Corruption

Former City Attorney and City Manager of Crystal City, TX, Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bribery and Kickback Scheme

In Del Rio today, a federal judge sentenced the former City Attorney and City Manager of Crystal City, TX, to 420 months in federal prison for his role in a bribery and kickback scheme which decimated city coffers announced United States Attorney John F. Bash and FBI Special Agent in Charge Christopher Combs, San Antonio. … Continue reading Former City Attorney and City Manager of Crystal City, TX, Sentenced to Federal Prison for Bribery and Kickback Scheme

Romanians protest corruption after law passed by Parliament

BUCHAREST, Romania/January 20, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Romanians are gathering to protest against legislation passed by Parliament which critics say will make it harder to prosecute crime and high-level corruption. Protesters began arriving Saturday in the capital by train from other cities and were greeted by people waving Romanian flags. It was snowing heavily as demonstrators began gathering … Continue reading Romanians protest corruption after law passed by Parliament

FBI probing Clinton Foundation corruption claims

WASHINGTON /January 5, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) — The FBI is investigating whether the Clinton Foundation accepted donations in exchange for political favors while Hillary Clinton was secretary of state, two people familiar with the probe confirmed Friday. The revelation comes as President Donald Trump and congressional Republicans have been urging the Justice Department to look into … Continue reading FBI probing Clinton Foundation corruption claims

Egypt arrests 75, including officials, with corruption

CAIRO/January 04, 2018 (AP)(STL.News) —Egyptian authorities have arrested 75 people including government officials and foreigners over an array of corruption-related charges. The country’s anti-corruption Administrative Control Authority said in a Thursday statement that the arrests come in the wake of a 14-months-long investigation that revealed the defendants’ involvement with several “organized gangs.” The statement, carried by state-run … Continue reading Egypt arrests 75, including officials, with corruption

Petrobras agrees to pay $2.95B to settle case in the US

RIO DE JANEIRO/January 03, 2018(AP)(STL.News)— Brazil’s state-run oil giant Petrobras has agreed to pay $2.95 billion to settle lawsuits in the United States over the sprawling corruption scandal that has ensnared dozens of officials and business executives across Latin America. The company said in a statement on Wednesday that the deal ends a legal battle … Continue reading Petrobras agrees to pay $2.95B to settle case in the US

Lotte founder, chairman convicted of corruption

SEOUL, South Korea /December 22, 2017 (AP)(STL.NEWS) — The 95-year-old founder of the Lotte Group and his son and group chairman were convicted on corruption charges on Friday but will avoid jail. The Seoul Central District Court sentenced founder Shin Kyuk-ho to four years in prison but didn’t issue a warrant to arrest him in … Continue reading Lotte founder, chairman convicted of corruption