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Crime Bribery

  • *Batista was Brazil's richest man before group collapsed. 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 York. "The federal police are in contact with...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 26- Brazilian federal police said on Thursday they had asked Interpol to issue an international arrest warrant for former billionaire Eike Batista as part of a sweeping political bribery investigation.

  • *Batista was Brazil's riches 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...

  • LIMA, Jan 25- A scandal involving bribes Brazil's Odebrecht distributed in Peru during three presidencies is shaping up to be bigger than the massive graft case that toppled former leader Alberto Fujimori, the country's attorney general said on Wednesday. Fujimori fled Peru for Japan in 2000 as prosecutors probed years of corrupt deals that his spy chief...

  • PANAMA CITY, Jan 24- Panama prosecutors said on Tuesday they had charged 17 people, including several businessmen and former government officials, with money laundering as part of the case of millions of dollars worth of bribes paid by Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht S.A.. Attorney General Kenia Porcell declined to name the accused, but local media...

  • LIMA, Jan 24- A top Latin America executive of Brazil's Odebrecht SA pushed back against calls to bar the company from countries where it has admitted to bribery across the region, warning "radical" reactions would jeopardize its ability to pay penalties. Odebrecht is "struggling to survive" in the wake of a growing graft scandal in Latin America and wants to set an...

  • Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex, a U.S. prosecutor said on Friday. Attorney Daniel Noble said that a request had been made for the arrest of Ban Ki- sang, who was an executive at South Korean construction firm Keangnam Enterprises Co Ltd.. Ban Ki- sang could not be...

  • Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex, a U.S. prosecutor said on Friday. Attorney Daniel Noble said that a request had been made for the arrest of Ban Ki- sang, who was an executive at South Korean construction firm Keangnam Enterprises Co Ltd.. Ban Ki- sang could not be...

  • "The company is cooperating with the SEC's investigation and cannot predict the eventual scope, duration or outcome of the matter at this time," Herbalife said. Trump has also referred to the FCPA, which is at the heart of the SEC's Herbalife probe, as a "horrible law" that he said puts U.S. companies at a disadvantage. The SEC's probe of Herbalife comes on the heels of a...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 20- The U.S. government has asked South Korea to arrest a brother of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-Moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex, a federal prosecutor said on Friday. Attorney Daniel Noble said that a request had been made for the arrest of Ban Ki- sang, who was an executive...

  • LIMA, Jan 20- A consortium controlled by Brazilian builder Odebrecht S.A. will miss a financing deadline on Monday for a natural gas pipeline project in Peru and awaits government notification that it will lose the $5 billion contract, the company said on Friday. Odebrecht, a family-owned conglomerate at the center of a growing bribery scandal in Latin America,...

  • JAKARTA, Jan 19- Indonesia's anti-corruption agency said on Thursday it was treating the former chief executive of airline PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk as a suspect in a bribery case. Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission said in a statement the CEO of Garuda from 2005 to 2014 was suspected of taking bribes related to the purchase of planes and machines...

  • JAKARTA, Jan 19- Indonesia's anti-corruption agency said on Thursday it was treating the former chief executive of airline PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk as a suspect in a bribery case. Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission said in a statement the CEO of Garuda from 2005 to 2014 was suspected of taking bribes related to the purchase of planes and machines...

  • Jan 19- Las Vegas Sands Corp agreed to pay a $6.96 million criminal penalty to end a U.S. Department of Justice probe into whether it violated a federal anti-bribery law by making payments to a consultant to help it do business in China and Macau. The resolution of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act case follows Las Vegas Sands' related $9 million civil settlement...

  • JAKARTA, Jan 19- Indonesia's anti-corruption agency said on Thursday it was treating the former chief executive of airline PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk as a suspect in a bribery case. Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission said in a statement the CEO of Garuda from 2005 to 2014 was suspected of taking bribes related to the purchase of planes and machines...

  • JAKARTA, Jan 19- Indonesia's anti-corruption agency said on Thursday it was treating the former chief executive of airline PT Garuda Indonesia Tbk as a suspect in a bribery case related to British plane engine manufacturer Rolls-Royce. Indonesia's Corruption Eradication Commission said in a statement the CEO of Garuda from 2005 to 2014 was suspected of...

  • BANGKOK, Jan 19- Thai Airways International said on Thursday it will launch an internal corruption investigation after being named in a bribery case relating to British company Rolls-Royce Plc. Rolls-Royce agreed to pay more than $800 million in fines to resolve charges of bribing officials in six countries, including Thailand, in schemes that lasted more...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 17- Brazil's largest engineering conglomerate Odebrecht SA plans to reach settlements in all 12 countries where it has admitted to paying bribes to obtain contracts, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters on Tuesday. Since December, Odebrecht has agreed to pay $32 million to the government of Colombia, $59 million to the Panamanian...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- Rolls-Royce Plc agreed to pay authorities more than $800 million to resolve charges of bribing officials in six countries in schemes that lasted more than a decade, the U.S. Justice Department and UK Serious Fraud Office said in statements on Tuesday. The company admitted to paying officials at state-run energy companies in Kazakhstan,...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 17- Rolls-Royce Plc agreed to pay authorities more than $800 million to resolve charges of bribing officials in six countries in schemes that lasted more than a decade, the U.S. Justice Department and U.K. Serious Fraud Office said in statements Tuesday. The company admitted to paying officials at state-run energy companies in Kazakhstan,...