group have all denied bribery accusations. Proving illicit dealings between Park or her...

  • SEOUL, Feb 13- Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee appeared at the South Korean special prosecutor's office on Monday for questioning as part of a wider investigation into an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye. Park, Lee, Choi, and Samsung Group have all denied bribery charges. Lee arrived at the prosecution office in southern Seoul...

  • SAO PAULO/ RIO DE JANEIRO, Feb 10- Brazil's one-time richest man Eike Batista will stand trial on corruption charges along with an ex- Rio de Janeiro governor who allegedly took millions in bribes from the former billionaire. Federal prosecutors on Friday leveled the charges against Batista, the former governor Sergio Cabral and seven other people accused for...

  • BOGOTA, Feb 10- Colombian prosecutors investigating Brazil's Odebrecht for corruption will travel to that country next week to look for evidence that the construction conglomerate bribed politicians and sent funds to presidential campaigns, an official said on Friday. Attorney General Nestor Humberto Martinez has said a portion of $4.6 million that...

  • SAO PAULO, Feb 10- Federal prosecutors on Friday leveled corruption charges against Eike Batista, Brazil's one-time richest man, along with a ex- Rio de Janeiro governor who allegedly took millions in bribes from the former billionaire, one of his nation's most boisterous backers amid a now busted commodities boom. In an emailed statement, prosecutors said the...

  • BUENOS AIRES, Feb 7- A federal judge in Argentina will request information from Brazil and Switzerland to determine if President Mauricio Macri's spy chief received bribe money from a builder in 2013, state-run news agency Telam reported on Tuesday. Prosecutors publicly announced two weeks ago that they are investigating whether National Intelligence...

  • Feb 6- A company that operates red-light traffic cameras will pay Chicago $20 million to settle a lawsuit arising from a bribery scheme between the firm's former chief executive and a city transportation official, officials said on Monday. The city's settlement with the firm and its Australian parent company, Redflex Holdings Ltd, ends Chicago's civil...

  • BRASILIA, Feb 1- Brazil's Senate elected an ally of President Michel Temer as its new leader on Wednesday, providing key support in the upper chamber for proposed reforms to restore fiscal discipline. Senator Eunicio Oliveira, 64, was elected Senate president by a vote of 61-10, despite accusations that he took a bribe of 2.1 million reais from a defendant in a...

  • MOSCOW, Feb 1- Igor Sechin, head of Russia's biggest oil company Rosneft, set up a personal meeting with a government minister for what was in fact a law enforcement sting, after which state investigators charged the minister with receiving a $2 million bribe, two sources familiar with the case told Reuters. Alexei Ulyukayev, who at the time was minister for...

  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 30- Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht, under investigation for paying hundreds of millions in bribes across Latin America, withdrew its bid to build a bridge over the Panama canal, the president of the Central American nation said on Monday. Last week, Panama prosecutors said they had charged 17 people, including several businessmen and...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 30- Eike Batista, once the richest and most outspoken cheerleader for Brazil's ill-fated commodities bubble, flew back to Rio de Janeiro Monday and was arrested at the airport by federal police over corruption allegations after four days as a fugitive. Batista, a brash entrepreneur whose meteoric rise and fall made him the poster boy of a...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 30- Eike Batista, once Brazil's richest man and most flamboyant national booster, was detained by federal police on Monday on allegations of bribing a former governor, putting an end to his brief stint as an international fugitive. Batista, a brash entrepreneur whose meteoric rise and fall made him the poster boy of Brazil's decade-long boom...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 30- Eike Batista, once Brazil's richest man, flew into Rio de Janeiro on Monday and was detained by federal police in connection with charges including an alleged $16 million bribe to a former governor, Globo news television reported. Batista, a brash entrepreneur who became the face of Brazil's now-fizzled commodities boom, had been sought...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 30- The president of Brazil's Supreme Court, Carmen Lucia Rocha, approved plea bargain statements from 77 executives of engineering conglomerate Odebrecht under investigation for paying bribes in the country's biggest graft scandal, the court said on Monday. Prosecutors had asked Rocha not to hold up approval of the statements following the...

  • *Batista was Brazil's richest man before group collapsed. *Police suspect Batista flew to New York on Tuesday. RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 26- Brazilian police are seeking the arrest of fallen commodities tycoon Eike Batista as part of a vast political bribery probe, investigators said on Thursday, adding that the former billionaire appeared to have already flown to New...

  • In a lawsuit filed in federal court in Brooklyn, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission accused Michael Cohen, who headed Och-Ziff's European office, and Vanja Baros, a former analyst, of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. In its lawsuit, the SEC said Cohen, 45, and Baros, 44, from 2007 to 2012 caused bribes to be paid to officials in Libya, Chad, Niger,...

  • *Batista was Brazil's richest man before group collapsed. *Police suspect Batista flew to New York on Tuesday. RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 26- Brazilian police are seeking the arrest of fallen commodities tycoon Eike Batista as part of a vast political bribery probe, investigators said on Thursday, adding that the former billionaire appeared to have already flown to New...

  • CARACAS, Jan 26- Venezuela's chief state prosecutor said on Thursday an arrest warrant was being sought for someone suspected of taking bribes from Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction conglomerate linked to major corruption schemes across Latin America. According to a plea bargain agreement with U.S. authorities, Odebrecht and representatives paid...

  • CARACAS, Jan 26- Venezuela's chief state prosecutor said on Thursday an arrest warrant was being sought for someone suspected of taking bribes from Odebrecht, the Brazilian construction conglomerate linked to major corruption schemes across Latin America. According to a plea bargain agreement with U.S. authorities, Odebrecht and representatives paid...