Corporate bribery

In this March 26, 2017 file photo, people march against corruption and in support of the Car Wash investigation on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marcelo Odebrecht, one of the most prominent people convicted in Latin America's largest corruption scandal left prison Tuesday, Dec. 19, for house arrest after serving two-and-a-half years behind bars at a time when many Brazilians are becoming disillusioned with the graft investigation once hailed as a political game-changer. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
December 19, 2017 - 4:34 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — One of the most prominent people convicted in Latin America's largest corruption scandal left prison Tuesday for house arrest after serving two-and-a-half years behind bars at a time when many Brazilians are becoming disillusioned with the graft investigation once hailed as a...
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A congressman paces the empty congressional chamber while on his phone as he waits the start of a vote on whether to initiate impeachment proceeding against the country's president, in Lima, Peru, Friday, Dec. 15, 2017. Opponents demanded President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski resign over revelations of decade-old payments from Odebrecht, a Brazilian construction company, at the center of Latin America's biggest graft scandal. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
December 15, 2017 - 10:43 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Lawmakers in Peru launched proceedings Friday to oust President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski, who refuses to resign after being accused of failing to disclose decade-old payments from a Brazilian company embroiled in Latin America's biggest corruption scandal. Congress voted...
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FILE - In this Nov. 11, 2017 file photo, Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski attends the APEC Economic Leaders' Meeting in Danang, Vietnam. Kuczynski is in hot water over decade-old payments he received as a consultant to a Brazilian construction firm at the center of Latin America’s biggest-ever graft scandal. (Jorge Silva/Pool photo via AP)
December 14, 2017 - 9:39 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — President Pedro Pablo Kucyznski scrambled for his political survival Thursday as opponents demanded he resign over revelations of decade-old payments from a Brazilian construction company at the center of Latin America's biggest graft scandal. Lawmakers from Peru's two biggest...
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December 04, 2017 - 5:45 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Brazilian businessman testified on Monday that he participated in a bribery scheme to buy the influence of FIFA soccer officials to win commercial rights to major tournaments, a decision he later regretted. "I made a mistake," Jose "Jota" Hawilla said at the U.S. conspiracy trial...
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December 01, 2017 - 11:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former Hong Kong government official was denied bail on Friday in a U.S. case accusing of him using bribes to secure business deals. Dr. Chi Ping Patrick Ho was jailed last week after being charged with paying bribes on behalf of a Chinese energy conglomerate to the president of...
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In this courtroom sketch, Assistant U.S. Attorney David Denton points at defendant Mehmet Hakan Atilla, right, during opening arguments of a trial, Tuesday, Nov. 28, 2017, in New York federal court. Denton said Atilla, deputy CEO of Halkbank, was the architect of a "massively successful" scheme to dupe U.S. banks into letting Iran move money around the world. Judge Richard Berman is seated at the bench, background left. (Elizabeth Williams via AP)
November 29, 2017 - 5:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testified at a New York trial Wednesday that he paid over $50 million in bribes to Turkey's finance minister in 2012 to overcome a banker's fears he was too well-known in Turkey to launder Iranian money in violation of U.S. sanctions. Reza Zarrab calmly...
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November 25, 2017 - 12:02 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's attorney general's office says it is investigating former President Alejandro Toledo for allegedly taking millions of dollars in bribes from the Brazilian company Camargo Correa in exchange for a highway construction contract. Toledo, who governed from 2001 to 2006, is...
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November 21, 2017 - 10:23 pm
HONG KONG (AP) — A Chinese energy company denies it had anything to do with a multimillion dollar bribery scheme that U.S. prosecutors say was organized by two businessmen to secure business from African officials on its behalf. In a statement late Tuesday, CEFC China Energy Co. sought to distance...
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November 20, 2017 - 11:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — For the second time in two years, federal prosecutors have charged foreign businessmen with paying millions of dollars in bribes to secure business deals, with one of the schemes relying on gifts paid to a former president of the United Nations General Assembly. Dr. Chi Ping Patrick...
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Jose Maria Marin leaves federal court in the Brooklyn borough of New York, Friday, Nov. 17, 2017. Marin, of Brazil, is one of three former South American soccer officials on trial in a U.S. case highlighting widespread corruption in the sport's governing body. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
November 20, 2017 - 2:53 am
Hour after hour in a New York City courtroom, the schemes to corrupt world soccer are spilling out. The millions of dollars in "inducements" to secure contracts to televise matches. The bribes sought by FIFA executives with the power to determine World Cup hosts. The death threats for cooperating...
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