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January 15, 2019 7:48 PM Exclusive: Brazil's Odebrecht offers debt-for-equity swap for Atvos unit

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - Corruption-ensnared Odebrecht SA [ODBES.UL] has proposed that creditors take over its sugar and ethanol unit, Atvos Agroindustrial Participacoes SA, in exchange for reducing Odebrecht’s huge debt load, according to two sources with knowledge of the matter. The move is the latest sign of the radical way in which Brazilian conglomerate 2916

January 14, 2019 4:45 PM Ethiopia charges METEC head with additional corruption case

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopia hit the former head of military-run industrial conglomerate METEC with additional corruption charges on Monday, in a complex case seen as a test of the new prime minister’s anti-corruption campaign. Kinfe Dagnew was arrested along with dozens of other employees of the METEC two months ago. The new charges relate to the procurement 185

January 9, 2019 9:38 PM In post-Franco first for Spain, far-right party becomes kingmaker in Andalusia

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A far-right party on Wednesday took a role in the formation of a regional government in Spain for the first time since the Franco dictatorship ended in 1975. The anti-immigrant Vox agreed to support a center-right coalition in Andalusia. It became kingmaker in Spain’s most populous region - a traditional Socialist Party stronghold 125

January 6, 2019 10:50 AM Philippine court orders arrest of Japanese casino mogul Okada

MANILA (Reuters) - A Philippine court has ordered the arrest of Japanese pachinko billionaire Kazuo Okada, about a month after the country’s Department of Justice recommended the filing of charges against him over three counts of fraud. The DOJ has found cause to indict Okada for three counts of swindling after he acquired “through mistake or fraud 108

January 5, 2019 12:23 PM 'Bribe' offer to cardboard traffic cop results in two men facing charges: report

Two men face charges after allegedly pretending to bribe a cardboard cutout of a traffic cop in Sri Lanka. (Vavuniya Police) Sri Lankan police are apparently no stiffs. Authorities in the island nation just south of India recently arrested two men after a video on Facebook showed them allegedly pretending to bribe a life-size cardboard cutout of a traffic 126

January 2, 2019 10:16 PM Ex-USC assistant Bland pleads guilty in corruption scandal

Former Southern California assistant coach Tony Bland pleaded guilty Wednesday in Manhattan federal court to conspiracy to commit bribery, the latest development in the corruption scandal that rocked college basketball. Bland admitted he accepted $4,100 in cash to steer USC basketball players toward certain financial advisers and business managers 115

January 2, 2019 9:47 PM U.S. 'deeply concerned' about Colombia coca cultivation: Pompeo

CARTAGENA (Reuters) - The United States is deeply concerned about an increase in coca cultivation in Colombia, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said on Wednesday, but will work with the Andean country to cut production of the raw material for cocaine in half by the end of 2023. Pompeo met with Colombian President Ivan Duque on a brief visit to the coastal 107

December 22, 2018 6:49 AM Iran executes businessman for economic crimes: state TV

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran on Saturday executed a businessman sentenced to death by a fast-track court set up to fight economic crimes, state television reported, following an outcry against profiteering and corruption that has seen dozens of people jailed. The new Islamic revolutionary courts — whose rulings cannot be appealed, except in the case of death 105

December 20, 2018 9:09 PM U.S. judge rejects claim lawyer arranged contact between 'El Chapo,' wife

(Reuters) - The judge presiding over the U.S. trial of Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman on Thursday rejected an accusation by prosecutors that one of Guzman’s lawyers had facilitated unauthorized contact between the accused Mexican drug lord and his wife, Emma Coronel. Prosecutors made the claim in a filing late last month after a court security officer saw Coronel 76

December 18, 2018 8:49 PM Who is Emmet Sullivan? 5 things to know about judge in Michael Flynn case

Judge Emmet Sullivan has been appointed to positions by both Republican and Democratic presidents. (Official photo) Judge Emmet Sullivan was at the heart of Michael Flynn’s dramatic sentencing hearing Tuesday, once again delaying it. Sullivan tore into Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, telling him he couldn’t hide his “disgust 176