Thursday, December 9, 2021

Bribery

South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh faces 27 new charges of financial crimes

Suspended South Carolina lawyer Alex Murdaugh was indicted on 27 charges of embezzlement and other crimes, a prosecutor said on Friday, on top of previous charges of insurance fraud in a conspiracy to arrange his own death. A state grand...

Oakland County attorney convicted for conspiracy to bribe a politician

Jurors deliberated for about an hour Wednesday before convicting a lawyer of three federal bribery counts after prosecutors say he teamed with trash titan Chuck Rizzo to bribe a Macomb County politician. Jay Schwartz, 55, of Northville faces up to 10...

Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta pleads guilty to bribery in red-light camera probe

Longtime Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta resigned from office shortly before pleading guilty Wednesday to federal bribery charges alleging he took an envelope stuffed with a cash bribe from a representative of a red-light camera company that does business in...

Georgia district attorney pleads guilty to bribery, influencing witnesses

A Georgia district attorney pleaded guilty Monday to charges of influencing witnesses and bribery, and also agreed to resign, the Associated Press reported. Mark Jones, formerly of the Chattahoochee Judicial Circuit, was accused of trying to influence a police officer's...

Attorneys for ex-LA Councilman Jose Huizar ask for suppression of seized emails

Attorneys for Jose Huizar filed papers on Monday, Nov. 15, arguing that more than three years of personal emails held by the government as proposed evidence in the bribery case against the ex-Los Angeles city councilman should be suppressed...

Guatemala extradite son of ex-Panama president to U.S. on money laundering charges

Guatemala has extradited a son of former Panamanian president Ricardo Martinelli to the United States, where he and his brother face bribery and money laundering charges linked to Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. Luis Enrique Martinelli on Monday morning boarded an...

Union boss John Dougherty, City Councilmember Bobby Henon found guilty in corruption trial

Union boss John Dougherty and Philadelphia City Councilman Bobby Henon were both found guilty of conspiracy and multiple counts of honest services wire fraud in their federal corruption trial. In all, Dougherty was found guilty of eight of 11 charges...

Penitas city manager pleads guilty to bribery, bankruptcy fraud

Peñitas City Manager Omar Romero pleaded guilty to bribery and bankruptcy fraud on Wednesday, according to a news release from the U.S. Attorney's Office. Romero faces up to five years in federal prison on each count of conviction. Romero admitted that in...

Former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler sentenced to 1 year in prison for bribery

Former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler on Wednesday was sentenced to a year in federal prison after pleading guilty to accepting $5,000 from a contractor who had received city contracts. “I stand before you so ashamed, sorry and absolutely scared to...

Dallas real estate developer Ruel Hamilton gets 8 years in prison for bribery

A judge sentenced Dallas real estate developer Ruel Hamilton on Tuesday to eight years in federal prison for bribing two former Dallas City Council members, authorities say. Hamilton, who was convicted in June of conspiracy and bribery, will report to prison...

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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Loses Appeal of 1MDB Conviction

A Malaysian court on Wednesday upheld former premier Najib Razak's conviction on corruption charges over a multi-billion dollar scandal...