Trial delayed for LA filmmaking couple accused of bribing Thai officials

Trial for LA producers accused of bribery delayed

LOS ANGELES — Trial has been delayed for at least a week for a filmmaking couple accused of bribing Thai officials to run the Bangkok International Film Festival.

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China arrests Rio employees on trade secrets, bribery charges; drops more serious accusations

China formally arrests 4 Rio Tinto employees

SHANGHAI — China formally arrested four employees of Anglo-American mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd. for infringing trade secrets and bribery, but stopped short of laying politically explosive espionage charges in a case that has strained ties with key trading partner Australia.

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China’s Xinhua says Rio Tinto employees face trade secrets infringement, bribery charges

Rio employees face trade secrets, bribery charges

SHANGHAI — China stopped short of laying politically explosive espionage charges against four employees of Anglo-Australian mining giant Rio Tinto Ltd., accusing them of infringing trade secrets and bribery in a case that has strained ties with key trading partner Australia.

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Trenton man pleads guilty to laundering money his Army officer wife stole while in Iraq

NJ man pleads guilty in Iraq contracts scandal

TRENTON, N.J. — The husband of a former New Jersey Army Reserve officer who was sentenced to prison for her role in a corruption scandal in Iraq has pleaded guilty to laundering a portion of the money she stole.

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Jury to hear closing arguments in bribery trial of former La. congressman Jefferson

Closing arguments set for ex-congressman’s trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — A jury is scheduled to hear closing arguments Wednesday in the bribery trial of a former Louisiana congressman whose case gained notoriety after a search of his home turned up $90,000 cash hidden in a freezer.

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Lawyer for ‘Girls Gone Wild’ mogul says NV jail bribe claim is bogus, client was FBI target

‘Girls Gone Wild’ lawyer: NV bribe claim bogus

RENO, Nev. — Federal prosecutors brought trumped up charges against a Hollywood associate of “Girls Gone Wild” creator Joe Francis, two ex-sheriff’s deputies and a jail worker to pressure them to implicate Francis in an alleged bribery scandal, a lawyer said.

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US indictment alleges bribery scheme involving Girls Gone Wild founder at jail in Reno

Bribery charges tied to Joe Francis’ jail time

RENO, Nev. — Prosecutors say a Hollywood executive bribed sheriff’s officials and a jail worker with money and gifts that included a Cartier watch and Oakland Raiders tickets in exchange for preferential treatment for “Girls Gone Wild” founder Joe Francis while he was locked up last year.

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Defense wraps up at bribery trial of La. congressman accused of hiding cash in freezer

Closing arguments next week in freezer cash trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — Defense lawyers for a former Louisiana congressman accused of taking bribes and hiding $90,000 in his freezer have presented their case to a federal jury.

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Jury convicts Connecticut businessman in trial featuring ex-Sen. George Mitchell

Connecticut businessman convicted in bribe case

NEW YORK — A Connecticut businessman has been convicted of conspiring with others to corrupt the oil privatization process in Azerbaijan (ah-zur-by-JAHN’).

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Jurors see photos of frozen cash during former Rep. William Jefferson’s bribery trial

Photos of frozen cash shown in Jefferson’s trial

ALEXANDRIA, Va. — An FBI agent testified that it took federal agents about 30 minutes to find $90,000 in cash hidden in the freezer of a then-congressman’s Washington home.

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