Monday, January 13, 2014
By Karen DeWitt : NYS Public Radio/WXXI
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.
Friday, April 05, 2013
By Anna Sale
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.
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
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.
"We have a corrupting pay-to-play culture in Albany. And this confirms everyone's worst suspicions." -- Susan Lerner @commoncauseny— Brian Lehrer Show (@BrianLehrer) April 3, 2013
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.
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!
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.
Monday, September 12, 2011
By Kathleen Horan : Reporter, WNYC News
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.
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.