AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — A federal appeals court tossed out a lawsuit that alleged Texas violated free-speech rights with a law banning government contracts for supporters of a boycott movement...
LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — Nebraska moved a step closer Wednesday to creating a new state commission focused on African American affairs, similar to existing groups that represent Latino Americans and...
SANTA FE, N.M. (AP) — New Mexico's fledgling State Ethics Commission said Monday it has received its first complaint without disclosing its contents or who it involves.
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal judge in Texas has dismissed Chinese tech giant Huawei's lawsuit challenging a U.S. law that bars the government and its contractors from using Huawei equipment because...
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Goldbelt Inc. has amended a scheduled pay raise for its board of directors following concerns from shareholders about the size of the increase, an official said.
DENVER (AP) — A businessman was sentenced to more than two years in federal prison for his role in a conspiracy to bribe a U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs official in Colorado, court records...
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Justice Department is forming a special group of prosecutors and watchdogs from several agencies to fight bid-rigging, price fixing and other fraud that hurts competition in...
BREMERTON, Wash. (AP) — A Washington state Native corporation has won a $99 million government contract for U.S. Navy projects, with much of the work expected to be done in Puget Sound.
BECKLEY, W.Va. (AP) — A West Virginia woman has been charged with pretending to be a government contractor and defrauding investors out of millions of dollars.
PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (AP) — Haiti's president says he will serve out his term despite rising violence, poor economic performance and months of protests over unresolved allegations of corruption...
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former county manager in North Carolina who was indicted on federal corruption charges has been sentenced to seven years in prison.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former State Department employee has pleaded guilty to disclosing confidential bid proposals in an effort to help a friend win a lucrative...
PANAMA CITY (AP) — Cattleman Laurentino Cortizo was sworn in as Panama's president Monday, saying he will work during his five-year term to boost the economy and bring transparency in contracting...
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — A New Hampshire company that contracted with the U.S. Department of Defense to purchase mats to absorb hazardous materials has pleaded guilty to making false...
VIENNA (AP) — Austria's president formally dissolved the country's government Tuesday, a day after Chancellor Sebastian Kurz lost a no-confidence vote in parliament.
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on the video scandal that's rocked the Austrian government (all times local):
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz says he expects the far-right...
VIENNA (AP) — The Latest on Austrian politics (all times local):
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz has called for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over...
VIENNA (AP) — Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz called Saturday for an early election after his vice chancellor resigned over a covertly shot video that showed him apparently promising government...
BERLIN (AP) — Austrian opposition parties called Friday for the country's vice-chancellor to resign after a two German newspapers published footage of him apparently offering lucrative government...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Michel Temer has been transferred to a new police station in Sao Paulo for detention while he is investigated in several corruption...
EL PASO, Texas (AP) — An Alaska company and its subsidiary have paid more than $2 million to settle a lawsuit filed by the federal government that accused the company of paying kickbacks and...
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — The leader of the Indiana House is skipping votes on a major gambling-related bill after a casino owner helped arrange a local government contract with his law...
GENEVA (AP) — Britain struck a trade deal Wednesday for a post-Brexit world, obtaining approval from other World Trade Organization members to stay part of a competitive market for lucrative...
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Rio de Janeiro state Gov. Sergio Carbal, who long proclaimed his innocence of corruption charges that put him in prison, has admitted for the first time that he...
CUT OFF, La. (AP) — A Louisiana company is named in a complaint to the Federal Election Commission that says the business broke the law by making a $100,000 contribution to a conservative...
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Federal employees are turning on office lights and computers and reopening national parks and museums for the first time in weeks, but others employed by government contractors face still more uncertainty over when they'll resume work or whether they'll ever be paid for time lost to the stalemate over President Donald Trump's border wall.
NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — Federal authorities have accused a former state lawmaker in Virginia of defrauding a program that awards lucrative government contracts to businesses owned by women and minorities.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina county official has pleaded guilty to conspiracy to defraud taxpayers by accepting bribes in exchange for government contracts.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina official guilty of conspiring to defraud the federal government cannot go on vacation to Puerto Rico this month.
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Nashville Mayor David Briley is backing policy changes to address race and gender disparities in the city's government contracting process.
On Wednesday, Briley announced his support for legislation to establish annual women- and minority-owned contract procurement goals for Nashville's government and for specific city projects. The goals would be based on market availability.
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina says it is laying off nearly 250 employees.
The Post and Courier reports the layoffs are set to take effect Wednesday and will affect those who work at PGBA, a subsidiary that handles government contracts. The BlueCross subsidiary has offices in Surfside Beach and Florence.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — A former North Carolina official has pleaded guilty to conspiring to defraud the federal government by accepting bribes in exchange for government contracts.
WASHINGTON (AP) — A year after losing a $300 million no-bid contract to restore Puerto Rico's hurricane-shattered electric grid, Whitefish Energy Holdings has quietly been seeking and winning U.S. government contracts.
DENVER (AP) — Two U.S. intelligence officers and a business owner have been indicted on charges of attempting to rig a government contract worth nearly $1.5 million.
The Denver Post reports the indictments were handed up Friday against National Security Agency employee Randolph Stimac, Air Force Maj. Kevin Kuciapinski and Mykhael Kuciapinski, owner of a business called Company G.
DENVER (AP) — Three people have been arrested on charges of trying to steer U.S. government contracts to specific companies in exchange for bribes or sham training fees.
The U.S. attorney's office in Denver said Wednesday the three face charges including paying and receiving bribes and conspiracy.
Prosecutors say they tried to manipulate two Veterans Affairs Department contracts for medical equipment so that clients of two of the defendants would get the business.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Federal Transit Administration is investigating a Georgia commuter system over a complaint that it violated a law ensuring minority- and women-owned businesses get a share of government contracts.
MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico's outgoing President Enrique Pena Nieto says a scandal early in his administration was perfectly legal, but he understands the impact it had on his government's credibility.
In November 2014, an investigative team run by journalist Carmen Aristegui reported that Pena Nieto's wife was buying a mansion with financing from a builder who had received state government contracts while he was governor.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — A Missouri man who operated a construction company was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison without parole for participating in a "rent-a-vet" scheme to obtain millions of dollars in federal contracts.
Fifty-three-year-old Jeffrey Wilson, of Belton, was sentenced Thursday and ordered to forfeit about $2.1 million to the government.
ASHEVILLE, N.C. (AP) — Three former North Carolina county managers have been indicted after federal prosecutors say they took business kickbacks for years in exchange for $15 million in government contracts.
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (AP) — Several Alaska Native corporations and their subsidiaries are contracted by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement in work involving detaining and guarding migrants, patrolling the nation's borders and maintaining detention centers.
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian businessman famous for amassing and then losing a multi-billion-dollar fortune has been convicted of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to 30 years in prison.
Eike Batista was found guilty of paying around $16.5 million in bribes to the then-Rio de Janeiro governor to gain an advantage in government contracts. Ex-Gov. Sergio Cabral was also convicted — one of several corruption cases against Cabral, who is already in prison.
LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) — A man who worked at Fort Polk in Louisiana has been charged with accepting $25,000 in bribes from a company's co-owner in exchange for his help in securing government contracts at the U.S. Army base.
An indictment handed up last Thursday by a federal grand jury charges Robert A. Wilson, 51, of Leander, with 21 counts of receiving an illegal gratuity by a public official.
LEXINGTON, Ky. (AP) — Veteran Democratic political consultant Larry O'Bryan was given simple instructions: Meet lobbyist Jim Sullivan in a parking lot to pick up a $5,000 bribe and deliver it to a high-ranking state official to win favorable treatment in the complex government contracting process.
They called the bribes "Christmas presents." And when O'Bryan got in Sullivan's car that night in 2009, he was surprised to see multiple envelopes in the high-powered lobbyist's car.
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — A civilian worker at a New Jersey military base has admitted his role in a scheme that traded bribes and other gratuities for favorable treatment on government contracts.
Joseph Gooch pleaded guilty Tuesday.
The 60-year-old Morristown man was a general engineer who was the army's representative on contracts made with federal contracting companies. He had the authority to evaluate a contracting company's work and could influence whether additional contracts should be granted.
KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — Federal prosecutors are alleging that two Topeka businessmen and a Kansas City-area man operated a $352 million business fraud scheme that involved using minority or disabled military veterans to obtain federal business contracts.
Norfolk, Va. (AP) — Prosecutors in Virginia say a former U.S. Navy senior chief has been sentenced for his involvement in a procurement fraud scheme that resulted in a $2.3 million loss to the Navy.
The Virginian-Pilot reports 42-year-old Clayton Pressley III, of Chesapeake, was sentenced to two years in prison Tuesday.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — The Kansas Department of Revenue will lay off nearly 60 employees as it moves its information technology service to CGI Technologies, which was given no-bid contracts worth nearly $60 million despite criticism of its operations in the rollout of the federal health care website in 2013.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two Utah construction companies have agreed to pay $1.2 million to settle a whistleblower's lawsuit alleging abuse of a federal program that helps small businesses.
The U.S. Attorney's Office says the Salt Lake City-based Big-D Construction Corp. already has paid more than $1 million and the Ogden-based Creative Times Dayschool Inc. will pay $150,000 in the coming months as part of the settlement agreement.
Neither company admits any wrongdoing or liability.
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