Tag: Bribery and Kickbacks

‘The Antithesis of Bolsonaro’: A Gay Couple Roils Brazil’s Far Right

RIO DE JANEIRO — The votes had been tallied, and the skies of Rio de Janeiro crackled with fireworks as supporters celebrated the decisive election of a far-right populist, Jair Bolsonaro, as Brazil’s president. But not everyone was jubilant. David Miranda, a socialist Rio de Janeiro council member who had campaigned for Congress, reached for […]

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Jacob Zuma Makes First Appearance at South Africa Corruption Inquiry

CAPE TOWN — Jacob Zuma, the former South African president whose tenure was marred by corruption scandals, appeared for the first time on Monday before a high-profile commission looking into accusations that he enabled the plundering and misuse of state resources. Under Mr. Zuma’s leadership, the governing African National Congress became embroiled in what South […]

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A Super Bowl Trip, a Bribery Indictment and the Taxi Industry’s Corruption

[What you need to know to start the day: Get New York Today in your inbox.] For decades, Alan S. Kaufman and Tony Georgiton held immense power in New York City’s taxi industry. Mr. Kaufman led a major credit union that lent money to thousands of drivers. Mr. Georgiton co-owned a fleet that operated 550 […]

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Former Rio Governor Describes Extensive Bribery in Bid for 2016 Olympics

A former governor of Rio de Janeiro has made startling new allegations about the extent of a $2 million scheme to bribe sports officials in what became a successful effort to bring the Olympics to South America for the first time. The ex-governor, Sergio Cabral, who is serving a 200-year prison sentence for fraud and […]

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Walmart Agrees to Pay $282 Million to Settle Bribery Investigation

Walmart has agreed to pay $282 million to settle a long-running investigation into questionable payments the world’s largest retailer made to obtain government permits in countries like Mexico and Brazil. The settlement with the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission caps one of the biggest investigations ever under the Foreign Corrupt Practices […]

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Bribes and Backdoor Deals Help Foreign Firms Sell to China’s Hospitals

BEIJING — A trip to the sauna. A golf club membership. Luxury watches. Neatly packed bricks of red Chinese bills worth $220,000. The bribes lined the pockets of health care officials across China. Their purpose: to get public hospitals to buy millions of dollars’ worth of sophisticated medical equipment made by foreign companies like General […]

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Can the People of Hong Kong Fend Off China?

If Hong Kong’s undoing comes much earlier than 2047, the year that the city’s special arrangement with mainland China formally ends, it may be because of a love story that ended in murder. On Sunday, several hundred thousand — possibly upward of one million — Hong Kong people marched to protest their government’s attempt to […]

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Mexico Charges Former Oil Official With Bribery in Anticorruption Drive

MEXICO CITY — The administration of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador of Mexico has launched its first major anticorruption prosecution, delivering on a central campaign promise by taking aim at corruption inside the ailing state-owned oil company. Bribery and tax fraud charges have been filed against Emilio Lozoya Austin, the former head of the state-run […]

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