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Former New Orleans mayor sentenced to 10 years

New Orleans - Ray Nagin, Mayor of New Orleans during hurricane Katrina, was sentenced today to 10 years in federal prison for money laundering, bribery, and other corruption related charges.

Mafia boss says Italy judges took bribes to alter murder verdicts

Rome - A mafia boss turned informant has accused judges in Naples of having accepted bribes to acquit him of murders he has confessed to carrying out, Italian media said Thursday."There was a whole system set up in the court in Naples.

Bribes written on edible paper in Italy fraud inquiry

Rome - A bribes scandal in Venice started when investigators found corrupt accounts written out on edible paper to be consumed in case of a police raid, Italian media reported on Friday.

HP to pay $108 million in US to settle bribery probes

Washington - US computer giant Hewlett-Packard agreed to pay $108 million to settle investigations that it paid bribes to win public contracts in Russia, Poland and Mexico, officials said Wednesday.

Libyan fund sues France's SocGen for $1.5 bln

London - Libya's sovereign wealth fund is suing French bank Societe Generale in a British court for $1.5 billion (1.1 billion euros) for allegedly channelling bribes to allies of the son of slain dictator Moamer Kadhafi, officials said on Monday.

Cisco says probing possible bribery in Russia, other countries

Cisco Systems Inc is investigating potential violations of U.S.

F1 supremo Ecclestone begins search for successor

London - Formula One supremo Bernie Ecclestone has revealed he is looking for someone to succeed him at the head of the sport, as he prepares to face bribery charges in Germany.The 83-year-old British businessman is due to go on trial in Munich on April 24 to f...

Former Czech PM charged with bribery

Prague - Former Czech prime minister Petr Necas has been charged with bribery in a case that brought down his centre-right government last year and sparked a drawn-out political crisis, his lawyer and local media said Tuesday.Necas was informed Tuesday that cri...

Court rejects appeal by Bo Xilai, upholds life sentence

Jinan - A Chinese court has rejected the appeal of former Chonqing Communist party leader Bo Xilai, and has upheld his life sentence for bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power.

Navy commander and NCIS agent among the arrested in Navy scandal

San Diego - Earlier this week, a Navy commander, an NCIS agent, and a defense contractor were arrested on federal charges in two bribery schemes.

Chinese court allows Bo Xilai to appeal life sentence

Jinan - A Chinese court has agreed to consider an appeal by former Chongqing party leader, a one time rising star in China's political world, Bo Xilai.

China arrests two people linked to drug bribery claims

The co-founders of a business advisory company that has worked with GlaxoSmithKline have been arrested in China on suspicion of breaking laws related to purchasing personal information.

Italy arrests defence boss in bribery investigation

Milano - Giuseppe Orsi, the chief executive of Italy's largest defence company Finmeccanica, was arrested on Tuesday, along with the top executive at the company's helicopter division, AgustaWestland.

Berlusconi bribery trial ends with no verdict as time runs out

Rome - Former Italian Prime Minister evades punishment on charges of bribing British lawyer David Mills. The statute of limitations had run out and a verdict could not be reached.

Newt Gingrich was under FBI investigation for bribery

Little known to the American public Newt Gingrich and his then wife Marianne were the subject of a US Justice Department criminal investigation in the late 1990s involving a $10 million bribe of the world’s largest private arms dealer, Sarkis Soghanalia

Op-Ed: Sorry is not the hardest word - for Rupert Murdoch

In a move some might interpret as a cynical attempt at damage limitation, Rupert Murdoch has apologised to the Dowler family. But he didn't have to do it.

Newark TSA supervisor pleads guilty to accepting bribes

Newark - A former airport security supervisor pleaded guilty to accepting bribes and sentenced to 30 months in prison after taking kickbacks from a TSA officer who was allegedly stealing from passengers.

Nigerian authorities to issue arrest warrant for Dick Cheney

Lagos - Former United States Vice President Dick Cheney and several officials from five foreign companies are facing charges in a $180 million bribery scandal. Indictments will proceed within a week in a Nigerian court.

Daimler to settle charges of international bribery

German auto manufacturer Daimler has agreed to pay $185m as settlement for international bribery charges after a five-year investigation conducted by the US Department of Justice.

Biggest Corruption in San Bernardino County's History

San Bernardino - At a news conference on Wednesday at the District Attorney's office, State Attorney General Jerry Brown and District Attorney Michael A. Ramos announced bribery, conspiracy and extortion charges against two former county officials.

Blackwater, billions and alleged bribery of Iraqi officials

Former top Blackwater executives claim the company planned to use about $1 million in bribe money to silence Iraqi officials "and buy their support" after security guards killed 17 Iraqi civilians in 2007. Billions for Blackwater were at stake.

China holds Rio Tinto's executive

Stern Hu, general manger of Rio Tinto's iron ore business in China, an Australian citizen, and three other Chinese employees, have been detained by the Chinese government on suspicion of espionage and stealing state secrets since Sunday.

A Grecian tale of bribery voted down by Parliament

After several scandals and a decline in reputation over recent months, a bribery case continues to rock Greece following a recent vote by Parliament. Former minister for the Aegean was not indicted in conjunction with shipping related bribery.

Contracts in Iraq Focus of U.S. Military Probe

According to the United States Military and United States Prosecutors, firms in the Laila Tower are linked to fraud and bribery resulting in the theft of millions of dollars provided by U.S. taxpayers.

When Parents Rewards Kids--Is This Considered Bribery?

When parents give their kids rewards for sleeping in their own beds, or for behaving themselves in public, is this type of reward really a bribe?

Former U.N. oil-for-food head charged with bribery

A former executive director of the U.N. oil-for-food program for Iraq and a brother-in-law of a former U.N. secretary-general have been charged with bribery and conspiracy to commit wire fraud tied to the program, a US federal prosecutor said on Tuesday.
 

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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12  2014  on 21 counts of corruption...
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12, 2014, on 21 counts of corruption, including bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion during the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12  2014  on 21 counts of corruption...
Former New Orleans Mayor Ray Nagin was found guilty on February 12, 2014, on 21 counts of corruption, including bribery, conspiracy, money laundering and tax evasion during the city's recovery from Hurricane Katrina in 2005
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