Crime Bribery

  • ZURICH, Oct 19- Switzerland has given Brazil access to the bank accounts of Brazilian politicians and executives at Petrobras that could shed light on allegations of corruption at the state oil group, the Swiss Office of the Attorney General said. Allegations of bribes and political kickbacks in the case have triggered protests across Brazil.

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 13- A federal court in Brazil will try former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva for an alleged bribery scheme related to work by construction giant Odebrecht in Angola, GloboNews TV reported on Thursday. Separately, Globo TV's website G1 reported that federal judge Sergio Moro had decided to try Eduardo Cunha, former speaker of the lower house of...

  • LONDON, Oct 12- Britain's Serious Fraud Office is working with French authorities in its investigation into alleged fraud, bribery and corruption at European aerospace group Airbus and expects to proceed "fairly quickly", its head said on Wednesday. The SFO launched a criminal inquiry in August into Airbus' use of third-party agents to win commercial jet sales...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 11- State development bank BNDES has temporarily frozen loan disbursements worth $4.7 billion for several major engineering firms ensnared in Brazil's biggest corruption investigation. The decision affects 25 projects worth $7 billion, of which $2.3 billion have already been paid out by BNDES in projects in Argentina, Cuba, Venezuela,...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 10- Corruption charges against former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva piled up on Monday as prosecutors accused him and Marcelo Odebrecht, ex-CEO of engineering group Odebrecht SA, in an alleged bribery scheme related to contracts in Angola. Brazil's top prosecutor Rodrigo Janot is investigating 66 politicians- many sitting...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 10- Brazilian prosecutors said on Monday they had charged former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Marcelo Odebrecht, ex-CEO of engineering group Odebrecht SA, with corruption related to contracts in Angola. Lula is facing several other charges related to a sweeping kickback probe at state-run oil company Petrobras.

  • BRASILIA, Oct 6- Brazil's top court has approved a request by prosecutors to split the investigation of dozens of politicians implicated in the sprawling Petrobras corruption scandal by grouping them by the main parties that prosecutors allege received kickbacks. In a decision made public on Thursday, Supreme Court Justice Teori Zavascki agreed to the...

  • Oct 6- Wal-Mart Stores Inc rebuffed a proposal by U.S. prosecutors to pay at least $600 million to settle a corruption probe into the company's practices in markets including Mexico, India and China, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Prosecutors have now gone back to seek more evidence about the company's alleged bribery in Mexico to...

  • Oct 6- Wal-Mart Stores Inc rebuffed a proposal by U.S. prosecutors to pay at least $600 million to settle a corruption probe into the company's practices in markets including Mexico, India and China, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Prosecutors have now gone back to seek more evidence about the company's alleged bribery in Mexico to...

  • Oct 6- Wal-Mart Stores Inc rebuffed a proposal by U.S. prosecutors to pay at least $600 million to settle a corruption probe into the company's practices in markets including Mexico, India and China, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter. Prosecutors have now gone back to seek more evidence about the company's alleged bribery in Mexico to...

  • SAO PAULO, Oct 6- A U.S. investigation of Brazilian planemaker Embraer SA is looking into alleged bribery in the sale of aircraft to Mozambique's state airline in 2008, newspaper Folha de S.Paulo reported on Thursday. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act was scrutinizing the sale of three surveillance aircraft to India in 2008 and two E170 jets to Saudi Aramco in...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 3- U.S. hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corp and two of its Atlanta- area units will pay more than $513 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to defraud the United States and pay kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals, the Justice Department said on Monday. The clinics received bribes and kickbacks from the...

  • WASHINGTON, Oct 3- U.S. hospital chain Tenet Healthcare Corp and two of its Atlanta- area units will pay over $513 million to resolve criminal charges and civil claims relating to a scheme to defraud the United States and to pay kickbacks in exchange for patient referrals, the Justice Department said on Monday.

  • WASHINGTON, Sept 30- GlaxoSmithKline Plc will pay $20 million to settle civil charges that it masked bribes to foreign officials in China by disguising them as legitimate travel, entertainment and marketing expenses, U.S. regulators said on Friday. In a statement, the company said it had cooperated with the SEC and it had received credit for taking steps to...

  • Jeffrey Pearlman, 49, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in New Haven, Connecticut, becoming the latest individual to face prosecution in connection with probes involving Insys' drug Subsys. Prosecutors did not identify Insys by name, but a LinkedIn profile for Pearlman showed he worked at Insys from 2012 to 2015, and the description of...

  • Sept 29- Hedge fund Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC will pay over $400 million and Chief Executive Officer Daniel S. Och will pay another $2.2 million to resolve civil and criminal charges related to bribing officials in several African countries, U.S. prosecutors and regulators said on Thursday. As part of a deal with the Justice Department, Och-Ziff...

  • Jeffrey Pearlman, 49, was charged in a criminal complaint filed in federal court in New Haven, Connecticut, becoming the latest individual to face prosecution in connection with probes involving Insys' drug Subsys. Prosecutors did not identify Insys by name, but a LinkedIn profile for Pearlman showed he worked at Insys from 2012 to 2015, and the description of...

  • EX-INSYS THERAPEUTICS INC EMPLOYEE ARRESTED, ACCUSED OF KICKBACK SCHEME INVOLVING FENTANYL DRUG: U.S.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 28- Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC will pay $400 million and a subsidiary will plead guilty to resolve U.S. probes into its involvement in bribes paid to African officials, two people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday. A spokesman for the Justice Department declined comment while SEC representatives did not immediately respond...

  • The lender's comment came in response to a Wall Street Journal report that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating whether Standard Chartered failed to stop possible bribery and other misconduct at MAXpower Group Pte Ltd, which builds and operates gas-fired power plants in Southeast Asia. The allegations compound the legal woes of the bank, which is...