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Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for bribery

Former top Chinese Communist official jailed for life for briberyA former Chinese Communist Party official who was once tipped for a top leadership post was sentenced to life in prison for bribery on Tuesday, the latest senior cadre to fall in President Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-corruption crusade. Sun Zhengcai, a former Politburo member and party chief of the southwestern mega-city of Chongqing, was found guilty of taking over 170 million yuan ($ 26.7 million) in bribes, the First Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin said in a statement on its website. Sun, 54, had once been tipped for promotion to the Politburo’s elite seven-member standing committee, which rules the country and is presided over by Xi.



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Rodgers: Mulvaney controversy raises legal questions about possible bribery

Rodgers: Mulvaney controversy raises legal questions about possible briberyNew ethics questions surrounding Acting Head of the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Mick Mulvaney, the New York Times reporting he told a group of lobbyists and bankers they should donate more money to lawmakers in order to have more influence.



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Champagne and bribery: the cases ensnaring Israel's Netanyahu

Champagne and bribery: the cases ensnaring Israel's NetanyahuFrom granting favours for fine champagne to attempting to bribe a judge — a series of allegations have entangled Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in recent months. Netanyahu was questioned for an eighth time by police Friday over fresh allegations, but protests his innocence and accuses the media and police of a witch-hunt. On February 13 Israeli police recommended Netanyahu be indicted for bribery, fraud and breach of public trust in two cases known as 1000 and 2000.



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Ex-Keppel lawyer cooperated with U.S. in bribery probe: documents

Ex-Keppel lawyer cooperated with U.S. in bribery probe: documentsJeffery Chow, a former senior member of Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd’s legal department, cut a deal to help prosecutors in their probe of Keppel and other former executives, according to the documents unsealed on Tuesday in federal court in Brooklyn. Chow, 59, pleaded guilty on Aug. 29 to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act as part of his deal to cooperate. “I am deeply sorry for my conduct,” Chow, 59, said during his plea hearing, according to a transcript.



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New Jersey senator's bribery trial ends in a hung jury

New Jersey senator's bribery trial ends in a hung juryNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The federal bribery trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez ended Thursday with the jury hopelessly deadlocked on all charges, a partial victory for him that could nevertheless leave the case hanging over his head as he gears up for re-election to a sharply divided Senate.



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Obama administration approved nuclear deal with Kremlin after FBI uncovered Russian bribery plot

Obama administration approved nuclear deal with Kremlin after FBI uncovered Russian bribery plotThe Obama administration potentially knew of corruption at a Russian nuclear supplier years before it agreed to sign over 20 per cent of US’s uranium supply to the company, a new report has claimed. The Hill claims federal agents found evidence of illegal payments made to an employee at a Russian nuclear company years before the Obama administration allowed the company to make a major business deal.



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Rich donor's girlfriends testify at Menendez bribery trial

Rich donor's girlfriends testify at Menendez bribery trialNEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Prosecutors in the corruption trial of U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez and a wealthy donor put two of the donor's reputed former girlfriends on the witness stand Tuesday in an attempt to put Menendez's efforts to smooth their visa applications into the context of a larger bribery scheme, with mixed results.



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US oil firm Halliburton to pay $30 mn to settle Angola bribery case

US oil firm Halliburton to pay $  30 mn to settle Angola bribery caseOil field services giant Halliburton will pay nearly $ 30 million to resolve allegations of bribery in Angola, US regulators announced Thursday. Former Halliburton vice president Jeannot Lorenz also agreed to pay a $ 75,000 fine for falsifying the company’s books and circumventing internal controls, the Securities and Exchange Commission said in a statement. Lorenz steered $ 13 million in contracts to a local company owned by a former Halliburton employee with ties to an official at the Angolan state oil company Sonangol.



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Navy bribery scandal widens as more sordid details emerge

Navy bribery scandal widens as more sordid details emergeSAN DIEGO (AP) — Officers in a burgeoning Navy bribery scandal called themselves the Lion King's Harem, the Wolfpack, the Cool Kids and the Brotherhood. They scouted for others who might also accept sex, trips and other lavish perks from a Malaysian defense contractor known as "Fat Leonard" in exchange for classified information.



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New Study Confirms Asia Is Rife With Bribery

New Study Confirms Asia Is Rife With BriberyFormer South Korea President Park Geun-hye’s impeachment by the country’s parliament in December 2016 represented the most recent high-profile bribery scandal in Asia.



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