graft and conflicts of interest

January 15, 2021 - 10:29 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A federal appeals court in New York on Friday upheld convictions against a sports marketer, an aspiring agent and a financial adviser in a college basketball scandal that spoiled the careers of several coaches. The 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in Manhattan said in its written...
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FILE - In this Oct. 10, 2017, file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, arrives to attend a hearing on the extension of her detention at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul, South Korea. South Korea’s top court upheld 20-year prison term for Park over corruption on Thursday, Jan. 14, 2021. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
January 14, 2021 - 1:32 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korea’s Supreme Court on Thursday upheld a 20-year prison term for former President Park Geun-hye over bribery and other crimes as it ended a historic corruption case that marked a striking fall from grace for the country’s first female leader and conservative icon...
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FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2021, file photo, Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan appears on the floor as the Illinois House of Representatives convenes at the Bank of Springfield Center, in Springfield, Ill. House Speaker Madigan on Monday, Jan. 11, 2021, said he was “suspending” his campaign for a 19th term in the leadership post. Madigan, the longest-serving leader of a legislative body in U.S. history, issued a statement that began, “This is not a withdrawal.” But it urged House Democrats to “work to find someone, other than me, to get 60 votes for speaker.” (E. Jason Wambsgans/Chicago Tribune via AP File)
January 13, 2021 - 4:46 pm
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — The Illinois House on Wednesday elected its first Black speaker to replace the longest-serving legislative leader in modern U.S. history, picking Democratic Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch for the job and pushing aside Michael Madigan after he was implicated in an ongoing...
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Israeli business man Beny Steinmetz, left, and his lawyer Marc Bonnant, right, arrive to a courthouse in Geneva, Switzerland, Monday, Jan. 11, 2021. Israeli diamond magnate Beny Steinmetz goes on trial in Geneva on charges of corruption and forging documents in connection with $10 million in bribes allegedly paid to a former wife of late Guinea President Lansana Conte. (Salvatore Di Nolfi/Keystone via AP)
January 11, 2021 - 7:48 am
GENEVA (AP) — Israeli diamond and minerals magnate Beny Steinmetz went on trial in Switzerland on Monday on charges of corruption and forging documents in an alleged bid to win lavish iron ore mining concessions in Guinea by paying millions to a former wife of late President Lansana Conte...
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FILE - This Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo shows the U.S. Treasury Department building at dusk in Washington. The Corporate Transparency Act, enacted into law on Jan. 1, 2021, seeks to strengthen controls by creating a registry managed by the Treasury Department that will contain the names of the true owners of both domestically-created shell companies as well as foreign ones conducting business in the U.S. (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky)
January 10, 2021 - 11:01 am
MIAMI (AP) — For years as a federal prosecutor in New York, Daniel R. Alonso led teams that had to search through a maze of anonymously owned corporate entities to expose criminal activity. “It required all kinds of shoe-leather investigating to identify who was really behind these shell companies...
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FILE - In this Jan. 14, 2020, file photo, Honduras' President Juan Orlando Hernandez arrives for the swearing-in ceremony for Guatemala's new President Alejandro Giammattei at the National Theater in Guatemala City. The Honduras president announced in June that he had tested positive, along with two other people who worked closely with him. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo, File)
January 09, 2021 - 10:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — U.S. federal prosecutors have filed motions saying they are sure that Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernández took bribes from drug traffickers and had the country's armed forces protect a cocaine laboratory and shipments to the United States. The documents quote Hernández as...
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The logo for the China Development Bank is seen on a display at the China International Fair for Trade in Services (CIFTIS) in Beijing on Sept. 5, 2020. The former chairman of the main Chinese state bank behind Beijing's initiative to build railways and ports across dozens of Asian countries has been sentenced to life in prison on corruption charges, a court announced. (AP Photo/Mark Schiefelbein)
January 08, 2021 - 8:00 am
BEIJING (AP) — The former chairman of the main Chinese state bank behind Beijing's initiative to build railways and ports across dozens of Asian countries has been sentenced to life in prison on corruption charges, a court announced. Hu Huaibang was sentenced Thursday after being convicted of...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers a statement following his meeting with US Secretary of Treasury Steven Mnuchin, in Jerusalem, Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021. (Emil Salman/Pool via AP)
January 08, 2021 - 6:08 am
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel has postponed the next hearing in Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's corruption trial because of a tightened coronavirus lockdown that began Friday. The Jerusalem District Court said the hearing scheduled for Wednesday would be postponed indefinitely because of the number...
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In this image taken from Jan. 5, 2021, video footage run by China's CCTV via AP Video, Lai Xiaomin, the former head of the state-owned China Huarong Asset Management Co.Ltd., attends court at the Second Intermediate People's Court of Tianjin in China. Lai has been sentenced to death for bribe taking in one of the harshest punishments for economic crimes in recent years. (CCTV via AP Video)
January 05, 2021 - 5:41 am
BEIJING (AP) — The former head of state-owned China Huarong Asset Management Co. Ltd. was sentenced to death Tuesday for bribe taking in one of the harshest punishments for economic crimes in recent years. Lai Xiaomin, 58, was also found guilty by the Second Intermediate People’s Court of Tianjin...
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Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Lee Jae-yong is questioned by a reporter upon arrival at the Seoul High Court in Seoul, South Korea, Wednesday, Dec. 30, 2020. South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday requested a nine-year prison term for Samsung’s de facto chief, Lee, during a retrial of his bribery charges. The case is a key element in an explosive 2016 scandal that triggered months of public protests and toppled the country’s president. (AP Photo/Lee Jin-man)
December 30, 2020 - 5:55 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Wednesday requested a nine-year prison term for Samsung’s de facto chief, Lee Jae-yong, during a retrial for his bribery charges, as Lee offered an apology and vowed not to be implicated in similar allegations in an apparent effort to plead for...
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