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Feds charge Bronx Assemblyman Stevenson, 4 others in new bribe scheme

Eric Stevenson - NY Post

Feds busted a Bronx assemblyman today for allegedly pocketing envelopes of cash to push legislation in Albany — marking the second corruption case against a state lawmaker this week. Assemblyman Eric Stevenson [D-Bronx] got caught in a sting operation in which two co-defendants paid bribes to another, unidentified assemblyman who was cooperating with authorities, according to the Manhattan US Attorney's Office.


Six arrested in bribe probe related to New York mayor's race

Malcolm Smith & Dan Holloran

Six New York politicians were arrested on Tuesday for their alleged role in a bribery scandal that saw a prominent Democrat pay top Republicans for permission to run on their ticket in the city's upcoming mayoral race, prosecutors said.


Microsoft probed over foreign bribery :report

Microsoft Corp said on Tuesday it takes seriously any allegations of misconduct, after a report that the U.S. Department of Justice is investigating potential bribery by Microsoft employees in China, Romania and Italy.


Federal charges filed against former CalPERS CEO

The former CEO of the nation's biggest pension fund, representing California public workers, has been charged with federal influence peddling and bribery violations.


Finmeccanica Chief Is Arrested in Bribery Case

Giuseppe Orsi of the the Italian state-controlled defense group Finmeccanica was arrested in an investigation centered on the sale of helicopters to the Indian government.


Ex-Cudahy Mayor David Silva gets prison in bribery

The former city leader is given a 1-year sentence, plus probation, community service and must pay $17,000 in restitution... A former Cudahy mayor was sentenced Monday to a year in federal prison for his part in taking $17,000 in bribes from a man who wanted to open a medical marijuana dispensary in the city in southeast Los Angeles County.


Ex-New Orleans Mayor Charged With Bribery, Fraud

Ray Nagin

More than a decade ago, Ray Nagin was elected mayor of New Orleans on a vow to root out corruption in a city plagued by decades of it. On Friday, the former mayor was indicted on charges he lined his pockets with bribe money, payoffs and gratuities while the chronically poor city struggled to recover from Hurricane Katrina's punishing blow.


Wal-Mart India unit suspends CFO, others pending bribery probe

Indian Walmart

The Indian joint venture of Wal-Mart Stores Inc has suspended its chief financial officer and other employees as it investigates alleged violations of U.S. anti-bribery laws, a development that could hamper India's efforts to open its domestic supermarket sector to foreign investment.


Court: Ex-top cop in China scandal admits defection bid

A former police chief at the center of a major China political scandal admitted attempting to defect to the United States, and did not contest charges of bribery and illegal surveillance at his trial on Tuesday, a court official said.


Alibaba Says Former Manager Suspected Of Bribery

A former manager at China’s largest e-commerce company, Alibaba Group, has been arrested by Chinese police under suspicion of accepting bribes from businesses owners, the company said Thursday.


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