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Bribery trial involving Johnson Utilities, Corporation Commission in jurors’ hands

Jurors will now decide whether $31,500 paid to a former utility regulator’s wife and a failed $350,000 real-estate deal constitute federal crimes of bribery and conspiracy that could send four people to prison. Lawyers made closing arguments Thursday and Friday in...

Former CEO Sentenced to Prison in Kickback Scheme

The former chief executive officer of American Senior Communities in Carmel was sentenced Friday in federal court after a three-year investigation. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler's office says James Burkhart will serve more than nine years in prison for his role...

Two PDP Chieftains arraigned over money laundering

The Chairman of the People’s Democratic Party (PDP), in Ondo State, Clement Faboyede and the state Director General of PDP Campaign Organization during the last general election, Modupe Adetokunbo were yesterday arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in...

Prosecutor says Latvia central bank chief took holiday and cash bribes

Latvia’s public prosecutor accused its central bank chief on Friday of accepting the offer of a 500,000-euro ($582,000) bribe, in a case that has rocked faith in the Baltic state and cast a cloud over the euro currency bloc. The...

Tennessee CEO indicted for $2.5 million Medicare fraud case

The CEO of a Tennessee company that sold knee, wrist and back braces has been federally indicted for allegedly paying more than $1.2 million in bribes to sales representatives who referred her customers, allowing her to bill Medicare for...

Former Arizona Commissioner Gary Pierce claims work was lawful, not bribery

Arizona’s most significant public corruption case since the 1988 impeachment of Gov. Evan Mecham has come down to this: Four defendants. Fourteen days of testimony. Nearly four dozen witnesses. And innumerable clues about an even grander investigation that could eclipse...

Malta: Suspects in Journalist’s Murder Charged with Money Laundering

Two of the suspects in the murder of Maltese journalist Daphne Caruana Galizia were charged with money laundering on Wednesday, the Times of Malta reported. The brothers claimed to be unemployed, yet lived lavishly with luxury boats and cars. Malta...

Nigeria: Former Minister Abdu Bulama arraigned over fraud charges

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) Friday arraigned a former Minister of Science and Technology, Dr. Abdu Bulama, before a Federal High Court in Damaturu, the Yobe State capital, on a seven-count charge of criminal conspiracy and money...

10 Chinese-owned vineyards seized over fraud allegations

French financial police have seized 10 wineries in the Bordeaux area which are owned by Chinese conglomerate Haichang over suspicions of tax fraud, a police source told AFP on Friday. Haichang Group, based in the northeastern Chinese port city of...

China defends Pakistan’s progress on anti-money laundering fight

China on Friday said that Pakistan must not be vilified and pressured on the front of terror, after a global watchdog put the country on "grey list" of countries that finance terrorism. China calls Pakistan its "best friend" and resolutely...

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