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Crime Bribery

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • *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...