Crime Bribery

  • SAO PAULO/ LONDON, Dec 13- Brazil's epic "Car Wash" corruption investigation has taken down presidents and elite businessmen, and led to the largest corporate leniency deal ever signed. But graft allegations lodged by prosecutors last week against four of the world's largest oil trading companies- Vitol SA, Trafigura, Glencore PLC and Mercuria Energy Group- have...

  • SAO PAULO/ LONDON, Dec 13- Brazil's epic "Car Wash" corruption investigation has taken down presidents and elite businessmen, and led to the largest corporate leniency deal ever signed. But graft allegations lodged by prosecutors last week against four of the world's largest oil trading companies- Vitol SA, Trafigura, Glencore PLC and Mercuria Energy Group- have...

  • Dec 13- Last week, Brazilian investigators accused four of the world's largest oil-trading firms of participating in a corruption scheme focused on Brazil's state-controlled oil company Petrobras. Federal prosecutors allege Vitol, Glencore, Trafigura and Mercuria along with several small firms collectively paid at least $31 million in bribes over a...

  • SAO PAULO/ LONDON, Dec 13- Brazil's epic "Car Wash" corruption investigation has taken down presidents and elite businessmen, and led to the largest corporate leniency deal ever signed. But graft allegations lodged by prosecutors last week against four of the world's largest oil trading companies- Vitol SA, Trafigura, Glencore PLC and Mercuria Energy Group- have...

  • CONCORD, N.H., Dec 12- A former physician assistant in New Hampshire put his own greed ahead of medical obligations by taking kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe patients its highly addictive fentanyl spray, a federal prosecutor said on Wednesday. Attorney Seth Aframe told a federal jury in Concord, New Hampshire, at the start of a trial that the...

  • Dec 12- A former physician assistant is set to face trial in New Hampshire on Wednesday over charges he accepted kickbacks from Insys Therapeutics Inc to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray the drugmaker produced. A federal jury in Concord, New Hampshire, will hear opening statements in the trial of Christopher Clough, whose case could provide a...

  • LIMA, Dec 10- The Peruvian prosecutor tasked with seeking damages owed to the state for corruption said on Monday he plans to fine local companies, politicians and businessmen about $180 million for taking part in Brazilian builder Odebrecht's kickback schemes. In a plea deal signed with Peruvian authorities on Saturday, Odebrecht agreed to provide evidence...

  • BOSTON, Dec 6- A unit of Johnson& Johnson will pay $360 million to resolve an investigation into its financial support of a charity that helped Medicare patients cover out-of-pocket drug costs, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. The government alleged Actelion from 2014 to 2015 used a charity as a conduit to improperly pay the co-pay obligations of...

  • BOSTON, Dec 6- A unit of Johnson& Johnson has agreed to pay the U.S. government $360 million to resolve an investigation into its financial support of charities that help Medicare patients cover out-of-pocket drug costs, the U.S. Justice Department said on Thursday. The investigation, led by the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Massachusetts, has led to...

  • *Shell sees no link to Nigeria oilfield graft case in Italy. LONDON, Dec 6- Royal Dutch Shell has concluded that a Nigerian oilfield sale where it suspects an executive took bribes was not linked to a separate court case in which he and Shell face corruption charges over a $1.1 billion offshore acquisition. Robinson is also one of several former Shell employees...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Dec 5- Leading global oil traders Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore paid more than $30 million in bribes to employees at state-owned Brazilian company Petrobras in a scheme that may still be going on, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Those involved, emails obtained by Brazil's federal police showed, would use nicknames such as Tiger, Flipper or...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO/ SAO PAULO, Dec 5- Leading global oil traders Vitol, Trafigura and Glencore paid more than $30 million in bribes to employees at state-owned Brazilian company Petrobras in a scheme that may still be going on, prosecutors said on Wednesday. Those involved, emails obtained by Brazil's federal police showed, would use nicknames such as Tiger, Batman or...

  • MILAN, Dec 5- The Russian government has asked Italy to be "reasonable" over a Russian citizen caught up in a Nigerian graft case in Milan and drop the charges against him, according to legal documents seen by Reuters. Milan prosecutors allege bribes totalling around $1.1 billion were paid to win the license to explore the field. In documents filed by prosecutors...

  • Odebrecht and the office of Peru's attorney general declined to comment. Odebrecht has been at the center of Latin America's largest graft scandal since admitting in a 2016 plea deal with U.S., Brazilian and Swiss authorities that it had bribed officials in a dozen countries to secure public works contracts, including $30 million in bribes in Peru.

  • BOGOTA, Nov 29- Colombia's supreme court said on Thursday it will appoint a special prosecutor to handle an investigation into bribes to politicians and others by Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. According to the attorney general's office, Odebrecht's bribes in Colombia totaled about $30 million. "After finding the disqualification of the...

  • BOSTON, Nov 28- A former executive at Insys Therapeutics Inc pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe the company's powerful opioid medication and entered into a deal to cooperate with prosecutors. Alec Burlakoff, who was the drugmaker's vice president of sales, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston to...

  • SAO PAULO, Nov 27- The chief compliance officer for scandal-plagued Odebrecht SA said on Tuesday that the Brazilian conglomerate was getting close to finalizing a leniency accord in Argentina over charges that it paid bribes for public works contracts. "We are at the negotiating table with authorities in Argentina," said Olga Pontes, the chief compliance...

  • LIMA, Nov 26- Brazilian construction company Odebrecht is close to reaching a final settlement with Peruvian prosecutors over their investigation into bribes paid by Odebrecht for public works contracts in Peru, a prosecutor said on Monday. Odebrecht has admitted to paying about $30 million in bribes to win contracts in the South American country and has...

  • ABU DHABI, Nov 22- Abu Dhabi's International Petroleum Investment Co said on Wednesday it had filed a lawsuit against U.S. investment bank Goldman Sachs and others to recover losses suffered through its dealings with Malaysian state fund 1 MDB. The suit alleges Goldman conspired with unidentified people from Malaysia to bribe Khadem Abdulla al-Qubaisi,...

  • WASHINGTON, Nov 2- Russian bank Gazprombank on Friday said it had no role in a Venezuelan corruption case at state energy company PDVSA. Abraham Ortega, a former financial executive at PDVSA, accepted $5 million in bribes to favor a French oil company and a Russian bank, U.S. prosecutors in Florida said on Wednesday in a statement, which did not name either company.