Corporate crime

FILE - In this June 7, 2017, file photo, former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce, and his wife Sherry, left, leave court in Phoenix after being arraigned on bribery and fraud charges. Prosecutors said Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018 that they are dropping the bribery case against Pierce, his wife and two others after their trial ended three weeks ago with a mistrial. (AP Photo/Matt York, File)
August 08, 2018 - 11:23 am
PHOENIX (AP) — Federal prosecutors said Tuesday that they are dropping the bribery case against former Arizona Corporation Commissioner Gary Pierce and three others after their trial ended three weeks ago with a mistrial. The U.S. Attorney's Office informed a judge in a court filing that all...
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FILE - In this July 19, 2016 file photo, Rep. Chris Collins, R-NY. speaks in Cleveland. Collins was indicted on charges that he used inside information about a biotechnology company to make illicit stock trades. The charges were announced and the indictment unsealed on Wednesday, Aug. 8, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)
August 08, 2018 - 9:11 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Speaker Paul Ryan says he's removing an indicted congressman from the House Energy and Commerce Committee. He's also prodding his chamber's ethics panel to pursue "a prompt and thorough investigation" of the lawmaker. Ryan issued his statement Wednesday after federal prosecutors...
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Former Argentine Vice President Amado Boudou sits in a courtroom during the verdict of the trial against him in Buenos Aires, Argentina, Tuesday, Aug. 7, 2018. Boudou was sentenced to five years and 10 months in prison for bribery and conducting business incompatible with public office. (AP Photo/Sebastian Pani)
August 07, 2018 - 11:36 am
BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — A court in Argentina on Tuesday sentenced former Vice President Amado Boudou to five years and 10 months in prison for bribery and conducting business incompatible with public office. The decision is a hard fall from grace for Boudou, 55, who also served as economy...
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FILE - In this May 23, 2018, file photo, NASCAR Chairman Brian France watches a video of driver Jeff Gordon after after announcing Gordon will be inducted into the 2019 class of the NASCAR Hall of Fame, in Charlotte, N.C. NASCAR chairman Brian France has been arrested in New York's Hamptons for driving while intoxicated and criminal possession of oxycodone. France was arrested at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 5, 2018, and held overnight. He was arraigned Monday at Sag Harbor Village Justice Court and released. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
August 07, 2018 - 11:29 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Latest on the arrest of NASCAR chairman Brian France (all times local): 2:15 p.m. The owner of Speedway Motorsports Inc. has called on all NASCAR stakeholders to rally around the series following the arrest of Chairman and CEO Brian France. Bruton Smith owns SMI, the...
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FILE - In this Feb. 23, 2018, file photo, Rick Gates leaves federal court in Washington. Paul Manafort’s trial opened this week with a display of his opulent lifestyle and testimony about what prosecutors say were years of financial deception. But the most critical moment in the former Trump campaign chairman’s financial fraud trial will arrive next week with the testimony of his longtime associate Gates.(AP Photo/Jose Luis Magana, File)
August 06, 2018 - 6:52 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — The government's star witness in the financial fraud trial of Paul Manafort testified Monday that he embezzled hundreds of thousands of dollars from the former Trump campaign chairman — and told jurors that he and Manafort committed crimes together. Rick Gates, described by...
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August 03, 2018 - 12:52 pm
HOUSTON (AP) — The North American subsidiary of a French chemical manufacturer and two senior staff members were indicted Friday in connection with last year's explosion at the Crosby, Texas, plant in the wake of Hurricane Harvey. Arkema North America, its CEO Richard Rowe and plant manager Leslie...
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FILE - In this April 15, 2018, file photo, the sun shines off the rear deck of a roadster on a Tesla dealer's lot in the south Denver suburb of Littleton, Colo. Martin Tripp, a former Tesla Inc. employee at the electric car maker's battery plant in Nevada, is seeking at least $1 million in defamation damages after it accused him of hacking into computers and stealing confidential information leaked to the media. His lawyers filed a counterclaim in federal court in Reno, Nev., Tuesday, Aug. 2. (AP Photo/David Zalubowski, File)
August 02, 2018 - 1:20 pm
RENO, Nev. (AP) — A former Tesla Inc. employee at the electric car maker's battery plant in Nevada is seeking at least $1 million in defamation damages after it accused him of "sabotage," hacking into computers and stealing confidential information leaked to the media. Lawyers for Martin Tripp...
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