Thursday, December 9, 2021

Bribery

Former Newark cop jailed for accepting bribes from brothel owner

A former police officer who solicited and accepted thousands of dollars in bribes from a brothel owner in exchange for protecting them from law enforcement has been sentenced to nearly four years in prison, according to federal prosecutors. Julio Rivera,...

N.J. doctor accused of receiving bribes from pharma company to prescribe fentanyl

A Monmouth County doctor was accused Thursday of receiving bribes and kickbacks from a pharmaceutical company in exchange for illegally prescribing large amounts of a powerful fentanyl narcotic, federal prosecutors said. Mukaram Gazi, 51, of Marlboro, was charged with conspiracy...

Former Unaoil exec ordered to pay £100,000 for role in Iraq bribery scheme

A former Unaoil senior executive has been ordered to pay back almost £100,000. Stephen Whiteley was sentenced to three years in prison in 2020 after he was found guilty of paying around £400,000 in bribes to win a lucrative oil...

Former University of Southern California athletic official pleads guilty in college admissions scandal

A former high-ranking athletic official at USC pleaded guilty Friday for her role in the massive college admissions scandal which has plagued numerous elite universities across the nation. Donna Heinel, the former senior associate athletic director at USC, pleaded guilty...

Former Illinois state rep Luis Arroyo pleads guilty to bribery

A former Democratic leader in the Illinois House of Representatives pleaded guilty Wednesday in a bribery scheme that cost him his political career and could send him to prison for 20 years. Luis Arroyo entered the plea in U.S. District...

U.S. judge dismisses money laundering charges against Maduro ally Alex Saab

A U.S. judge in Florida on Monday dismissed money laundering counts against Alex Saab, an ally of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro, but he remains accused of one count of conspiracy to launder money, a court filing showed. The order was...

Taylor Mayor’s aide agrees to plead guilty in corruption case

An aide and campaign treasurer for indicted Taylor Mayor Rick Sollars has reached a deal to plead guilty in a corruption case, days after two co-defendants admitted their roles in a lucrative bribery conspiracy. Taylor community development manager Jeffrey Baum...

Former State Attorney facing corruption charges suspended by Florida Bar

Former State Attorney Jeff Siegmeister - who is awaiting trial on federal corruption charges - has just had his law license suspended by the Florida Bar. The Florida Bar announced a 91-day suspension of Siegmeister’s license on Friday, along with...

Ericsson accused of violating $1.6 billion bribery settlement with US DoJ

U.S. prosecutors have determined that Ericsson AB has violated the terms of a $1.06 billion settlement agreement reached in 2019 over allegations of bribery in five countries, the Swedish telecom company said Friday. The Stockholm-based company received correspondence from the...

Baltimore County Police officer accused of accepting bribes in exchange for handgun licenses

Indicted Tuesday by a federal grand jury, a Baltimore County Police officer faces six counts of honest services wire fraud for allegedly accepting cash payments to certify people to own and operate handguns without completing the required training. William R....

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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...