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Crime Bribery

  • BRASILIA, March 14- Brazil's top public prosecutor asked the Supreme Court to open 83 new investigations into senior politicians on Tuesday, reportedly including five ministers and leading lawmakers, in a dramatic escalation of a graft probe threatening the government. Prosecutor General Rodrigo Janot also requested that the Court send 211 other requests...

  • NEW YORK, March 10- Jurors in Manhattan federal court on Friday prepared to weigh charges against a Florida software engineer and a New Jersey pastor accused of scheming to help an illegal bitcoin exchange escape scrutiny. Prosecutors claim that Yuri Lebedev helped arrange bribes to pastor Trevon Gross, including $150,000 in donations to his church.

  • MIAMI, March 10- The U.S. Justice Department will extend a program that offers companies leniency if they voluntarily tell authorities when employees may have paid bribes, a senior official said on Friday. The program was set to expire on April 5, after a one-year pilot period but will now be continued indefinitely while officials evaluate its effectiveness,...

  • LIMA, March 9- Construction companies from around the world have expressed interest in operating in Peru after a vast graft scandal ensnared some of the country's biggest builders, the finance minister said on Thursday. Thorne declined to name any of the companies interested in bidding on projects in Peru. Peru is one of Latin America's fastest-growing...

  • LONDON, March 9- Rolls-Royce said it has cancelled the bonus payments of employees who were forced to leave the aero-engine maker during an internal investigation into its bribery scandal. The company, which reported a record annual loss last month, agreed a 671 million pound settlement in January after lengthy investigations into bribery at the company...

  • SINGAPORE, March 9- A former executive at oil company BP in Singapore was charged on Thursday with obtaining $3.95 million in bribes in what the city-state's anti-corruption agency called one of the largest corruption cases in the country. Clarence Chang Peng Hong, a former regional director for marine fuels with BP, was charged with taking bribes from an...

  • SEOUL, March 9- The leader of South Korea's Samsung Group conglomerate, Jay Y. Lee, on Thursday denied all of a special prosecutor's charges against him, his lawyer said at the opening of a hearing against him. Lee, who is being detained at Seoul Detention Centre, was not in attendance. Among the charges against Lee, 48, are pledging bribes to a company and organisations...

  • SAO PAULO, March 8- Brazilian federal police carried out search and arrest warrants on Wednesday to investigate the suspected bribery of witnesses in a corruption probe involving pension funds of state-controlled companies. Authorities said the operation targeted Mário Celso Lopes and his son Mário Celso Lincoln Lopes, partners at pulp company...

  • *Samsung Group repeats it did not bribe president. SEOUL, March 6- South Korean President Park Geun-hye colluded with a friend to take bribes from Samsung Group aimed at cementing Samsung Chief Jay Y. Lee's control of the conglomerate, the special prosecutor's office said on Monday, paving the way for Park to be prosecuted if removed from office.

  • *Samsung Group repeats it did not bribe president. SEOUL, March 6- South Korea's President Park Geun-hye colluded with her friend Choi Soon- sil to receive bribes from Samsung Group aimed at cementing Samsung Chief Jay Y. Lee's control of the conglomerate, the special prosecutor's office said on Monday. "Samsung Group vice chairman Lee Jae-yong colluded with...

  • SEOUL, March 6- South Korea's President Park Geun-hye colluded with her friend Choi Soon- sil to receive bribes from Samsung Group aimed at cementing Samsung Chief Jay Y. Lee's control of the company, a special prosecutor said in a statement on Monday. In a statement detailing the findings of its investigation, the special prosecutor's office said the National...

  • *13 lawyers to defend Jay Y. Lee in criminal trial. By Se Young Lee and Ju-min Park. SEOUL, March 3- Samsung chief Jay Y. Lee has handpicked 13 top lawyers to defend him against charges of bribing the South Korean president, nearly all of them former judges or prosecutors, according to the court where one of the richest men in the country will be tried.

  • SEOUL, March 3- Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee will go on trial for bribery and embezzlement on Thursday, a court said, amid a corruption scandal that has rocked South Korea and led to the impeachment of the president. The Samsung scion's hearing will be held in a court that can accommodate more than 150 people, according to the Seoul Central District Court's court...

  • Sangita Rao, an attorney for the government, told the 2nd Circuit judges on Thursday that the earlier decision incorrectly concluded that the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act could not apply to Lawrence Hoskins, a UK citizen who worked for French industrial company Alstom SA in Asia, unless he was an "agent" of a U.S. concern. "Congress was well aware that foreigners...

  • *Samsung Group chief charged with bribery, embezzlement. SEOUL, Feb 28- South Korean prosecutors charged Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement on Tuesday as the top conglomerate announced the dismantling of its corporate strategy office, the latest developments in a graft scandal that has rocked the country. "We apologize for the social...

  • *Samsung Group chief charged with bribery, embezzlement. SEOUL, Feb 28- South Korean prosecutors charged Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement on Tuesday as the top conglomerate announced the dismantling of its corporate strategy office, the latest developments in a graft scandal that has rocked the country. "We apologize for the social...

  • South Korea accusses Samsung heir of bribery and other charges

    CNBC's Pauline Chiou reports Samsung heir Jay Y. Lee and four other executives will be charged with bribery, embezzlement and other offenses.

  • *Samsung Group chief to be charged with bribery, embezzlement. SEOUL, Feb 28- South Korean prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement as the top conglomerate announced the dismantling of its corporate strategy office, the latest developments in a scandal that has rocked the country for months.

  • *Samsung Group chief to be charged with bribery, embezzlement. SEOUL, Feb 28- South Korean prosecutors said on Tuesday they will charge Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee with bribery and embezzlement as the top conglomerate announced the dismantling of its corporate strategy office, the latest developments in a scandal that has rocked the country for months.

  • *Samsung Group chief to be charged with bribery, embezzlement. SEOUL, Feb 28- South Korea's special prosecutor's office said on Tuesday it will charge Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee and four other executives with bribery and embezzlement amid a political scandal that has rocked the country. The other executives to be charged are Samsung Group vice chairman Choi...