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Netanyahu named in new bribery case: $286mn for good publicity

Israeli MP Benjamin Netanyahu, already under investigation for two instances of corruption, may complete a hat-trick. A state prosecutor has named Netanyahu as the beneficiary of a PR scheme worth “up to a billion shekels.” Earlier this month, police recommended Netanyahu be indicted for allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. These are being addressed in two separate investigations, ...

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Israeli police recommending Netanyahu indictment on corruption charges, including bribery

Israeli police have recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted over allegations of bribery, fraud and breach of trust. Police have submitted their recommendations Tuesday evening following a 14-month long investigation into the “gifts affair” in which Netanyahu is alleged to have improperly accepted expensive gifts from businessmen. READ MORE: Israeli court rejects petition to spare Netanyahu from public outcry ...

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Samsung Vice Chairman Jay Lee is out of jail after his bribery sentence is suspended

Samsung vice chairman and the company’s heir apparent Jay Y. Lee has left prison after a South Korean high court suspended his bribery sentence. Lee, whose father is Samsung’s chairman, was previously sentenced to five years after being found guilty of bribery, embezzlement, capital flight and perjury charges. His sentence was reduced to 2.5 years today on appeal, and he was ...

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Ex-governor Belykh convicted of large-scale bribery

A court in Moscow has convicted Nikita Belykh, a former governor of Russia’s Kirov Region, of large-scale bribery over a 2016 incident, in which he was detained while accepting €400,000 in cash from businessmen. Read more The ruling on Belykh’s conviction was announced in Presnensky District Court on Thursday afternoon. The sentence is expected to be pronounced later in the ...

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Bribery, bullion & bullying: Former EY employee sues company for Dubai gold scam cover up

A former employee of consultancy giant Ernst & Young (EY) is suing the company for his “unlawful, unprofessional and unethical” dismissal after he blew the whistle on an alleged bribery and money laundering scheme in Dubai. In a lawsuit filed in the high court in the UK, Amjad Rihan, a former partner at EY, claims that the company placed him ...

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Rosie O’Donnell in ‘bribery’ storm for offering senators $2mn to kill tax reform

Published time: 20 Dec, 2017 18:05 TV personality Rosie O’Donnell offered $ 2 million to two Republican Senators to vote against the new tax bill – potentially opening herself up to federal bribery charges. O’Donnell specifically targeted Senators Susan Collins (R-Maine) and Jeff Flake (R-Arizona), who were both slow to say they would support the legislation. “2 million dollars to ...

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Russian ex-Economy Minister Ulyukayev found guilty in $2mn bribery case

Published time: 15 Dec, 2017 08:36 Edited time: 15 Dec, 2017 08:50 Former Russian Economy Minister Aleksey Ulyukayev has been found guilty on charges of taking a $ 2 million bribe. The verdict makes Ulyukayev the highest-ranking Russian official ever to be convicted on corruption charges. Read more Ulyukayev was detained in November 2016 on charges of allegedly receiving a ...

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‘Slash-throat’ gestures being investigated in South American officials’ FIFA bribery case

Published time: 16 Nov, 2017 18:15 Former FIFA vice president Juan Angel Napout is one of three former South American football officials on trial in the United States, charged in the FIFA bribery scandal. The three officials are accused of taking part in a 24-year international scheme involving $ 150 million in bribes in exchange for lucrative broadcasting and hosting ...

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Brazilian MPs throw out multimillion-dollar bribery charges against President Temer

The Brazilian parliament’s congressional committee voted to dismiss the graft charges leveled at the country’s president, Michel Temer, for his alleged role in a multimillion-dollar corruption scheme, involving Brazil’s meatpacking giant. Read more The Committee on Constitution and Justice (CCJ) voted to spare Temer from being prosecuted for obstruction of justice and allegedly being a member of a criminal organization, ...

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Jury to decide fate of US senator in corruption & bribery trial

The judge overseeing the corruption case involving US Senator Bob Menendez said he won’t dismiss any of the charges against the New Jersey Democrat. Menendez is facing 12 federal charges, including bribery, conspiracy and fraud. Prosecutors say that Menendez accepted free flights on a private jet and other gifts from a wealthy Florida doctor in exchange for lobbying the government ...

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