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Crime Bribery

  • 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...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 22- Brazilian prosecutors on Tuesday charged Aldemir Bendine, the former chief executive of state-controlled oil firm Petroleo Brasileiro SA, with corruption, alleging he used his position to take bribes from construction firm Odebrecht. Bendine served as CEO of Petrobras, as the company is formally known, between 2015 and 2016, and was...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 18- Brazilian investigators said on Friday they were finding more evidence that foreign companies were involved in a political graft scheme that saw the firms bribe executives at state-run enterprises and politicians to win government contracts. At a press conference detailing allegations that U.S-based asphalt maker Sargeant Marine...

  • RIO DE JANEIRO, Aug 18- Brazilian authorities announced two new phases of their Car Wash operation on Friday, ensnaring U.S. asphalt maker Sargeant Marine, six Greek shipping companies and a former Brazilian congressman in the wide-ranging graft probe. The statement said former lawmaker Candido Vaccarezza, who had been a Workers Party government leader in the...

  • MEXICO CITY, Aug 15- Mexico's attorney general's office has called a close former aide of President Enrique Pena Nieto to respond to accusations he was involved in Brazilian builder Odebrecht's corruption scandal, a lawyer for the aide said. Brazil's O Globo newspaper reported this weekend on documents alleging that Emilio Lozoya, who also formerly headed...

  • LONDON, Aug 10- The UK Serious Fraud Office said on Thursday it expects to decide next year whether it will file criminal charges in bribery investigations related to drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline and aero engine company Rolls-Royce. The SFO launched an investigation into GSK and its subsidiaries in 2014. Britain's biggest drugmaker has already been fined a...

  • Samsung scion Lee fights back tears as prosecutors seek 12 years' jail

    Prosecution says Lee bribes aimed at cementing control of group.