Corporate bribery

Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, left, prepares to get on a vehicle as he leaves after his verdict trial at the Seoul Central District Court Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. The court sentenced the billionaire Samsung heir to five years in prison for bribery and other crimes that fed public anger leading to the ouster of Park Geun-hye as South Korea's president. (Chung Sung-Jun/Pool Photo via AP)
August 25, 2017 - 1:19 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the bribery case involving the heir to the Samsung empire (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Civic groups said sentencing Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong to prison for five years was a meaningful step toward justice in a country where business leaders often get lenient...
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Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, left, prepares to get on a vehicle as he leaves after his verdict trial at the Seoul Central District Court Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. The court sentenced the billionaire Samsung heir to five years in prison for bribery and other crimes that fed public anger leading to the ouster of Park Geun-hye as South Korea's president. (Chung Sung-Jun/Pool Photo via AP)
August 25, 2017 - 6:20 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the bribery case involving the heir to the Samsung empire (all times local): 7:15 p.m. Civic groups said sentencing Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong to prison for five years was a meaningful step toward justice in a country where business leaders often get lenient...
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Samsung Electronics Co. Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong, left, prepares to get on a vehicle as he leaves after his verdict trial at the Seoul Central District Court Friday, Aug. 25, 2017 in Seoul, South Korea. The court sentenced the billionaire Samsung heir to five years in prison for bribery and other crimes that fed public anger leading to the ouster of Park Geun-hye as South Korea's president. (Chung Sung-Jun/Pool Photo via AP)
August 25, 2017 - 3:56 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — The Latest on the bribery case involving the heir to the Samsung empire (all times local): 4:50 p.m. A lawyer for Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong says the billionaire's legal team will appeal a five-year prison sentence for bribery and other crimes. "As a lawyer I cannot...
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August 22, 2017 - 11:49 pm
NEWBURY, N.H. (AP) — The new operator of a popular ski resort in New Hampshire faced off against concerned residents, some of whom fear the company's past legal troubles raise doubts about whether it was the right choice to oversee the facility. New York hedge fund manager Och-Ziff Capital...
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Former Russian Economic Development Minister Alexei Ulyukayev waits for a hearing in a court in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Aug. 16, 2017. Ulyukayev was detained last year after he allegedly accepted $2 million in cash from state oil company Rosneft in a sting set up by the FSB intelligence agency. Ulyukayev was largely seen as a victim of a Kremlin power play against Igor Sechin, chief executive of the oil company Rosneft and President Vladimir Putin's close ally. (AP Photo/Pavel Golovkin)
August 16, 2017 - 4:27 am
MOSCOW (AP) — A Russian ex-economic development minister on trial for allegedly accepting a $2 million cash bribe has accused the head of Russia's largest oil company of setting him up. Alexei Ulyukayev was detained last year after a sting operation set up by the FSB intelligence agency. Ulyukayev...
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Chung Yoo-ra, center, the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, answers questions from the media after her arrival at the Incheon International Airport Wednesday, May 31, 2017 in Incheon, South Korea. Chung, who was extradited from Denmark, has arrived in Seoul to face questions about the massive corruption scandal centered on her mother and the country's ousted president Park Geun-hye. (Chung Sung-Jun/Pool Photo via AP)
May 31, 2017 - 9:39 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — She is probably the most loathed 20-year-old in South Korea, the privileged daughter of the woman at the center of a corruption scandal that brought down a president. After several months in detention in Denmark, Chung Yoo-ra returned to her home country in a hoodie and...
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FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2014 file photo, South Korea's Chung Yoo-ra, the daughter of Choi Soon-sil, the confidante of former President Park Geun-hye, competes during the equestrian dressage team competition for the 17th Asian Games in Incheon, South Korea. After spending several months in detention in Denmark, the daughter of a jailed confidante of ousted President Park will be extradited to her home country on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, to be investigated over a corruption scandal that toppled Park. Chung’s return may allow prosecutors to expand their inquiry against Park, who was removed from office and arrested in March. (Lee Sang-hak/Yonhap via AP, File)
May 31, 2017 - 1:28 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — She is probably the most loathed 20-year-old in South Korea, the privileged daughter of the woman at the center of a political scandal that brought down a president. After several months in detention in Denmark, Chung Yoo-ra is returning to her home country to be...
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May 29, 2017 - 11:51 am
SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Authorities on Monday detained the Dominican Republic's minister of industry and commerce and seven other top-level officials in an international bribery scandal involving the Brazilian company Odebrecht. Prosecutors said those detained also include a former...
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May 18, 2017 - 6:08 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Brazilian President Michel Temer on Thursday rejected calls for his resignation, saying he will fight allegations that he endorsed the paying of hush money to a former lawmaker jailed for corruption. Even in this country weary from the constant drip of revelations of a wide-...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Monday, April 17 indicted Park on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool, File)
April 17, 2017 - 5:33 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted ex-President Park Geun-hye on bribery, extortion, abuse of power and other high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. It is the latest in a series of humiliations for Park, who was driven...
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