Corporate Crime

Jailed Audi chief seeks release pending German fraud probe

Jul 19, 2018

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler is seeking his release from jail during an ongoing investigation of suspected fraud as part of parent company Volkswagen's diesel emissions scandal

Prosecutors: Russian hackers exploit US cyber vulnerability

Jul 17, 2018

US prosecutors say Russian government hackers exploited America's own computer infrastructure to steal politically sensitive information

Russian hackers used US online infrastructure against itself

Jul 17, 2018

Prosecutors say Russian hackers accused of meddling in the 2016 presidential election exploited some of the United States' own computer infrastructure against it, using two U.S.-based servers it leased in Arizona and Illinois

Ex-Venezuelan energy official pleads guilty in graft case

Jul 16, 2018

A former official at a state-run electric company in Caracas, Venezuela, has pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy relating to an alleged multibillion-dollar graft scheme in the Venezuelan oil industry

Ex-employee criticizes investigation into top Globe editor

Jul 13, 2018

A former Boston Globe employee who accused the newspaper's top editor of sending her inappropriate text messages is criticizing an investigation that found he didn't violate the company's anti-harassment policy

Jury convicts key players in Buffalo Billion corruption case

Jul 12, 2018

A federal jury in New York has convicted key players of corruption in Gov. Andrew Cuomo's "Buffalo Billion" economic redevelopment program

Consumer group sues Ben & Jerry's over eco-friendly claims

Jul 12, 2018

A consumer advocacy group has filed a lawsuit against Ben & Jerry's alleging the company misleads consumers about its environmental practices

Brazil's Lula found not guilty of obstruction of justice

Jul 12, 2018

Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was found not guilty of obstruction of justice on Thursday, in one of several cases against the jailed politician

Samsung Biologics to face criminal probe on accounting fraud

Jul 12, 2018

South Korea's top financial regulator says Samsung Biologics intentionally breached accounting rules and it would bring the case to prosecutors

Feds: Kentucky coal mine supervisors cheated on dust samples

Jul 11, 2018

Eight former supervisors and safety officers at a Kentucky coal company have been indicted on federal charges that they rigged dust monitoring in underground mines, forcing miners to work in hazardous conditions that can lead to black lung disease

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