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Danish tourist gets hit with €600 fine for dousing ciggy on beach

Alghero - Smokers beware when visiting beautiful Sardinia in Italy. A Danish tourist at the beach recently stubbed out her cigarette in the sand and got hit with a €600 fine for her bad habit.

Standard Chartered fined $300 mn over laundering controls

New York - New York state's banking regulator Tuesday hit Standard Chartered Bank with a $300 million fine and restrictions on its dollar-clearing business for failing to detect possible money-laundering.

Pigeons are, or have, a big problem in Vienna, Austria

Vienna - It seems that the city of Vienna has a problem with pigeons, or is it the pigeons that now have a problem with the city? Anyhow, if you feed a pigeon in Vienna you will now face a fine of 36 euros for your efforts.

Dog poo attracts huge fines in Vienna, Austria

Vienna - Viennese photographer Daniel S. made the mistake of forgetting a "doggy bag" when taking his dog, Kessja, for a walk in the city. She did what comes naturally on the grassy verge of the road and he got hit by a 470 euro fine.

Samsung pays out $119 million to Apple

Mobile phone company Samsung has been ordered to pay Apple $119.6 million. The order came from a by a U.S. court for Samsung infringing two of Apple's patents.

US judge okays $1.8 bn SAC insider-trading settlement

New York - A federal judge Thursday approved an agreement between US criminal prosecutors and SAC Capital to settle charges of insider trading in exchange for $1.8 billion in penalties.

Drugmakers ordered to pay $9 billion for hiding cancer risks

Japan's biggest pharmaceutical company has been hit with a $6 billion penalty for concealing cancer risks associated with its Actos diabetes drug while Eli Lilly and Co, Takeda's co-defendant in the case, was ordered to pay $3 billion in punitive damages.

EU slaps 300 mn euro anti-trust fine on power cable firms

Brussels - The European Commission on Wednesday fined 11 producers of high-voltage power cables a total of 300 million euros for operating a cartel that secretly shared out the global market."These companies knew very well that what they were doing was illegal.

UK watchdog fines Santander bank over mis-advice

London - A British financial watchdog on Wednesday said it had fined Spanish banking giant Santander almost £12.4 million for mis-advising customers.

Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion over defect cover-up

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Toyota to pay US $1.2 billion for deadly defect coverup

Washington - Toyota Motor Corp. will pay $1.2 billion to settle US criminal charges that it lied to safety regulators and the public as it tried to cover up deadly accelerator defects.

Credit Suisse admits US securities wrongs, pays fine

Washington - Swiss banking giant Credit Suisse has admitted it violated US securities laws and will pay $196 million to settle the charges, the Securities and Exchange Commission said Friday.The SEC action came as the Department of Justice investigates Credit Suiss...

Panasonic fined C$4.7 million in Canada for auto parts bid-rigging

Panasonic Corp <6752.T> has been fined C$4.7 million ($4.25 million) for rigging bids to supply equipment for Toyota Motor Corp <7203.T> cars made in Canada, the country's Competition Bureau said on Thursday.

Tire giant Bridgestone fined $425 mn for price fixing

Washington - The US Justice Department hit Japanese tire and rubber parts giant Bridgestone with a $425 million fine Thursday for conspiring to fix the prices of rubber parts used in US-made automobiles.

Spain's Telefonica is fined 500,000 euros by regulator

Spain's leading telecoms operator Telefonica was fined 500,000 euros on Monday for what the regulator classed as two "very serious" breaches of competition rules in its home market.

Former SAC official convicted of insider trading

New York - A New York jury on Thursday convicted a former portfolio manager for SAC Capital of insider trading in the government's latest victory against the once-mighty hedge fund.

KPMG to pay $8.2 mn to settle SEC auditing charges

Washington - US accounting firm KPMG violated rules aimed at maintaining auditors' independence from their clients and will pay $8.2 million to settle the charges, regulators said Friday.

French pub fined €9,000 for customer taking glass back to bar

In yet another case of from the sublime to the ridiculous, a pub in Brittany, France has been fined by French officials for using "undeclared labor," just because a customer took his own glass back to the bar.

Spanish cyclist fined for 'reckless driving' for eating croissant

Sabadell - Driving laws in Spain have become more stringent, but it was unexpected that this would also affect cyclists. This poor guy was cycling to work, munching on a croissant, when he was stopped and fined €100 ($135) for "reckless driving."

Janssen Pharmaceuticals fined $1.6 billion for misbranding

Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., (JPI) of Titusville, N.J., has been fined $1.6 billion for its role is selling a misbranded drug. The drug in question is Risperdal (risperidone).

Man refuses to pay €900 fine to Town Hall for delivering dead rat

A Spanish man living in La Manjoya in Spain's Asturias region has been fined €900 ($1,200) for depositing a dead rat at the local Town Hall as part of a personal protest. He says he won't be paying as he "doesn't work for Bárcenas."

Catalan cop jailed for revenge on tow trucks after own car towed

Barcelona - A policeman in Barcelona had his own car towed away, not once, but twice. He decided to get revenge by fining four municipal tow trucks for allegedly jumping red lights, and now faces a jail sentence and fine for his crime.

Wisconsin town to charge fine for schoolyard bullying

Parents who live in the town of Monona, Wisconsin will face fines if their kids are the subject of complaints about bullying on the schoolyard.

Serial dumper to pay hefty fines

Sydney - A Sydney man caught dumping waste just outside the city on numerous occasions will need at least 60 years to pay off his fines.

Video: Man fined for speeding, but his car was completely stopped

Baltimore - Everyone is aware of those darn cameras, catching you speeding on a regular basis, but this owner was more than a little upset because his car was completely immobile at the time it was caught on camera.

Illegally parked tourist's car blown up in London

London - Most countries in the world fine people for illegal parking, even England. However, it seems that if you park illegally in London, your car will be destroyed.

Charity toward man in wheelchair costs donor ticket for littering

Cleveland - In an effort to help a wheelchair bound man with a few dollars a Cleveland man was ticketed for littering and hit with a heavy fine for his efforts. The estimated cost for the offence is five hundred dollars for the few dollars dropped in the exchange.

Russian protesters to pay fines or sweep the streets

Moscow - People participating in unlawful or unsanctioned protests in Russia may be forced to pay fines to cover any damages caused or will be subject to days of compulsory community service.
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