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Crime Bribery

  • RIO DE JANEIRO— In a major blow to Brazil, the United States on Thursday announced the immediate suspension of all imports of beef products from Latin America's largest nation because of safety concerns. Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue came three months after a major scandal into allegations of bribed meat inspectors shook Brazil's meat industry and...

  • BRASILIA, June 22- A justice at Brazil's Federal Supreme Court has delivered to the country's top prosecutor the bulk of an investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out to meatpacker JBS SA. The office of Justice Edson Fachin said it sent a copy of the probe to Prosecutor-General Rodrigo...

  • BRASILIA, June 20- Brazil's federal police on Tuesday delivered to a top court justice the bulk of their investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out to the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA. The document, made public by the top court, is a significant step in the investigation, which is widely...

  • BRASILIA, June 20- Brazil's federal police on Tuesday delivered to a top court justice the bulk of their investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out to the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA. The document, made public by the top court, is a significant step in the investigation, which is widely...

  • BRASILIA, June 20- Brazil's federal police on Tuesday delivered to a top court justice the bulk of their investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out to the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA. The document, made public by the top court, is a significant step in the investigation, which is widely...

  • BRASILIA, June 20- Brazil's federal police on Tuesday delivered to a top court justice the bulk of their investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out to the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA. The document, made public by the top court, is a significant step in the investigation, which is widely...

  • LONDON, June 20- A former banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was jailed for six years by a top UK court on Tuesday for accepting bribes totalling over $3.5 million. Andrey Ryjenko, 44, who has joint UK and Russian citizenship, had been found guilty of conspiring to make or accept corrupt payments between July 2008 and November 2009...

  • WASHINGTON— When a Kansas strip-mall bank with possible mob ties folded in the mid-1980s, federal authorities investigated whether a shareholder, Iranian-born aviation magnate Farhad Azima, should face criminal charges. Specifically, they are examining whether Azima, now 75, paid a kickback to a former United Arab Emirates official to reap the profits from...

  • NEWARK, N.J.— An elderly New Jersey doctor convicted of accepting kickbacks as part of a long-running, $200 million bribes-for-test-referrals scheme run by a blood testing lab was sentenced Tuesday to more than three years in prison. Federal prosecutors said Bernard Greenspan, 79, of River Edge, received a 41- month sentence. They estimated the Medicare...

  • SAO PAULO— Embattled President Michel Temer exchanged furious denunciations of corruption Saturday with a leading businessman who alleges Brazil's leader was behind the bribes paid by business executives to politicians and government authorities in exchange for political favors. Meatpacking billionaire Joesley Batista, who is himself under...

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, June 17- Brazilian President Michel Temer denied allegations made by a billionaire businessman in a magazine interview published on Saturday that he led a corruption scheme in which politicians squeezed high-profile executives for bribes, and vowed to sue the businessman. The coming week already promises to be a tense one for Temer and...

  • BRASILIA, June 17- Brazilian President Michel Temer denied allegations made by a billionaire business in a magazine interview published on Saturday that he led a corruption scheme in which politicians squeezed high-profile executives for bribes, and vowed to sue the businessman. In a statement, Temer's office said he will take "all appropriate actions"...

  • SAO PAULO, June 17- Brazilian President Michel Temer led a corruption scheme in which lawmakers squeezed high-profile executives for bribes, billionaire Joesley Batista told magazine Época in an interview published on Saturday. Former speakers Eduardo Cunha and Henrique Eduardo Alves, as well as Temer's current chief of staff Eliseu Padilha and Cabinet...

  • SANTO DOMINGO, June 7- A judge in the Dominican Republic ordered several suspects awaiting trial in a bribery scandal engulfing Brazilian company Odebrecht to be sent to prison on Wednesday until their case is heard. Prosecutors allege Angel Rondon, a lobbyist for Odebrecht, oversaw payment of $92 million in bribes among government officials, lawmakers and...

  • BRASILIA, June 6- Braskem SA, Latin America's largest petrochemical company, said on Tuesday that it had obtained approval from a Brazilian court for its leniency deal in a corruption case involving political kickbacks at Brazil's Petrobras. Braskem said in a securities filing that decision completes approval for its global leniency accord with U.S., Swiss...

  • KAMPALA, June 5- Widespread corruption at the Ugandan government's mines department, including using bribes to secure licenses, is stifling investment in the sector and eroding benefits for Ugandans, a human rights group said on Monday. London- based Global Witness said it had conducted an 18- month investigation that uncovered evidence of bribery at the...

  • ISTANBUL/ JOHANNESBURG, June 1- Turkcell's $4.2 billion lawsuit against South Africa's MTN over a disputed Iran license will go ahead in a South African court after years of delay, the Turkish mobile operator said on Thursday. Turkcell alleges that the South African mobile company used bribery and wrongful influence to win a lucrative Iran license originally...

  • A criminal complaint said that Mebiame supplied cash and cars to two officials in Niger; an S-Class Mercedes Benz sedan and rented private Airbus jet to a Guinean official; and travel and shopping expenses for an adviser to Chad's president. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn, federal prosecutors said. While court papers do not identify the joint...

  • SAO PAULO, May 31- J&F Investimentos, controlling shareholder of the world`s largest meatpacker, JBS SA, agreed with Brazilian prosecutors late on Tuesday to pay a 10.3 billion real fine for its role in corruption scandals. State witness testimony from J&F's owners Joesley and Wesley Batista that they spent 600 million reais to bribe nearly 1,900 politicians...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 30- The head of an Argentine farm group said on Tuesday he will ask Congress to investigate five acquisitions made by Brazilian meatpacker JBS on suspicion the company inflated the purchase prices to conceal bribes, although he said he had no proof. Dardo Chiesa, head of Argentina's Rural Confederation, said the company, whose founders are mired...