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  • China rail official sentenced to death for graft Friday, 17 Oct 2014 | 12:56 AM ET

    BEIJING— A former top Chinese railway official was convicted of taking nearly $8 million in bribes and given a suspended death sentence, a court said Friday. The ruling against Zhang Shuguang, formerly the deputy chief engineer for the now-defunct Railway Ministry, came more than a year after the former railway minister Liu Zhijun was convicted of corruption...

  • China rail official sentenced to death for graft Thursday, 16 Oct 2014 | 11:41 PM ET

    BEIJING— A Chinese court has sentenced a former top railways official to death with a two-year reprieve for taking nearly $8 million in bribes. 2 Intermediate Court announced the verdict Friday against Zhang Shuguang, formerly the deputy chief engineer for the now-defunct Railway Ministry. Suspended death sentences are usually commuted to life...

  • Former NC mayor sentenced for taking bribes Tuesday, 14 Oct 2014 | 4:02 AM ET

    CHARLOTTE, N.C.— The former mayor of North Carolina's largest city on Tuesday was sentenced to almost four years in prison for taking bribes from undercover federal agents he thought were developers seeking to fast-track projects. Patrick Cannon had resigned in the midst of the case that stunned Charlotte residents who had once elected him as their youngest...

  • *GSK says UAE investigations part of wider Middle East probe. LONDON, Oct 7- Drugmaker GlaxoSmithKline, which was slapped with a record $489 million fine for corruption in China last month, said on Tuesday it was looking into allegations of corruption in the United Arab Emirates. The company is already investigating alleged bribery in a number of Middle East...

  • HAVANA, Oct 3- Dinners at fancy restaurants, week-long family vacations and a flat-screen TV: the bribes that Cuba accused Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian of giving Cuban officials were modest by corruption standards in many developing nations. Tokmakjian's company, the privately held Concord, Ontario- based Tokmakjian Group, says prosecutors failed to...

  • HAVANA, Oct 3- Dinners at fancy restaurants, week-long family vacations and a flat-screen TV: the bribes that Cuba accused Canadian businessman Cy Tokmakjian of giving Cuban officials were modest by corruption standards in many developing nations. His company, the privately held Concord, Ontario- based Tokmakjian Group, says prosecutors failed to prove any of...

  • MILAN, Oct 1- Italian prosecutors investigating state-backed firm Eni SpA over the purchase of a Nigerian oil field three years ago allege that at least half of the $1.1 billion paid was used to bribe local politicians, intermediaries and others, according to official documents and a person close to the investigation.

  • Avon wins dismissal of lawsuit over China bribery Monday, 29 Sep 2014 | 1:59 PM ET

    NEW YORK, Sept 29- Avon Products Inc on Monday won the dismissal of a securities fraud lawsuit accusing the cosmetics company of concealing its inability to stop workers from bribing officials in China to win business there.

  • Next for Corporate America: Body wires and wire taps? Friday, 12 Sep 2014 | 11:22 AM ET

    WASHINGTON, Sept 12- Wall Street executives may have personally escaped the wrath of the U.S. Department of Justice but executives at companies accused of foreign bribery schemes may not be so lucky.

  • U.S. says HP Russia unit pleads guilty in bribery probe Thursday, 11 Sep 2014 | 5:53 PM ET

    SAN FRANCISCO, Sept 11- Hewlett-Packard's Russia unit pleaded guilty on Thursday to felony violations of the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and will pay about $108 million in penalties, the U.S. Justice Department said.

  • LONDON, Sept 9- The British subsidiary of French train and turbine maker Alstom paid around $8.5 million in bribes over a six-year period to win transport contracts in India, Poland and Tunisia, Britain's leading fraud prosecutor alleged on Tuesday.

  • SHANGHAI/ WASHINGTON, Sept 9- A U.S. anti-bribery probe into GlaxoSmithKline Plc touched on the firm's Chinese consumer healthcare business in 2012, internal documents show, suggesting the drugmaker's compliance problems in China could go wider than previously revealed.

  • LONDON, Aug 11- GlaxoSmithKline faces new allegations that it bribed Syrian doctors and officials to boost sales of its medicines, following recent accusations of corruption in its non-prescription business in the country.

  • Attorney Melinda Haag announced that Alfred J. Villalobos, a former member of the board of the California Public Employee Retirement System who later worked as a placement agent, engaged in a conspiracy to commit corruption, defraud the United States, conceal materials, and conspire to commit mail and wire fraud.

  • 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.