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Rep. Randy Davis indicted on bribery charges

Rep. Randy Davis, R-Daphne, was indicted Wednesday on charges of conspiracy and bribery over what prosecutors describe as an attempt to pressure Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) to cover insulin therapies offered in health clinics in which he had...

North Miami Beach commissioner charged with accepting bribe from strip club owner

Prosecutors on Wednesday charged embattled North Miami Beach Commissioner Frantz Pierre with shaking down a strip club operator in exchange for votes to extend the club’s liquor license hours and with pocketing money from a school program that did...

Coal Executive Guilty of Bribing Politician to Fight EPA

An Alabama lawyer and a coal executive were convicted in a bribery scheme to pay off a local politician to work against the Environmental Protection Agency. The two men were both convicted Friday of six federal charges including bribery, conspiracy,...

UBS AG Miami branch hit with regulatory order for AML/BSA violation

Federal banking regulators have cited UBS AG branches in Miami; New York; and Stamford, Connecticut, for violations of the Bank Secrecy Act and other anti-money laundering regulators. The consent order, from the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, was...

OSBI Investigates State Board Of Pharmacy Director For Bribery

The Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation is looking into whether the director of the State Board of Pharmacy tried to bribe a health department attorney into changing rules on medical marijuana. It’s the latest chapter in a scandal filled story...

Swiss bank to settle $5 million US tax evasion probe

The Zurich-based Neue Privat Bank (NPB) has paid $5 million (CHF5 million) fine to settle a criminal tax evasion investigation in the United States. NPB is one of a handful of so-called ‘category 1’ Swiss or Swiss-based bank branches...

Longtime Balch attorney, Drummond exec found guilty in bribery case

A jury has found longtime Balch & Bingham attorney Joel Gilbert and Drummond Co. executive David Lynn Roberson guilty in a public corruption case involving the bribery of former Alabama Rep. Oliver Robinson. The pair was found guilty on all six counts, which included conspiracy,...

Former Md. state senator Nathaniel Oaks sentenced to 3½ years in bribery case

Former Maryland state senator Nathaniel T. Oaks was sentenced to 3½ years in federal prison Tuesday after he acknowledged taking bribes in exchange for helping a developer secure government funding for a project. Oaks, 71, pleaded guilty to two counts...

Contractor pleads guilty to Detroit airport kickback scheme

A contractor has pleaded guilty to paying more than $5 million to a Detroit-area airport official who submitted inflated bills and got a share of the spoils. Prosecutors say William Pritula’s company was hired for road repair and water line...

U.S federal judge dismisses SEC bribery lawsuit against Och-Ziff executives

A federal judge has dismissed the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's lawsuit accusing two former Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (OZM.N) executives of masterminding a scheme to funnel tens of millions of dollars of bribes to African officials. U.S. District...

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