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Vale Dam Burst Prompts $1.7 Billion in Blocked Funds, Fines

Vale Dam Burst Prompts $  1.7 Billion in Blocked Funds, FinesA Minas Gerais state judge has blocked 5 billion reais (1.3 billion) from Vale, prosecutors said in a statement. Earlier Saturday a separate judge also blocked funds from Vale and it was fined by the Ibama environmental agency. In a statement, Vale said it isn’t necessary to block funds for it to provide emergency services and restoration from the accident.



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Russia fines Google for not complying with search results law – TASS

Russia fines Google for not complying with search results law - TASSRussia fined Google 500,000 roubles ($ 7,530) on Tuesday for failing to comply with a legal requirement to remove certain entries from its search results, Russia’s communications watchdog was quoted as saying by TASS news agency. Russia said last month that it had opened a civil case against Google as it had not joined a state registry that lists banned websites that Moscow believes contain illegal information and was therefore not compliant with the law. Alexander Zharov, head of watchdog Roscomnadzor, said Russia could open a new case against Google if it did not fall in line with the law, TASS reported.



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Huracan Driver Racks Up $45,000 In Speeding Fines On Holiday

Huracan Driver Racks Up $  45,000 In Speeding Fines On HolidayThe man rented a Lamborghini… then went a bit wild.



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FCC fines Florida man $120 million for robocalls

FCC fines Florida man $  120 million for robocallsThe FCC says companies Adrian Abramovich controlled were behind almost 100 million robocalls over three months. The Commission has now fined him, accusing him of scamming consumers by offering exclusive vacation deals.



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Guilt, fines remain hazy as Saudi corruption purge draws to close

Guilt, fines remain hazy as Saudi corruption purge draws to closeBy Stephen Kalin and Reem Shamseddine RIYADH (Reuters) – Saudi Arabian media magnate Waleed al-Ibrahim was found innocent in an anti-corruption purge, a source at his company said on Monday, part of a wider campaign against graft whose secrecy could hurt the country’s effort to win foreign investment. Ibrahim, who controls influential regional broadcaster MBC, was one of at least half a dozen top businessmen freed from more than two months of detention at the weekend after being interrogated by officials who said they aimed to recover $ 100 billion of illicit funds. The officials said all of the men, who included billionaire global investor Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, had agreed to financial settlements after admitting to unspecified “violations”.



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Arkansas Mosque Pays Fines For Man Who Helped Vandalize Its Building

Arkansas Mosque Pays Fines For Man Who Helped Vandalize Its BuildingHisham Yasin, social director of the Masjid Al Salam in Fort Smith, told HuffPost on Tuesday that his congregation had forgiven the convicted vandal, Abraham Davis, long ago. The back is gone,” Yasin said.



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FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls

FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for RobocallsA Miami man is facing a record $ 120 million fine for what the FCC calls a massive spoofing operation. He allegedly made 96 million robocalls over a three month period.



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Airline to slap belligerent passengers who delay flights with hefty fines

Airline to slap belligerent passengers who delay flights with hefty finesAfter one too many incidents involving belligerent customers – who also happened to be members of parliament — Air India announced that unruly passengers who cause a flight delay of up to one hour will be slapped with a hefty $ 7,750 (5 lakh in rupees) fine. Last month, a member of parliament was charged with assaulting a 60-year-old airline staffer with his slippers during an altercation that delayed an Air India flight.



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US fines China's ZTE $1.2 bn for violating Iran, N.Korea sanctions

US fines China's ZTE $  1.2 bn for violating Iran, N.Korea sanctionsThe US government has slapped $ 1.2 billion in fines on Chinese telecom giant ZTE for violations of US export controls for selling goods to Iran and North Korea, officials announced Tuesday. It is the largest criminal penalty in US history in an export control case, US officials said, though there have been larger fines involving financial firms. The company will immediately pay $ 892 million, while another $ 300 million in penalties are suspended for seven years.



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