Tag: Bribery and Kickbacks

Lamine Diack, Olympics Power Broker Convicted of Taking Bribes, Dies at 88

Lamine Diack, the former president of the world governing body for track and field, who was convicted last year of corruption for receiving bribes linked to a Russian doping scandal, died at his home on Friday in Senegal. He was 88. His death was confirmed by his son, Papa Massata Diack. Mr. Diack was for […]

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Carlos Arthur Nuzman, Who Brought Olympics to Brazil, Convicted of Bribery

The man who brought the Olympics to South America for the first time has been sentenced to more than 30 years in prison after a judge in Brazil ruled that Rio de Janeiro’s success at securing the 2016 Summer Games was built on a bribery scheme. The verdict against Carlos Arthur Nuzman, the former longtime […]

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Ukraine Wants to Be the Crypto Capital of the World

What about the corruption that has plagued this country and might daunt would-be émigrés? Future administrations might not allow tech companies to flourish without raids and seizures. Russia threatens from the east. There are also revolutions to worry about. There have been two since 2004. Even without another revolution, Steven Hanke, a professor of applied […]

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Manuel Chang Will Face Corruption Charges in U.S.

In recent court documents, Mozambican officials pointed to the trial currently underway as evidence that Mr. Chang will face the law in Maputo, the capital. In August this year, South Africa’s justice minister, Ronald Lamola, agreed to extradite Mr. Chang, partly on this argument to Mozambique. An umbrella formation of civil society groups, the Fórum […]

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Fake Polls and Tabloid Coverage on Demand: The Dark Side of Sebastian Kurz

VIENNA — It seemed like a miracle. For years, Austria’s conservative party had languished far behind its rivals. Then in May 2017, the polls spectacularly reversed, giving the conservatives newfound credibility that helped them convince voters that they had a real chance of winning. Five months later, in elections, they did. The man credited with […]

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The Varsity Blues Trial: What We’ve Learned About College Admissions

As lawyers give their closing arguments in the first trial of the college admissions scandal on Wednesday, one question may hang over the Boston courtroom: Will the jury, in a city where town-and-gown suspicion can be strong, see the trial as a tale of a flawed, possibly corrupt college admissions system, or the arrogance and […]

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Housing Boss Earns $1 Million to Run Shelters Despite a Troubled Past

Last year, the New York attorney general’s office opened a criminal investigation into Jenny Rivera, then the chief executive of another group, Aguila, on suspicion of bribery and money laundering, according to a search warrant reviewed by The Times. As part of the investigation, authorities have examined a subcontractor that charged the nonprofit more than […]

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A Cog in the College Admissions Scandal Speaks Out

For now, at least, Vandemoer has found a new career, working for Water Solutions, a small firm that specializes in building drinking water systems, including digging wells on rural land and helping urban factories with their own water sources. Glenn Reynolds, the company’s founder, whose son had sailed in a program run by Vandemoer’s wife, […]

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