All posts tagged "Corruption"
Brazilian minister quits in case that implicates president
RIO DE JANEIRO – A Brazilian minister resigned on Friday amid allegations that he enlisted President Michel Temer’s help to pressure a fellow Cabinet member to approve a luxury apartment development project in a preservation zone. It...
- Posted November 25, 2016
Ex-Rio gov is latest top politician arrested in graft probe
RIO DE JANEIRO — A former governor of Rio de Janeiro state has been arrested in a corruption probe roiling Brazil. Federal police arrested Sergio Cabral in his apartment in Rio de Janeiro on Thursday. Police commissioner...
- Posted November 17, 2016
Russian Minister Detained Over Alleged $2 Million Bribe
MOSCOW — A senior Russian Cabinet minister has fallen very suddenly from grace, accused of bribery and abuse of office but seen by many observers as the victim of Kremlin tactics to balance one group of power...
- Posted November 15, 2016
Political Corruption Case Enters the Home Stretch
SAN JUAN—Federal prosecutors reviewed on Monday all the evidence presented in the case against four co-defendants involved with former Popular Democratic Party (PPD) fundraiser Anaudi Javier Hernández Pérez, and asked the jury to issue a guilty verdict...
- Posted October 4, 2016
Federal prosecutors present evidence of Prasa scheme with Anaudi Hernández
SAN JUAN – The chief information officer of the Puerto Rico Aqueduct and Sewer Authority (Prasa), Héctor Manuel Sanabria, said Thursday that he received an order by the public water utility’s vice president at the time, Ivonne...
- Posted September 9, 2016
PDP senator: Rivera Schatz, Jenniffer González involved in capitol fraud scheme
SAN JUAN – Popular Democratic Party (PDP) Sen. Cirilo Tirado Rivera said Monday that opposition legislators Thomas Rivera Schatz and Jenniffer González seek to distance themselves from the capitol building superintendency’s “millionaire scandal of false appraisals.” The...
- Posted September 5, 2016
Attorney: Anonymous Jury Requested in House Corruption Case Is Highly Unusual
SAN JUAN – Federal prosecutors want to empanel an anonymous jury in the trial against several government and House employees charged in connection with the corruption scheme involving convicted businessman Anaudi Hernández. Jorge Velázquez, a lawyer, said...
- Posted August 16, 2016
Perelló Denies Ties to Gov’t Corruption Scheme
SAN JUAN – Jaime Perelló, president of the House of Representatives, denied Tuesday that he had knowledge about convict Anaudi Hernández Pérez´s wrongdoings, saying those types of comments are to be expected days before a corruption trial that links some of the members...
- Posted August 16, 2016
UK Serious Fraud Office Launches Criminal Probe into Airbus
LONDON – Britain’s Serious Fraud Office is investigating allegations of fraud, bribery and corruption in the civil aviation business of Airbus Group. The European aircraft maker says in a statement released Sunday it has been informed of...
- Posted August 8, 2016
NPP Lawmaker Calls for Perelló’s Resignation
House Speaker in hot water following guilty plea of former associate in federal court
- Posted July 20, 2016