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Crime Bribery

  • The former union leader, who won global praise for policies to reduce stinging inequality in Brazil, faces four more corruption trials and will remain free on appeal. The verdict represented the highest-profile conviction yet in a sweeping corruption investigation that for over three years has rattled Brazil, revealing a sprawling system of graft at top...

  • FRANKFURT, July 12- Europe's top technology company, SAP, has put four senior managers in South Africa on leave and begun a probe into reports that have dragged the company into an influence peddling scandal involving friends of President Jacob Zuma. The ruling African National Congress party has been damaged by leaked emails appearing to show fraud in the...

  • CARACAS, July 12- Venezuela's state prosecutor's office said on Wednesday it would charge two people linked to a former transportation minister for alleged involvement in bribery schemes associated with the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht. Maria Baptista and Elita Zacarias "are linked to the ex-Minister Haiman El Troudi and must appear July 27,"...

  • BRASILIA, July 12- Former Brazilian leader Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, who rose from childhood poverty to become a two-term president, was convicted on corruption charges on Wednesday in the first of five graft trials he faces. The ruling marked a stunning fall for Lula, Brazil's first working-class president who left office six years ago with an 83- percent...

  • Natalie Levine, who worked at the Arizona- based drugmaker from 2013 to 2014, plead guilty in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut, to conspiring to violate a federal anti-kickback statute, prosecutors said. Karen Hill, a sales representative who became the company's district manager for the Miami region, pleaded guilty in federal court in Mobile, Alabama to...

  • Natalie Levine, who worked at the Arizona- based drugmaker from 2013 to 2014, entered her plea in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut, to one count of conspiring to violate a federal anti-kickback statute, U.S. prosecutors said. Federal prosecutors in Boston in December announced charges against six former Insys executives and managers, including Levine's...

  • Natalie Levine, who worked at the Arizona- based drugmaker from 2013 to 2014, entered her plea in federal court in Hartford, Connecticut to one count of engaging in a kickback scheme that defrauded federal healthcare programs.

  • Jeffrey Pearlman, a former Insys district sales manager, had sought to modify his bail conditions so that he could continue using marijuana prescribed by a New Jersey doctor to help kick an opioid addiction he developed after a spine injury. Magistrate Judge Sarah Merriam in New Haven, Connecticut said on Friday that argument rested on the "faulty assumption"...

  • But the 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan also rejected Petrobras' request that it impose a tougher standard for investors to meet before showing they were defrauded. Investors sued after prosecutors in Brazil accused former Petrobras executives of accepting more than $2 billion in bribes over a decade, mainly from construction and engineering...

  • SHANGHAI, July 5- China will prosecute the former president of the People's Insurance Co of China Ltd after an investigation found he engaged in corrupt practices including bribery, the ruling Communist Party said on Wednesday. The party's corruption watchdog said Wang, who was also the vice-chairman and executive director of People's Insurance, had been...

  • SAO PAULO, July 3- Brazilian President Michel Temer said on Monday he is confident Congress will support him and vote to block a corruption charge leveled against him by prosecutor-general Rodrigo Janot. In a radio interview, Temer said he has enough votes to quash the charge that he took bribes from executives at the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA.

  • BRASILIA, June 22- A justice at Brazil's Federal Supreme Court has delivered to the country's top prosecutor the bulk of an investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out to meatpacker JBS SA. The office of Justice Edson Fachin said it sent a copy of the probe to Prosecutor-General Rodrigo...

  • BRASILIA, June 20- Brazil's federal police on Tuesday delivered to a top court justice the bulk of their investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out to the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA. The document, made public by the top court, is a significant step in the investigation, which is widely...

  • BRASILIA, June 20- Brazil's federal police on Tuesday delivered to a top court justice the bulk of their investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out to the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA. The document, made public by the top court, is a significant step in the investigation, which is widely...

  • BRASILIA, June 20- Brazil's federal police on Tuesday delivered to a top court justice the bulk of their investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out to the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA. The document, made public by the top court, is a significant step in the investigation, which is widely...

  • BRASILIA, June 20- Brazil's federal police on Tuesday delivered to a top court justice the bulk of their investigation into allegations that President Michel Temer took bribes in exchange for political favors doled out to the world's largest meatpacker, JBS SA. The document, made public by the top court, is a significant step in the investigation, which is widely...

  • LONDON, June 20- A former banker at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development was jailed for six years by a top UK court on Tuesday for accepting bribes totalling over $3.5 million. Andrey Ryjenko, 44, who has joint UK and Russian citizenship, had been found guilty of conspiring to make or accept corrupt payments between July 2008 and November 2009...

  • BRASILIA/ SAO PAULO, June 17- Brazilian President Michel Temer denied allegations made by a billionaire businessman in a magazine interview published on Saturday that he led a corruption scheme in which politicians squeezed high-profile executives for bribes, and vowed to sue the businessman. The coming week already promises to be a tense one for Temer and...

  • BRASILIA, June 17- Brazilian President Michel Temer denied allegations made by a billionaire business in a magazine interview published on Saturday that he led a corruption scheme in which politicians squeezed high-profile executives for bribes, and vowed to sue the businessman. In a statement, Temer's office said he will take "all appropriate actions"...

  • SAO PAULO, June 17- Brazilian President Michel Temer led a corruption scheme in which lawmakers squeezed high-profile executives for bribes, billionaire Joesley Batista told magazine Época in an interview published on Saturday. Former speakers Eduardo Cunha and Henrique Eduardo Alves, as well as Temer's current chief of staff Eliseu Padilha and Cabinet...