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Ex-California State Senator Calderon Gets Prison for Bribery

Former California state Sen. Ron Calderon was sentenced Friday to 31/2 years in prison in a corruption scandal in which he acknowledged taking bribes in exchange for his influence in Sacramento. U.S. District Court Judge Christina Snyder imposed the sentence …

AmTrust Accuses Ex-Broker Partner in Italy of Threats, Bribery, Data Theft

The box arrived at his home in Italy and, when he opened it, the insurance executive was chilled by its contents: nine bullets, one each for him, his wife and their seven children. Sent by “persons unknown,” the package is …

World Cup Insurers Face Many Claims, Disputes Over Russia, Qatar

World Cup insurers are likely to refuse to pay out on many cancellation contracts if Russia and Qatar lose the rights to hold the tournaments because of fraud, industry experts said. Russia and Qatar could be stripped of their World …

Iowa Company to Pay $6.8M Fine for Selling Tainted Eggs

An Iowa company has agreed to pay $6.8 million in fines for crimes that include selling the tainted eggs that caused a nationwide salmonella outbreak in 2010. A plea agreement filed on June 2 by federal prosecutors calls for Quality …

Former Insurance Company CEO Wants to Withdraw Guilty Plea

A former insurance company chief executive wants to withdraw his guilty plea to bribing El Paso, Texas-area public officials, a plea that brought him an eight-year prison sentence. Prosecutors say Francisco Apodaca made the payments in return for contracts with …

Ex-New Orleans Mayor Nagin Charged With Bribery

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 Jan. 18, the former mayor was indicted on charges he lined …

Defendant in Louisiana Bribery Case Enters not Guilty Plea

The Kenner, La., businessman accused of bribing former Jefferson Parish President Aaron Broussard has pleaded not guilty in federal court in New Orleans. Bill Mack entered the plea to conspiring to bribe Broussard during his initial appearance before U.S. Magistrate …

More Top Executives Say Bribes for Business Acceptable

A growing number of senior executives around the world are willing to pay bribes to win or keep business, as the hunt for growth supersedes concerns over ethics and regulatory fines, according to a survey published on Wednesday. Ernst & …

Courts Push Back on Foreign Bribery Prosecutions

As the U.S. Justice Department has stepped up its enforcement of an anti-foreign bribery law, it has faced the expected stiff resistance from the business community. Now it faces the unexpected as courts are pushing back, too. In an unusual …

Survey of Global Bribery Ranks Countries