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Crime Bribery

  • 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...

  • SANTO DOMINGO, June 7- A judge in the Dominican Republic ordered several suspects awaiting trial in a bribery scandal engulfing Brazilian company Odebrecht to be sent to prison on Wednesday until their case is heard. Prosecutors allege Angel Rondon, a lobbyist for Odebrecht, oversaw payment of $92 million in bribes among government officials, lawmakers and...

  • BRASILIA, June 6- Braskem SA, Latin America's largest petrochemical company, said on Tuesday that it had obtained approval from a Brazilian court for its leniency deal in a corruption case involving political kickbacks at Brazil's Petrobras. Braskem said in a securities filing that decision completes approval for its global leniency accord with U.S., Swiss...

  • KAMPALA, June 5- Widespread corruption at the Ugandan government's mines department, including using bribes to secure licenses, is stifling investment in the sector and eroding benefits for Ugandans, a human rights group said on Monday. London- based Global Witness said it had conducted an 18- month investigation that uncovered evidence of bribery at the...

  • ISTANBUL/ JOHANNESBURG, June 1- Turkcell's $4.2 billion lawsuit against South Africa's MTN over a disputed Iran license will go ahead in a South African court after years of delay, the Turkish mobile operator said on Thursday. Turkcell alleges that the South African mobile company used bribery and wrongful influence to win a lucrative Iran license originally...

  • A criminal complaint said that Mebiame supplied cash and cars to two officials in Niger; an S-Class Mercedes Benz sedan and rented private Airbus jet to a Guinean official; and travel and shopping expenses for an adviser to Chad's president. District Judge Nicholas Garaufis in Brooklyn, federal prosecutors said. While court papers do not identify the joint...

  • SAO PAULO, May 31- J&F Investimentos, controlling shareholder of the world`s largest meatpacker, JBS SA, agreed with Brazilian prosecutors late on Tuesday to pay a 10.3 billion real fine for its role in corruption scandals. State witness testimony from J&F's owners Joesley and Wesley Batista that they spent 600 million reais to bribe nearly 1,900 politicians...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 30- The head of an Argentine farm group said on Tuesday he will ask Congress to investigate five acquisitions made by Brazilian meatpacker JBS on suspicion the company inflated the purchase prices to conceal bribes, although he said he had no proof. Dardo Chiesa, head of Argentina's Rural Confederation, said the company, whose founders are mired...

  • NEW YORK, May 30- A former managing director at broker-dealer Sterne Agee pleaded guilty on Tuesday to bribing a former portfolio manager at New York state's retirement fund in exchange for tens of millions of dollars' worth of business, federal prosecutors said. Deborah Kelley, 58, admitted that between 2014 and 2016, she paid bribes including entertainment,...

  • BUENOS AIRES, May 24- Argentine police searched Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht's Buenos Aires office on Wednesday as part of a graft investigation, the company said in a statement. In that settlement, Odebrecht admitted to bribing officials in 12 countries, including bribes of $35 million in Argentina between 2007 and 2014.. Prosecutors...

  • SEOUL, May 23- South Korea's former leader Park Geun-hye abused her power and pressured companies to pay her tens of millions of dollars in bribes, a prosecutor told a Seoul court at the start of her corruption trial on Tuesday. If found guilty of taking bribes from business leaders including Samsung Group scion Jay Y. Lee, one of the key accusations that led to her...

  • SEOUL, May 23- South Korea's former leader Park Geun-hye abused her power and pressured companies to pay her tens of millions of dollars in bribes, a prosecutor told a Seoul court at the start of her corruption trial on Tuesday. If found guilty of taking bribes from business leaders including Samsung Group scion Jay Y. Lee, one of the key accusations that led to her...