Friday, January 21, 2022

Corruption

Former La Jolla TV exec sentenced in college admissions bribery case

A former La Jolla media executive who paid more than $500,000 to get her children into prestigious universities as part of the wide-ranging college admissions bribery scandal was sentenced Thursday to six weeks in prison, plus one year of...

Swiss drop money-laundering case involving Spain’s former King Juan Carlos

Geneva's chief prosecutor said on Monday he had closed a criminal investigation into allegations Spain's former king Juan Carlos laundered "illegal commission" payments from Saudi Arabia, due to insufficient evidence. A Swiss private bank involved in the three-year criminal probe...

U.S. bans Angolan billionaire Isabel dos Santos for corruption

The US will deny entry to Isabel dos Santos, once said to be Africa's richest woman, for "involvement in significant corruption". Her name appears on a list released by the State Department of people accused of corruption and who are...

U.K. Attorney General to probe top fraud prosecutor over failures in oil bribery case

The U.K.’s Attorney General will probe the country’s top fraud prosecutor after judges found serious failings in a major bribery investigation. The government’s chief legal adviser is “deeply concerned” about a ruling published Friday, which criticized the Serious Fraud Office...

Former D.E.A. agent gets 12 years in prison for role in drug money scheme

A former special agent with the Drug Enforcement Administration was sentenced to more than 12 years in prison on Thursday after he pleaded guilty to taking part in a wide-ranging conspiracy that used cash seized in undercover drug operations...

South African authorities arrest fugitive Portuguese banker

South African authorities have arrested a convicted Portuguese banker that had fled from the country in mid-September. "We first want to thank South African police authorities," Portugal's Judiciary Police director Luís Neves said, as he announced that banker João Rendeiro...

South Carolina attorney general announces 21 additional criminal charges against Alex Murdaugh

A prominent South Carolina attorney whose wife and son were gunned down six months ago in unsolved killings was indicted Thursday on 21 more charges that he stole settlement and other money from clients. When combined with previous charges from the state...

Former head of Los Angeles DWP agrees to plead guilty to bribery charge

The former top executive of the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has agreed to plead guilty to a bribery charge in a widening corruption case involving the utility and City Atty. Mike Feuer’s office, prosecutors said Monday. David H....

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 at state fund 1Malaysia Development Bhd (1MDB), dealing a blow to his hopes of a political comeback. Najib was appealing a...

Hungarian deputy minister suspected of accepting bribes

Hungary’s chief prosecutor on Tuesday submitted a motion to the speaker of parliament to revoke the immunity of a governing party lawmaker who is suspected of accepting bribes and other crimes. Pal Volner, a lawmaker from the governing Fidesz party...

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Ex-Detroit Councilman Andre Spivey Sentenced To Two Years In Prison For Bribery

A federal judge sentenced former Detroit City Councilman Andre Spivey on Wednesday to two years in prison for bribery, capping the first case...