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Ex-Delgado official charged with taking student bribes for financial aid eligibility

A former financial aid officer at Delgado Community College in New Orleans was charged this week with soliciting and accepting bribes from three students to ensure they were deemed eligible for financial aid. Davin Thomas, 32, who lives and coaches...

Credit Suisse to Pay $77 Million to Settle Bribery Case

Credit Suisse Group AG reached a $77 million settlement Thursday of charges that it obtained investment banking business in the Asia-Pacific region by corruptly influencing foreign officials. The Securities and Exchange Commission issued the order against Credit Suisse under the Foreign Corrupt Practices...

Former Crystal City mayor sentenced for bribery, kickback scheme

Former Crystal City, Texas, Mayor Ricardo Lopez on Monday was sentenced for his part in a corruption probe that nearly crippled the city’s government. Lopez was sentenced to 97 months in a federal prison, three years of supervised release and...

Beam Suntory Settles Bribery Probe With SEC

Liquor maker Beam Suntory Inc. will pay $8.2 million to settle a Securities and Exchange Commission investigation of alleged violations of accounting provisions of the main U.S. antibribery law, the parties said Monday. The company, which Japan's Suntory Holdings Ltd....

Former Piatra Neamt mayor gets new jail conviction

Former Piatra Neamt mayor Gheroghe Stefan was sentenced on Friday, June 29, to three years and three months in jail for money laundering, financial operations incompatible with his public position and using his influence and authority for getting undue...

New state charges bring total allegedly stolen from Berkeley school district to $1.1M

The corruption case against former Berkeley County School District Chief Financial Officer Brantley D. Thomas III expanded in scope this week. The state grand jury issued a new indictment Wednesday, charging Thomas with 14 additional counts: 13 of embezzlement and...

Former CEO Sentenced to Prison in Kickback Scheme

The former chief executive officer of American Senior Communities in Carmel was sentenced Friday in federal court after a three-year investigation. U.S. Attorney Josh Minkler's office says James Burkhart will serve more than nine years in prison for his role...

Bribery trial involving Johnson Utilities, Corporation Commission in jurors’ hands

Jurors will now decide whether $31,500 paid to a former utility regulator’s wife and a failed $350,000 real-estate deal constitute federal crimes of bribery and conspiracy that could send four people to prison. Lawyers made closing arguments Thursday and Friday in...

Tennessee CEO indicted for $2.5 million Medicare fraud case

The CEO of a Tennessee company that sold knee, wrist and back braces has been federally indicted for allegedly paying more than $1.2 million in bribes to sales representatives who referred her customers, allowing her to bill Medicare for...

Former Arizona Commissioner Gary Pierce claims work was lawful, not bribery

Arizona’s most significant public corruption case since the 1988 impeachment of Gov. Evan Mecham has come down to this: Four defendants. Fourteen days of testimony. Nearly four dozen witnesses. And innumerable clues about an even grander investigation that could eclipse...

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