Bribery

August 23, 2019 - 12:05 pm
BUDAPEST, Hungary (AP) — Hungarian prosecutors say they have launched an investigation into a bribery scheme involving Microsoft's Hungarian office. The Central Investigative Chief Prosecution Office said Friday that its probe is focusing on "fraud causing extraordinarily significant damages" and...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, July 23, 2019 file photo, Michael Avenatti makes a statement to the press as he leaves federal court, in New York. Lawyer Michael Avenatti says charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion. An attorney for Avenatti told a judge Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019 that a November extortion trial should be postponed until January so he can gather more proof. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
August 22, 2019 - 6:46 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — California attorney Michael Avenatti hopes to show that charging Nike $25 million to probe corruption at the sportswear giant was a bargain rather than extortion, his lawyer told a judge Thursday. Avenatti was seated and quiet as attorney Scott Srebnick asked that a trial for his...
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Canada's Prime Minister Justin Trudeau addresses supporters during a Liberal Party fundraiser in Surrey, British Columbia, Sunday, Aug. 4, 2019. (Darryl Dyck/The Canadian Press via AP)
August 14, 2019 - 4:52 pm
TORONTO (AP) — Canada's ethics commissioner said Wednesday that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau improperly pressured a former attorney general to halt the criminal prosecution of a company, a development that could imperil his re-election chances. The report comes just before the official start of...
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In this March 27, 2019, photo, Robert Zangrillo departs federal court in Boston after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for Zangrillo plan to argue that he isn’t much different from parents who make formal donations to schools in the hopes of giving their children an edge in admissions. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 11:11 am
BOSTON (AP) — Robert Zangrillo is accused of paying $250,000 to get his daughter into college as a fake athlete. Prosecutors call it a bribe. But his lawyers say Zangrillo isn't much different from parents who make formal donations to try to give their children an advantage in the admissions...
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In this March 27, 2019, photo, Robert Zangrillo departs federal court in Boston after a hearing in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Lawyers for Zangrillo plan to argue that he isn’t much different from parents who make formal donations to schools in the hopes of giving their children an edge in admissions. (Craig F. Walker/The Boston Globe via AP)
August 09, 2019 - 6:49 am
BOSTON (AP) — A parent accused in a sweeping college admissions bribery scheme plans to argue that he isn't much different from parents who try to give their children an edge in admissions by making donations. Lawyers for Robert Zangrillo gave a glimpse into their defense plans in a recently...
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El presidente de Estados Unidos, Donald Trump, habla con reporteros a bordo del Air Force One tras visitar Dayton, Ohio, y El Paso, Texas, el 7 de agosto de 2019. (AP Foto/Evan Vucci)
August 08, 2019 - 9:10 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — President Donald Trump has sent his clearest signal yet that he may be about to sign commutation papers freeing former Illinois governor and one-time "Celebrity Apprentice" contestant Rod Blagojevich from federal prison in Colorado. The 62-year-old Democrat, who was once best known...
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July 30, 2019 - 11:58 am
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — A Greek court has convicted 13 people in connection with alleged corruption during state hospital purchases from DePuy, a subsidiary of U.S. healthcare giant Johnson & Johnson. The Athens criminal court on Tuesday acquitted another seven people over the same case, in which...
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July 28, 2019 - 1:53 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The governor of President Uhuru Kenyatta's home region has been detained by authorities, a lawyer said Sunday. It is the latest of a series of arrests of top government officials in a push by Kenyatta to crackdown on runaway graft. Governor Ferdinand Waititu surrendered...
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Jeffrey Bizzack, left, arrives at federal court with a member of his defense team, Wednesday July 24, 2019, in Boston where he is expected to plead guilty to charges for allegedly paying to get his son into the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit. (AP Photo/Josh Reynolds)
July 24, 2019 - 1:11 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A California entrepreneur pleaded guilty Wednesday to paying $250,000 to get his son into to the University of Southern California as a fake volleyball recruit. Jeffrey Bizzack, of Solana Beach, California, was the 51st person to be charged in a sweeping scheme that involved rigging...
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July 22, 2019 - 11:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — Microsoft is paying more than $25 million to settle federal corruption charges involving a bribery scheme in its Hungary office and three other foreign subsidiaries. The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission says Microsoft will pay about $16.6 million to settle charges that it...
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