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Crime Bribery

  • STOCKHOLM, Sept 22- The former chief executive of Swedish telecoms operator Telia Company has been charged with bribery over a deal to buy a 3 G telecoms network license in Uzbekistan, Swedish prosecutors said on Friday. Charges against former CEO Lars Nyberg and two other former high-ranking Telia officials were filed with the Stockholm court earlier in the...

  • STOCKHOLM, Sept 22- The former chief executive of Swedish telecoms operator Telia Company will face charges of aggravated bribery over a deal to buy a 3 G telecoms licence in Uzbekistan, prosecutors said. Charges against former CEO Lars Nyberg and two other former high-ranking Telia officials were filed with the Stockholm court on Friday, Prosecutor Gunnar...

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Telia Co agreed to pay $965.8 million to settle U.S. and European criminal and civil charges that the Swedish phone company paid bribes to win business in Uzbekistan. Thursday's settlements, including an Uzbek unit's guilty plea to a bribery charge, resolve probes by the U.S. Department of Justice, the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and...

  • Sept 21- SEC SAYS TELIA VIOLATED U.S. LAW BY AGREEING TO MAKE CORRUPT PAYMENTS TO UZBEKISTAN GOVERNMENT OFFICIALS TO OBTAIN BUSINESS u.s. Securities and exchange commission says it settles with telia over alleged bribery in uzbekistan, company to disgorge $457 mln SEC SAYS DISGORGEMENT AMOUNT REPRESENTS PROFIT GAINED AS A RESULT OF THE SUSPECT CONDUCT.

  • NEW YORK, Sept 21- Swedish telephone company Telia Co has agreed to pay $548.6 million in criminal penalties and a unit agreed to plead guilty to a bribery charge to settle a U.S. probe of the company's alleged corruption in Uzbekistan, court papers show. The settlement was detailed in papers made public on Thursday and being filed with the U.S. District Court in...

  • *Review focuses on Indonesia, Malaysia, India, China, South Korea- Bloomberg. *Uber employee made improper payments to Jakarta police- Bloomberg. Bloomberg first reported Uber's review of its Asia operations.

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, Sept 14- Brazilian police raided the home of Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi on Thursday in a corruption investigation linked to his time as a state governor, adding to the graft scandals rocking President Michel Temer's government. Last month the Supreme Court opened a bribery probe into Maggi's role in a scheme known as "mensalinho," a...

  • BRASILIA, Sept 14- Brazil's federal police conducted a raid and search operation at the house of Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi in Brasilia, related to an ongoing bribery and graft scandal, a person with direct knowledge of the situation said on Thursday. According to the source, the raid is linked to a plea deal by former Mato Grosso state governor Silval...

  • MEXICO CITY, Sept 11- Mexico's top anti-corruption agency said on Monday it had identified 119 million pesos in "new irregularities" from a contract between state oil company Pemex and Odebrecht, the Brazilian engineering firm that has admitted paying bribes in a dozen countries in recent years. Mexico's Public Administration Ministry, the government's main...

  • BRASILIA, Sept 6- The former finance minister under Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday accused the ex-president of receiving bribes from contractor Odebrecht, adding to a list of corruption accusations that threaten Lula's ability to run for president in 2018.. Lawyers for the former finance minister, Antonio Palocci, said he told prosecutors...

  • BRASILIA, Sept 6- The former finance minister under Brazil's Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva on Wednesday accused the ex-president of receiving bribes from contractor Odebrecht, adding to a list of corruption accusations that threaten Lula's ability to run in 2018.. Lawyers for former Finance Minister Antonio Palocci said he told prosecutors that Lula accepted...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 30- Brazilian federal police on Wednesday advanced an investigation into allegations of food inspectors being bribed that involves Agriculture Ministry officials, meatpackers and dairy companies in three states. The ministry will embargo exports from four facilities run by Minerva SA, privately owned LKJ, Boi Brasil and Gelnex Indústria e...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 30- Brazilian federal police on Wednesday advanced a probe into alleged inspection bribes involving officials from the Agriculture Ministry, meatpackers and dairy companies in northern and northeastern Brazil. In a statement, police said they were serving 11 arrest warrants, 28 search-and-seizure warrants and bringing in 12 people for...

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 29- Uber Technologies Inc said on Tuesday it was cooperating with a preliminary investigation led by the U.S. Department of Justice into possible violations of bribery laws. Uber has chosen Dara Khosrowshahi, the CEO of Expedia Inc, as it next leader, sources have told Reuters, but the company has not yet made it official. A spokesman for the...

  • *Seoul court says Lee paid bribes to seek ex-leader's favor. *Prosecutors sought 12- year jail term on bribery, other charges. SEOUL, Aug 25- The billionaire head of South Korea's Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was jailed for five years for bribery on Friday in a watershed for the country's decades-long economic order dominated by powerful, family-run conglomerates.

  • *Seoul court says Lee paid bribes to seek ex-leader's favor. SEOUL, Aug 25- The billionaire head of South Korea's Samsung Group, Jay Y. Lee, was jailed for five years for bribery on Friday after a six-month trial over a scandal that brought down the president. Lee had paid bribes in anticipation of favors from then president Park Geun-hye, according to a landmark...

  • SEOUL, Aug 25- A South Korean court ruled on Friday that Samsung Group leader Jay Y. Lee had paid bribes in anticipation of favors from then president Park Geun-hye. A Seoul Central District Court judge delivering its ruling on bribery and other charges after a six-month trial in a scandal that triggered Park's impeachment and ouster, also found Lee guilty of...

  • *Appeals likely to go to Supreme Court next year- experts. SEOUL, Aug 25- A South Korean court will rule on Friday on corruption charges against Jay Y. Lee, the billionaire head of Samsung Group, after a six-month trial in a nationwide bribery scandal that triggered the dismissal from office of the country's president. The third-generation de facto head of the...

  • SAO PAULO, Aug 24- An anti-corruption division within the Brazilian prosecutor general's office on Thursday approved a much-criticized leniency deal reached with J&F Investimentos SA, the holding company that controls the world's largest meatpacker. Critics included President Michel Temer, who faced a criminal charge for allegedly accepting bribes...

  • *Appeals likely to go to Supreme Court next year- experts. SEOUL, Aug 25- A South Korean court will rule on Friday on corruption charges against Jay Y. Lee, the billionaire head of Samsung Group, after a six-month trial in a nationwide bribery scandal that triggered the dismissal from office of the country's president. The third-generation de facto head of the...