Bribery

July 29, 2018 - 1:36 am
BEIJING (AP) — A Chinese state news agency says a former police officer who was among the country's top 100 international fugitives has returned from the United States to face charges of taking bribes. The Xinhua News Agency says Zhang Yongguang, who worked in a police station in the southern cit...
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Former New York Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver arrives at federal court in New York, Friday, July 27, 2028. Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, will be sentenced for a second time Friday. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer)
July 27, 2018 - 1:34 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Sheldon Silver, the former New York Assembly speaker who brokered legislative deals for two decades before corruption charges abruptly ended his career, is begging for mercy as he faces sentencing for a second time. The fate of Silver, 74, rests Friday with a judge who ordered him...
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July 21, 2018 - 2:43 pm
MIAMI (AP) — Federal authorities say a Florida businessman already charged with orchestrating a massive Medicare fraud scheme bribed a former university basketball coach to help get his son admitted to an Ivy League university. Prosecutors allege the payments were intended to help the son of...
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FILE - In this Aug. 7, 2017, file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye, left, arrives for her trial at the Seoul Central District Court in Seoul. A South Korean court has sentenced on Friday, July 20, 2018, jailed Park to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, File)
July 20, 2018 - 3:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — A South Korean court on Friday sentenced former South Korean President Park Geun-hye to an additional eight years for abusing state funds and violating election laws. She now faces the prospect of more than three decades behind bars. She's already serving a 24-year prison...
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July 11, 2018 - 12:36 am
RIYADH, Saudi Arabia (AP) — Authorities in Saudi Arabia say a Defense Ministry official has been arrested on suspicion of accepting over $260,000 in a bribe. A report Tuesday night by the state-run Saudi Press Agency says the official and two others have been arrested over the bribe, which was...
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July 10, 2018 - 6:54 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A Spain-based sports media company must pay a hefty penalty after its U.S. affiliate pleaded guilty to charges it bribed Latin American soccer officials. A New York City judge ordered the company Imagina on Tuesday to pay more than $24 million in fines and restitution on charges...
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July 10, 2018 - 11:59 am
NEW YORK (AP) — A former New York state Senate leader and his son got business executives to arrange no-show jobs for the son in a brazen "family shakedown" that corrupted the senator's office, a federal prosecutor said Tuesday at the retrial of the pair on bribery and extortion charges. Assistant...
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A worker of local administration removes banners of Tariq Fazal of Pakistan Muslim League headed by former prime minister Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad, Pakistan, Thursday, July 5, 2018. The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) issued a code of conduct and impose a ban on the use of large panaflex banners and posters as well as wall chalking. Pakistan will hold general election on July 25. (AP Photo/B.K. Bangash)
July 06, 2018 - 8:51 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani anti-graft tribunal on Friday announced a much-awaited ruling in a corruption case against former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, sentencing him to 10 years in prison over purchases of luxury apartments in London. Sharif, who is in London with his ailing wife, was not in...
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July 04, 2018 - 5:14 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's foreign ministry says Stern Hu, a former executive of the mining giant Rio Tinto, has been released from prison. Hu, an Australian citizen, was released Wednesday. He was given a 10-year sentence in Shanghai after being convicted of accepting bribes and stealing trade secrets...
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Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, arrives at a court house in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, Wednesday, July 4, 2018. Najib has arrived at a Kuala Lumpur court house to face charges stemming from a corruption probe, two months after his shock election defeat. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 04, 2018 - 1:29 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was charged Wednesday with criminal breach of trust and corruption, two months after a multibillion-dollar graft scandal at a state investment fund led to his shock election defeat. He pleaded not guilty to all charges. "I...
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