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  • BRASILIA, March 18- Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff launched an anti-corruption offensive on Wednesday to counter rising discontent over a kickback scandal engulfing state-run oil company Petrobras that has implicated her allies and undermined her popularity. Her anti-corruption proposals, contained in bills submitted to Congress, include the...

  • Former Petrobras executive charged with taking bribes Tuesday, 24 Feb 2015 | 12:37 PM ET

    BRASILIA, Feb 24- Prosecutors on Tuesday accused a former senior Petrobras executive of racketeering, bribery and money laundering through Switzerland and Uruguay in a widening kickback scandal that has engulfed Brazil's state-run oil company. Nestor Cerveró was head of international operations at Petroleo Brasileiro SA, as the company is known, from...

  • Chesapeake Energy charged with alleged fraud Thursday, 5 Jun 2014 | 2:23 PM ET

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

  • Former Detroit mayor gets 28-year prison sentence Thursday, 10 Oct 2013 | 4:32 PM ET
    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.