Embezzlement

February 21, 2018 - 3:53 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Lotte says its holding company's board has accepted the resignation of its co-CEO, who has been convicted of bribery and embezzlement. The Asian retail and chewing gum giant said Wednesday that Shin Dong-bin has left his CEO post at Lotte Holdings but will remain on its...
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Lee Jae-yong, center, vice chairman of Samsung Electronics, arrives at the Seoul High Court for a hearing in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, Feb. 5, 2018. The court handed down a 2 ½ year suspended jail sentence for corruption to Samsung’s billionaire heir Lee. Lee, the only son of Samsung’s ailing chairman, was given a five-year prison term in August on bribery and other charges linked to a political scandal that took down former South Korean President Park Geun-hye. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon. Pool)
February 05, 2018 - 3:43 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Samsung heir Lee Jae-yong was freed Monday after a South Korean appeals court gave him a 2 ½-year suspended jail sentence for corruption in connection with a scandal that topped the country's president. The ruling clears the way for the Samsung vice chairman to resume his...
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February 05, 2018 - 12:28 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A court in Hanoi has handed a life prison term to a former executive at Vietnam's state oil giant who Germany said was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year. State-run VnExpress said Trinh Xuan Thanh, the former chairman of PetroVietnam's construction arm, was...
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February 02, 2018 - 12:58 pm
MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — The Securities and Exchange Commission says a Miami businessman accused of massive fraud involving foreign investors' money in a Vermont ski area has agreed to pay back more than $81 million. The SEC announced the settlement with Ariel Quiros Friday. It must be approved by a...
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February 02, 2018 - 7:23 am
BOSTON (AP) — A former Bank of America executive and her husband have pleaded guilty to embezzling more than $2.7 million from the bank through fraudulent charitable donations then using the money to fund a lavish lifestyle. Federal prosecutors say 45-year-old Palestine "Pam" Ace, a former senior...
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Trinh Xuan Thanh, a former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam's construction arm, appears in court in Hanoi, Vietnam, Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. Thanh, accused of embezzling $622,000 from a property project, was sentenced to life in prison on Monday for embezzlement in thermo power plant. Germany in August accused Vietnamese agents of snatching Thanh from a Berlin park, a charge Vietnam denied. The incident strained relations between the two countries. (An Dang/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 24, 2018 - 1:18 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — The embezzlement trial began Wednesday for a former executive at Vietnam's state oil giant who Germany said was kidnapped from there by Vietnamese agents last year. Trinh Xuan Thanh was the former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam's construction arm and is accused of...
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Trinh Xuan Thanh, center, is led to a court room by police in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Jan. 22, 2018. The former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison on charges of embezzlement and mismanagement at the end of the two-weeks trial that also involves 21 others including former Politburo Dinh La Thang. Germany accused Vietnam of kidnapping Thanh from a Berlin park in July, the charge Vietnam denied saying Thanh turned himself in to police voluntarily. (Doan Tan/ Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 22, 2018 - 12:44 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — A former oil executive was sentenced to life in prison and a former high-ranking Vietnamese government official received a lengthy prison term Monday at the end of a major corruption trial. The 22 defendants in the case were mostly current or former executives at PetroVietnam...
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Dinh La Thang appears in court in Hanoi, Vietnam, Monday, Jan. 8, 2018. Vietnam opened a major corruption trial Monday against defendants who include the former senior Communist official and a former oil executive the Vietnamese government is accused of snatching from Germany. Thang, former Politburo member and former chairman of state energy giant PetroVietnam is accused of "deliberately violating state economic management regulations. (Doan Tan/Vietnam News Agency via AP)
January 08, 2018 - 12:17 am
HANOI, Vietnam (AP) — Vietnam opened a major corruption trial Monday against defendants who include a former senior Communist official and a former oil executive the Vietnamese government is accused of snatching from Germany. Former Politburo member Dinh La Thang, 57, also was formerly the chairman...
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A Ryanair passenger who apparently got fed up waiting to get off a plane stands on the wing of a Ryanair plane at Malaga airport, Spain, Monday Jan. 1, 2018, filmed by another passenger. After various delays in the flight from London's Stansted Airport, the passenger, who has not been named, used the emergency exit to climb onto the wing after landing in Spain New Year's Day. (Fernando del Valle Villalobos via AP)
January 06, 2018 - 2:55 pm
FLORIDA MAN CALLS 911 TO REPORT HIMSELF DRUNK DRIVING WINTER HAVEN, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities are sharing the details of an unusual 911 call on New Year's Eve, from a man who said he wanted to report himself drunk-driving. Polk County Sheriff's officials say the dispatcher kept him talking...
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FILE - In this Nov. 2, 2017, file photo, the sacked Catalan Vice President Oriol Junqueras arrives at the National Court for questioning by a National Court judge investigating possible rebellion charges, in Madrid, Spain. A Spanish court on Thursday Jan. 4, 2018 is reviewing an appeal by Junqueras against his imprisonment as he awaits formal charges over possible rebellion, sedition and embezzlement in the restive region's recent drive for independence from Spain. (AP Photo/Paul White, File)
January 04, 2018 - 5:50 am
MADRID (AP) — The Latest on developments in the restive Spanish region of Catalonia (all times local): 11:40 a.m. A hearing in Madrid to review the provisional jailing of a pro-independence Catalan politician, who hopes to be part of the restive region's next government, has commenced. A police van...
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