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Japan investigators raid Dentsu in widening Olympic probe

Nov. 25, 2022 01:53 AM EST

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese prosecutors raided the headquarters of major advertising company Dentsu on Friday, as the investigation into corruption related to the Tokyo Olympics widened. Major local TV broadcasters showed Tokyo District Prosecutors and Japan Fair Trade Commission...

UK orders Glencore to pay millions over African oil bribes

Nov. 03, 2022 16:25 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — A British court on Thursday ordered commodities company Glencore to pay more than 280 million pounds ($313 million) for using bribes to bolster its oil profits in five African countries. The order comes months after the Anglo-Swiss company announced it had reached...

Ex-official in Bolivia pleads guilty in US for bribes

Oct. 20, 2022 18:56 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Bolivia's former interior minister pleaded guilty on Thursday to conspiracy to launder bribes that a Florida-based company paid him in exchange for helping it secure a contract to provide tear gas to the Bolivian government, said the U.S. Department of Justice. ...

Bribes scandal continues to sully Tokyo Olympic legacy

Oct. 19, 2022 01:26 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — The bribery scandal tied to the Tokyo Olympics won't go away, sullying the legacy of the organizing committee as Japan continues in talks with the International Olympic Committee to land the 2030 Winter Olympics for Sapporo. On Wednesday, a former advertising executive...

Ex-county official to plead guilty in cannabis bribe scheme

Oct. 09, 2022 13:42 PM EDT

SAN BERNARDINO, Calif. (AP) — A former county official in Southern California will admit he funneled bribes through his company to a city councilman in exchange for the councilman’s votes and influence in the city’s cannabis permitting process, federal prosecutors said. ...

Ex-California city official gets 5 years in corruption case

Oct. 04, 2022 09:30 AM EDT

ADELANTO, Calif. (AP) — A former city council member in Southern California was sentenced to five years in prison for taking a $10,000 bribe to help open a cannabis business and also hiring someone to burn down his restaurant for an insurance payout, prosecutors said. Jermaine...

Publishing executive charged in Tokyo Olympic bribes scandal

Oct. 04, 2022 03:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — A top executive at a major Japanese publisher was charged Tuesday with bribing a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee member. The charges against Tsuguhiko Kadokawa, a major figure in Japan’s movie and entertainment industry, are the latest in the unfolding...

Tokyo Olympics bribery arrests widens to third Japan sponsor

Sep. 27, 2022 04:42 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Bribery allegations against a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee member ensnared a third company that sponsored the Games, as Japanese prosecutors “re-arrested” Haruyuki Takahashi for the third time Tuesday. The latest allegations of dubious payments...

Ex-Maui official, businessman plead guilty for Hawaii bribes

Sep. 19, 2022 21:46 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Maui County official and the Honolulu businessman who paid him $2 million in bribes in exchange for more than $19 million in wastewater contracts each pleaded guilty Monday in one of the largest bribery cases ever prosecuted in Hawaii. Stewart Olani Stant,...

Tokyo Olympics sponsorship scandal widens with more arrests

Sep. 06, 2022 04:30 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Bribery allegations against a former Tokyo Olympics organizing committee member widened Tuesday as Japanese prosecutors “re-arrested” Haruyuki Takahashi in a case involving suspected payments from a publisher which became a sponsor for the Games. The latest...