Latest Embezzlement News

US investor released after 19-month house arrest in Russia

Nov. 12, 2020 12:25 PM EST

MOSCOW (AP) — Russia's Supreme Court on Thursday ordered the release, after 19 months of house arrest, of a prominent American investor charged with alleged embezzlement. The court said it took note of Michael Calvey’s compliance with the house arrest imposed in April 2019, and of his stated need...

A supporter of ousted President Martin Vizcarra holds a banner with a message that reads in Spanish,

Peru ouster throws nation's anti-corruption drive into doubt

Nov. 11, 2020 9:03 PM EST

LIMA, Peru (AP) — When Peru’s legislature voted President Martín Vizcarra from office this week, they may have done more than just oust a popular leader — they likely put the country’s best chance at making a dent on endemic corruption on hold. The chief of state had emerged as...

South Korean police officers stand outside a residence of former President Lee Myung-bak in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Nov. 2, 2020. Lee was sent back to prison on Monday, four days after the country’s top court upheld a 17-year prison term on him over corruption crimes. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)

Ex-South Korean President Lee back to prison after ruling

Nov. 2, 2020 2:31 AM EST

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak was sent back to prison on Monday, four days after the country’s top court upheld his 17-year prison term for corruption crimes. South Korean television stations showed a convoy of black vehicles, including one carrying Lee,...

FILE - In this March 14, 2018, file photo, former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak arrives for questioning over bribery allegations at the Seoul Central District Prosecutors' Office in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea’s top court on Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020, upheld a 17-year prison term imposed on ex-President Lee over a range of high-profile corruption charges, a ruling that will send him back to jail again.(Kim Hong-Ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)

S. Korea's top court upholds ex-leader's 17-year jail term

Oct. 29, 2020 5:38 AM EDT

SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s top court upheld a 17-year prison sentence on former President Lee Myung-bak for a range of corruption crimes in a final ruling Thursday that will send him back to prison soon. Lee has been convicted of taking bribes worth millions of dollars from big...

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Spain: judge probes Catalan separatism links with Russia

Oct. 28, 2020 5:23 PM EDT

BARCELONA, Spain (AP) — A judge in Barcelona is probing possible links between some of the promoters of Catalonia’s 2017 attempt to declare independence from the rest of Spain with an alleged misinformation campaign and overall effort to destabilize Europe that Spanish investigators link to Russia....

Brazil leader's ally suspended after underwear cash jackpot

Oct. 17, 2020 8:40 AM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian lawmaker stepped down from his position representing President Jair Bolsonaro’s government and was suspended from the senate, after police searched his house and found cash inside the underwear he was wearing. Federal police targeted Roraima state’s Sen. Chico...

One of best-known tycoons and one of the richest men in the Balkans, Ivica Todoric, stands before the county court in Zagreb, Croatia, Wednesday, Oct. 7, 2020. A Croatian court has acquitted the country’s best-known tycoon in one of the cases related to the collapse of a retail company that has shaken the Balkan region. The County Court ruled that Ivica Todoric and three others were not guilty of charges that they syphoned 1,25 million euros ($1,47 million) from the Agrokor firm. (AP Photo/Darko Bandic)

Croatia tycoon Todoric acquitted in one trial, more pending

Oct. 7, 2020 8:59 AM EDT

ZAGREB, Croatia (AP) — A Croatian court on Wednesday acquitted the country's best-known tycoon in one of the cases related to the collapse of a retail company that has shaken the Balkan region. The County Court in the capital, Zagreb, on Wednesday ruled that Ivica Todoric and three others were not guilty...

FILE- In this Aug. 5, 2019 file photo, Maldives' former Vice President Ahmed Adeeb, waves to journalists as he enters the police head quarters after being arrested in Male, Maldives. The former vice president of the Maldives has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to money laundering and embezzlement under orders from the former president. (AP Photo, File)

Maldives ex-vice president jailed again for money laundering

Oct. 6, 2020 4:08 AM EDT

MALE, Maldives (AP) — The former vice president of the Maldives has been sentenced to 20 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to money laundering and embezzlement under orders from the former president. The Criminal Court on Monday night also fined Ahmed Adeeb $129,800. The prison sentence, which will...

FILE - In a Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, file photo, then-United Auto Workers president Dennis Williams speaks during a roundtable with reporters in Detroit. Williams, the former president of the United Auto Workers, pleaded guilty Wednesday, Sept. 30, 2020, to an embezzlement scheme, saying he suspected that union dues were being used for golf, lodging and fancy meals but

Ex-UAW president pleads guilty in embezzlement scheme

Sep. 30, 2020 5:22 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — The former president of the United Auto Workers pleaded guilty Wednesday to an embezzlement scheme, saying he suspected that union dues were being used for golf, lodging and fancy meals but “deliberately looked away” and enjoyed the bounty. Dennis Williams is the latest senior...