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  • SAO PAULO, Dec 14- Brazilian prosecutors on Monday charged Jose Carlos Bumlai, a friend of former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, with taking out a fraudulent loan from Schahin bank that they allege benefited the ruling Workers' Party. "Jose Carlos Bumlai was an operator for a political party, an operator for the Workers' Party," lead prosecutor Deltan Dallagnol...

  • Michigan's AG filed felony racketeering and fraud claims against Chesapeake Energy, alleging the firm canceled land leases under false pretenses.

  • Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick reads a statement September 4, 2008 at his office in Detroit, Michigan.

    Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick was sentenced to 28 years in jail for corruption and fraud that added to the Motor City's fiscal woes.