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  • NEW YORK,- A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday said the U.S. Department of Justice may pursue most of its lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for allegedly using kickbacks to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

  • NEW YORK, Aug 7- A Manhattan federal judge on Thursday said the U.S. Department of Justice may pursue most of its lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for allegedly using kickbacks to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

  • July 28- Smith& Wesson Holding Corp has agreed to pay $2.03 million to settle U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission charges its employees and representatives bribed foreign officials to supply firearms to military and law enforcement departments overseas.

  • July 25- A former adviser to mining giant BSG Resources was sentenced in New York federal court on Friday to two years in prison for obstructing a criminal probe in connection with a bribery investigation in Guinea.

  • EXCLUSIVE-Allegations of GSK corruption spread to Syria Thursday, 24 Jul 2014 | 1:19 PM ET

    LONDON, July 24- GlaxoSmithKline faces new allegations of corruption, this time in Syria, where the drugmaker and its distributor have been accused of paying bribes to secure business, according to a whistleblower's email reviewed by Reuters.

  • LONDON, July 23- Britain's fraud office is working with authorities in China in a first for such Anglo-Chinese cooperation as it carries out its own investigation into alleged corruption at drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline.

  • WASHINGTON, July 17- A former vice president of Alstom SA's U.S. unit pleaded guilty on Thursday over his role in a scheme to bribe Indonesian government officials to win a $118 million power project there, the U.S. Department of Justice said.

  • Three women avoid prison in NYC payroll fraud case Tuesday, 15 Jul 2014 | 2:18 PM ET

    NEW YORK, July 15- Three women avoided prison on Tuesday for crimes stemming from a massive fraud and kickback scheme involving a New York City payroll project that prosecutors say pushed its costs to $700 million.

  • Prosecutors are also seeking a total of $91 million in fines or forfeitures from three Canadians and 14 Cubans in a case that has been closely watched by potential investors wary of how Cuba treats foreign executives.

  • Sex tape adds fire to GSK China scandal     Monday, 30 Jun 2014 | 1:30 AM ET

    The Chinese corruption scandal at GlaxoSmithKline was complicated by the revelation that a sex tape involving the company's top boss in China was sent to senior executives not long before the government opened its investigation into the alleged bribery of doctors.

  • LONDON, June 29- GlaxoSmithKline on Sunday confirmed the existence of an intimate video recording of its former China head, Mark Reilly, which the Sunday Times reported kicked off a bribery investigation that has damaged the drugmaker's business in China.

  • WASHINGTON, June 26- More than a year after asking for and receiving emails from News Corp's U.S. operation related to allegations of phone hacking and bribery, the FBI is still investigating whether British-based representatives of the media company may have broken U.S. law, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.

  • *Cameron apologizes for hiring Andy Coulson. LONDON, June 24- Rebekah Brooks, the former boss of Rupert Murdoch's British newspaper arm, was acquitted on Tuesday of orchestrating a campaign to hack into phones and bribe officials in a case that has shaken the British political establishment.

  • WASHINGTON, June 23- The U.S. Export-Import Bank has suspended or removed four officials as investigators look into allegations of improper gifts and kickbacks as well as efforts to direct contracts to favored businesses, the Wall Street Journal reported on Monday.

  • Cuba puts Canadian exec on trial; some investors put off Wednesday, 18 Jun 2014 | 1:57 PM ET

    HAVANA, June 18- A Canadian executive held in Cuba for nearly three years has gone on trial on bribery charges in a case closely watched by potential investors who are wary of how Cuba treats foreign executives.

  • NEW YORK, June 17- A U.S. judge on Tuesday declared a mistrial in the case against a New York state senator accused of trying to buy his way onto the Republican ticket in the 2013 New York City mayoral race, lawyers in the case said.

  • TOKYO, June 4- A former employee of Universal Entertainment Corp filed a criminal complaint against Kazuo Okada, the Japanese firm's billionaire founder, alleging he ordered the payment of bribes to advance a still-unfinished casino project in the Philippines.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- A federal judge on Thursday refused to dismiss a U.S. government lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for having conducted two illegal kickback schemes to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

  • NEW YORK, May 29- A federal judge has refused to dismiss a U.S. government lawsuit accusing Novartis AG of civil fraud for having conducted two illegal kickback schemes to boost sales of drugs covered by Medicare and Medicaid.

  • *Action follows bribery claims in China and other countries. LONDON, May 27- Britain's fraud office has launched a formal criminal investigation into GlaxoSmithKline, posing a new challenge to the drugmaker, which already faces claims of bribery in China and four other countries.