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The Africa sting cases

USA - April 16 2012 As previously reported, last month, upon the government’s request, U.S. District Court Judge Richard Leon dismissed 19 indictments in the so-called Africa Sting cases.

Nick Akerman, Nicholas Burkill, Charlotte Gilbert, Thomas O. Gorman.

Corruption digest

Taiwan - April 16 2012 The tourism department chief of the Hualien County Government, Ms Chen You-jen, allegedly accepted NT$1 million in bribes from contractors over the last two years.

Nick Akerman, Nicholas Burkill, Charlotte Gilbert, Thomas O. Gorman.

Corruption digest

Hong Kong, USA - April 16 2012 Mr Thomas Kwok and Mr Raymond Kwok, who run one of Asia’s biggest property companies, have been arrested on bribery charges.

Nick Akerman, Nicholas Burkill, Charlotte Gilbert, Thomas O. Gorman.

Corruption digest

India - April 16 2012 Army commander-in-chief General Vijay Kumar Singh claims that he was offered a Rs14 crore bribe by a equipment lobbyist to clear the purchase of 600 substandard vehicles for the forces.

Nick Akerman, Nicholas Burkill, Charlotte Gilbert, Thomas O. Gorman.

Biomet Inc.

USA - April 16 2012 Medical device company Biomet has agreed to pay more than $22 million to settle charges by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) as well as parallel criminal charges by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).

Nick Akerman, Nicholas Burkill, Charlotte Gilbert, Thomas O. Gorman.