Monday, July 26, 2021

Bribery

Former Richardson Mayor and developer husband convicted for bribery and tax evasion

Former Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka, now Laura Jordan, and her developer husband Mark Jordan, were found guilty Friday, July 23 of bribery and tax evasion. The federal jury found them not guilty on conspiracy to commit wire fraud and honest...

FirstEnergy agrees $230m settlement for role in Ohio bribery case

The energy giant at the center of a $60 million bribery scheme in Ohio admitted Thursday to new details of its role in the conspiracy as part of a deal with federal prosecutors, including how it used dark money...

US DoJ probes commodity trader Freepoint over alleged bribe payments

The U.S. Justice Department is investigating Connecticut-based trading house Freepoint Commodities over whether payments to employees of Brazil’s state-run oil company broke U.S. laws, two sources with knowledge of the matter told Reuters this week. The criminal probe, which is...

US bars Honduran ex-president Lobo, family over alleged corruption

The United States has blocked former Honduran President Porfirio Lobo Sosa and his immediate family from travel to the US, alleging that he accepted bribes from drug traffickers, the US State Department announced on Tuesday. “While in office, President Lobo...

Chicago banker convicted in bribery scheme linked to Paul Manafort

A Chicago banker who arranged $16 million in loans for former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was found guilty Tuesday on charges of seeking to trade the loans for positions on the Trump campaign and in the Trump administration. A...

Former California cop to plead guilty to taking bribes to escort illegal drug shipments

A former Montebello police officer has agreed to plead guilty to accepting at least $14,000 in bribes to escort illegal drug shipments and access federal databases, enabling a gang member to remain under the radar of law enforcement. Documents filed...

Indonesia ex-fisheries minister sentenced to 5 years for accepting bribes

Former maritime affairs and fisheries minister Edhy Prabowo was sentenced by a court on Thursday (July 15) to five years in prison for accepting bribes in a corruption scandal involving the export of lobster larvae. Edhy, who is a politician...

Former Detroit cop gets 80 months in prison for accepting bribes

A former Detroit cop was sentenced Tuesday to 80 months in federal prison for taking cash bribes from auto collision shops in exchange for referring stolen and abandoned vehicles recovered in the city to them. The sentencing of Deonne Dotson,...

Israel ex-deputy interior minister Faina Kirshenbaum sentenced to 10 years in bribery case

Former Yisrael Beytenu Knesset member Faina Kirshenbaum was sentenced Wednesday to 10 years in prison for her role in arranging a wide-reaching kickback scheme considered one of the largest political corruption cases in years. In handing down the sentence, which...

Chicago Ald. Carrie Austin pleaded not guilty to bribery charges

Ald. Carrie Austin (34th) and her chief of staff, Chester Wilson Jr., pleaded not guilty on Thursday to federal charges accusing them of taking bribes from a construction company seeking Austin’s support for a development in her ward. One week ago, Austin,...

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Former Richardson Mayor and developer husband convicted for bribery and tax evasion

Former Richardson Mayor Laura Maczka, now Laura Jordan, and her developer husband Mark Jordan, were found guilty Friday, July...