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Stories with subject: Corporate crime
  • Romania charges 77 doctors in bribery case 
    Updated: May-30-16 12:29 pm

    BUCHAREST, Romania - Romanian prosecutors say they have charged dozens of doctors with taking bribes after a pharmaceutical company paid for vacations for them in India in exchange for promoting anti-cancer medicine to patients.

  • Husband, wife charged with running Ponzi scheme 
    Updated: May-27-16 3:07 pm

    NEWARK, New Jersey - A married couple from New Jersey has been charged after investigators say they ran a Ponzi scheme and used the money to buy luxury cars and jewelry.

  • Flooring company to pay workers $280k in back pay, damages 
    Updated: May-27-16 7:08 am

    NEWARK, New Jersey - Officials say a New Jersey flooring company has been ordered to pay more than a dozen employees $280,000 total in back pay and damages as part of a lawsuit filed by federal labor regulators.

  • Air France workers on trial for assaulting executives 
    Updated: May-27-16 7:03 am

    BOBIGNY, France - A French judge postponed a trial Friday against Air France workers accused of tearing the shirts off airline executives in a violent protest, apparently fearing it could enflame tensions amid nationwide strikes over France's labor system.

  • Former Atlanta money manager pleads guilty to $35M scheme 
    Updated: May-27-16 4:38 am

    ATLANTA - The former head of an Atlanta money management firm has pleaded guilty to conspiring with a former business partner to defraud investors of more than $35 million through a fraud scheme.

  • State: ID fraud charges against 12 construction workers 
    Updated: May-27-16 4:24 am

    JACKSON, Mississippi - Mississippi's attorney general says a dozen workers for a Flora construction company are accused of identity fraud and violating the Mississippi Employment Protection Act.

  • US investigating Chinese steelmakers in trade secrets case 
    Updated: May-27-16 3:23 am

    BEIJING - U.S. regulators are investigating whether Chinese steelmakers used stolen American trade secrets in a case that adds to tensions over accusations Beijing is flooding global markets with low-cost steel.

  • Tax fraud police search McDonald's French headquarters 
    Updated: May-26-16 4:27 pm

    PARIS - French police have searched McDonald's headquarters outside Paris after a probe was opened for alleged aggravated tax fraud and money-laundering against the local branch of the fast-food company.

  • Woman pleads guilty in $54M green energy Ponzi scheme 
    Updated: May-26-16 1:34 pm

    PHILADELPHIA - A Pennsylvania woman admitted her role in a $54 million Ponzi scheme that federal prosecutors say was built on promises of a green energy technology that never developed.

  • Charges made against convicted tribal leader's company 
    Updated: May-25-16 4:27 pm

    HELENA, Montana - Representatives of a pipe company started with money embezzled from the Chippewa Cree Tribe pleaded guilty Wednesday to falsely claiming to be a minority-owned business controlled by a former tribal leader who was later convicted in a corruption investigation.

  • US probes e-commerce giant Alibaba's accounting practices 
    Updated: May-25-16 4:09 pm

    WASHINGTON - Chinese e-commerce giant Alibaba wowed investors when it went public in the U.S. in September 2014, and its profits have bucked Wall Street expectations amid the Chinese economy's slowdown. Yet its unorthodox business structure has raised eyebrows, it's been suspended from an anti-counterfeiting group, and now U.S. regulators are investigating its accounting practices.

  • Software engineer accused of stealing Rockwell trade secrets 
    Updated: May-25-16 8:51 am

    MILWAUKEE - A software engineer is charged in federal court in Milwaukee with stealing trade secrets from his former employer, Rockwell Automation.

  • French raid Google in latest probe into tech's tax tactics story has photos
    Updated: May-24-16 3:41 pm

    PARIS - Police raided Google's French headquarters Tuesday looking for evidence of "aggravated tax fraud," marking one of Europe's most conspicuous attempts yet to cast a U.S. technology leader as a manipulative scofflaw.

  • State board: Baltimore Dev. Corp violated open meetings act 
    Updated: May-24-16 10:43 am

    BALTIMORE - A state board says the Baltimore Development Corp. improperly barred the public from meetings about a proposal that the city borrow $535 million to pay for infrastructure projects on land owned by Under Armour CEO Kevin Plank.

  • Independence man sent to prison for $247K theft from company 
    Updated: May-24-16 8:52 am

    INDEPENDENCE, Missouri - A former financial comptroller for a North Kansas City company has been sentenced to two years and three months in federal prison for embezzling more than $247,000.

  • Defendant pleads guilty in stock, money-laundering scheme 
    Updated: May-24-16 7:37 am

    NEW YORK - Federal prosecutors in New York say a Belize resident has pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy for helping clients profit off illegal stock trades and then laundering more than $250 million.

  • Pennsylvania won't pursue $8.9M fine against drilling firm 
    Updated: May-24-16 3:28 am

    HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania environmental regulators are not pursuing an $8.9 million fine against a Texas-based energy company previously accused of repeatedly failing to repair a natural-gas well that contaminated groundwater and a stream.

  • Woman pleads guilty in Salina embezzlement case 
    Updated: May-24-16 2:49 am

    SALINA, Kansas - A Bennington woman accused of embezzling more than $100,000 from the Salina real estate company where she worked has pleaded guilty.

  • Federal court upholds contempt ruling against prison company 
    Updated: May-23-16 5:59 pm

    BOISE, Idaho - A federal appellate court has upheld a contempt of court ruling made against a national private prison company for falsifying staffing reports at an Idaho prison.

  • Montana freezes woman's accounts in investment probe 
    Updated: May-23-16 4:05 pm

    COLUMBIA FALLS, Montana - The Montana State Auditor's Office has frozen the accounts of a woman being investigated in an investment case.

  • US Supreme Court lets conviction stand in $46M scheme 
    Updated: May-23-16 10:59 am

    PROVIDENCE, Rhode Island - The U.S. Supreme Court has let stand the conviction of a Rhode Island man who ran a $46 million investment scheme that targeted the terminally ill.

  • Bone cement company accused of experimenting on humans story has photos
    Updated: May-21-16 5:38 pm

    SEATTLE - Reba Golden hurt her back after falling two floors while building an addition to her house in Honduras. But when she returned to Seattle for a routine spinal surgery, she suffered blood clots, severe bleeding and died in 2007 on the operating table.

  • Kokomo taxi cab company's owner gets probation in fraud case 
    Updated: May-21-16 5:19 pm

    KOKOMO, Indiana - The owner of a central Indiana taxi cab company has been sentenced to two years of probation after pleading guilty to federal Medicaid fraud charges.

  • Anheuser-Busch faces fine in Seattle 'pay-to-play' probe 
    Updated: May-20-16 5:02 pm

    SEATTLE - The company that produces Budweiser is facing a $150,000 fine and a three-day suspension after an investigation showed it violated Washington State's "pay-to-play" rules.

  • On Golf: Mickelson's latest high risk is off the golf course 
    Updated: May-20-16 2:43 am

    Phil Mickelson never saw a shot he didn't think he could hit.