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Toledo Legal News - News Walmart Inc. and Brazil-Based subsidiary agree to pay $137 million to resolve foreign corrupt practices act case

 

Walmart Inc. (Walmart), a U.S.-based multinational retailer and its wholly owned Brazilian subsidiary, WMT Brasilia S.a.r.l. (WMT Brasilia), have agreed to pay a combined criminal penalty of $137 million to resolve the government’s investigation into violations of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). WMT Brasilia pleaded guilty recently in connection with the resolution.

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Service never stops for veterans treatment court mentors

By definition, our veterans have already made sacrifices. In Ohio, dozens of vets continue to serve by offering their time, effort, and expertise to help brothers and sisters in arms who’ve landed in the criminal justice system.

Date Published: December 13, 2019

Toledo’s comeback comes up short at Duquesne, 79-74

Toledo women's basketball sustained a tough 79-74 setback at Duquesne last Saturday in the Kerr Fitness Center on the campus of La Roche University. With the loss, the Rockets fall to 2-5 on the season.

Date Published: December 13, 2019

Business owner sentenced to 8 years in prison for crimes involving more than $2 million in Department of Defense contracts

Daniel Emerson Norton, 52, formerly of Arlington, Va. and the owner of Torrance, Calif.-based Emerson Company, was sentenced in U.S. District Court recently to 96 months in prison. Norton fraudulently secured approximately $2.2 million in contracts to provide critical parts to the U.S. Department of Defense, which he then filled with defective parts made in China, in violation of the Buy American Act.

Date Published: December 12, 2019

Holiday spending with credit cards

Using credit cards for holiday spending is neither good nor bad. Buying with credit cards can enable you to take advantage of sales and manage your cash. The danger is that it is very easy to overextend yourself and get into more debt than you can afford to repay. Learning how credit card repayment works will help you avoid paying for this year’s holiday when the next holiday season rolls around.

Date Published: December 12, 2019

State's shale industry sparks $78 billion in investment in the past decade

Proximity to Utica and Marcellus shale formations in the eastern part of the state is the greatest contributing factor to the tens of billions of dollars of investment plugged into the Ohio economy during the past decade, a new JobsOhio report detailed recently.

Date Published: December 12, 2019

UT’s Luke Knapke explodes for career-high 33 in 82-72 win over Marshall

Senior Luke Knapke registered a second straight standout performance by tallying a career-high 33 points and 11 rebounds in Toledo's 82-72 triumph over Marshall on Sunday afternoon. With the victory, the Rockets (7-2) remained perfect in five contests in Savage Arena.

Date Published: December 12, 2019

Falcons rally late to beat Oakland behind Plowden’s double-double

The Bowling Green State University men's basketball team trailed Oakland University by four points with just 1:26 to play, but the Falcons closed the game on a 9-2 run to earn a 68-65 win Saturday (Dec. 7) on Star Wars Night. The non-conference contest was played at the Stroh Center in front of a lively crowd of 2,124 Falcon fans.

Date Published: December 11, 2019

New hearing ordered for Akron man given death penalty for murdering girlfriend’s parent

The Ohio Supreme Court recently unanimously affirmed the murder convictions of an Akron man who admitted to killing his girlfriend’s parents with a sledgehammer. But the Court ordered a new hearing to determine if the man has an intellectual disability that bars the state from imposing the death penalty for one of the murders.

Date Published: December 11, 2019

ODNR investigation leads to arrest for timber theft from state forests

A Ross County resident was recently convicted and sentenced for stealing timber from Tar Hollow and Scioto Trail state forests and from several private properties in the area, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) Division of Forestry and Division of Parks and Watercraft.

Date Published: December 11, 2019

A More Perfect Union

As another Election Day fades away, it’s a reminder of the privilege in this country to select our public officials at the local, state, and national levels. This right wasn’t always widely extended. White males were the only individuals who could vote for many decades. Since at least 1848, though – when the Women’s Rights Convention was held in Seneca Falls, New York, and participants drafted a declaration of rights – women have fought to have a say in who is elected to represent them.

Date Published: December 10, 2019