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Crime Bribery

  • MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on Tuesday denied extorting a $2 million bribe after Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, helped authorities organise a sting on him in a case that could expose fault lines in Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Ulyukayev, who a Moscow court ruled should be put under house arrest for two months until Jan. 15,...

  • MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian investigators on Tuesday charged Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev with extorting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft, Russia's biggest oil company, in a case that threatens to expose fault lines in President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Ulyukayev, a 60- year-old technocrat whose ministry has been overseeing a sale of state assets, is the...

  • *Case linked to Rosneft's $5 bln acquisition. MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian investigators said on Tuesday they had detained Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev in a bribery case linked to a $5 billion acquisition by state oil giant Rosneft, a surprise move that may expose fault lines in Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Ulyukayev, a 60- year-old technocrat whose ministry...

  • *Case linked to Rosneft's $5 bln acquisition. MOSCOW, Nov 15- Russian law enforcement officials detained Economy Minister Alexei Ulyukayev on corruption charges linked to a $5 billion acquisition by state oil giant Rosneft, in a case that could lay bare the faultlines in President Vladimir Putin's inner circle. Ulyukayev, a 60- year-old technocrat whose...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 10- Lawyers for Brazil's former President Dilma Rousseff, impeached and removed from office in May, filed documents with a top electoral court Thursday which they said proved her former vice president and now-leader Michel Temer took a large bribe. Brazil's top electoral court has for months investigated whether illegal funds were used in...

  • CURITIBA, Brazil, Oct 28- A long-anticipated plea bargain deal with the construction firm at the center of Brazil's largest graft scheme is at least "months" away and could fall apart due to interference by fearful politicians, a top prosecutor told Reuters. Construction firm Odebrecht SA, the largest in Latin America, is accused of being the main corporate driver...

  • QUITO, Oct 21- A local judge in Ecuador on Friday ordered preventive prison for a former oil minister on grounds of bribery amid an investigation into a $12 million corruption scandal in the Andean country's state oil company. Ecuador's public prosecutor's office has accused Carlos Pareja, an ally of President Rafael Correa, of receiving $1 million dollars for...

  • BRASILIA, Oct 19- Eduardo Cunha, the former head of Brazil's lower house of Congress who led the impeachment drive against former President Dilma Rousseff, was arrested on Wednesday on corruption charges. Cunha, a one-time leader of the Evangelical Christian caucus in the House of Deputies, was arrested on charges he received millions in bribes from a purchase...

  • 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...