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FILE - In this Oct. 28, 2012 file photo, a man speaks on his mobile phone, as firemen extinguish a fire that erupted in a factory in Karachi, Pakistan. A Pakistani court on Tuesday, Sept. 22, 2020, sentenced two political party operatives of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement to death for starting a fire at a garments factory in Karachi in 2012 that killed 260 people after the factory owners refused to pay bribes. (AP Photo/Fareed Khan, File)

Pakistan sentences 2 to death for deadly 2012 factory fire

Sep. 22, 2020 10:02 AM EDT

KARACHI, Pakistan (AP) — A Pakistani court on Tuesday sentenced two political party operatives to death for starting a fire at a garments factory in Karachi in 2012 that killed 260 people after the factory owners refused to pay bribes. The court also sentenced the factory's four guards to life in prison...

Agency to review spending by utility tied to bribery probe

Sep. 16, 2020 3:54 PM EDT

CLEVELAND (AP) — A regulatory agency that oversees utility rates in Ohio has asked an electric company tied to an alleged $60 million bribery scheme to show it did not use customers' money to support passage of legislation to subsidize two struggling nuclear power plants. The Public Utilities Commission of...

FILE- This May 11, 2016, file photo, shows the Herbalife logo at the company's corporate office in Los Angeles.  The Los Angeles-based health and nutrition company  bribed Chinese government officials for a decade to grow its overseas business and falsified accounting records to cover up the payments, U.S. prosecutors said Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, in announcing corruption charges against the publicly traded company. Herbalife agreed to pay combined penalties of more than $123 million to resolve the charges, federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes, File)

Herbalife admits bribing Chinese officials to grow business

Aug. 28, 2020 1:41 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Herbalife, a Los Angeles-based health and nutrition company, bribed Chinese government officials for a decade to grow its overseas business and falsified accounting records to cover up the payments, U.S. prosecutors said Friday in announcing corruption charges against the publicly traded...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Robert Brown Public Relations shows Greg Lindberg. U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn scheduled sentencing on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, for insurance magnate Lindberg, John Gray and former Rep. Robin Hayes for their roles in trying to bribe the state's top insurance regulator. (Robert Brown Public Relations/Greg Lindberg via AP, File)

NC political donor who's going to prison defiant in letter

Aug. 25, 2020 1:22 PM EDT

RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) — An insurance company founder and big political donor heading to prison after being convicted of attempting to bribe North Carolina’s top elected regulator of the industry remains confident he'll get a new trial or overturned conviction. In a letter sent this week to his...

FILE - This undated file photo provided by Robert Brown Public Relations shows Greg Lindberg. U.S. District Judge Max Cogburn scheduled sentencing on Wednesday, Aug. 19, 2020, for insurance magnate Lindberg, John Gray and former Rep. Robin Hayes for their roles in trying to bribe the state's top insurance regulator. (Robert Brown Public Relations/Greg Lindberg via AP, File)

N.C. political donor gets 7 years in prison, Hayes probation

Aug. 19, 2020 8:28 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A major political donor convicted of attempting to bribe a North Carolina elected official to secure preferential regulatory treatment for his insurance business was sentenced Wednesday to more than seven years in prison. Billionaire businessman Greg E. Lindberg was handed his...

Businessman in St. Louis bribery case gets virus in prison

Aug. 19, 2020 6:44 PM EDT

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A businessman who went to prison in June after pleading guilty in a pay-to-play scandal that brought down a top St. Louis County elected official has asked to be released because he has the coronavirus. John Rallo, 55, asked a federal judge to allow him to serve some of his 17-month...

Prosecutor asks 14 years for billionaire in bribery case

Aug. 12, 2020 6:51 PM EDT

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal prosecutor said Wednesday that a billionaire Durham businessman should spend 14 years in prison for trying to bribe North Carolina's top insurance regulator with large political contributions. U.S. Attorney Andrew Murray laid out the prosecution's sentencing recommendation...

FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017 file photo, Emilio Lozoya, former head of Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex, gives a press conference in Mexico City. On Feb 2020, Spanish police arrested Lozoya in southern Spain. Mexico had been pursuing Lozoya through Europe for months over allegations of an illegal contract while he was at Pemex. (AP Photo/Gustavo Martinez Contreras, File)

Mexico probing alleged bribes in ex-president's campaign

Aug. 11, 2020 7:26 PM EDT

MEXICO CITY (AP) — The Mexico Attorney General's Office said Tuesday it is investigating allegations that former President Enrique Peña Nieto partially funded his 2012 election campaign with bribes from the Brazilian construction company Odebrecht, which has admitted to involvement in widespread...

Former NW Indiana sheriff resentenced for bribery, fraud

Aug. 6, 2020 1:21 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former northwestern Indiana sheriff has been resentenced to more than 12 years in federal prison for accepting bribes from towing businesses. A federal judge in Hammond sentenced John Buncich on Wednesday to 151 months — three years less than the former Lake County...

FILE - In this Dec. 3, 2012, file photo, Chinese real estate mogul Ren Zhiqiang poses for photos in his office in Beijing. Ren, former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized Chinese President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and will be prosecuted on corruption charges, the party announced Friday, July 24, 2020. (Color China Photo via AP)

Critic of Chinese leader expelled from party on graft charge

Jul. 24, 2020 4:52 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of a state-owned real estate company who publicly criticized President Xi Jinping’s handling of the coronavirus pandemic has been expelled from the ruling Communist Party and will be prosecuted on corruption charges, the party announced Friday. Ren Zhiqiang, who...