Latest Bribery, graft and conflicts of interest News

FILE - This Oct. 16, 2019, file photo shows a sign at a General Motors facility in Langhorne, Pa. Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM. In papers filed Friday, Jan. 24, 2020 with the federal court in Detroit, FCA argued that GM’s lawsuit is not based on facts. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

Fiat Chrysler denies union bribery allegations in GM lawsuit

Jan. 24, 2020 7:52 PM EST

DETROIT (AP) — Fiat Chrysler is moving to dismiss a racketeering lawsuit filed by rival General Motors, denying allegations that it bribed union officials to impose higher labor costs on GM. In papers filed Friday with the federal court in Detroit, FCA argued that GM’s lawsuit is not based on...

Ex-Mexican police official faces drug-trafficking charges

Jan. 24, 2020 6:39 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A former Mexican intelligence unit commander who was a main point of contact for intelligence sharing between U.S. agencies and Mexican federal police pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges in federal court in New York on Friday. Authorities say Ivan Reyes Arzate received thousands...

Ex-Boston City Hall official sentenced in bribery scheme

Jan. 24, 2020 6:08 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A former Boston City Hall official who admitted accepting a bribe was sentenced in federal court Friday to just over three years in prison and one year of supervised release. John Lynch, who pleaded guilty in September to one count of bribery and one count of filing a false federal tax...

Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor, center, departs federal court Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Boston, after he was sentenced to 5 1/2 years in prison for orchestrating a bribery and kickback scheme prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis. He was found guilty the previous May of racketeering and conspiracy in a scheme where millions of dollars in bribes were paid to doctors across the United States to prescribe the company's highly addictive oral fentanyl spray, known as Subsys. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Ex-pharmaceutical exec gets 5 1/2 years for pushing opioid

Jan. 23, 2020 8:22 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company was ordered to spend 5 1/2 years in prison Thursday for orchestrating a bribery and kickback scheme prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis. John Kapoor, 76, the former chairman of Insys Therapeutics, was sentenced in Boston's federal...

Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor arrives for sentencing at federal court on Thursday, Jan. 23, 2020, in Boston. Kapoor was convicted in a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis. He and others in the company were accused of paying millions of dollars in bribes to doctors across the nation to prescribe the company's highly addictive fentanyl spray, known as Subsys. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)

Ex-pharmaceutical exec to be sentenced for pushing opioid

Jan. 23, 2020 2:05 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The founder of an Arizona pharmaceutical company arrived at federal court in Boston on Thursday to be sentenced for orchestrating a bribery and kickback scheme that prosecutors said helped fuel the opioid crisis. John Kapoor, the 76-year-old former chairman of Insys Therapeutics, was found...

Ex-pharma CEO gets over 2 years in prison for bribery scheme

Jan. 22, 2020 8:01 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The former head of a drug company was sentenced Wednesday to two and a half years in federal prison in a bribery and kickbacks scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the opioid crisis. Michael Babich, a Scottsdale, Arizona, resident who was CEO of Insys Therapeutics, was sentenced Wednesday...

Former Baltimore lawmaker pleads guilty to bribery, fraud

Jan. 22, 2020 6:05 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — A former Maryland state lawmaker and leading advocate of marijuana legalization pleaded guilty Wednesday to bribery and fraud charges after being accused of accepting more than $33,000 in exchange for granting various legislative favors, including work relevant to the pot industry. Cheryl...

Drug detective accused of trading official actions for sex

Jan. 22, 2020 2:59 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A federal indictment unsealed Wednesday accuses a former central Pennsylvania detective who served on a drug task force of having traded official actions for sexual favors. Federal prosecutors said a grand jury indicted former Carlisle police officer Christopher Collare, 52, of...

Mother charged in college bribery case pleads guilty

Jan. 22, 2020 1:53 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California woman pleaded guilty to a federal fraud charge Wednesday after authorities said she paid a company $9,000 to take online classes for her son at Georgetown University and then demanded a discount when he received a C. Karen Littlefair, 57, pleaded guilty in federal court in Boston...

FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, Interpol President Meng Hongwei delivers his opening address at the Interpol World Congress, in Singapore. China has sentenced the former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting bribes. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

Wife: China's ex-Interpol boss jailed for reformist views

Jan. 22, 2020 12:32 PM EST

PARIS (AP) — In her first comments about her imprisoned husband's sentence in China, the wife of former Interpol president Meng Hongwei dismissed his bribery conviction as “a lie, a fake case” and said he is being punished for using his senior position in the ruling Communist Party to push...