Corporate investigations

November 23, 2018 - 9:01 am
LONDON (AP) — A British corporate investigator has complained to U.K. regulators about Chinese state TV, saying its British license should be revoked because it broadcast his forced confession when he was imprisoned in China. Peter Humphrey filed a complaint Friday against China Central Television...
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People walk by Nissan Motor Co. Global Headquarters in Yokohama near Tokyo Thursday, Nov. 22, 2018. Nissan's board of directors will meet Thursday to decide whether to dismiss its chairman Carlos Ghosn following his arrest on suspicion of underreporting his income. (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko)
November 22, 2018 - 11:55 am
TOKYO (AP) — Nissan Motor Co. fired Carlos Ghosn as chairman Thursday, curtailing the powerful executive's nearly two decade long reign at the Japanese automaker after his arrest for alleged financial improprieties. In an hours-long meeting, the company's board of directors voted unanimously to...
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FILE - In this Oct. 6, 2017, file photo, Renault and Nissan Motor Co.'s chairman Carlos Ghosn listens during a media conference outside Paris, France. Nissan Motor Co. says an internal investigation found that its chairman, Carlos Ghosn, has underreported his income. The auto company said he will be dismissed. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
November 19, 2018 - 8:38 am
TOKYO (AP) — The Latest on Nissan Motor Co.'s chairman Carlos Ghosn and allegations he underreported income. (all times local): 10:30 p.m. Nissan Motor Co. CEO Hiroto Saikawa says the arrest of the Japanese automaker's chairman, Carlos Ghosn, shows power was too concentrated in one person. Saikawa...
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FILE - In this July 7, 2017, file photo, Flipkart Group Chief Executive Officer and co-founder Binny Bansal poses during a photo call at the company's headquarters in Bangalore, India. Bansal, the co-founder of Flipkart, the massive online retail operation in India acquired by Walmart this year, is stepping down following an allegation of serious personal misconduct. Walmart, which purchased a $16 billion controlling stake in Flipkart Group in May, said Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018, that an independent investigation done on behalf of both companies did not find evidence corroborating the allegation against Bansal, but it did reveal lapses in judgment on his part. (AP Photo/Aijaz Rahi, File)
November 13, 2018 - 7:54 am
NEW YORK (AP) — The co-founder of Flipkart, the massive online retail operation in India acquired by Walmart this year, has stepped down as CEO following an allegation of serious personal misconduct. Walmart, which purchased a $16 billion controlling stake in Flipkart Group in May, the largest...
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FILE - This July 10, 2016 file photo shows Arron Banks in London. Britain's National Crime Agency is investigating one of the leaders of the campaign to take Britain out of the European Union over suspected illegal campaign funding during the country's EU membership referendum, it was announced Thursday, Nov. 1, 2018. The Electoral Commission says wealthy businessman Arron Banks, his group Leave.EU "and other associated companies and individuals" are subject to a criminal investigation. It concerns over $10.3 million reportedly loaned or given by Banks to a pro-Brexit group. (Jonathan Brady/PA via AP, file)
November 01, 2018 - 12:27 pm
LONDON (AP) — Britain's National Crime Agency is investigating a main financial backer of the campaign to get Britain out of the European Union over suspected illegal funding during the country's EU membership referendum, authorities said Thursday. The Electoral Commission said wealthy British...
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October 30, 2018 - 3:35 pm
BOGOTA, Colombia (AP) — The office of Colombia's chief prosecutor says authorities are opening an investigation into whether an Alabama-based coal company financed a paramilitary group during the South American nation's bloody civil conflict. The investigation into Drummond Ltd. is expected to...
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FILE - In this June 30, 2008 file photo a StarKist brand product is seen on a grocery store shelf in Boston. Authorities say StarKist has agreed to plead guilty to price fixing as part of a broad collusion investigation of the industry. Federal prosecutors announced the plea agreement Thursday and said the company faces a maximum fine of $100 million. Bumble Bee Foods last year pleaded guilty to the same charge and paid a $25 million fine. (AP Photo/Lisa Poole,File)
October 19, 2018 - 12:54 am
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — StarKist Co. agreed to plead guilty to a felony price fixing charge as part of a broad collusion investigation of the canned tuna industry, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday. The DOJ said StarKist faces up to a $100 million fine when it is sentenced. Prosecutors...
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FILE- This Aug. 23, 2018, file photo shows Movie Pass debit cards and used movie tickets in New York. The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass, a discount service for movie tickets at theaters, is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations it misled investors. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
October 18, 2018 - 2:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The company that runs the beleaguered MoviePass discount service for movie tickets is being investigated by the New York Attorney General on allegations that it misled investors. Parent company Helios and Matheson of New York said in a prepared statement that it is aware of the...
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October 15, 2018 - 10:28 am
FRANKFURT, Germany (AP) — Prosecutors say law enforcement officials have conducted searches at German automaker Opel as part of an investigation into suspected manipulation of diesel emissions. The dpa news agency reported that investors went to company facilities Monday in Russelsheim and...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Rep. Keith Ellison addresses campaign volunteers and supporters in Minneapolis. Minnesota's Democratic Party chairman said Monday, Sept. 24, 2018 that he expects the investigation into allegations of physical abuse against Ellison to be finished soon. Ellison denied the accusations in August 2018 from former girlfriend that he once physically abused her. (Alex Kormann/Star Tribune via AP, File)
September 25, 2018 - 1:38 pm
ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) — Minnesota's Democratic Party chairman said Monday that he expects an investigation of allegations of physical abuse against Rep. Keith Ellison to be completed and released soon, well ahead of the November election. A former long-term girlfriend accused Ellison of physical...
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