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Entries in Embezzlement (11)

Friday
Jul222016

Judge enhances sentence after embezzler fakes terminal cancer

A former employee of Southwestern Energy Co. was jailed for 36 months Wednesday after pleading guilty to embezzling nearly $450,000 from her employer and then asking for leniency by faking terminal breast cancer.

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Wednesday
Mar092016

Compliance alert: India Supremes say private bankers are ‘public servants’

The Indian Supreme Court has expanded the definition of public servant in a decision that has implications for not only the banking system but potentially the country’s broader struggle against corruption.

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Thursday
Jul162015

Founders of film school for wounded Marines stole the money

Image courtesy of the U.S. Marine CorpsA federal jury in San Diego convicted a husband and wife of embezzling federal funds meant to provide job training and equipment for injured Marines returning from Iraq and Afghanistan.

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Monday
May182015

Unlocking a mystery of China compliance: Fapiaos (Part 1 of 4)

Machine printed fapiao (restaurant)Anyone who has spent time dealing with compliance issues in China has come across the fapiao (发票). This four-part series will try to explain (1) what a fapiao is, (2) the different types of fapiaos and receipts in China, (3) how fapiaos can be misused for fraud, embezzlement, and corruption, and (4) ways to counter these schemes to minimize compliance risk.

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Friday
Jun062014

Thief jailed for stealing $370,000 from the Girl Scouts

A California man who embezzled nearly $370,000 from the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles (GSGLA) while he worked for them as senior property manager was sentenced last week to 20 months in federal prison.

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Wednesday
May212014

Mubarak jailed 3 years for embezzlement

Deposed former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak was sentenced Wednesday by a Cairo court to three years in prison for embezzling public funds.

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Tuesday
Apr222014

Navalny convicted of Twitter libel, could be jailed

Image courtesy of Wiki CommonsRussian opposition leader and anti-corruption blogger Alexei Navalny was convicted of libel Tuesday and could be sent to prison.

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Monday
Dec302013

HP in ‘advanced discussions’ with DOJ, SEC

Here's the full FCPA disclosure from the Form 10-K filed by the Hewlett-Packard Company with the SEC on December 27:

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Tuesday
Dec172013

Vietnam sentences two shipping execs to death for graft

Former Vinalines chairman Duong Chi Dung (photo released by Vietnam government news agency)Two former top executives at Vietnam's national shipping company Vinalines were sentenced to death Monday for embezzlement and wasting state funds.

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Monday
Dec032012

How should we define corruption? (Part I)

Justice Potter Stewart (1915 - 1985)"I know it when I see it," said Justice Potter Stewart of the U.S. Supreme Court. Though he was talking about obscenity, the same could probably be said of corruption as well.

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Thursday
Sep132012

Germany Arrests Former Hewlett-Packard Managers

A report today in Bloomberg's Businessweek said state prosecutors in Germany arrested three former Hewlett-Packard managers for paying bribes in Russia nine years ago.

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