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Entries in Azerbaijan (52)

Tuesday
Jan172017

DOJ charges Rolls-Royce with FCPA conspiracy

Rolls-Royce plc agreed to pay the United States a criminal penalty of $170 million under a deferred prosecution agreement after being charged with a long-running global conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

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Tuesday
May242016

Report: Azerbaijan First Family owns $140 million in luxury homes around globe

Azerbaijani President Ilham AliyevThe president of oil-rich Azerbaijan and his two daughters own foreign luxury flats and homes -- three of them in London -- together worth $140 million.

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Friday
Jul312015

Jailed Azerbaijan journalist: ‘If they aren't happy with my reports, stop stealing’ (with video)

Investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova is in prison in Baku after she published a series of reports about corruption in the Azerbaijan regime.

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Wednesday
Oct082014

Austria: Two former banknote printing execs plead guilty in overseas graft prosecution

Two former executive directors of Austria's state-owned banknote printer pleaded guilty during a criminal trial in Vienna for a conspiracy to win business by bribing officials in Syria and Azerbaijan.

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Thursday
Sep182014

Report: Rich Azerbaijan oil deal points to insiders 

The State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR) signed an unusually rich production sharing agreement with a company based in the United Arab Emirates that has close ties to Azeri officials.

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Monday
May122014

Freedom takes a hit

Freedom House said in its latest report that 54 countries showed overall declines in political rights and civil liberties, compared with 40 that showed gains.

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Monday
Mar242014

Bourke completes sentence, is released from prison

Image courtesy of the Federal Bureau of PrisonsFrederic Bourke served nearly a year as an inmate of Englewood Camp, a 165-bed minimum-security prison in the southwest suburbs of Denver, Colorado. He walked free on March 21.

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Tuesday
Feb182014

Former Austrian central banker on trial in banknote bribes case

Wolfgang Duchatczek, courtesy of YouTubeThe former deputy governor of Austria's central bank and eight other defendants went on trial Monday for allegedly bribing officials in Azerbaijan and Syria to win banknote contracts.

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Thursday
Apr042013

Lewis given time served for Kozeny conspiracy

The former hedge fund executive who pleaded guilty nine years ago to conspiracy to violate the FCPA was sentenced Wednesday to time he aleady served in jail.

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Friday
Feb222013

Judge delays Lewis sentencing to April 

Clayton Lewis, the hedge fund partner who invested and lost $126 million in Viktor Kozeny's Azeri privatization scheme, won't be sentenced until at least April, according to an order issued this month by the judge hearing his case.

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Friday
Feb152013

Azerbaijani pol caught on YouTube clip arrested for graft

Gular AhmadovaAn Azerbaijani politician expelled from the ruling party after being implicated in a corruption scandal has been arrested.

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Monday
Dec172012

What's behind the global anti-graft movement?

Anne Applebaum argues in a recent article in Slate that the global anti-corruption movement is the new human rights movement.

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