CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 25, 2009 |
A former CHP officer was charged Tuesday with accepting a sexual bribe from a woman in exchange for dismissing a speeding ticket. Abram Carabajal, 51, resigned during the investigation. Carabajal, who regularly patrolled Interstate 5 in the San Onofre area, spent 26 years with the California Highway Patrol. He allegedly persuaded a judge to dismiss the speeding ticket he wrote March 12 of last year. He and Shirin Zarrindej, 48, an animal groomer from Encino, met at an Oceanside motel shortly after the ticket was dismissed, officials said.
February 12, 1999 |
Cleanup and confession were the dominant Olympic themes emanating from here Thursday as the Salt Lake Organizing Committee named a new president and an American member of the International Olympic Committee admitted giving a job to the son of an IOC member who resigned last month because of the bribery scandal.
April 16, 1993 |
On the Home Shopping Network, the story lines are as thin as an overworked credit card. About the only drama unfolding amid the endless parade of cut-rate merchandise offered to cable television viewers is whether perky hostess Erin Morrissey's enthusiasm will give out before the supply of pink cubic zirconia bracelets at $29.75 each. But from behind the scenes of the $1-billion-a-year merchant-of-the-air have come details of a continuing drama that sounds improbable even by TV movie standards.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 25, 1999
The front-page headline reads, "Senate Votes Kill Campaign Finance Reform for Year." The Column One headline reads, "Greasy Palms Are Rampant in Russia" (Oct. 20). In the "Greasy Palms" column, writer Richard C. Paddock states, "It [bribery] is an example of market forces working in a country where the government doesn't." Bribery does work in the U.S. too, especially in the funding of political campaigns; but government for the people suffers. MARION WHITE VASSILAKOS San Bernardino When I was a journalist in Soviet Russia a decade ago, the expose of the day was on Moscow's "black marketeer," a disparaging term that has since evolved into the more palatable "entrepreneur" as Western ideologies make their mark.
April 8, 2011 |
WASHINGTON - Johnson & Johnson has agreed to pay $70 million to settle U.S. charges that it paid bribes and kickbacks to win business overseas, the first major pharmaceutical company to settle since the Obama administration began its scrutiny of the industry more than a year ago. Johnson & Johnson agreed to pay a $21.4 million fine to settle criminal charges and pay more than $48.6 million in disgorgement and interest to settle charges by the...
April 3, 2012 |
The going rate for a vote in Wisconsin, if you believe the state's Democratic Party, is as low as a submarine sandwich. After Mitt Romney and Rep. Paul D. Ryan joined together to serve up free sandwiches at Cousins Subs in Waukesha, the Democratic Party sent out a press release contending that by serving up the free food, the campaign had violated Wisconsin law. Under the category of “Election bribery” in the state's law...