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North Miami Beach commissioner charged with accepting bribe from strip club owner

Prosecutors on Wednesday charged embattled North Miami Beach Commissioner Frantz Pierre with shaking down a strip club operator in exchange for votes to extend the club’s liquor license hours and with pocketing money from a school program that did...

Coal Executive Guilty of Bribing Politician to Fight EPA

An Alabama lawyer and a coal executive were convicted in a bribery scheme to pay off a local politician to work against the Environmental Protection Agency. The two men were both convicted Friday of six federal charges including bribery, conspiracy,...

UBS AG Miami branch hit with regulatory order for AML/BSA violation

Federal banking regulators have cited UBS AG branches in Miami; New York; and Stamford, Connecticut, for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and other anti-money laundering regulators. The consent order, from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, was...

Chinese pharmaceutical firm embroiled in vaccine scandal involved in several bribery cases

A Chinese listed pharmaceutical company under probe over a vaccine scandal has been involved in several cases of bribery in recent years, even as its profits soared, public records show. Changchun Changsheng Biotechnology Co and its parent company, Changsheng Biotech,...

OSBI Investigates State Board Of Pharmacy Director For Bribery

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether the director of the State Board of Pharmacy tried to bribe a health department attorney into changing rules on medical marijuana. It’s the latest chapter in a scandal filled story...

Swiss bank to settle $5 million US tax evasion probe

The Zurich-based Neue Privat Bank (NPB) has paid $5 million (CHF5 million) fine to settle a criminal tax evasion investigation in the United States. NPB is one of a handful of so-called ‘category 1’ Swiss or Swiss-based bank branches...

Longtime Balch attorney, Drummond exec found guilty in bribery case

A jury has found longtime Balch & Bingham attorney Joel Gilbert and Drummond Co. executive David Lynn Roberson guilty in a public corruption case involving the bribery of former Alabama Rep. Oliver Robinson. The pair was found guilty on all six counts, which included conspiracy,...

50 Tunisia lawyers file bribery charges against PM

Some 50 Tunisian lawyers filed a lawsuit yesterday against the Head of Government, Youssef Chahed, over suspicion that he receiving money from the UK to improve his image and distort the country’s recent social protests. Nizar Boujalal, the coordinator of...

Rothschild Bank Broke Money-Laundering Rules in 1MDB Case

Rothschild Bank AG and one of its subsidiaries were found to have seriously breached money-laundering rules in the multi-billion-dollar 1MDB Malaysian corruption case, which has ensnared lenders around the world. Swiss financial regulator Finma said Friday it will appoint an...

Namibia: Companies accused of fraud shipped more than N$4.3 billion out of the country over three years.

A REPORT into Namibia's biggest money laundering and tax evasion scheme found that companies accused of fraud shipped more than N$4,3 billion out of the country over three years. This was among the findings contained in a 21 June 2018...

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