Stories tagged: bribery
Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Judge orders release of congressman sentenced for bribery
A federal judge has ordered that a former Louisiana congressman sentenced to 13 years in prison for taking bribes be released from jail pending a new sentencing hearing.
Wed., Aug. 30, 2017, 10:39 a.m.
Postal workers charged with taking bribes to deliver drugs
Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say 16 postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area have been charged with accepting bribes to deliver packages of cocaine.
Thu., Aug. 3, 2017, 11:56 a.m.
Israeli police: Netanyahu suspected of breach of trust, bribes
An Israeli police document says Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu is suspected of crimes involving breach of trust and bribes in two corruption cases.
UPDATED: Wed., Aug. 2, 2017, 3:08 p.m.
Opposition delays vote on whether to suspend president
Opposition lawmakers in Brazil on Wednesday tried to delay a vote on whether to suspend President Michel Temer, an acknowledgement that they likely didn’t have enough support to put Temer …
Wed., June 21, 2017, 11:14 a.m.
Ex-Energy Department official pleads guilty to bribe taking
The state Justice Department says a former Oregon Department of Energy official has pleaded guilty to accepting over $291,000 in kickbacks in connection with the sale of state energy tax …
Sun., April 30, 2017, 8:45 a.m.
FIFA official Sheikh Ahmad resigning amid bribery claims
FIFA Council member Sheikh Ahmad Al Fahad Al Sabah of Kuwait is resigning from his soccer roles under pressure from allegations in an American federal court that he bribed Asian …
Mon., March 6, 2017, 1:47 p.m.
Russian hackers said to seek hush money from liberal U.S. groups
Russian hackers are targeting U.S. progressive groups in a new wave of attacks, scouring the organizations’ emails for embarrassing details and attempting to extract hush money, according to two people …
Sat., Jan. 28, 2017, 7:51 a.m.
100 years ago in Spokane: Idaho lawmakers move to relocate UI to Boise; Seattle mayor indicted for bribery
Idaho state legislators issued a proposal to move the University of Idaho out of Moscow and into “a more central location” – that is, Boise. This was part of a …
Thu., Jan. 19, 2017, 10:10 a.m.
Company that Trump HHS pick invested in faced criminal fine
A medical device company in which Rep. Tom Price purchased stock last year agreed in December to a $17 million Justice Department criminal penalty in a foreign bribery case. Democrats …
Wed., Dec. 21, 2016, 8:37 a.m.
Feds: N.Y. pension official bribed with prostitutes, drugs
Federal authorities allege that a former official at the pension fund for New York state public employees took bribes that included prostitutes, strippers, cocaine and a $17,000 wristwatch.
Fri., Dec. 9, 2016, 10:58 a.m.
Ex-GOP officials want Trump to quit his business operations
Six days before Donald Trump is set to announce a plan to exit operations of his company, former Republican officials and a conservative author who targeted the Clintons – and …
Thu., Nov. 17, 2016, 8:33 a.m.
JPMorgan Chase to pay $264 million in Chinese bribery case
JPMorgan Chase & Co. has agreed to pay $264.4 million in fines to federal authorities to settle charges that it hired friends and relatives of Chinese officials in order to …
Fri., May 20, 2016, 12:19 p.m.
State fines Anheuser-Busch over alleged violations in Seattle
The company that produces Budweiser is facing a $150,000 fine and a three-day suspension for allegedly violating Seattle’s liquor laws.
Fri., May 13, 2016, 12:58 p.m.
Wal-Mart shareholder suit over bribery allegations dismissed
A judge has dismissed a shareholder lawsuit over alleged bribery involving Wal-Mart’s operations in Mexico.
Sun., Feb. 7, 2016, 3:12 p.m.
Former Seattle IRS agent to face trial on bribery charge
A former IRS agent in Seattle is set to face trial this week on accusations that he solicited and received a $20,000 bribe from a medical marijuana dispensary.
Fri., Feb. 20, 2015, 11:51 a.m.
Ex-Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell sentenced to 1 year
RICHMOND, Va. — Former Virginia first lady Maureen McDonnell was sentenced Friday to one year and 1 day in prison for her role in a bribery scheme that destroyed her …
Sat., June 1, 2013, 1:13 a.m.
Ariz. mom not giving up on Mexico, despite arrest
PHOENIX (AP) — Yanira Maldonado spent her wedding anniversary in a Mexican jail. And now that she’s free and a drug smuggling allegation has been dropped, the Arizona woman says …
Mon., Feb. 4, 2013, 4:57 a.m.
Match-fixing probe: 680 suspicious games worldwide
THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A wide-ranging match-fixing investigation has uncovered more than 680 suspicious games — including World Cup and European Championship qualifiers and two Champions League games — …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 1:28 p.m.
US attorney in New Orleans resigns amid probe
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — New Orleans’ corruption-busting federal prosecutor resigned Thursday after two top deputies became embroiled in a scandal that threatens to undermine some of his biggest cases and …
Thu., Dec. 6, 2012, 8:38 a.m.
US Attorney resigns during probe of online posts
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — U.S. Attorney Jim Letten, whose successful prosecution of a former Louisiana governor and numerous other public officials won him bipartisan praise for more than a decade, …
Mon., Nov. 26, 2012, 6:36 a.m.
High court rejects appeal of ex-La. congressman
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Supreme Court is leaving in place the corruption conviction of a former Louisiana congressman who hid money from bribes in his freezer. The justices on Monday …
Thu., Nov. 15, 2012, 6:55 a.m.
Wal-Mart 3Q profit up but shares slide on outlook
NEW YORK (AP) — Wal-Mart reported a 9 percent increase in third-quarter net income as the world’s largest retailer continues to woo back shoppers by reemphasizing low prices. But momentum …
Wed., Oct. 17, 2012, 11:54 a.m.
LA County assessor arrested in corruption case
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Los Angeles County assessor John Noguez, a top aide and a campaign contributor were arrested Wednesday as part of an investigation into influence peddling and slashing …
Sat., Sept. 29, 2012, 10:19 a.m.
Crime at the US-Mexico border goes corporate
BROWNSVILLE, Texas (AP) — When a regional manager for the Mexican Gulf cartel moved his operation to a more lucrative territory on the border, he took along not only his …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2012, 7:37 a.m.
Corruption trial opens for former Detroit mayor
DETROIT (AP) — Former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick repeatedly stuffed his bank account and paid off credit cards with hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, the illegal fruit of …
Fri., Sept. 21, 2012, 12:08 a.m.
Detroit’s former mayor faces corruption trial
DETROIT (AP) — After a last-ditch effort to move the case out of Detroit failed, former Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick is returning to court for the start of a corruption trial …
Wed., Sept. 12, 2012, 9:50 a.m.
Ex-Iowa egg farm manager pleads guilty to bribery
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — A manager at the Iowa egg farms linked to the nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010 pleaded guilty Wednesday for his role in a conspiracy to …
Mon., Sept. 10, 2012, 5:48 a.m.
Mayor of NJ’s capital arrested in corruption probe
TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — Federal agents arrested the struggling mayor of New Jersey’s capital Monday on corruption charges, alleging he agreed to accept bribes in connection with a proposed parking …
Sat., March 16, 1996
Aide’s Paramour Ready To Spill Beans About Bribes Stories Of Payoffs Among Italy’s Elite Could Derail Berlusconi’s Comeback
Recordings from a bugged ashtray. Confessions of a casino-loving socialite. Italy’s latest scandal is steamrolling through some of its most privileged quarters, and nobody knows where it will lead. The …
Tue., Feb. 6, 1996
Man Accused Of Trying To Bribe Police Officers
A man seen urinating in a downtown alley ended up in jail, charged with trying to avoid arrest by bribing two Spokane Police officers. Kevin Ray Bowling, 38, was near …