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FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor leaves federal court in Boston. Kapoor and former top employees of the pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic.
Starting Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, seven people who worked for Insys Therapeutics will appear in Boston to be sentenced by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Ex-drug company execs face reckoning in opioid bribery case

Jan. 12, 2020 3:27 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic. Starting Monday, seven people who worked for...

former Salvadoran congressman Roberto Silva Pereira arrives at the Judicial Center of San Salvador, El Salvador, Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2020. Silva Pereira who was a congressman from El Salvador's conservative National Conciliation Party was arrested Wednesday following his deportation from the United States, where he fled in 2007. He allegedly bribed local officials to grant unfair contracts to front companies. (AP Photo/Salvador Melendez)

Former Salvadoran congressman arrested on arrival from US

Jan. 8, 2020 9:00 PM EST

SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador (AP) — A former Salvadoran congressman was arrested Wednesday following his deportation from the United States, where he fled in 2007. Roberto Silva Pereira was a congressman from El Salvador's conservative National Conciliation Party who was stripped of his immunity from...

Vietnamese former Minister of information and communication Nguyen Bac Son, left, valuer Hoang Duy Quang, second left, former Mobifone Chairman Le Nam Tra, second right, former Minister of information and communication Truong Minh Tuan, right, stand as judge reads the verdicts at their trial in Hanoi, Vietnam Saturday, Dec. 28, 2019. Hanoi court on Saturday sentenced Son to life imprisonment in a multi-million dollar corruption case that also saw another minister and a dozen executives receive lengthy prison terms. (Nguyen Van Diep/VNA via AP)

Vietnam sends ex-ministers, executives, to prison for graft

Dec. 28, 2019 1:21 AM EST

HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A Vietnamese court on Saturday sentenced an ex-minister to life imprisonment in a multimillion-dollar corruption case that also saw another minister and a dozen executives receive lengthy prison terms, state media reported. Nguyen Bac Son was accused of taking a bribe of $3 million to...

FILE - In this Sept. 13, 2019 file photo, actress Felicity Huffman leaves federal court in Boston with her brother Moore Huffman Jr., left, after she was sentenced in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Huffman was sentenced to 14 days in federal prison in Dublin, Calif., but was released early after serving 10 days. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer, File)

Top stories of 2019 played out in court in Massachusetts

Dec. 26, 2019 6:01 AM EST

BOSTON (AP) — 2019's biggest stories in Massachusetts played out in the courtroom. Dozens of wealthy and privileged parents — some of them Hollywood stars — were ensnared in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A judge tossed a sexual assault case against actor Kevin Spacey...

Lev Parnas, a Rudy Giuliani associate with ties to Ukraine, arrives for a bail hearing in federal court, Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2019 in New York. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)

Giuliani associate got $1 million from indicted Ukrainian

Dec. 17, 2019 5:50 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — A business associate of Rudy Giuliani received a $1 million payment in September from an indicted Ukrainian oligarch who is a fugitive from justice in the U.S., federal prosecutors revealed Tuesday. The disclosure came during a court hearing in New York for Lev Parnas, who is awaiting trial...

Israel says defense officials caught in major bribery case

Dec. 10, 2019 11:22 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Justice Ministry said Tuesday it plans to prosecute suspects involved in a “serious corruption affair” in one of the country's defense bodies. Most details of the case, including the names of the suspects, were unavailable because of a gag order. But a statement by...

Ericsson will pay over $1 billion to resolve fraud case

Dec. 6, 2019 7:51 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Sweden-based telecommunications company Ericsson will pay over $1 billion as part of a deal to resolve bribery conspiracy charges, prosecutors in New York said Friday. Prosecutors said Ericsson and the company's subsidiary Ericsson Egypt Limited were charged with conspiring to bribe...

Senator under investigation for possible bribery resigns

Nov. 27, 2019 6:44 PM EST

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois state senator under federal investigation for fraud has resigned his office. In a letter sent Wednesday to the secretary of the senate, Chicago Democrat Martin A. Sandoval said his resignation is effective Jan. 1. FBI agents raided Sandoval’s Springfield and...

Man pleads guilty to cheating medical insurance companies

Nov. 26, 2019 11:41 AM EST

TRENTON, N.J. (AP) — A former pharmacy owner has admitted to cheating insurance companies out of millions of dollars and bribing a psychiatrist. Eduard Shtindler pleaded guilty Monday to conspiracy to commit health care fraud and paying illegal bribes. The 36-year-old Paramus man faces up to 15 years in...

Samsung Heavy Industries to pay criminal fine in bribe case

Nov. 22, 2019 5:22 PM EST

ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — A major South Korean shipbuilder has agreed to pay a $75 million criminal fine to avoid prosecution in the U.S. for a conspiracy to bribe officials in Brazil. Samsung Heavy Industries entered a deferred prosecution agreement Friday with federal prosecutors in Alexandria. At a...