Latest Corporate bribery News

Puerto Rico mayor pleads guilty in federal corruption case

Dec. 02, 2021 10:11 AM EST

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — A prominent mayor in Puerto Rico accused of awarding 50 contracts worth nearly $10 million to an asphalt company has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery and receive kickbacks, federal officials said Thursday. Félix Delgado, who...

Chicago-area mayor pleads guilty in red-light camera scheme

Nov. 17, 2021 13:48 PM EST

CHICAGO (AP) — A suburban Chicago mayor pleaded guilty Wednesday to taking a cash bribe from a representative of a red-light camera company, the latest public official in the region to be convicted in the bribery scheme. Crestwood Mayor Louis Presta also resigned from...

Ex-Indiana mayor sentenced to year in prison for bribery

Nov. 10, 2021 17:16 PM EST

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A former Indiana mayor was sentenced Wednesday to a year in prison on federal charges of taking a $5,000 bribe in exchange for steering city projects to a contractor. Former Muncie Mayor Dennis Tyler reached an agreement with federal prosecutors in...

Consumer advocates: New facts demand fresh FirstEnergy audit

Nov. 08, 2021 16:59 PM EST

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Advocates for electricity consumers in Ohio are asking the state's utility regulatory board to reopen one of its audits of Akron-based FirstEnergy Corp. after discovering evidence that the first review didn't look at whether money the company has admitted funneling...

2 Detroit cops accused of taking bribes from towing company

Oct. 27, 2021 15:53 PM EDT

DETROIT (AP) — Two police officers, including a lieutenant who worked in Detroit's integrity unit, took bribes to break rules and steer cars to a favored towing company, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday. The charges are the latest in a federal investigation...

Ex-Indiana mayor gets 21 months in prison for seeking bribe

Oct. 13, 2021 18:35 PM EDT

HAMMOND, Ind. (AP) — A former northwestern Indiana mayor who was found guilty of taking a $13,000 bribe from a trucking company and illegal tax evasion was sentenced Wednesday to 21 months in prison. A federal judge ordered the sentence against former Portage Mayor...

1st trial in college admissions scandal gets underway

Sep. 13, 2021 18:21 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — The first trial in the college admissions bribery scandal opened Monday with defense attorneys seeking to portray the two parents accused of buying their kids' way into school as victims of a con man who believed their payments were legitimate donations. ...

DOJ: San Francisco trash company to pay $36M for bribery

Sep. 09, 2021 19:52 PM EDT

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The trash disposal companies that serve San Francisco have agreed to pay a $36 million criminal penalty for their role in a wide-ranging federal public corruption probe involving the city's former public works director. The three subsidiaries of...