Latest Corporate bribery News

Ex-Philadelphia sheriff gets 5 years for $675k bribery case

Aug. 1, 2019 12:42 PM EDT

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's longest-serving sheriff was sentenced Thursday to five years in prison for using bribes from a businessman to help buy two homes and then awarding him millions in city contracts. John Green, 68, admitted taking $675,000 from friend and businessman James Davis in exchange...

Brazil police target brewery CEO in graft case

Jul. 31, 2019 1:15 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazilian police said Wednesday they are seeking to arrest the CEO of a beer maker who is accused of paying kickbacks to politicians disguised as donations. Federal police said Grupo Petropolis chief Walter Faria had not been found, but three other suspects had been arrested so far....

US judge denies bail for ex-Peruvian president Toledo

Jul. 19, 2019 8:07 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A U.S. judge on Friday denied bail for former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo after prosecutors argued that he was a flight risk and pointed out officials found a suitcase with $40,000 in cash during his arrest. "If the defendant were to flee, this would be a diplomatically...

South Africa's president accused of misleading Parliament

Jul. 19, 2019 7:06 PM EDT

JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African corruption watchdog on Friday said President Cyril Ramaphosa "deliberately misled" Parliament about a campaign contribution, a setback for a leader who has vowed to address sprawling graft allegations that forced his predecessor from office and sparked national outrage....

Man pleads guilty in case tied to ex-St. Louis County leader

Jul. 16, 2019 5:03 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A businessman pleaded guilty to federal charges Tuesday, admitting that he provided bribes as part of a pay-to-play scheme led by the former St. Louis County executive. John Rallo's plea to three bribery counts makes him the fourth person to plead guilty in connection with the case. He...

Former Peruvian president Alejandro Toledo arrested in US

Jul. 16, 2019 3:50 PM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo, who faces corruption charges in his homeland, was arrested in the United States following an extradition request, U.S. and Peruvian authorities said Tuesday. The U.S. Marshals Service arrested Toledo and he appeared before U.S. Magistrate Judge...

Man connected to ex-St. Louis County leader to plead guilty

Jul. 15, 2019 4:24 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A businessman accused of bribery as part of former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger's pay-to-play scheme is set to plead guilty. The U.S. Attorney's office in St. Louis announced the guilty plea hearing Tuesday for John Rallo. Rallo's attorney, John Rogers, confirmed Rallo will...

Ex-mayor pleads guilty to corruption day after resignation

Jul. 2, 2019 12:10 PM EDT

WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The former mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges he shook down businesses for bribes and campaign contributions throughout his term and a half in office. Bill Courtright's plea in federal court to bribery, extortion and conspiracy came less than 24...

Celtics assistant gets probation in college bribery case

Jul. 2, 2019 11:13 AM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A Boston Celtics assistant coach has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman's son into the University of Pennsylvania. Court records show a federal judge imposed the sentence Monday on Jerome Allen, the former...

Venezuelan ex-electric chief among 2 indicted in US

Jun. 27, 2019 5:20 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — Two former Venezuelan officials have been indicted on U.S. money-laundering charges, including the ex-minister for electricity, who was fired after a series of blackouts, federal prosecutors said Thursday. Luis Alfredo Motta Dominguez, 60, faces seven counts of money laundering and one count...