graft and conflicts of interest

FBI Special Agent in Charge Boston Division Joseph Bonavolonta, left, and U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling, right, face reporters as they announce indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal during a news conference, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 12, 2019 - 5:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local): 6:15 p.m. The University of Southern California says it has fired two employees who were indicted in a bribery scheme that allowed wealthy parents to get their...
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March 12, 2019 - 9:43 am
BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federal court. The racketeering conspiracy charges were unsealed Tuesday against the coaches at schools including Wake Forest University, Georgetown and the University of Southern...
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FILE - In this April 4, 2018 file photo, Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, leaves the federal courthouse in Washington. The 69-year-old Manafort is scheduled to appear Thursday in U.S. District Court in Alexandria, Virginia, where he could get 20 years under federal guidelines but his lawyers have sought a shorter sentence. Manafort was convicted of hiding from the IRS millions of dollars he earned from his work advising Ukrainian politicians. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik)
March 08, 2019 - 5:35 pm
A judge's decision to sentence former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort to less than four years in prison — a fraction of the penalty called for in government guidelines — sparked widespread anger Friday and opened up a conversation about whether the justice system treats different crimes and...
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The J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building on Monday, March 4, 2019, in Washington. The FBI is stepping up its efforts to root out foreign corruption with a new squad of agents in Florida. The Miami-based squad begins later this month as part of the bureau’s international corruption unit. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 04, 2019 - 11:11 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The FBI is stepping up its efforts to root out foreign corruption with a new squad of agents based in Miami. The squad begins later this month as part of the bureau's international corruption unit. The agents will focus not only on Miami but also South America. Leslie Backschies...
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Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gestures as he delivers a statement at the Prime Minister's residence in Jerusalem, Thursday, Feb. 28, 2019. Israel's attorney general on Thursday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with bribery and breach of trust in a series of corruption cases, a momentous move that shook up Israel's election campaign and could spell the end of the prime minister's illustrious political career. (AP Photo/Sebastian Scheiner)
February 28, 2019 - 2:41 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's attorney general on Thursday recommended criminal charges against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in a series of corruption cases, shaking up an already tumultuous election campaign and threatening to end the Israeli leader's decades-long political career. The potential...
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Russian President Vladimir Putin, right, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, and his wife Sara pose for a photo after talks in the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia, Wednesday, Feb. 27, 2019. Israel's prime minister vowed to prevent Iran from securing a lasting presence in Syria as he visited Moscow Wednesday for talks focusing on regional security. (Alexei Druzhinin, Sputnik, Kremlin Pool Photo via AP)
February 28, 2019 - 12:24 pm
JERUSALEM (AP) — The Latest on decision to indict Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on corruption charges (all times local): 8:25 p.m. Israel's prime minister has rejected the latest corruption allegations against him as a politically motivated "witch hunt" meant to defeat him in April...
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February 22, 2019 - 1:44 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Trump administration is hitting senior Congolese officials with travel bans for their alleged involvement in corruption and human rights abuses. The State Department says the officials include the president of the country's National Assembly, the head of its constitutional...
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This still image from a 2015 video presented as evidence by the U.S. Attorney's Office in federal court in Boston on Wednesday, Feb. 13, 2019, shows a scene from a rap video made to motivate Insys Therapeutics sales representatives to get doctors to prescribe higher doses of the company's highly addictive fentanyl spray. Company founder John Kapoor and four other former executives are charged with scheming to pay bribes and kickbacks to physicians to induce them to prescribe higher doses. Kapoor and the other executives have denied all wrongdoing. (Insys Therapeutics/U.S. Attorney's Office via AP)
February 15, 2019 - 12:35 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Employees at a drug company accused of bribing doctors rapped and danced around a person dressed as a bottle of the highly addictive fentanyl spray in a video meant to motivate sales reps into getting patients on higher doses. The video was shown to jurors this week in the closely...
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February 15, 2019 - 5:53 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — Three former executives of telecom company Telia were acquitted Friday of paying bribes in Uzbekistan, with the Swedish court citing lack of evidence. The executives were accused of bribing an Uzbek partner from 2007 to 2010 when Telia, then known as TeliaSonera, set up...
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FILE - In this Oct. 25, 2016, file photo, Malaysia's former Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, gives a press statement after his court hearing at Kuala Lumpur High Court in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak is hardly lying low ahead of his corruption trial on charges related to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment fund. (AP Photo/Yam G-Jun, File)
February 11, 2019 - 5:51 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — From appearing in an R&B music video and trolling social media to vilify the new government, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak has been combative before the start of his graft trial, linked to the multibillion-dollar looting of the 1MDB state investment...
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