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Bribery

The Brian Lehrer Show

On the Building Inspection Corruption Scandal

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

50 people were arrested in a widespread corruption case involving buildings inspectors. Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance and Investigation Commissioner Mark Peters talk about the case. 

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WNYC News

NYC Building Racket Ends in Fifty Arrests

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Among the accused are sixteen city employees accused of taking bribes. 

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WNYC News

The Case Against Sheldon Silver

Thursday, January 22, 2015

WNYC
One man's "referral fee" is another's kickback. What's a jury to do?

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Digesting Politics

Bronx Assemblyman's Bribery Conviction and Other Albany Scandals

Monday, January 13, 2014

On the first formal day of the legislative session Monday, Assemblyman Eric Stevenson was convicted of bribery by a federal jury after he took $20,000 from adult day care developers in exchange for promising favorable legislation.

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WNYC News

Wiretaps in the Capitol

Friday, April 05, 2013

WNYC

This week, two bribery scandals rocked New York politics. In one, a sitting State Assemblyman cooperated with federal prosecutors as an informant. And that's got WNYC’s Anna Sale looking into how unusual it is to have a lawmaker wearing a wire in a state capitol.

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WNYC News

Long Before His Arrest, Smith's History Held Clues

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Two forces have swirled around Queens State Senator Malcolm Smith throughout his career: power and scandal. And they appeared long before his arrest for allegedly trying to bribe his way into this year's mayoral race

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The Brian Lehrer Show

How Corrupt is New York?

Wednesday, April 03, 2013

Dick Dadey, executive director of Citizens Union, and Susan Lerner, executive director of Common Cause New York, discuss whether or not the recent mayoral race bribery scandal can be seen as an indictment of state politics on the whole, and what measures could yield greater transparency within the political process.

 

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Matters of Economy

Corruption That’s Nobody’s Fault

Friday, April 27, 2012

The New York Times recently reported that Wal-Mart’s expansion into Mexico has been accomplished with the help of extensive bribery. Times business columnist James B. Stewart considers the implications.

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The Takeaway

Home of Walmart HQ Reacts To Bribery Scandal

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Walmart’s bribery scandal may be rocking the halls of the Bentonville-based retailer, but what about the streets of Bentonville itself? The Takeaway finds out what local people think about the Walmart’s latest woes.    

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The Takeaway

Walmart's Mexican Bribery Scandal

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Wal-Mart stock fell nearly five percent to $59.42 on Monday after The New York Times reported that the company tried to cover up evidence of widespread bribery in its Mexican operations. Meanwhile, the Justice Department and the Securities and Exchange Commission have opened probes into the retail giant.

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The Takeaway

Walmart Responds to Bribery Allegations

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Walmart has issued a press release in response to allegations that they bribed Mexican officials.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Bribery Tales

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Swati Ramanathan, co-founder of the Janaagraha Center for Citizenship & Democracy in Bangalore, talks about the website her organization started, "I Paid a Bribe.com," to combat petty corruption and bribery. We're also be joined by Ben Elers, Transparency International's director for programmes, to discuss the problem of "petty" bribery experienced by people in many countries.

What's the culture of bribery like in your country? Got a bribery story? Post it here! 

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The Takeaway

Koch Industries Sold Millions of Dollars of Petrochemical Equipment to Iran

Monday, October 03, 2011

A six-month investigation by Bloomberg Markets magazine into Koch Industries, one of the world's largest privately held companies, has revealed the highly secretive conglomerate paid bribes to improperly win contracts around the world, and sold millions of dollars worth of petrochemical equipment to Iran. The U.S. government classifies Iran as a sponsor of global terrorism. Koch Industries, which is best known for consumer brands like Lycra, Dixie cups, and Brawny paper towels, is controlled by Charles and David Koch, the billionaire brothers known for financing elements of the Tea Party movement, as well as other libertarian, anti-government causes.

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WNYC News

Hospital CEO Convicted of Bribery

Monday, September 12, 2011

WNYC

Former hospital CEO David Rosen has been convicted of a scheme to bribe three New York State lawmakers to assist Medisys, the Health Network that includes Jamaica, Flushing and Brookdale Hospitals.

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The Takeaway

FIFA In Hot Water After Bribery Evidence Emerges

Wednesday, June 01, 2011

The U.S. was confident it could have won the bid to host the 2022 FIFA World Cup. They lost to Qatar. But recent evidence seems to show that FIFA officials were bribed to award Qatar with the tournament. The FIFA ethics suspended Bin Hammam of Qatar, along with fellow leading official Jack Warner and soccer sponsors have warned that the ethics scandal is hurting the sport. Mel Brennan, a former FIFA delegate for North America, weighs in on the scandal. He believes FIFA needs to be completely overhauled.

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