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Crime Bribery

  • SEOUL, Jan 16- South Korea's special prosecutor's office said on Monday it was seeking a warrant to arrest the head of Samsung Group, the country's largest conglomerate, accusing him of paying multi-million dollar bribes to a friend of President Park Geun-hye. Samsung Group chief Jay Y. Lee was questioned for 22 straight hours last week as investigators probed a...

  • SEOUL, Jan 16- South Korea's special prosecutor's office said on Monday that Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee had paid bribes totaling 43 billion won to Choi Soon- sil, the friend of President Park Geun-hye at the centre of an escalating corruption scandal. The prosecutor's office said on Monday it will seek a warrant to arrest Lee on charges of bribery and...

  • SEOUL, Jan 16- A South Korean special prosecutor will seek an arrest warrant for Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee for charges including bribery over his role in a corruption scandal that could unseat President Park Geun-hye, his office said on Monday.

  • BRASILIA, Jan 13- The Prosecutors General of Brazil and Peru on Friday signed an agreement to increase cooperation between the two countries in the "fight against corruption" as probes into bribery and fraud involving Brazilian companies spread to other Latin American countries where they operate. "We will establish dialog and the transmission of...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 13- The Prosecutors General of Brazil and Peru on Friday signed an agreement to increase cooperation between the two countries in the "fight against corruption" as probes into bribery and fraud involving Brazilian companies spread to other Latin American countries where they operate. "We will establish dialogue and the transmission of...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 13- The Prosecutors General of Brazil and Peru on Friday signed an agreement to increase cooperation between the two countries in the "fight against corruption" as probes into bribery and fraud involving Brazilian companies spread to other Latin American countries where they operate. "We will establish dialogue and the transmission of...

  • BRASILIA, Jan 13- The Prosecutors General of Brazil and Peru on Friday signed an agreement to increase cooperation between the two countries in the "fight against corruption" as probes into bribery and fraud involving Brazilian companies spread to other Latin American countries where they operate. "We will establish dialog and the transmission of...

  • *Jay Y. Lee denies wrongdoing over key suspicions. SEOUL, Jan 13- Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee left the South Korean special prosecutor's office early on Friday after more than 22 hours of questioning on bribery suspicions in an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye. The special prosecutor's office said it would decide by...

  • *Jay Y. Lee denies wrongdoing over key suspicions. SEOUL, Jan 13- Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee left the South Korean special prosecutor's office early on Friday, more than 22 hours after arriving for questioning on bribery suspicions in an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye. A spokesman said the special prosecutor's office...

  • UK prosecutors have long argued that it is hard to prosecute companies in Britain because of high legal hurdles. The consultation comes after the draconian Bribery Act came into effect in 2011, under which companies with assets in the UK face unlimited fines and bosses up to 10 years in jail if they fail to show they have "adequate procedures" in place to prevent...

  • *Jay Y. Lee denies wrongdoing over key suspicions- Yonhap. SEOUL, Jan 13- Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee left the South Korean special prosecutor's office early on Friday, more than 22 hours after arriving for questioning on bribery suspicions in an influence-peddling scandal that could topple President Park Geun-hye. Yonhap News Agency said the special...

  • *Jay Y. Lee summoned early Thursday by special prosecution. SEOUL, Jan 13- Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee left the South Korean special prosecutor's office early on Friday morning, more than 22 hours after arriving for questioning on bribery suspicions in an influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye. Yonhap News Agency said the special...

  • SEOUL, Jan 13- Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee will leave the South Korean special prosecutor's office shortly on Friday morning after being questioned for more than 20 hours on bribery suspicions in an influence-peddling scandal involving President Park Geun-hye, Yonhap News Agency reported. The special prosecutor's office has been investigating whether...

  • NEW YORK, Jan 12- A scandal that could complicate the South Korean political ambitions of former U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon features an unlikely central character: a New York fashion designer whose wedding was broadcast on reality TV and who authorities said falsely touted ties to Middle Eastern royalty. The case has roiled Ban's plans to run for...

  • Jan 12- Zimmer Biomet Holdings Inc on Thursday said it would pay $30.5 million to resolve a U.S. foreign bribery investigation that prosecutors said uncovered misconduct related to the medical device maker's business in Mexico and Brazil. The U.S. Department of Justice in June said that Biomet breached the agreement through activity in Brazil and Mexico that...

  • SEOUL, Jan 12- Special South Korean prosecutors questioned the head of top conglomerate Samsung Group on suspicion of bribery on Thursday in an influence-peddling scandal that led to President Park Geun-hye's impeachment. "I am very sorry to the South Korean people for not showing a better side," Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee told reporters as he arrived at the...

  • *Conglomerate a key element in investigation of President Park. SEOUL, Jan 12- Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee appeared at the South Korean special prosecutor's office on Thursday for questioning on suspicion of bribery in an influence-peddling scandal that may force President Park Geun-hye from office. Choi is accused of colluding with Park to pressure big...

  • LIMA, Jan 11- Irregularities detected in contracts awarded to Brazilian builder Odebrecht SA, a family-owned conglomerate at the center of a growing graft scandal in Latin American, have cost Peru at least $283 million, the comptroller said on Wednesday. Authorities in Peru have been scrambling to gauge damages that Odebrecht may have wrought in the Andean...

  • Jan 11- In April 2015, a sworn statement submitted in a Nevada lawsuit between rival casino moguls Steve Wynn and Japan's Kazuo Okada contained an unusual assertion. Its author said Wynn's head of security had asked to meet him in Japan and then persuaded him to travel to the United States to talk to federal agents pursuing a different matter: a criminal bribery...

  • Jan 10- Two U.S.-based energy executives pleaded guilty on Tuesday to U.S. charges stemming from a scheme to corruptly secure contracts by bribing officials from Venezuela's state oil company PDVSA. A former general manager of a Florida- based energy company, Juan Jose Hernandez Comerma, 51, and an owner of several Texas- based energy companies, Charles...