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Omaha’s pro soccer player indicted in internet romance scam

A player on Omaha’s pro soccer team has been indicted on federal charges accusing him of defrauding people in internet romance scams. Abdul Osumanu, 24, of Ghana, is charged with two counts of mail fraud, two counts of wire fraud,...

Broward Health former director pleads guilty to accepting $400,000 in kickbacks

Broward Health’s former procurement director admitted accepting over $400,000 in kickbacks as he pleaded guilty to a federal conspiracy charge Tuesday. Brian Bravo, 46, of Pembroke Pines, entered the guilty plea in federal district court in Fort Lauderdale, prosecutors announced....

Former Cleveland Demolition chief gets 21 months in prison for bribery

The former chief of the city of Cleveland's Demolition Bureau has been sentenced to 21 months imprisonment. Rufus Taylor, 62, was sentenced by U.S. District Court Judge Christopher Boyko. In addition to 21 months imprisonment, Taylor faces one year of...

U.S. oil trader Freepoint under investigation for alleged role in Petrobras bribery scheme

Authorities in Brazil are investigating senior employees at Connecticut-based trading house Freepoint Commodities for their alleged role in a bribery scheme involving state-run oil company Petrobras, Reuters has learned. Federal police here suspect Freepoint, through an intermediary, routed bribes to...

Two contractors plead guilty in the corruption scandal involving former director Mohammed Nuru

Two San Francisco city contractors became the latest to plead guilty in connection with a City Hall corruption scandal linked to former public works director Mohammed Nuru. According to acting Northern California U.S. Attorney Stephanie Hinds, 59-year-old Alan Varela of Orinda...

Former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler accused of bribery pleads guilty

Former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler, accused of taking a bribe in exchange for a public contract, has struck a plea deal with federal prosecutors. Tyler, 78, has agreed to plead guilty to one felony count of theft. The plea agreement...

Swiss bank Julius Baer escapes trial in FIFA corruption case, agrees $80m deal

Large Swiss bank Julius Baer & Co. on Thursday received a deferred prosecution agreement from federal prosecutors and agreed to pay a criminal fine and forfeiture of about $80 million for money laundering conspiracy charges related to bribes involving the international...

U.S. charges two ex-Bolivian government officials in bribery for contract scheme

Two former Bolivian government officials and three Americans have been charged in an alleged scheme in which the Americans paid bribes to secure a Bolivian government contract for tear gas, U.S. authorities said on Wednesday. The U.S. Justice Department said...

U.S. charges ex-CEO of Anglo Austrian AAB Bank for role in Odebrecht bribery scheme

U.S. prosecutors said the former chief executive of an Austrian bank was arrested on Tuesday and charged with involvement in a long-running bribery and money-laundering conspiracy involving the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht SA. Peter Weinzierl and co-defendant Alexander Waldstein, both...

Former gynecologist gets 59 years for defrauding insurance firms over unnecessary surgeries

A former gynecologist in Virginia who was convicted on fraud charges for performing unnecessary surgeries and procedures was sentenced Tuesday to 59 years in prison. Dr. Javaid Perwaiz also was ordered to pay $18.5 million to insurance companies that covered...

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