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2021-03-30
Government spokesmen and ruling party executives in Japan refrained from making extensive comments about the start of the trial of former Senior Vice Minister Tsukasa Akimoto on charges of accepting bribes from 500 .com and witness tampering. LDP Secretary-General...

2021-03-10
The Malaysia Anti-Corruption Commission has arrested a high-ranking businessman suspected of accepting bribes worth RM300,000 for help in releasing 22 Chinese nationals held in an online gambling bust. The man carried the title of "Datuk Seri," which...

2021-02-04
A Chinese national and former employee of 500 com has been handed a suspended prison sentence for his part in the casino bribery scandal. Zheng Xi, a former executive of the company’s Japan unit, had argued that he had only served as a translator.

2021-01-19
In the wake of the 500 com bribery case, the Suga government has been proposing new rules for contacts between Japanese government officials and IR operators. However, these regulations are being criticized for being ambiguous in certain key areas.

2020-12-16
Two of the defendants in the 500 com casino bribery case, Akihito Awaji and Fumihito Sato, have received prison sentences after admitting to guilt in attempting to bribe witnesses on behalf of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa...

2020-12-08
Zheng Xi, who says he was acting under the title of 500 com vice-president, admitted guilt in the bribery case to the Tokyo District Court, but sought a lighter sentence on the claim that he was not one of the authors of the scheme to bribe Japanese politicians,...

2020-10-07
Online lottery company 500.com said a special investigative committee (SIC) established to probe its role into an alleged bribery scandal in Japan found that there had been no violation of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. 

2020-09-29
Online sports lottery provider 500 .com has announced that its auditor, Friedman LLP, resigned last week in connection with the Japan bribery case, an

2020-09-18
Prosecutors have asked that Kimihito Kamori, the former chairman of Kamori Kanko, serve ten months in prison for his role in the 500 .com bribery case

2020-09-08
Tokyo prosecutors have leaked to the Japanese media that former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto is heading for rearrest in

2020-08-26
Two former advisors of China’s 500 .com had admitted to seeking to bribe a Japanese lawmaker in connection with its search for a casino license, according to local media reports.

2020-08-23
The rearrest on Thursday of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimoto on new charges of witness tampering has once again put a

2020-08-21
The 500 .com bribery case is hitting the news headlines again with a second arrest of former Senior Vice-Minister of the Cabinet Office Tsukasa Akimot

2020-08-05
Tokyo prosecutors have arrested three corporate executives for allegedly offering money to a defendant in the 500.com bribery scandal to provide false testimony, according to local media reports.

2020-06-12
500 Dot Com reported substantial operating losses and at the same time made clear its statements that none of the major challenges it is facing has ye

2017-02-09
Philippine Amusement and Gaming Corp. (Pagcor) chair Andrea Domingo denies she was offered a bribe by gaming tycoon Jack Lam, though she admitted havi

2016-12-12
Two immigration officials have denied allegations that they extorted P50 million (US$1 million) from gaming mogul Jack Lam for the release of the 1,30

2016-04-07
Casino operator Las Vegas Sands Corp. has agreed to pay $9 million to settle SEC allegations that it violated anti-bribery law, local media reports. T

2016-03-23
The Cambodian bribery allegations could cost Tabcorp up to $120 million (US$90.4 million) in costs and penalties, according to Sydney Morning Herald q

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