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{FD} With Brazil’s Temer on the chopping block, here are his possible replacements

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The president is resisting calls to resign and has said he will fight the accusations. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil police arrest presidential aide in World Cup probe

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Suspicions that many of the stadiums for the 2014 World Cup were overpriced led to street protests during the tournament. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil’s top prosecutor accuses President Temer of corruption, obstruction

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Formal accusation is related to a secretly recorded audio that purportedly captured Temer endorsing bribes. Continue reading

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{FD} Venezuelan ‘daughters of Chavismo’ exposed living lavishly overseas

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Family members of the political elite are shown having a good time in their brand new car or in exotic Australian beaches. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil president taped discussing pay-off for witness in graft probe: O Globo

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News that the president himself may have been party to a cover-up shook the scandal-weary nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil president taped discussing payoff for witness in graft probe: O Globo

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News that the president himself may have been party to a cover-up shook the scandal-weary nation. Continue reading

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{FD} Navy admiral gets 18 months in ‘Fat Leonard’ bribery scandal

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The first active-duty U.S. Navy admiral ever convicted of a federal crime was sentenced Wednesday to 18 months in prison for lying to investigators about a Malaysian defense contractor at the center of a massive corruption scandal. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca sentenced for impeding FBI investigation

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Former Los Angeles Sheriff Lee Baca, 74, was sentenced to three years in prison Friday for disrupting an FBI probe that was investigating abuses at the jails he ran. Continue reading

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{FD} FBI raids GOP consultant over 2013 Virginia governor’s race

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FBI agents raided the office of a Republican consulting firm in Maryland in connection with an investigation into the 2013 Virginia governor’s race. Continue reading

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{FD} Retired NYPD cops, ex-prosecutor caught in corruption scandal

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Four men — including two retired NYPD cops and a former Brooklyn assistant district attorney — were busted Tuesday as part of a widespread corruption scandal in which they accepted bribes in exchange for expediting gun permits, according to new court papers filed in Manhattan federal court. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil corruption scandal grows to include 8 Cabinet members, 24 senators

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President Michel Temer vowed that Brazil’s government would forge ahead with its work despite the bombshell announcement. Continue reading

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{FD} Brazil police dismantle mafia that bribed inspectors to sell rancid meat

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The mafia was led by business owners and executives in the meatpacking industry and inspectors in various states. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-California mayor facing corruption charges thinks jail cell is ‘too cold’

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Former mayor of Stockton, Calif., Anthony Silva, is spending this week in a chilly prison cell, segregated from other inmates, as he awaits a bail review hearing on Monday Continue reading

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{FD} US judge dismisses case against Walmart over Mexico bribery

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The lawsuit is one of several targeting Wal-Mart after The New York Times reported retailer bribed Mexican officials to speed up store openings. Continue reading

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{FD} Las Vegas casino company paying $7M to settle corrupt practices investigation

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Billionaire Sheldon Adelson’s casino company is paying almost $7 million to U.S. authorities to end a more than five-year corrupt practices investigation of the firm’s former relationship with a consultant in Macao and China, company and federal offici… Continue reading

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{FD} Former UN Secretary General’s nephew, accused of bribery, worked for firm that is UN landlord

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The nephew of former United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon, arrested for an alleged bribery and money laundering scheme, worked as a broker at a real estate firm that is also the U.N.’s landlord, and where the U.N. Secretariat spent more than $9 million on office space last year alone. Continue reading

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{FD} $20M cash found stuffed under mattress in pyramid scheme investigation

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You’d think that much cold, hard cash would make for an uncomfortable night’s sleep. Continue reading

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{FD} California pursues new pimping charges against Backpage.com

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California’s attorney general is pursuing new charges against the operators of a website advertising escort services two weeks after a judge tossed an earlier case. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds: NY pension official bribed with prostitutes, drugs

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Federal authorities allege that a former official at the pension fund for New York state public employees took bribes that included prostitutes, strippers, cocaine and a $17,000 wristwatch. Continue reading

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{FD} Supreme Court upholds broad power to curb insider trading

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A unanimous Supreme Court on Tuesday sided with the government in a legal clash over the nation’s insider trading laws, a victory for prosecutors seeking to curb corruption on Wall Street. Continue reading

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{FD} Sport institute trial to resume after hospitalization

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The embezzlement trial of the founder of a Rhode Island-based international sport institute is expected to resume after he was released from a hospital. Continue reading

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{FD} Wall Street exec defends herself against fraud allegations

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A Wall Street executive who developed a reputation for turning around distressed companies is defending herself against civil fraud claims. Continue reading

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{FD} Sport institute trial put on hold after founder hospitalized

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The embezzlement trial of the founder of an international sport institute has been put on hold after he was hospitalized for an undisclosed reason. Continue reading

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{FD} Imprisoned founder of body armor company dies at 61

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The founder of America’s leading supplier of body armor to the U.S. military has died in prison while serving a 17-year sentence for running a massive stock fraud scheme. Continue reading

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{FD} California gets $15M in Bernard Madoff fraud recovery effort

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California will recover $15 million related to the massive Ponzi scheme engineered by Bernard Madoff as part of a larger agreement liquefying the $277 million estate of a Beverly Hills investment adviser, officials said Friday. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Oppenheimer & Co. worker pleads guilty to insider trading

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A former Oppenheimer & Co. Inc. financial adviser has pleaded guilty to insider trading charges in New York City. Continue reading

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{FD} Leader of firm that cheated people out of $1.8B admits guilt

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The president of a Massachusetts-based internet telecom company that prosecutors say was actually a pyramid scheme that cheated about 965,000 people worldwide out of nearly $1.8 billion has pleaded guilty to wire fraud and conspiracy. Continue reading

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{FD} Judge convicted of bribing federal officer with Bud Light

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Federal prosecutors say a North Carolina judge has been convicted of bribery after he offered Bud Light and cash to an officer in exchange for text messages from his wife’s cellphone because he suspected she was cheating on him. Continue reading

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{FD} Man pleads guilty to fraud in Chicago schools bribery case

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The owner of two education-services companies has pleaded guilty to offering bribes and kickbacks to the former head of Chicago Public Schools. Continue reading

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{FD} Costa Rican ex-soccer official pleads guilty to conspiracy

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A former head of the Costa Rican soccer federation has pleaded guilty in New York to conspiracy and other charges. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Backpage.com CEO accused of money laundering

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The Latest on the arrest of the chief executive officer of adult classified ad portal Backpage.com and the raid of his Dallas offices (all times local): 10:20 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Backpage.com raided, CEO arrested for sex-trafficking

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State agents have raided the Dallas offices of adult classified ad portal Backpage and arrested Chief Executive Officer Carl Ferrer following allegations that adult and child sex-trafficking victims were forced into prostitution through escort ads post… Continue reading

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{FD} Chinese man gets 3-year term for stealing US trade secrets

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A businessman from China who pleaded guilty to stealing trade secrets from U.S. seed corn companies has been sentenced to three years in prison. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds: 80 charged in Maryland prison racketeering, drug conspiracies

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Correctional officers at Maryland’s largest state prison for years helped scores of inmates smuggle narcotics, tobacco, pornography and cellphones into the facility in exchange for money and sex, according to a pair of sweeping federal indictments agai… Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Hasbro CEO testifies in trial of sport institute founder

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The retired CEO of Hasbro Inc. has testified in the embezzlement and forgery trial of the founder of a Rhode Island-based international sports foundation. Continue reading

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{FD} State Police checking possible explosion at Camp Minden

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Louisiana State Police say a hazardous materials unit is on the scene investigating a possible explosion in northwest Louisiana at the same site where a company was previously accused of abandoning 7,800 tons of potentially explosive artillery propellant. Continue reading

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{FD} Muslim workers lose prayer dispute lawsuit against company

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A judge has ruled in favor of a meat company accused of mistreatment of Somali Muslim workers. Continue reading

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{FD} The Latest: Man’s body found after woman charged in 2 deaths

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The Latest on the deaths of two children whose bodies were found in a vehicle in northern Indiana (all times local): 9:40 a.m. Continue reading

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{FD} Prosecutor: Founder of sport institute used it as piggybank

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A prosecutor in the embezzlement trial of the founder of a Rhode Island-based international sport institute says the defendant ran the nonprofit as a personal piggybank, using it to pay for private school tuition, plastic surgery and other expenses. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawsuit filed in death of inmate killed in 2015 prison fight

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The estate of a state inmate who was killed during a prison melee has filed a lawsuit against the privately-run prison’s management company and an unidentified inmate. Continue reading

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{FD} Businessman accused of faking death for insurance cash pleads guilty

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A Florida businessman who authorities say faked his own death to defraud insurance companies has pleaded guilty. Continue reading

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{FD} Man who authorities say faked death pleads guilty to fraud

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A Florida businessman who authorities say faked his own death to defraud insurance companies has pleaded guilty to fraud charges. Continue reading

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{FD} Police sergeant who filmed himself taking pot is released

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A New Mexico police sergeant accused of unwittingly recording himself on a lapel camera taking marijuana from his office and giving it to his girlfriend has been released from jail. Continue reading

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{FD} Maine seafood company pleads guilty to trade violations

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A New England seafood company has pleaded guilty to illegally importing sea urchins from Canada in violation of federal wildlife trading laws. Continue reading

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{FD} Feds charge dozens of Southern California postal workers

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Federal prosecutors in Southern California have charged dozens of postal workers and others with theft, fraud and other crimes — including a mail carrier who allegedly hoarded 48,000 pieces of mail. Continue reading

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{FD} Ohio sheriff indicted on dozens of counts, including drug charges

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An Ohio sheriff who is up for re-election this fall has been arrested on charges that he stole medications from prescription drug disposal drop boxes, deceived doctors into giving him painkillers and misused department funds. Continue reading

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{FD} ‘NSync, Backstreet Boys creator Lou Pearlman dies in prison

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Lou Pearlman, credited for starting the boy-band craze and launching the careers of the Backstreet Boys and ‘NSync, has died in prison while serving a 25-year sentence for a massive Ponzi scheme. Continue reading

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{FD} A look at private prison companies

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The Obama administration’s announcement that it will phase out its contracts with private prison companies has sent the stocks of two publicly traded prison companies plummeting. Continue reading

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{FD} Ex-Jerry Sandusky lawyer who stole from clients gets prison

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An attorney who represented former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky at his child sex abuse trial has been sentenced to 5½ to 18 years in prison for stealing about $767,000 from clients. Continue reading

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{FD} Lawyer: Circus operator to plead not guilty in tent collapse

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A lawyer for a Florida-based circus operator facing charges in a tent collapse that killed a man and his 6-year-old daughter in New Hampshire says the company will plead not guilty. Continue reading

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