Corporate Crime

Farmers to be sentenced in largest US organic fraud case

Aug 16, 2019

Four Midwestern farmers who cheated organic food customers are scheduled to be sentenced for the largest fraud scheme of its kind in U.S. history

Chinese billionaire indicted in US aluminum import scheme

Jul 31, 2019

A Chinese billionaire has been charged in Los Angeles in a complex scheme to avoid $1.8 billion in aluminum tariffs

Spain's no. 2 bank to be probed over police spy case

Jul 29, 2019

Spain's National Court says it has accepted the request of state anti-corruption prosecutors to probe Spain's second-biggest bank for allegedly having paid a police investigator to carry out industrial espionage

Facebook's big federal fine: Hammer or slap on the wrist?

Jul 24, 2019

The FTC's record $5 billion fine and new oversight of Facebook is a serious attempt to reign in the world's largest social network after years of privacy mishaps

The Latest: Expert says tech probe means new legal standard

Jul 23, 2019

An antitrust expert believes a Justice Department investigation into whether major technology companies are abusing their market power may prompt U.S. government regulators to interpret the law in new ways.

US judge denies bail for ex-Peruvian president Toledo

Jul 19, 2019

A U.S. judge has denied bail for former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo after prosecutors argued he was a flight risk and pointed out officials found a suitcase with $40,000 in cash during his arrest

Man pleads guilty in case tied to ex-St. Louis County leader

Jul 16, 2019

Businessman admits in federal court that he provided bribes as part of former St. Louis County Executive Steve Stenger's pay-to-play scheme

Mystery of NSA leak lingers as stolen document case winds up

Jul 6, 2019

A high-profile raid at the home of a National Security Agency contractor seemed to be linked to the devastating leak of U.S. government hacking tools, but three years later, with the case close to being resolved, whoever was behind the leak is a mystery

Federal jury rules against Huawei in trade secrets case

Jun 26, 2019

A federal jury in Texas has rejected claims by Chinese telecom-equipment maker Huawei Technologies that a Silicon Valley start-up stole its trade secrets.

Former Arkansas lawmaker pleads guilty in corruption cases

Jun 25, 2019

A former Arkansas lawmaker who is the governor's nephew has pleaded guilty to accepting bribes and filing a false tax return, part of an agreement with federal prosecutors in a sprawling corruption probe

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