Latest Bribery, graft and conflicts of interest News

4 former prison officers arrested on ethics, bribery charges

Dec. 06, 2022 16:18 PM EST

MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP) — Four former officers at a north Alabama prison have been charged with bribery and ethics law violations, the state prison system confirmed. The four men face charges of using their public positions for financial gain and bribery, a spokeswoman for the...

Bribery, fraud charges dismissed against ex-NY Lt. Governor

Dec. 05, 2022 17:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Bribery and fraud charges against former New York Lt. Gov. Brian Benjamin were tossed out Monday by a federal judge, leaving Benjamin to face only records falsification charges. Prosecutors notified the judge hours later that they were appealing the ruling. Six...

Ex-Harvard coach, dad face jurors in admissions bribery case

Dec. 05, 2022 14:49 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A wealthy Maryland businessman bought the run-down home of Harvard's fencing coach for well above its value, bankrolled the renovation of his $1 million condo and helped pay the coach's bills in a scheme to secure coveted spots for his sons at the elite university, a federal...

Glencore agrees to pay Congo $180 million over bribery case

Dec. 05, 2022 13:55 PM EST

BAAR, Switzerland (AP) — Commodities company Glencore said Monday that it has reached an agreement with the Democratic Republic of Congo to pay $180 million over bribery allegations spanning from 2007 to 2018. It comes months after the Anglo-Swiss company announced deals with...

Reformers take 6 of 14 UAW board seats, could win majority

Dec. 04, 2022 12:17 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Reform-minded candidates won several races as members of the United Auto Workers union voted on their leaders in an election that stemmed from a federal bribery and embezzlement scandal involving former union officials. In unofficial results posted early Sunday on a...

Reform candidates lead in UAW races with 84% of vote counted

Dec. 02, 2022 18:37 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Members of the United Auto Workers union appeared on Friday to favor replacing many of their current leaders in an election that stemmed from a federal bribery and embezzlement scandal involving former union officials. Reform-minded candidates, many part of the UAW...

Gaetz friend gets 11 years for sex crime, other counts

Dec. 01, 2022 14:05 PM EST

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) — A former Florida tax collector whose arrest led to a federal probe into U.S. Rep. Matt Gaetz has been sentenced to 11 years in prison for sex trafficking of a minor and other offenses. Joel Greenberg, former tax collector for Seminole County, was accused of...

Airbus to pay $16 million fine, end French corruption probe

Nov. 30, 2022 13:48 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — A Paris court on Wednesday approved an agreement under which Airbus will pay a 15.8-million-euro ($16.3 million) fine to end a corruption probe focusing on sales to Libya and Kazakhstan over a decade ago, French financial prosecutors said. The agreement comes as an...

Bribery trial tests US cases against Venezuela kleptocrats

Nov. 29, 2022 16:58 PM EST

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — For years, as the U.S. has ramped up pressure on Venezuela’s socialist government, dozens of allegedly corrupt insiders have raced through the U.S. criminal justice system, cutting plea bargains to avoid lengthy prison sentences and sparing prosecutors the work of...

Prison captain arrested on ethics charges

Nov. 29, 2022 15:33 PM EST

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama prison captain and a former officer were arrested Monday on bribery and ethics charges, the state prison system confirmed. The Alabama Department of Corrections said Capt. Deaundra Johnson and Centauria Olds, a former prison lieutenant, were...