• U.S. Attorney's Office May 26

    Calexico Officials Accused of Accepting $35K Bribe for Cannabis Store Permit

    Two Calexico city officials were charged with accepting cash bribes in exchange for the quick issuance of a cannabis dispensary permit, the U.S. Attorney’s Office of the Southern District of California announced.

  • opioid bribery Jan 13

    Ex-Drug Company Execs Face Reckoning in Opioid Bribery Case

    The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are being sentenced in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say helped fuel the national opioid epidemic. Starting Monday, seven people who worked for Insys Therapeutics will appear in Boston federal court for their sentencing. The case against company founder John Kapoor and his associates was considered the first to hold...

  • actress Sep 25, 2019

    Executive Gets 4 Months for Bribing Son's Way Into USC

    A Los Angeles business executive was sentenced Tuesday to four months imprisonment for paying $250,000 to get his son admitted to the University of Southern California as a fake water polo recruit. Devin Sloane, 53, pleaded guilty in May to a single count of fraud and conspiracy in a deal with prosecutors. He is the second parent to be sentenced...

  • President Sep 21, 2019

    New President Takes Reins at Scandal-plagued USC

    Veteran academic leader Carol L. Folt was formally installed Friday as the 12th president of the University of Southern California, taking the reins of the institution snared in unfolding scandals involving allegations of sex abuse, drug use and bribery.

  • actress Sep 14, 2019

    Felicity Huffman Sentenced to Prison Time in College Cheating Scandal

    Actress Felicity Huffman will serve time behind bars for her part in the nationwide college admissions cheating scheme, a federal judge ruled Friday after the “Desperate Housewives” actress gave an emotional statement in a Boston courtroom. In the first of many sentencings to come in the scandal, Huffman got 14 days in prison, a $30,000 fine, 250 hours of community...

  • Navy Jan 16, 2015

    “Fat Leonard,” Center Figure of Navy Bribery Scandal, Pleads Guilty

    A foreign defense contractor known as “Fat Leonard” pleaded guilty Thursday in an international Navy bribery scheme, admitting he gave military officials prostitutes, luxury travel and cash so he could overbill the government by more than $20 million.

  • Jan 16, 2015

    Defense Contractor in Navy Bribery Case Changes Plea

    The defense contractor at the center of a bribery case has changed his plea to guilty, joining seven others, including a Navy captain, charged with conspiracy. The scandal involved Navy ship movements traded for luxury travel, hookers and cash. NBC 7’s military reporter Bridget Naso has the details from what turned out to be quite a day in court.

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