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Crime Bribery

  • PHOENIX— About six years ago, an elected Arizona utility regulator who is now accused of accepting bribes had $31,000 funneled to him from a water company owner and tried to get the owner to buy him a $350,000 piece of land, authorities said. In exchange, then-Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce voted for a rate increase that benefited the water company and...

  • MADRID— The conviction of more than two dozen Spanish businesspeople and officials in a major corruption scandal triggered political turmoil Thursday after the court ruled that the country's governing party benefited from the biggest kickbacks-for-contracts scheme in four decades of democratic rule. The National Court's decision is a significant...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- A former Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc executive and the former chief of mail order pharmacy Philidor Rx Services were found guilty on Tuesday of defrauding Valeant through a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme. The verdict, handed up by a jury in Manhattan federal court, comes on the heels of Valeant's announcement that it will...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- A former Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc executive and the former chief of mail order pharmacy Philidor Rx Services were found guilty on Tuesday of defrauding Valeant through a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme. The verdict, handed up by a jury in Manhattan federal court, comes on the heels of Valeant's announcement that it will...

  • NEW YORK, May 22- A former Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc executive and the former head of mail order pharmacy Philidor Rx Services were found guilty on Tuesday of defrauding Valeant through a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme. The verdict, handed down by a jury in Manhattan federal court, comes on the heels of Valeant's announcement that it...

  • NEW YORK— A New York judge rejected bail on Thursday for a prominent Hong Kong businessman awaiting trial in a United Nations- linked bribery conspiracy, saying evidence in a prosecution that could result in decades in prison was strong enough to make him want to flee. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, saying she saw no conditions that would adequately ensure that the 68-...

  • PLANO, Texas— A former Dallas- area mayor and her now-husband have been indicted in a public corruption case alleging fraud and bribery while she was in office. Prosecutors say Laura Jordan, known as Laura Maczka while mayor of Richardson, and developer Mark Jordan made initial court appearances Wednesday in Plano. The indictment says Jordan paid his future wife,...

  • NEW YORK, May 11- A former New York energy company executive on Friday pleaded guilty to hiring the wife of a former aide to New York Governor Andrew Cuomo in an effort to gain influence in state government, two months after a jury could not reach a verdict. District Judge Valerie Caproni in Manhattan. Percoco was found guilty in March by a Manhattan jury of accepting...

  • NEW YORK, May 3- A federal prosecutor told jurors in Manhattan on Thursday that a former Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc executive and the former head of mail order pharmacy Philidor Rx Services defrauded Valeant through a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme. Prosecutors allege that Valeant was the victim of a scheme between one of its senior...

  • NEW YORK, May 3- A former Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc executive and the former head of mail order pharmacy Philidor Rx Services will face trial Thursday on charges they orchestrated a multimillion-dollar kickback scheme, more than two years after Valeant drew scrutiny for its business practices. Gary Tanner, formerly a senior director at...

  • ATHENS, April 27- Greece's parliament has no jurisdiction to investigate the role of 10 politicians in alleged bribes by Swiss drugmaker Novartis, a parliamentary committee has decided. Lawmakers had voted in favor of the investigation and parliament last month set up a committee to look into the case, in addition to a separate investigation of the Basel- based...

  • ATHENS, April 27- Greece's parliament has no jurisdiction to investigate the role of ten politicians in alleged bribes by Swiss drugmaker Novartis, a parliamentary committee has decided. Lawmakers had voted in favour of the investigation and parliament last month set up a committee to look into the case, in addition to a separate investigation of the Basel-...

  • April 23- A former Insys Therapeutics Inc sales representative was sentenced on Monday to six months of home confinement after admitting that she participated in a scheme to pay kickbacks to two Alabama doctors to prescribe a fentanyl-based medication. District Judge Callie Granade in Mobile, Alabama, after pleading guilty to conspiring to pay kickbacks to...

  • SEOUL, April 6- A South Korean court jailed former President Park Geun-hye for 24 years on Friday over a scandal that exposed webs of corruption between political leaders and the country's conglomerates. Park became South Korea's first democratically elected leader to be forced from office last year when the Constitutional Court ordered her out over a...

  • Planned Parenthood president: Jared Kushner and Ivanka Trump offered a 'bribe' to stop abortions

    The White House power couple offered an increase in federal funding for Planned Parenthood if the group agreed to stop providing abortions, Cecile Richards writes in her new memoir.

  • NEW YORK, April 4- A Chinese-born executive pleaded guilty on Wednesday in New York in connection with a U.S. bribery probe involving a former president of the United Nations General Assembly. Prosecutors have said the bribe was solicited by John Ashe, a former U.N. ambassador from Antigua and Barbuda who was also General Assembly president.

  • NEW YORK, March 30- The U.S. government on Friday asked a judge to sentence Macau billionaire Ng Lap Seng to more than six years in prison, after his conviction last July for bribing two U.N. ambassadors to help him build a multi-billion dollar conference center. Prosecutors made their request in a filing with the U.S. District Court in Manhattan, and are also seeking...

  • *Complaint relates to sale of Nigeria oilfield. *Evidence of possible kickbacks to Seychelles company- source. LONDON, March 28- Royal Dutch Shell has filed a criminal complaint against a former senior employee over suspected bribes in the $390 million sale of an oilfield in Nigeria, where the company is already under investigation over a separate deal.

  • *Complaint relates to sale of Nigeria oilfield. *Evidence of possible kickbacks to Seychelles company- source. LONDON, March 28- Royal Dutch Shell has filed a criminal complaint against a former senior employee over suspected bribes in the $390 million sale of an oilfield in Nigeria, where the company is already under investigation over a separate deal.

  • *Says new evidence unrelated to Italy court case. *Evidence of possible kickbacks to Seychelles company- source. LONDON, March 28- Royal Dutch Shell has filed a criminal complaint against a former senior employee over suspected bribes in the $390 million sale of an oilfield in Nigeria, where the company is already under investigation over a separate deal.