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Entries in Bribery (13)

Monday
Jun092014

Prominent Romanian businessman arrested for bribing judges

Dan Adamescu, courtesy of B1TVChannel via YouTubeThe Romanian National Anticorruption Directorate arrested businessman Dan Adamescu Friday, charging him with bribing judges to rule in his favor in court cases.

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Thursday
May292014

Tougher UK sentences for bribery, other white-collar crimes

The Sentencing Council in the UK has released new guidelines for how individuals convicted of fraud, money laundering and bribery offenses should be punished. 

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Friday
May092014

Ex-Virgin Islands official charged with bribery

A former government official in the U.S. Virgin Islands has been indicted on bribery and extortion charges, the U.S. Justice Department said Thursday.

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Tuesday
Apr012014

Former Israel PM Ehud Olmert convicted of bribery

Ehud Olmert in June 2013, speaking at a Jerusalem Post event in NYC; posted on YouTubeA court in Tel Aviv Monday found former Prime Minister Ehud Olmert guilty of taking bribes while he served as mayor of Jerusalem and a government minister.

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Monday
Mar312014

Dear Virginia: Do better

Last summer, I wrote a series for the FCPA Blog about Virginia’s "Shamefully Inadequate Ethics Laws" (see here, here and here). I was not alone in criticizing what has been deemed one of the least effective ethics regimes in the country.

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Thursday
Mar272014

OECD faults Chile for no foreign bribery enforcement

For the third time, an Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development's Phase 3 working group has reported that a country and party to the OECD's anti-corruption convention has failed to bring a single foreign bribery case to trial.

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Tuesday
Mar112014

Wison Engineering says chairman arrested on bribery charges

Hua Bangsong, Courtesy of NTDTV.com, via YouTubeShanghai-based Wison Engineering Services Co. said Friday that its chairman was arrested by Chinese police for "alleged bribery activity."

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Wednesday
Feb262014

FinCEN Advisory: 'Watch for AML, bribery' now that Yanukovych is on the run

Demonstration in Kiev, courtesy of WikipediaThe Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) issued an Advisory to U.S. financial institutions reminding them to take risk-based steps to track the potential movement of assets related to Viktor Yanukovych and his former administration.

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Monday
Feb242014

State senator faces bribery, corruption charges in California

Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), courtesy of YouTubeSenator Ronald Calderon of the California State Assembly was indicted last Thursday on two dozen counts of bribery, fraud, money laundering and other charges, and accused of accepting $100,000 in bribes from a hospital owner and undercover FBI agents.

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Wednesday
Nov062013

For F1 Supremo, what's the law behind extortion claim?

John Morton, of Morton's Fork fame, would have been intrigued by Bernie Ecclestone's explanation that it was not bribery but extortion that caused him to pay $44 million due to the banker blackmailing him through a threatened disclosure of his fiscal affairs to the British tax authorities.

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Thursday
Oct242013

This should be easy: In England, what's a bribe?

One of the benefits, apart from the foreign earnings, of  London’s court clogging Russian litigation, has been the collation of principles relating to the English civil law of bribery which can be summarized as follows:

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Wednesday
Oct232013

Singapore firm at center of widening Navy bribe scandal

The U.S. government has barred Singapore-based Glenn Defence Marine Asia Ltd. (GDMA) from new contracts following a Navy bribery scandal that named Glenn and its chief executive, Leonard Glenn Francis.

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