Quantcast
Home » Topics » bribery

Berlusconi faces trial hearings for bribery and sex crimes

ROME — Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi faces trial hearings for bribery and for paying for sex with a 17-year-old girl on Monday, as the Italian leader fights off growing unpopularity and financial woes. Berlusconi, 74, is a defendant in three ongoing trials but is only due to attend the corruption…

Berlusconi firm fined 560 million euros in bribery appeal

A Milan appeals court Saturday ordered Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi’s holding company Fininvest to pay 560 million euros to rival media group CIR in a bribery case, a judge told the ANSA news agency. In October 2009, a Milan civil court ruled that Compagnie Industriali Riunite (CIR) was entitled…

Watchdog: Sen. Vitter tried to ‘bribe’ Sec. Salazar with pay raise

The watchdog group Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) says Sen. David Vitter (R-LA) may have gone too far when he demanded President Barack Obama’s Interior secretary approve deepwater oil well permits in exchange for a salary increase. CREW filed a complaint (PDF) Tuesday calling for the Senate…

Italy votes on justice bill cutting Berlusconi trial

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s parliament is due to vote on a justice reform bill on Wednesday which would cut the length of many trials and end a bribery case against Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi. If approved, the provision would shorten the statute of limitations and would kill the case in…

Halliburton reportedly agrees to pay Nigeria $250 million to drop bribery charges against Cheney, firm

The massive industrial conglomerate Halliburton has reportedly offered to pay $250 million to settle charges against its former chief executive, ex-Vice President Dick Cheney, in a multi-million dollar bribery case. Nigeria filed charges against Cheney last week in an investigation of alleged bribery estimated at $180 million. Prosecutors named both…

Nigeria to charge Dick Cheney in $180 million bribery case, issue Interpol arrest warrant

The energy services company Dick Cheney ran prior to becoming Vice President of the United States was atop the tongue of liberals each time it was awarded a contract in Iraq. Now the company’s name, Halliburton, is being spoken somewhere else: Nigeria. According to a story filed late Wednesday, Cheney…

Nogales, Ariz., mayor arrested on bribery charges

Arizona attorney general announces arrest of Nogales mayor on bribery, other charges The mayor of Nogales was arrested Tuesday on multiple charges including bribery, theft, fraud and money laundering, Arizona’s attorney general said. Mayor Octavio Garcia Von Borstel, 29, was taken into custody at his office at Nogales City Hall.…

General Electric pays $23 million to settle Iraq bribery charges

US industrial titan General Electric has agreed to pay over 23 million dollars to settle allegations that it bribed Iraqi officials, a US financial watchdog said on Tuesday. GE had been accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of being part of “a 3.6 million dollar kickback scheme with Iraqi…

GE to pay 23 million dollars after Iraq bribery charges

US industrial titan General Electric has agreed to pay over 23 million dollars to settle allegations that it bribed Iraqi officials, a US financial watchdog said on Tuesday. GE had been accused by the Securities and Exchange Commission of being part of “a 3.6 million dollar kickback scheme with Iraqi…

Supreme Court ruling may not help Democrats targeted by Bush US Attorneys

Decision might apply if cases are taken up by the Supreme Court on appeal; lawyers have mixed reactions A unanimous Supreme Court ruling last Thursday, which set aside the conviction of former Enron CEO Jeffrey Skilling on a charge of honest-services wire fraud, may not help the cause of either…

Page 1 of 212
Google+