Latest Corporate bribery News

New trial ordered for ex-US Army colonel in bribe scheme

Mar. 11, 2020 4:28 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge ordered a new trial Wednesday for a retired U.S. Army colonel convicted of bribing Haitian government officials, saying his lawyer failed to adequately defend him. Joseph Baptiste, of Fulton, Maryland, was convicted by a jury in June of soliciting bribes from undercover...

FILE - In this April 12, 2017, file photo, Delegate Cheryl Diane Glenn, a Baltimore Democrat who chairs the Legislative Black Caucus of Maryland, speaks during a news conference in Baltimore. Baltimore businessman Lance Andre Lucas pleaded guilty Monday, March 9, 2020, to two federal charges stemming from bribes totaling $42,500 that he paid to a former state lawmaker while she was still in office. Lucas pleaded guilty to federal honest services wire fraud and a travel act violation, admitting to bribing former state Del. Glenn. (AP Photo/Brian Witte, File)

Baltimore businessman admits to bribing former lawmaker

Mar. 9, 2020 5:29 PM EDT

BALTIMORE (AP) — A Baltimore businessman pleaded guilty Monday to two federal charges stemming from bribes totaling $42,500 that he paid to a former state lawmaker while she was still in office. Lance Andre Lucas pleaded guilty to federal honest services wire fraud and a travel act violation, admitting to...

Businessman involved in St. Louis County scheme sentenced

Mar. 5, 2020 2:03 PM EST

CLAYTON, Mo. (AP) — A businessman who admitted to providing bribes as part of a pay-to-play scandal that led to the downfall of St. Louis County’s former top elected official was sentenced Thursday to nearly a year and a half in federal prison. John Rallo, 54, pleaded guilty in July to three bribery...

Former Penn coach slapped with 15-year show-cause penalty

Feb. 26, 2020 6:51 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Former Penn coach Jerome Allen was hit a 15-year show-cause penalty after he accepted $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman's son into the University of Pennsylvania. The Quakers, out of the Ivy League, also were slapped by the NCAA with two years of probation, fined...

FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2019 file photo, Ecuador's former President Rafael Correa gives an interview in Brussels, Belgium. Ecuador’s prosecutor's office opened a new investigation into Correa on Feb. 6, 2020 in connection with a case titled “Sobornos,” or Bribes, involving alleged illegal economic contributions by private companies and entrepreneurs to his political party Country Alliance. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)

Bribery trial begins against ex-Ecuador leader Rafael Correa

Feb. 10, 2020 4:22 PM EST

QUITO, Ecuador (AP) — Prosecutors opened what some are calling Ecuador’s trial of a century Monday against former President Rafael Correa and 20 other high-ranking politicians and business leaders accused of operating a multimillion-dollar bribery scheme. If convicted, the man who ruled Ecuador for...

Ex-financier gets 9 months in college admissions scandal

Feb. 7, 2020 4:43 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Douglas Hodge, the former CEO of a top investment company, received the harshest sentence Friday of any of the parents caught up in the college admissions bribery scandal. Hodge, 62, of Laguna Beach, California, was sentenced in U.S. District Court in Boston to nine months in prison, and...

Sentence reduced for man who cooperated in corruption case

Feb. 4, 2020 3:36 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — A judge has agreed to reduce the prison sentence for a former city of Atlanta contractor by a year after prosecutors said he “substantially assisted” them in a federal investigation into a pay-to-play scheme for city contracts. U.S. District Judge Steve Jones signed an order...