Felicity Huffman Pleads Guilty In College Admissions Scheme"Desperate Housewives" star Felicity Huffman pleaded guilty Monday in the college admissions bribery scheme, the biggest name to do so in a scandal that has underscored the lengths to which some wealthy parents will go to get their children into top universities.
Mother Who Paid $6.5M To College Admissions Scammer Says She Was DupedThe widening fallout from the federal investigation into the college admissions cheating scandal has ensnared a sophomore at Stanford University whose parents are alleged to have paid $6.5 million to improve their daughter's odds of being accepted into the elite university.
Pot Growers Accused Of Offering $1 Million Bribe To NorCal SheriffFederal officials have charged a brother and sister with offering a California sheriff $1 million to turn a blind eye to their marijuana growing operations.
Ex-Army Specialist From Stockton Gets Prison For Taking Bribe In AfghanistanA former U.S. Army specialist from Stockton was sentenced in federal court in San Jose Tuesday to two years and six months in prison for accepting a $20,000 bribe to allow a local truck driver to take 12,000 gallons of fuel from a military base in eastern Afghanistan.
Former SFPD Officer Found Guilty Of Taking $25,000 In Bribes From Taxi DriversA San Francisco jury on Monday found a former San Francisco police officer guilty of accepting roughly $25,000 in bribes over a two-year period ranging 2007 to 2009 from taxi drivers in exchange for a passing grade on a written exam required for a permit.
Hewlett-Packard Fined $58.7M After Pleading Guilty To Bribing Russian Officials For ContractHewlett-Packard has pleaded guilty to felony charges that former employees bribed Russian government officials for a contract, and the company has been fined $58.7 million.
Hewlett-Packard Agrees To Pay $108 Million Penalty To Settle Foreign Bribery ChargesHewlett-Packard Co. and its Russian, Polish and Mexican subsidiaries agreed Wednesday to pay $108 million in penalties to settle criminal and civil charges of paying bribes and illegal commissions to secure foreign government contracts.
Woman Accused Of Offering Rape Victim $30K Not To Testify In San Jose CaseA San Jose rape case took a bizarre turn when a woman was arrested in the middle of the trial on suspicion of flying to Detroit and offering the victim $30,000 not to testify.
California Claims Drug Giant Bribed Docs To PrescribeA whistleblower lawsuit claims Bristol-Myers Squibb Co. bribed doctors to prescribe its drugs, costing insurers perhaps millions of dollars in the largest alleged health care fraud case ever handled by the state.