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  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Jan 28- Brazil's Petrobras reported a third-quarter unaudited net profit on Wednesday of 3.09 billion reais after its board said it was impractical to estimate the value of expected charges against earnings related to a corruption scandal. Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the state-run oil company is formally known, said it was exploring ways to...

  • In a regulatory filing on Friday, BNY Mellon said that U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission staff had notified it that they would recommend the SEC charge the bank over alleged violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. BNY Mellon said the so-called Wells notice came after SEC staff provided a similar notice in the third quarter of 2014 to some current...

  • Wells Fargo, JPMorgan settle mortgage kickbacks probe Thursday, 22 Jan 2015 | 3:08 PM ET

    WASHINGTON— Wells Fargo and JPMorgan Chase have agreed to pay more than $35 million combined to resolve claims that loan officers at the two banks received kickbacks in exchange for steering mortgage borrowers to a Maryland title company. The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said Thursday that JPMorgan and Wells Fargo each agreed to consent orders...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 30- Brazil's state-run oil firm Petrobras said on Tuesday it may increase the number of foreign companies it works with after banning several Brazilian contractors because police have implicated them in a kickback scheme at the company. Brazil's oil industry has been heavily protected since vast oil reserves were discovered off its coast...

  • Dec 26- Brazil's state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA and some of its executives were hit with a U.S. class action lawsuit by investors in $98 billion of the company's securities over an alleged kickback and bribery scheme. The latest case was filed on Dec. 24 in Manhattan's federal court by the Labaton Sucharow law firm on behalf of the city of Providence,...

  • The Justice Department is expected to announce Alstom will plead guilty and pay $772 million in a bribery settlement, reports CNBC's Eamon Javers.

  • HONG KONG, Dec 19- A former top Hong Kong civil servant was found guilty on Friday of accepting HK $8.5 million in bribes from executives of property developer Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd, in the city's highest profile corruption case. Rafael Hui, 66, who headed Hong Kong's civil service from 2005 to 2007, was found guilty of three counts of misconduct in public...

  • HONG KONG, Dec 19- A former top Hong Kong civil servant was found guilty on Friday of accepting HK $8.5 million in bribes from executives of property developer Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd, in the city's most high-profile corruption case. Rafael Hui, 66, who headed Hong Kong's civil service from 2005 to 2007, was found guilty of three counts of misconduct in public...

  • HONG KONG, Dec 19- A former top Hong Kong civil servant was found guilty on Friday of accepting millions of dollars in bribes from the city's largest property developer, Sun Hung Kai Properties Ltd.. Raymond Kwok, co-chairman of the company, was found not guilty of three charges in the graft case. Hong Kong returned to Chinese rule in 1997 and has a separate legal...

  • NEW YORK/ WASHINGTON, Dec 17- The China unit of Avon Products Inc pleaded guilty on Wednesday in connection with a bribery scheme and Avon agreed to pay $135 million to resolve related civil and criminal charges. "Avon China's conduct in this regard was wrong and violated its own policies and the policies of Avon Products Inc," Benjamin said. The SEC said Avon made...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 17- Petroleo Brasileiro SA's Chief Executive Officer Maria das Graças Foster said on Wednesday that she had offered to resign because of a widening alleged bribery scandal but that Brazil's President Dilma Rousseff had turned her down. "I need to be investigated, we all need to be investigated, that takes time," Foster told journalists at...

  • NEW YORK, Dec 17- Two former executives of a defunct New York broker-dealer pleaded guilty on Wednesday to charges stemming from their involvement in a foreign bribery scheme involving their employer and a Venezuelan state economic development bank. Benito Chinea, the former chief executive of Direct Access Partners LLC, and Joseph Demeneses, a onetime...

  • Dec 17- A U.S. judge has dismissed Steve Wynn's lawsuit accusing prominent short-seller Jim Chanos of slander over an alleged statement that the casino mogul violated a U.S. anti-bribery law. District Judge William Orrick in San Francisco ruled on Tuesday that Chanos was giving an opinion protected under the U.S. Chanos, founder of New York- based hedge fund...

  • WASHINGTON/ PARIS, Dec 16- Alstom SA is close to settling a bribery case with the U.S. Justice Department for $700 million, a person close to the matter said on Tuesday, in what would be the largest criminal fine levied by the United States for foreign bribery. A top Justice Department official said in a speech last month that Alstom executives along with Japanese...

  • Alstom to settle bribery charge: Report  Tuesday, 16 Dec 2014 | 10:19 AM ET

    Alstom is close to settling a bribery charge for more than $500 million with the U.S. Justice Department, reports CNBC's Dominic Chu.

  • Julio Camargo, a consultant for contractor Toyo Setal, and lobbyist Fernando Soares were charged along with Cervero with allegedly paying out $40 million in kickbacks to political parties, executives and contractors and accepting $13 million in bribes from Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries, the prosecutors said in a statement.

  • The prosecutors said Nestor Cervero, the former head of Petrobras' distribution subsidiary, as well as lobbyist Fernando Soares and Julio Camargo of local contractor Toyo Setal funneled $40 million of kickbacks and accepted $13 million in bribes from Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries. Toyo Setal and Samsung Heavy Industries were not...

  • SAO PAULO, Dec 12- Brazil's securities industry watchdog opened eight investigations into executives at state-controlled oil producer Petróleo Brasileiro SA related to a vast graft and money-laundering scheme inside the company, three sources with direct knowledge of the situation said. Rio de Janeiro- based CVM is also extending the inquiries to the...

  • CURITIBA, Brazil, Dec 11- Brazilian prosecutors formally charged executives from six of the country's largest engineering firms with forming a cartel to funnel kickbacks from state-run oil firm Petrobras to the ruling political party and its allies on Thursday. They were also indicted on charges of corruption, money laundering and organized crime in a...

  • CURITIBA, Brazil, Dec 11- Brazilian prosecutors formally charged executives from six of the country's largest engineering firms of forming a cartel to funnel kickbacks from state-run oil firm Petrobras to the ruling political party and its allies on Thursday. They were also indicted on charges of corruption, money laundering and organized crime in a...