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Brooklyn carpenters union boss accused of taking bribes from workers

The powerful boss of the Brooklyn chapter of the carpenters union took bribes from hundreds of workers — many delivered in cash-stuffed envelopes outside a construction site, a prosecutor charged Tuesday at the start of trial. Salvatore Tagliaferro, president of...

Judge dismisses retrial of ex-Michigan lawmaker Larry Inman in bribery, extortion case

Former Michigan State Rep. Larry Inman will not be retried on bribery and extortion charges after his first trial ended with an acquittal on one charge and a hung jury on two others. To retry the northern Michigan lawmaker would...

Cincinnati Council Member Wendell Young indicted for tampering with records

Cincinnati Council Member Wendell Young is under indictment for his part in the text messaging case involving four other city council members in 2018. Young was indicted on one count of tampering with records for allegedly deleting text messages related...

Chicago political operative for ex-Senator Sandoval pleads guilty to lying about bribe payments

A political operative with ties to indicted Ald. Edward Burke (14th) and the late state Sen. Martin Sandoval pleaded guilty Tuesday to concealing material information from the FBI. In doing so, Rudy Acosta Sr., 70, admitted that he made cash...

Former Braskem CEO Jose Grubisich pleads guilty for role in a bribery scheme

The former chief executive officer of Braskem SA, Brazil’s largest petrochemicals company, admitted he took part in a sweeping bribery plot the U.S. said also involved Braskem’s parent company, Odebrecht SA. Jose Carlos Grubisich, 64, pleaded guilty on Thursday to...

Bolivian police arrest land development minister for receiving bribes

Bolivian police have apprehended the country's rural development and land minister, Edwin Characayo, who was caught receiving $20,000 in bribes to give preferential access to people in the allocation of public land. The case underscores issues of corruption in the...

Former Mexican senator Lavalle charged with bribery, criminal association

Mexican prosecutors on Tuesday filed criminal charges against a former senator who under the previous government helped to pass a major energy reform which President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has attacked as tainted by corruption. Prosecutors charged Jorge Lavalle, a...

Former CEO of Eastern Shore broadband cooperative accused of embezzling $160,000

The former CEO of an Eastern Shore broadband nonprofit has been indicted on federal bribery and embezzlement charges, court records show. Patrick Mitchell, who was fired as CEO of the Salisbury-based Maryland Broadband Cooperative in 2019, is accused of using...

Former FBI official jailed for receiving bribes and tax fraud

Former Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) official James Heslep, 52, of Gainesville, Virginia, was sentenced to 39 months in federal prison followed by three years of supervised release for receiving a bribe by a public official, Acting U.S. Attorney...

Former Gunvor employee pleads guilty to role in bribing Ecuadorean government officials

A Canadian man once employed by the commodities trading house Gunvor Group pleaded guilty on Tuesday to involvement in what U.S. prosecutors called a scheme to bribe Ecuadorean government officials to win business from state-controlled oil company Petroecuador. Raymond Kohut,...

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Brooklyn carpenters union boss accused of taking bribes from workers

The powerful boss of the Brooklyn chapter of the carpenters union took bribes from hundreds of workers — many...
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