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Norman Seabrook gets nearly five years in prison for taking bribes

Disgraced city labor leader Norman Seabrook was sentenced to nearly five years in prison Friday for funneling $20 million in union funds into a bad investment in exchange for bribes. Disgraced city labor leader Norman Seabrook was sentenced to nearly five...

Paul Erickson, boyfriend of alleged Russian spy Maria Butina, indicted on fraud charges

Paul Erickson, a Republican operative who dated a woman accused of spying on the U.S. on behalf of Russia, was indicted on federal charges of wire fraud and money laundering.  Erickson was indicted on Tuesday in South Dakota in what prosecutors...

Fugitive Lawyer, Michael Casey Sentenced to 234 Months for $21 Million Fraud Scheme

Michael R. Casey, 71, a fugitive for over four years, was sentenced to a total of 234 months in prison for his participation in a $21 million investment fraud scheme and for failing to appear in court. Casey previously pleaded...

Former Atlanta deputy chief of staff sentenced to prison in bribery scandal

Evelyn Katrina Taylor-Parks, the deputy chief of staff for former Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, has been sentenced to over a year in prison for her role in the Atlanta City Hall bribery scandal. The sentencing came after Taylor-Parks collapsed and had...

Former Insys CEO pleads guilty to opioid kickback scheme

The former chief executive of Insys Therapeutics Inc INSY.O pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a nationwide scheme to bribe doctors to prescribe an addictive opioid medication and has agreed to become a government witness. Michael Babich, who resigned as the...

Former State Senator Gilbert Baker Indicted in Judge Bribery Case

Former State Senator Gilbert Baker has been indicted on allegations he bribed a former judge. Baker was indicted on nine counts. Charges include conspiracy, bribery and honest services wire fraud. Back in 2016, Circuit Court Judge Michael Maggio pleaded guilty to...

FBI arrests fired South Carolina police chief over $78,000 theft

A fired police chief in South Carolina has been arrested by the FBI on charges including money laundering. News outlets report Gary Blair Shaffer pleaded not guilty and posted bail after he was taken in by the FBI Monday. A federal...

Ex-Credit Suisse Bankers Arrested on US Charges for participation in fraud scheme

Three former Credit Suisse Group AG bankers were arrested in London on Thursday on U.S. charges that they took part in a $2 billion fraud scheme involving state-owned companies in Mozambique, a spokesman for U.S. prosecutors said. Andrew Pearse, Surjan...

Tony Bland, former Southern Cal assistant, pleads guilty to bribery in college basketball

Former USC assistant basketball coach Tony Bland pleaded guilty Wednesday to one count of conspiracy to commit bribery in connection with a wide-ranging Justice Department investigation of corruption in college basketball. In a hearing in federal court in Manhattan, Bland,...

Plantronics to pay $36 million settlement, ending bribery investigation into new subsidiary

Headset-maker Plantronics agreed to pay $36 million to settle a bribery investigation into Polycom, its recently acquired subsidiary. From 2006 through at least July 2014, Polycom’s Vice President of China orchestrated a bribery scheme in which discounts given to its...

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