Death for kickbacks in China

May 29, 2007
A former Chinese official has been sentenced to death for accepting bribes from drug companies. The decision is meant to send a warning to regulators there — and to do a little foreign damage control, reports Scott Tong.
Posted In: Canada, Crime

BetonSports pleads guilty, guilty, guilty

May 25, 2007
British online gaming company BetonSports has made a deal with the feds. It'll pay a whopping fine and admit to several felony charges <i>and</i> help prosecutors make a case against its former CEO. Stephen Beard reports.
Posted In: Canada, Crime, Science

Sports leagues get tough on crime

May 24, 2007
As athletes continue to make headlines for crimes and other behavior not befitting their role model status, pro sports leagues are starting to tighten the reigns of player conduct. But real change will come slowly, says David Carter.
Posted In: Crime, Sports

China takes step toward worker rights

May 22, 2007
We all know companies operating in China benefit from low-cost labor. But from the perspective of Chinese workers, things are looking up. New labor protections are on the way. Scott Tong reports.
Posted In: Crime

MySpace purge missed some sex offenders

May 22, 2007
The social networking site recently booted 7,000 users and turned over contact data to authorities &mdash; but only after being subpoenaed. And a quick search reveals the purge didn't get everyone. Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Crime

Giving doctors an insider's view

May 18, 2007
Why do some pharmaceutical shares tend to experience significant ups and downs just before a doctors' conference? It's not coincidence. Bob Moon reports.
Posted In: Crime, Health, Investing, Wall Street

Survey: Anti-fraud controls costing less

May 16, 2007
The Sarbanes-Oxley law that was intended to halt corporate financial fraud, has cost companies millions of dollars and lots of hassles. But a new survey reports last year those costs were down 23 percent. Ashley Milne-Tyte reports.
Posted In: Crime, Wall Street

Poppies to pills

May 16, 2007
We're losing the war against Afghanistan's illicit opium trade, and losing big. It's time to allow poppy cultivation there for the legal pharmaceutical market, says commentator Reza Aslan, for the sake of their security and ours.
Posted In: Crime

Dell, you're getting a lawsuit

May 16, 2007
The nation's top retailer of PCs is accused of luring buyers with deceptive lending practices and lax tech support. It's just the latest in a string of bad news. Janet Babin talks to Scott Jagow.
Posted In: Crime, Investing, Wall Street

Sex offenders still lurking on MySpace

May 15, 2007
MySpace is back in the hot seat. Eight states have asked the social networking site to hand over info on registered sex offenders and remove their profiles. MySpace says it's already working on the latter, Pat Loeb reports.
Posted In: Crime, Science