From: Ethical Alliance Daily News - 14 Dec 2016


 

United States: Argentine firm reaches $112.8 million deal with U.S. in FIFA probe
Dec 14, 2016 08:00 pm
U.S. prosecutors on Tuesday announced an agreement allowing Argentine sports media Torneos y Competencias SA to pay about $112.8 million to settle charges stemming from a sweeping bribery probe targeting FIFA, soccer’s world governing body. The deferred prosecution agreement with...
Swiss national Andre Xavier Justo, who is serving time in a Thai jail for a blackmail attempt linked to 1Malaysia Development Berhad (1MDB), will be among thousands of Thai and foreign prisoners granted a royal pardon by King Maha Vajiralongkorn...
A former mining minister in Guinea was accused by U.S. prosecutors of laundering bribes he received as part of a scheme to help a Chinese company win “near total control” of the West African nation’s valuable mining sector. Mahmoud Thiam, a...
A South Korean lower court sentenced a former senior prosecutor to four years in prison Tuesday for offering illegal favors to a company in return for a lucrative business deal for his relative. But Jin Kyung-joon was acquitted of a...
Palm oil giant Olam has been accused of using suppliers that may use unsustainable practices in parts of Southeast Asia. The claims against the agricultural commodities trader were made in a report by Mighty, a US-based environmental lobby group. Mighty...
The office of Peru’s attorney general has reopened a corruption inquiry into whether President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski helped a Brazilian company win public work contracts while he was prime minister a decade ago, legal documents showed on Tuesday. The anti-corruption...

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