Thursday, October 28, 2021

Corruption

Real estate investor pleaded guilty to bribing Taylor Mayor Rick Sollars

A real estate investor pleaded guilty Friday to bribing the mayor of Taylor with cash, appliances and home upgrades in exchange for getting dozens of foreclosed properties. Shady Awad replied "yes" when a judge recited the payoffs and asked if...

Former Georgetown tennis coach pleads guilty in college admissions bribery scandal

A former Georgetown University tennis coach pleaded guilty Monday in Boston federal court in the college admissions bribery case. Gordon Ernst was accused of accepting more than $2 million to help the children of wealthy parents get into the school...

Credit Suisse to pay $475 million in Mozambique bribery scandal

Credit Suisse has been fined nearly £350m by global regulators, pleaded guilty to wire fraud, and agreed to forgive hundreds of millions of dollars worth of debt owed by Mozambique in an attempt to draw a line under the long-running “tuna bonds”...

Former San Francisco Public Utilities Commission GM Harlan Kelly faces additional bank fraud charges

Former San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) General Manager Harlan Kelly is now facing additional charges of bank fraud in the bribery and corruption scandal that forced him to resign his post, last November. A federal indictment, filed Tuesday, alleges...

Slovak central bank governor Peter Kazimir charged with bribery

Slovak central bank governor Peter Kazimir has been charged with bribery, his lawyer confirmed to Reuters on Tuesday, adding that he denies the charges. Kazimir, who also sits on the European Central Bank governing council, is the most high-profile figure...

Son of Nigeria’s former pension boss, Faisal Maina jailed for money laundering

Faisal Maina, son of the former Chairman of the defunct Pension Reform Taskforce Team, Abdulrasheed Maina, was yesterday convicted and sentenced to 14 years in prison by the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja. The court, in a judgement delivered...

Nebraska Rep. Jeff Fortenberry indicted for lying to FBI about campaign contributions

Rep. Jeff Fortenberry, R-Neb., was charged on Tuesday with lying to the FBI about contributions to his 2016 re-election campaign to him from a Lebanese-Nigerian billionaire. A federal grand jury in Los Angeles indicted Fortenberry, 60, on one count of "scheming to...

Former Hawaii official pleads guilty to embezzling $38,000 and offering bribe

A former Hawaii public official from Hilo pleaded guilty on Wednesday, Oct. 13, to embezzling more than $38,000 from AmeriCorps and offering a bribe in return for CARES Act money. Stacy Higa, 58, admitted in the U.S. District Court for...

Alex Saab, ally of Venezuela’s President Maduro extradited to US

A fugitive businessman accused of acting as a money launderer for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's regime was extradited Saturday (Oct 16) to the United States from Cape Verde, his legal team told AFP. Manuel Pinto Monteiro, a lawyer for Saab...

Former Wake Forest volleyball coach offered $50,000 fine to drop charges in college admissions scandal

Federal prosecutors have promised to drop their case against a former Wake Forest University coach charged in the college admissions bribery scandal if he pays a $50,000 fine and follows certain conditions, according to court documents unsealed Tuesday. A deferred...

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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...