Corporate crime

Attorney General Jeff Sessions speaks during a news conference to announce a criminal law enforcement action involving China, at the Department of Justice in Washington, Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. Justice Department and FBI leaders announced criminal charges and an operation to thwart Chinese economic espionage. (AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais)
November 01, 2018 - 11:20 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — The United States has charged companies in China and Taiwan and three individuals with stealing trade secrets from a U.S. semi-conductor company, the Justice Department announced Thursday. The charges come amid heightened trade tensions between China and the U.S. and as American...
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October 31, 2018 - 4:58 pm
MIAMI (AP) — The former finance chief of Venezuela's state oil company pleaded guilty Wednesday to participating in an alleged $1.2 billion embezzlement scheme, a major breakthrough for U.S. prosecutors targeting corruption by people close to President Nicolas Maduro, including his stepsons...
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October 30, 2018 - 5:31 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — Colombian authorities confirmed Tuesday that they have reopened an investigation into whether an Alabama-based coal company financed a paramilitary group during the South American nation's bloody civil conflict. The chief prosecutor's office said the investigation into the...
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FILE - In this June 8, 2006, file photo, New York Islanders owner Charles Wang addresses members of the media during a news conference, in Uniondale, N.Y. Wang, a technology company founder who formerly owned the New York Islanders hockey team has died. He was 74. His attorney John McEntee says in an emailed statement that Wang died Sunday, Oct. 21, 2018, in Oyster Bay, N.Y. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
October 21, 2018 - 8:18 pm
OYSTER BAY, N.Y. (AP) — Charles Wang, a technology company founder and former owner of the New York Islanders hockey team, died Sunday. He was 74. Wang died of lung cancer in Oyster Bay, New York, his attorney, John McEntee, said in an emailed statement. Wang "was an entrepreneur, visionary, author...
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FILE- This Aug. 23, 2018, file photo shows Movie Pass debit cards and used movie tickets in New York. The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass, a discount service for movie tickets at theaters, is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations it misled investors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 18, 2018 - 11:44 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass discount service for movie tickets is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors. Parent company Helios and Matheson of New York said in a prepared statement that it is aware of the...
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October 15, 2018 - 7:28 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors say law enforcement officials have conducted searches at German automaker Opel as part of an investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emissions. The dpa news agency reported that investors went to company facilities Monday in Russelsheim and...
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FILE- In this Jan. 6, 2016, file photo newly elected Fall River Mayor Jasiel Correia talks in his city hall office in Fall River, Mass. A Massachusetts mayor was arrested Thursday, Oct. 11, 2018, and charged with defrauding investors in a company he formed out of more than $230,000 and using the funds to enhance his political career and pay for a lavish lifestyle, federal prosecutors said. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia, File)
October 11, 2018 - 1:10 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts mayor who was first elected at age 23 was charged Thursday with using investments in a company he formed as his "own personal ATM" to enjoy casinos and adult entertainment, buy a Mercedes, and pay down student loan debt. Jasiel Correia, the mayor of Fall River,...
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FILE - In this Nov. 9, 2017, file photo, an American flag is flown next to the Chinese national emblem during a welcome ceremony for visiting U.S. China says accusations against an alleged spy of attempting to steal trade secrets from several American aviation and aerospace companies were "made out of thin air." (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
October 11, 2018 - 3:37 am
BEIJING (AP) — China said Thursday that accusations against an alleged Chinese spy accused of attempting to steal trade secrets from American aviation and aerospace companies were "made out of thin air." Yanjun Xu, an operative of China's Ministry of State Security, was charged Wednesday in...
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A portrait of the Bulgarian journalist Viktoria Marinova, killed in the northern town of Ruse, is seen during a vigil in Sofia, Monday, Oct. 8, 2018. Bulgarian police are investigating the rape, beating and slaying of a female television reporter whose body was dumped near the Danube River after she reported on the possible misuse of European Union funds in Bulgaria. (AP Photo/Valentina Petrova)
October 09, 2018 - 10:17 am
RUSE, Bulgaria (AP) — The Latest on the slaying of a female journalist in Bulgaria (all times local): 8:10 p.m. A senior Bulgarian police officer says authorities will release a man taken into custody and he won't be charged in connection with the slaying of a journalist who highlighted suspected...
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FILE - In this May 7, 2018, file photo, Elon Musk attends The Metropolitan Museum of Art's Costume Institute benefit gala celebrating the opening of the Heavenly Bodies: Fashion and the Catholic Imagination exhibition in New York. Tesla CEO Musk is apparently taunting the government agency that accused him of duping investors just days after negotiating a settlement to keep his job. (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, File)
October 04, 2018 - 4:06 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Elon Musk is taunting the government regulators who threatened to oust him as CEO of electric carmaker Tesla just days after he settled a case alleging he duped investors. Musk used his Twitter account to jab the Securities and Exchange Commission, the same agency that went...
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