Tag: Bribery and Kickbacks

N.Y. Police Official Who Took Las Vegas Trip and Gifts Is Not Guilty on Bribery Charges

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] A police commander was found not guilty of federal bribery charges on Wednesday after a seven-week trial in which prosecutors contended he had done favors for two businessmen in return for lavish gifts, including […]

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A Chinese Tycoon Sought Power and Influence. Washington Responded.

He struck billions of dollars’ worth of deals in Russia, Eastern Europe and Africa. He sought business with war-torn places like Chad and with international pariahs like North Korea. Ye Jianming, a fast-rising Chinese oil tycoon, ventured to places only the most politically connected Chinese companies dared to go. But […]

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Mastermind of Cuomo’s Economic Development Efforts Is Sentenced to Prison

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] Alain E. Kaloyeros, the central architect of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s largest economic development efforts, was sentenced on Tuesday to three and a half years in prison for his role in a bid-rigging scandal […]

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Former Bloomberg Executives to Be Charged in Construction Fraud Scheme

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] More than 18 months ago, the Manhattan district attorney’s office opened yet another investigation into fraud in the city’s $62 billion construction industry, this one involving Bloomberg L.P., the financial information and media company […]

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News Analysis: Netanyahu’s Obsession With Image Could Be His Downfall

JERUSALEM — In a fiery Hanukkah speech to his fellow Likud party stalwarts a year ago, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed the Israeli left for the corruption investigations engulfing him, saying that because his opponents couldn’t defeat him at the ballot box, “they tried to beat us with slander.” On […]

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The Corruption Cases Against Netanyahu

JERUSALEM — For the third time this year, the Israeli police have recommended that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be charged with taking bribes, fraud and breach of trust, this time accusing him of performing official favors for a telecommunications and media conglomerate in exchange for adoring coverage by its news […]

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Israeli Police Urge Bribery and Fraud Charges Against Netanyahu. Again.

JERUSALEM — The Israeli police recommended on Sunday that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu be indicted on bribery, fraud and other charges, accusing him of trading regulatory favors for fawning news coverage, in what is potentially the most damaging of a series of corruption cases against him. It was the third […]

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Honduran President’s Brother, Arrested in Miami, Is Charged With Drug Trafficking

TEGUCIGALPA, Honduras — In a blow to President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras, American prosecutors on Monday announced drug charges against his younger brother, describing him as a “large-scale drug trafficker” who spent a dozen years moving cocaine shipments bound for the United States through Central America. Juan Antonio Hernández, […]

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Trump Administration Invites Health Care Industry to Help Rewrite Ban on Kickbacks

WASHINGTON — The Trump administration has labored zealously to cut federal regulations, but its latest move has still astonished some experts on health care: It has asked for recommendations to relax rules that prohibit kickbacks and other payments intended to influence care for people on Medicare or Medicaid. The goal […]

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What Are Corrupt Politicians Thankful for? Partisan Warfare

Under federal indictment, Republican Representatives Chris Collins of New York and Duncan Hunter of California are both heading back to Congress. Rep. Collins has been charged with insider trading for using his concurrent position as a director of a pharmaceutical company to tip off associates, including his son, about negative […]

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‘Criminals?’ Hardly. That’s Who the Caravan Flees.

As thousands of Honduran migrants seeking asylum in the United States trek northward through Mexico, President Trump has pledged to stop them at the border by militarizing it with armed federal troops, under the guise of protecting Americans from “criminals” and an “invasion.” What he fails to recognize is that […]

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Sheldon Silver, Ex-New York Assembly Speaker, Gets 7-Year Prison Sentence

Sheldon Silver, the former speaker of the State Assembly who rose to become one of New York’s most powerful politicians, was sentenced to seven years in prison on Friday for his conviction on federal corruption charges. Mr. Silver, a Democrat from Manhattan’s Lower East Side, had served as speaker for more than two decades, and […]

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Guilty, Again: Dean Skelos, Former Senate Leader, Is Convicted of Corruption in Retrial

Dean G. Skelos, once one of the most powerful political figures in New York State, was found guilty of bribery, extortion and conspiracy on Tuesday, marking the fourth time in five months that a major federal case targeting corruption in Albany has ended in a conviction. The jury in Federal District Court in Manhattan deliberated […]

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Architect of Cuomo’s Buffalo Billion Project Is Convicted in Bid-Rigging Scheme

Alain E. Kaloyeros, a principal architect of Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s signature economic development initiative, known as the Buffalo Billion, was convicted on Thursday in a bid-rigging scheme that steered hundreds of millions of dollars in state contracts to favored companies in Buffalo and Syracuse. Dr. Kaloyeros, 62, was found guilty of wire fraud and […]

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In Corruption Retrial, Dean Skelos Takes Stand in Own Defense

Indeed, much of Mr. Skelos’s roughly 90 minutes of testimony centered around how he had been brought up and how he had brought up his son. Defense lawyers, speaking to the judge before the jury was brought in, made their aim clear: They said Mr. Skelos’s personal history, his son’s troubled past and the two […]

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Millions in Bribes Go Unpunished in Mexico as Election Nears

Since then, the case has made few advances, with even basic information requests languishing for months, according to two other people who have reviewed the latest case files. But the stronger investigation in Mexico, begun early last year by the attorney general’s office, amassed enough evidence months ago to charge suspects, according to three individuals […]

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Mel Weinberg, 93, the F.B.I.’s Lure in the Abscam Sting, Dies

Mr. Weinberg joined the Navy in 1942 and was a Seabee in the Pacific in World War II. After the war, he went to work in his father’s store, which sold plate glass. He drummed up business by smashing or acid-staining nearby store windows. He married Mary O’Connor in 1944. The marriage ended in divorce […]

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