graft and conflicts of interest

April 19, 2018 - 8:00 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — Finance ministers from several Latin American nations as well as the U.S. and Europe have agreed to work jointly to locate and seize the proceeds arising from corruption by Venezuelan government insiders, two U.S. Treasury officials said Thursday. The decision came at a Washington...
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In this March 6, 2017 photo, Sun Zhengcai, then party secretary of Chongqing, attends a meeting on the sidelines of the National People's Congress at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing, China. Former Chinese political high-flyer Sun is standing trial Thursday, April 12, 2018, for bribery in eastern China, making him one of the highest-level officials to be prosecuted in President Xi Jinping's sweeping anti-corruption campaign. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)
April 12, 2018 - 2:06 am
BEIJING (AP) — A former Chinese political high-flyer who has been accused of plotting against the ruling Communist Party pleaded guilty to bribery on Thursday, setting the stage for one of the highest-level convictions in President Xi Jinping's campaign against corruption and political disloyalty...
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April 10, 2018 - 3:10 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former guard at the federal prison in Atlanta has admitted taking bribes in exchange for smuggling tobacco into the prison. The U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta said in a news release that 40-year-old Melvin Thomas of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, pleaded...
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People watch a TV screen showing file footage of former South Korean President Lee Myung-bak during a news program at the Seoul Railway Station in Seoul, South Korea, Monday, April 9, 2018. South Korean prosecutors say they've indicted Lee over bribery, embezzlement and other charges. The signs read: " Former President Lee Myung-bak" (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 09, 2018 - 6:33 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors formally charged jailed ex-President Lee Myung-bak with a range of corruption charges on Monday, making him the country's fourth leader to face a criminal trial in about two decades. Last Friday, Lee's conservative successor, Park Geun-hye, was...
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Supporters of former South Korean President Park Geun-hye with her portrait stage a rally to call for her release near the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea, Friday, April 6, 2018. A South Korean court is set to issue a verdict against disgraced former President Park on Friday, a year after she was forced out of office and arrested over an explosive corruption scandal that ensnared aides and prominent business leaders. The signs read: " Release." (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon)
April 06, 2018 - 5:38 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — Former South Korean President Park Geun-hye was formally convicted of an array of corruption charges and sentenced to 24 years in prison on Friday, a year after she was driven from office and arrested over a scandal that saw months of massive street rallies calling for her...
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Former Maryland state Sen. Larry Young, left, talks with Sen. Nathaniel Oaks, right, in the Senate lounge shortly before Oaks submitted a resignation letter to Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 in Annapolis, Md. Oaks was indicted last year in a federal bribery case. (AP Photo/Brian Witte)
March 28, 2018 - 9:58 pm
ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — A Maryland state senator facing federal bribery and obstruction of justice charges submitted a resignation letter Wednesday night. Sen. Nathaniel Oaks met Wednesday evening with Senate President Thomas V. Mike Miller. Jake Weissmann, a Miller spokesman, said Oaks gave the...
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U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez speaks during an event kicking off his campaign for re-election at Union City High School, Wednesday, March 28, 2018, in Union City, N.J. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)
March 28, 2018 - 1:57 pm
UNION CITY, N.J. (AP) — Eschewing any mention of the corruption scandal that dogged him for years and put his political career in jeopardy, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez launched his bid for a third term Wednesday, telling a cheering gymnasium full of high school students that "I am here because I am your...
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March 27, 2018 - 6:56 am
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The former head of NATO has asked the prime minister of Latvia to create an international task force to guide the country in cleaning up its banking sector, which has been rocked by accusations of money laundering and bribery. Anders Fogh Rasmussen, who's also been prime...
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March 22, 2018 - 12:43 pm
GENEVA (AP) — Swiss federal authorities have conducted house searches and seized documents following claims by state-controlled defense contractor Ruag of possible criminal wrongdoing. The investigators are reportedly looking into allegations of shady business practices and bribery linked to...
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March 22, 2018 - 8:00 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A search warrant says a defendant in North Carolina texted a juror while in court and tried to bribe her. Thirty-four-year-old Wesley Westbrook is charged with harassment and offering a bribe in connection to the case. The Charlotte Observer reports Westbrook was in court in...
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