CITIC Bank former president stands trial for $154 million bribery

Insights 02/25/22, 14:43

On Feb. 22, Sun Deshun 孙德顺, the former deputy party secretary and president of CITIC Bank stood trial in Jinan, Shandong Province, for allegations of accepting briberies. Sun was accused of abusing his positions to illegally assist others with credit lines from 2003 to 2019. In return, he accepted money and ...

Report: CVS pharmacy donations to Democrats now allow queue jumping for vaccines

U.S. 04/08/21, 17:57

A partnership between Democratic governors and CVS pharmacy was formed after the Democrats received big cheques from the corporation during the election cycle. CVS has collaborated with some of the country's most influential Democratic governors to deliver COVID-19 vaccines to those who wanted to jump the line waiting for the vaccines, WashingtonFreeBeacon reported on ...

BOMBSHELL: Senate report ties Biden family to international crime syndicate involving human trafficking, money laundering, bribery, extortion, and prostitution

2022 Campaign 09/23/20, 19:49

When Hunter Biden spoke during the Democratic National Convention and told Americans his father would be an "honest president" if elected, that would appear to be hypocrisy, and that's putting it mildly. A Senate report a year in the making was released on Wednesday, Sept. 23, and has concluded that former ...

Mexican police chief arrested in connection with cartel killing of 9 Americans

U.S. 12/31/19, 08:24

On Christmas Eve, Fidel Alejandro Villegas, the police chief of a northwestern Chihuahua town, was placed under federal custody in connection with the murder of nine American citizens on Nov. 4 and is suspected of having ties to organized crime. At least nine dual U.S.-Mexican citizens, including six children and three ...

Illinois Democrat Senator resigns after FBI raids on his office and home

U.S. 11/29/19, 11:45

An Illinois Democratic senator resigned on Wednesday, Nov. 27, after FBI agents raided his Chicago home in September amid an investigation for fraud and bribery, the Chicago Tribune reported. State Sen. Martin Sandoval said his resignation would take effect Jan. 1, according to his letter to the Senate secretary. "It is with ...

Democrats fear inability to sway public opinion in impeachment inquiry

Politics 11/15/19, 12:59

Behind closed doors Democratic lawmakers are doubtful that an impeachment inquiry against President Donald Trump is enough to convince the American public that the president has engaged in high crimes, despite publicly touting confidently that the process will establish wrongdoing. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), who set in motion the impeachment ...

Pelosi launches attack on Trump for ‘bribery’ doesn’t give evidence

U.S. 11/14/19, 19:45

House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) on Thursday, Nov. 14, accused President Donald Trump of admitting to bribery in the July 25 phone call around which the impeachment inquiry revolves, claiming the president has committed an impeachable offense—without evidence. “The bribe is to grant or withhold military assistance in return for a ...

Pharmaceutical exec guilty of bribing doctors to push opioid

U.S. 05/02/19, 16:10

A pharmaceutical company founder accused of paying doctors millions in bribes to prescribe a highly addictive fentanyl spray was convicted Thursday in a case that exposed such marketing tactics as using a stripper-turned-sales-rep to give a physician a lap dance. John Kapoor, the 76-year-old former chairman of Insys Therapeutics, was found ...

Jurors hear final arguments in opioid bribe scheme case

U.S. 04/04/19, 17:14

In a scheme to get doctors to write prescriptions in exchange for cash, a wealthy drug company founder put patients at risk to guarantee his business' success, a federal prosecutor told jurors Thursday in his closing arguments in the closely-watched trial. Meanwhile, an attorney for Insys Therapeutics Founder John Kapoor sought ...

Admissions scandal unfolds amid cynicism about moral values

U.S. 03/15/19, 01:28

In some ways, the college-admissions bribery scheme newly revealed by federal prosecutors seemed almost inevitable. Ethics experts say Americans these days are barraged with accounts of corruption, greed and amoral behavior to the point that many likely wonder, "Why should I play by the rules?" Whether it's gaming the system to ...

Column: A twist in the usual college sports scandal

Sports 03/13/19, 02:02

The latest federal probe into the seamy underbelly of college athletics uncovered just the opposite of what we usually expect: Instead of paying recruits to attend schools, coaches and top athletic officials at some of America's finest universities were selling spots on their rosters to the highest bidder. Those spots in ...

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