Apr 2, 2015

U.S. Sen. Menendez, key Democrat, indicted on corruption charges

U.S. Sen. Robert Menendez was indicted Wednesday on charges of public corruption, following a two-year federal investigation into his ties to a friend who contributed large sums to his re-election campaign. Menendez, the top Democrat on the Senate Foreign Relations Committee and lead author ...

Jan 24, 2015

Second French suspect charged over 'Luxleaks' tax probe

A second French suspect was charged Friday with theft and money-laundering in ongoing investigations into the leaking of secret tax avoidance deals between Luxembourg and multinational companies, a scandal dubbed “Luxleaks.” The identity of the new suspect was not released, but he is a ...

3/11 charges for Tepco execs delayed by three months

Oct 25, 2014

3/11 charges for Tepco execs delayed by three months

Prosecutors have delayed for three months a decision on whether to charge three former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Co. for their handling of the 2011 Fukushima disaster, an official with a panel that requested the indictments said Friday. The Tokyo District Prosecutor’s Office ...

Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell, wife indicted for corruption

Jan 22, 2014

Former Virginia Gov. McDonnell, wife indicted for corruption

Former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell, once viewed as a rising star in the Republican Party, and his wife were indicted Tuesday on federal corruption charges accusing the couple of accepting tens of thousands of dollars in loans, shopping sprees, money for their daughter’s wedding ...

Dec 24, 2013

Tokuda's mom, sister indicted for vote-buying

Prosecutors indicted the mother and sister of Lower House lawmaker Takeshi Tokuda on Tuesday for providing ¥60 million in vote-buying funds to campaign workers during the 2012 general election campaign. Hideko Tokuda, 75, and Michiyo Stern, 46, the mother and elder sister of Takeshi ...

Sep 25, 2013

Panasonic group exec indicted for price fixing in U.S.

An executive of a Panasonic Corp. group firm has been indicted by a federal grand jury in Detroit for allegedly participating in a price-fixing cartel for auto parts, the U.S. Department of Justice said. From January 2004 to February 2010, and possibly longer, Shinichi ...