Corporate bribery

March 25, 2019 - 12:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prominent Hong Kong businessman has been sentenced to three years in prison after he was convicted of paying bribes to the presidents of two African countries in a United Nations-linked case. U.S. District Judge Loretta A. Preska sentenced Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho, once Hong Kong's...
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March 18, 2019 - 2:42 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A judge has ordered a sports marketing group to pay a total of $1 million in fines in the FIFA soccer scandal. U.S. District Judge Pamela Chen set the fine on Monday in federal court in Brooklyn. Traffic Sports International and Traffic Sports USA were implicated in the sprawling U...
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FILE - In this Sept. 17, 2018 file photo, Felicity Huffman, left, and William H. Macy arrive at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles. Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with nearly 50 other people Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to help get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country, federal prosecutors said. Court papers said a cooperating witness met with Huffman and Macy, at their Los Angeles home and explained the scam to them. The cooperator told investigators that Huffman and her spouse "agreed to the plan." (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP, File)
March 12, 2019 - 10:41 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local): 10:40 p.m. Tax records show that a California charity accused of funneling money in a national college admissions bribery scheme claimed it gave out $500,000...
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The J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building on Monday, March 4, 2019, in Washington. The FBI is stepping up its efforts to root out foreign corruption with a new squad of agents in Florida. The Miami-based squad begins later this month as part of the bureau’s international corruption unit. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 05, 2019 - 6:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to crack down on money laundering and bribes to overseas governments, the FBI is stepping up its efforts to root out foreign corruption with a new squad of agents based in Miami. The squad will focus its efforts not only on Miami but also in South America, a continent that...
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This still image from a 2015 video presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in federal court in Boston on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, shows a scene from a rap video made to motivate Insys Therapeutics sales representatives to get doctors to prescribe higher doses of the company's highly addictive fentanyl spray. Company founder John Kapoor and four other former executives are charged with scheming to pay bribes and kickbacks to physicians to induce them to prescribe higher doses. Kapoor and the other executives have denied all wrongdoing. (Insys Therapeutics/U.S. Attorney's Office via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 3:18 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a person dressed as a bottle of the highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps to push the drug. The video was shown to jurors this week in the closely watched trial in Boston...
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February 15, 2019 - 6:53 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three former executives of telecom company Telia were acquitted Friday of paying bribes in Uzbekistan, with the Swedish court citing lack of evidence. The executives were accused of bribing an Uzbek partner from 2007 to 2010 when Telia, then known as TeliaSonera, set up...
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In a photo taken Friday, Jan. 18, 2019, Deborah Fuller poses for a photograph for The Associated Press with a pillow showing a photo of her late daughter, Sarah Fuller, left, who passed of a prescription drug overdose, and her during an interview in her home in West Berlin, N.J. The trial of a Insys Therapeutics Inc. founder John Kapoor, who accused of scheming to bribe doctors into prescribing a powerful painkiller, is putting a spotlight on the nation's deadly opioid crisis. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
January 25, 2019 - 7:53 am
BOSTON (AP) — Drug company executives weren't satisfied with sales for their powerful painkiller, so they devised a plan, prosecutors say: Offer cash to doctors in exchange for prescriptions. Soon, the highly addictive fentanyl spray was flourishing, and executives were raking in millions. Now, the...
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In this courtroom drawing, Assistant U.S. Attorney Douglas Zolkind, standing, addresses cooperating witness Cheikh Gadio, far right, during Hong Kong businessman Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho's bribery trial in New York, Wednesday, Nov. 28, 2018. Seated at far left is the defendant, Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho. On the bench is Judge Loretta Preska. The photo on the monitor shows the defendant and the President of Chad, Idriss Deby, taken during a meeting. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
December 05, 2018 - 6:18 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal jury convicted a Hong Kong businessman Wednesday of bribing the presidents of two African nations to secure oil rights for a Chinese energy conglomerate, a case that stretched from the halls of the United Nations and highlighted the often blurry line between...
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November 29, 2018 - 5:44 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The governor of the state of Rio de Janeiro has been arrested for allegedly receiving bribes. Gov. Luiz Fernando Pezao was taken into custody by federal police at the governor's palace early Thursday. A statement by police said operation "Wolf's Mouth" was focused on alleged...
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In this January 18, 2008, photo, former Chinese securities regulator Yao Gang, right, and Clara Furse, the then-Chief Executive of the London Stock Exchange, participate in a ribbon-cutting event at a business center for the LSE in Beijing. Yao, the former deputy chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, was sentenced Friday, Sept. 28, 2018, to 18 years in prison on charges of taking bribes and insider trading. (Chinatopix via AP)
September 28, 2018 - 5:07 am
BEIJING (AP) — A former Chinese stock market regulator who was detained after a collapse in share prices in 2015 was sentenced Friday to 18 years in prison on charges of taking bribes and insider trading. Yao Gang, a former deputy chairman of the China Securities Regulatory Commission, was one of a...
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