bribes

Will China's 'Have-Nots' Be Next to Rebel?

In most respects, China a world away from the oil-dominated autocracies in the Mideast now seething with anti-government unrest. But it faces similar issues: high inflation and a troubling wealth gap that could fuel social upheavals, if Beijing doesn't make some big changes.

Investigators Expand Probe into Hewlett-Packard

Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) said that prosecutors investigating charges of bribery in Russia have expanded the probe to other regions. The Justice Department and SEC are examining if HP engaged in illegal activities related to deals in Russia, Serbia and the Commonwealth of Independent States, Bloomberg News reported. The deals date back to 2000.

Legal Briefing: DOJ Gets Tougher on Foreign Bribery

A dedicated team of prosecutors will be going after large-scale foreign corruption, Attorney General Eric Holder announced Sunday. Main Justice reports this effort comes on top of the stepped-up prosecutions under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.

HP Investigated for Possible Bribery

Hewlett-Packard executives in Germany are being investigated for allegedly paying bribes to win a contract in Russia. The amounts of the bribes could be in the millions of dollars.