graft and conflicts of interest

In this court artist sketch, former Mexican defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda's appears in federal court, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Los Angeles. Cienfuegos, who led the country’s army for six years under ex-President Enrique Peña Nieto, has been arrested on drug trafficking and money laundering charges at Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. and Mexican sources said Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Bill Robles via AP).
October 20, 2020 - 4:50 pm
SAN DIEGO (AP) — A judge denied bail to Mexico's former defense secretary on Tuesday on charges of helping a Mexican cartel smuggle drugs to the United States in exchange for bribes, casting aside an argument that the retired general wouldn't flee because he was determined to exonerate himself. “My...
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In this court artist sketch, former Mexican defense secretary Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda's appears in federal court, Friday, Oct. 16, 2020 in Los Angeles. Cienfuegos, who led the country’s army for six years under ex-President Enrique Peña Nieto, has been arrested on drug trafficking and money laundering charges at Los Angeles International Airport, U.S. and Mexican sources said Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020. (Bill Robles via AP).
October 16, 2020 - 6:40 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Mexico’s former defense secretary helped a cartel smuggle thousands of kilograms of cocaine, heroin, methamphetamine and marijuana into the United States in exchange for bribes, according to court documents unsealed Friday. Gen. Salvador Cienfuegos Zepeda, 72, acted on behalf of...
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October 14, 2020 - 12:46 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The owner of the world’s largest meatpacker pleaded guilty in U.S. federal court on Wednesday to paying nearly $150 million in bribes to top Brazilian officials in exchange for state-backed financing used to go on a buying spree in the U.S. Sao Paulo-based J&F...
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A person wearing a face mask to try to stop the spread of coronavirus walks across London Bridge, with Tower Bridge in the background, at sunrise in London, Monday, Oct. 12, 2020. In response to the coronavirus' resurgence, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson is expected to announce in Parliament on Monday a three-tier local lockdown system, formally known as "Local COVID Alert Levels," for England, his office said. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
October 13, 2020 - 1:37 am
BERLIN (AP) — An anti-corruption watchdog on Tuesday ranked the United States and United Kingdom as the largest exporters most active at enforcing rules meant to prohibit companies from paying bribes in foreign markets, but said many others are doing next to nothing. Berlin-based Transparency...
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Israeli protesters march on the street during a demonstration against Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu in Tel Aviv, Israel, Saturday, Oct. 10, 2020. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
October 10, 2020 - 2:36 pm
TEL AVIV, Israel (AP) — Tens of thousands of Israelis calling on Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to resign demonstrated across the country Saturday evening, saying he is unfit to rule while on trial for corruption charges and accusing him of mismanaging the nation’s coronavirus crisis. Protesters...
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FILE - In this June 28, 2020 file photo, Texas State's Attorney General Ken Paxton waits on the flight line for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence at Love Field in Dallas. The lawyer Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton hired to investigate a political donor's claims of wrongdoing by the FBI has no prosecutorial experience and ties to the donor’s defense attorney. Paxton’s hiring of an "outside independent prosecutor” to probe developer Nate Paul's claims led Paxton's top deputies to accuse him of bribery and abuse of office. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez File)
October 08, 2020 - 2:14 pm
DALLAS (AP) — When Texas’ attorney general needed someone to probe a claim by one of his wealthy political donors alleging crimes by the FBI, he turned to a junior Houston lawyer with no prosecutorial experience, a modest criminal defense practice and ties to the donor’s defense attorney...
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Cardinal George Pell has a drink in a cafe at the Vatican, Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Cardinal George Pell, who left the Vatican in 2017 to face child sexual abuse charges in Australia, returned to Rome on Wednesday to find a Holy See mired in the type of corruption scandal he worked to expose and clean up. (AP Photo/Gregorio Borgia)
October 05, 2020 - 9:35 pm
VATICAN CITY (AP) — An Australian man who accused Cardinal George Pell of sexually abusing him denied Monday he was bribed for his testimony, shooting down the latest conspiracy theory to roil the Vatican amid a corruption investigation into its shady finances. Italian newspaper Corriere della Sera...
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October 05, 2020 - 2:05 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former tech executive was sentenced Monday to one year of home confinement for paying $300,000 to bribe his son's way into Georgetown University as a tennis recruit, even though the son did not play tennis. Peter Dameris, of Pacific Palisades, California, appeared before a Boston...
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FILE - State Attorney General Ken Paxton waits on the flight line for the arrival of Vice President Mike Pence at Love Field in Dallas, Sunday, June 28, 2020. Several top deputies of Texas’ attorney general have accused him of crimes including bribery and abuse of office in an internal letter saying they’ve reported the actions to law enforcement. In a brief letter, seven senior lawyers wrote that they reported Paxton for potentially breaking the law “in his official capacity as the current Attorney General of Texas." Paxton’s defense attorney in the securities case, declined to comment on the new allegations Sunday, Oct. 4, 2020. Paxton pleaded not guilty in that case but it is not clear whether the new accusations are related. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)
October 04, 2020 - 7:49 pm
DALLAS (AP) — Several top deputies of Texas' attorney general have reported to law enforcement that their boss engaged in crimes including bribery and abuse of office, according to an internal letter. In a single-page letter to the director of human resources in the attorney general's office, the...
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September 23, 2020 - 1:24 am
MEDELLIN, Colombia (AP) — A major U.S. asphalt company agreed to pay $16.6 million in fines while pleading guilty Tuesday to federal charges that it paid millions in bribes to officials in Brazil, Ecuador and Venezuela for almost a decade to win lucrative contracts. The plea agreement by Sargeant...
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