Bribery

Avon catalogs are on display outside an Avon store February 3, 2003 in New York City.  (Photo by Mario Tama/Getty Images)

Avon To Pay $135 Million After Unit Admits To Bribing Chinese Officials

Avon Products Inc. will pay $135 million to settle criminal and civil charges after its China unit pleaded guilty Wednesday to conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act by bribing officials there.

12/17/2014

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NYC Pediatrician Sentenced To 37 Months In Bribery Scheme

Gabriel pleaded guilty in February to accepting bribes from Parsippany-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services in exchange for unnecessary test referrals.

12/16/2014

A sign from the Department of Environmental Protection hangs near the polluted Gowanus Canal on June 2, 2009 in Brooklyn. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)

Authorities: City DEP Employees Carried On Bribery Scheme For Years

Three former New York City Department of Environmental Protection employees, and a contractor from Houston, have been charged in an alleged bribery scheme that authorities say went on for decades.

10/30/2014

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2 Connecticut Men Plead Guilty In Bribery Scheme In Case Which Former FBI Agent Also Charged In

Two Connecticut men have pleaded guilty in White Plains federal court to bribery and fraud charges in a case in which a former FBI agent is also charged.

10/18/2014

Manhattan DA Vance announces indictments against four who allegedly bribed court employee (Credit: Kevin Rincon/1010 WINS)

DA Vance: 3 Lawyers, Paralegal Bribed Court Employee To Steer Clients Their Way

Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance announced the indictment Monday of defense attorneys Jae Lee, Benjamin Yu, and Dwane Smith as well as paralegal Jose Nunez.

09/29/2014

FILE - A view of the entrance to Rikers Island penitentiary complex. (Photo credit EMMANUEL DUNAND/AFP/Getty Images)

Nurse Accused Of Smuggling Alcohol, Tobacco, Drugs Into Rikers Island

Authorities have arrested a New York City jail nurse accused of smuggling alcohol, tobacco and prescription anti-addiction drugs into Rikers Island’s largest facility in exchange for payments from inmates.

09/24/2014

Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro (credit: Facebook)

Former Bronx Assemblyman Nelson Castro Avoids Jail Time For Government Cooperation

The judge focused on Castro’s four years as a government cooperator in which he wore a wire and brought down other crooked politicians.

09/11/2014

Former New York City Councilman Dan Halloran (Credit: NYC Council)

Former NYC Councilman Daniel Halloran Convicted Of Bribery

Halloran was found guilty Tuesday in a scheme to bribe Republican party leaders so state Sen. Malcolm Smith, a Democrat, could run for the GOP line in the New York City mayoral race.

07/29/2014

New Jersey U.S. Attorney Paul Fishman (credit: USAO)

N.J. Doctor Pleads Guilty To Accepting Bribes From Lab, Faces Up To 5 Years In Prison

Prosecutors say Dr. Wayne Lajewski, 51, admitted to accepting bribes of $2,000 cash per month over a two year period in exchange for referring patient blood specimens to the Parsippany-based Biodiagnostic Laboratory Services LLC.

04/09/2014

Brooklyn District Attorney Kenneth Thompson (credit: Brooklyn DA's Office)

Brooklyn DA Dropping ‘Bogus’ Charges Against Sex Abuse Whistleblower

Prosecutors say they’ll move to drop all charges against a Brooklyn man in a controversial extortion case involving a Hasidic Jewish religious leader.

03/07/2014

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack

Trenton Mayor Tony Mack Removed From Office Following Conviction

Mack, 48, had fought to remain in office until his sentencing in May while also seeking to have his conviction thrown out. He was convicted Feb. 7 of bribery, fraud and extortion in a sting operation involving a bogus land development deal.

02/26/2014

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N.J. State Lawmaker Demands Probe Of Red-Light Camera Vendor After Bribery Claims

A New Jersey state lawmaker called for an investigation Sunday, in the wake of a lawsuit alleging bribes to government officials in 13 different states by a red-light camera company.

02/09/2014

New York State Assemblyman Eric Stevenson (credit: New York State Assembly)

Bronx Assemblyman Eric Stevenson Convicted On All Counts In Corruption Trial

Stevenson faces up to 55 years in prison when he’s sentenced.

01/13/2014

City Council Member Dan Halloran

Queens Councilman Charged In Corruption Case Won’t Seek Re-Election

Councilman Daniel Halloran said Wednesday that he wouldn’t seek to keep his Queens seat in November’s election so he could focus on exonerating himself.

05/01/2013

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo (credit: Governor's Office)

Sources: NYS Legislature To Change Ethics Rules Following Back-To-Back Scandals

The embarrassing corruption scandals that took down a state senator and two assemblymen may finally lead to ethics changes. Sources told CBS 2 on Monday the Legislature is expected to make it easier for local lawmen to root out public corruption.

04/08/2013

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