Monday, January 18, 2021

Bribery

Samsung heir Jay Lee gets to two years prison sentence for bribery

Samsung Electronics Co. heir Jay Y. Lee was sentenced to 30 months in prison over bribery charges, a dramatic setback for the world’s biggest electronics company as it tries to move beyond a years-long scandal that inflamed outrage over...

New York appeals court upholds bribery convictions of NCAA insiders

The prosecution case against three NCAA insiders who bribed families of college basketball players was a slam dunk, a federal appeals court in New York City announced Friday. In a 2-1 decision. the 2nd Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the...

UK fraud office drops bribery probe into British American Tobacco

The Serious Fraud Office today dropped its investigation into allegations of bribery at British American Tobacco’s East African operations but said it would continue assisting other law enforcement in their investigations. A whistleblower who worked for BAT for 13 years...

Rhode Island government contractor jailed for paying bribes to secure U.S Army contracts

A former government contractor was sentenced today for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme where he paid bribes to secure U.S. Army contracts. David P. Burns, Acting Assistant Attorney General of the Justice Department’s Criminal Division; Kenji M....

Former Japan farm minister Yoshikawa indicted on bribery charges

Former agriculture minister Takamori Yoshikawa was indicted Friday by prosecutors without arrest for alleged bribery charges, after receiving ¥5 million from the former president of Akita Foods, a Hiroshima Prefecture-based egg producer, over several years. Yoshikawa, 70, resigned as a...

Former Petrofac senior executive pleads guilty to bribery charges

The bribery scandal at Petrofac deepened last night when a former senior executive at the oil services group pleaded guilty to three offences related to $3.3 billion of work that it secured in the United Arab Emirates. The Serious Fraud...

Fort Walton Beach ex-finance director charged for fraud, money laundering

A former finance director for the city of Fort Walton Beach has pleaded no contest to fraud charges involving personal use of public funds, according to a news release from the State Attorney's Office. Brandy Ferris, pleaded no contest Jan. 11...

Romanian President approves bribery probe against former PM Tariceanu

Romanian President Klaus Iohannis approved on Wednesday a request from anti-corruption prosecutors to allow a criminal investigation against former prime minister and senate speaker Calin Popescu Tariceanu for suspected bribe-taking. Tariceanu, 68, has denied all wrongdoing. Prosecutors have said Tariceanu received...

Former Cleveland State University employee accused of giving contracts to relatives in exchange for bribes

A current and former Cleveland State University employee are among five people indicted in what prosecutors say was a scheme that steered more than $250,000 in contracts to one of the employee’s relatives. Marlene Gombach approved grant-funded contracts to pay...

Broward Health former executive faces $600,000 in kickbacks allegation

A purchasing executive at Broward Health steered plum contracts to his accomplices in exchange for $600,000 in kickbacks, vacations to Cancun and the Bahamas, and even a pair of World Cup tickets, prosecutors say. Now Brian Bravo, 46, faces up...

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Samsung heir Jay Lee gets to two years prison sentence for bribery

Samsung Electronics Co. heir Jay Y. Lee was sentenced to 30 months in prison over bribery charges, a dramatic...
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