graft and conflicts of interest

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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FILE- In this Nov. 18, 2014, file photo, former billionaire Eike Batista, a Brazilian tycoon once named No. 7 on Forbes' list of the world's richest people, attends his hearing at a federal criminal court in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Batista as convicted on Monday, July 2, 2018 of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to 30 years. (AP Photo/Felipe Dana, File)
July 03, 2018 - 1:42 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — A Brazilian businessman who amassed and then lost a multi-billion-dollar fortune has been convicted of corruption and money laundering and sentenced to 30 years. Eike Batista was found guilty of paying around $16.5 million in bribes to the former Rio de Janeiro governor to gain an...
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In this photo taken Thursday, May 24, 2018, former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, center, speaks to media as he leaves the Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya in Kuala Lumpur. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
July 03, 2018 - 11:59 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak was arrested Tuesday by anti-graft investigators and will be charged over his alleged role in the multibillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund, officials said. A government task force probing alleged theft and money...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, July 13, 2007, Governor of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Riga, Latvia. Prosecutors in Latvia announced Thursday June 28, 2018, that they are charging Rimsevics, who is also on the board of the European Central Bank, with the criminal offense of taking a bribe. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, FILE)
June 29, 2018 - 10:44 am
COPENHAGEN, Denmark (AP) — The Latvian member of the European Central Bank's top policymaking board wanted 500,000 euros ($580,000) and a paid fishing vacation to eastern Russia as a bribe from a local banker, prosecutors said Friday. Ilmars Rimsevics, head of the Baltic country's central bank, was...
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Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng speaks during an exclusive interview with The Associated Press at Finance Ministry in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, June 29, 2018. Lim said the government will sell much of the huge stash of jewelry and luxury goods, including diamond necklaces, tiaras and designer handbags, seized in a money-laundering probe of former leader Najib Razak. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian)
June 29, 2018 - 3:38 am
PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's government will sell much of the huge stash of jewelry and luxury goods, including diamond necklaces, tiaras and designer handbags that were seized in a money-laundering probe of former leader Najib Razak, Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng told The Associated Press...
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FILE - In this file photo dated Friday, July 13, 2007, Governor of the Bank of Latvia Ilmars Rimsevics speaks during an interview with The Associated Press in Riga, Latvia. Prosecutors in Latvia announced Thursday June 28, 2018, that they are charging Rimsevics, who is also on the board of the European Central Bank, with the criminal offense of taking a bribe. (AP Photo/Roman Koksarov, FILE)
June 28, 2018 - 11:56 am
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — The Latvian official on the European Central Bank's top policymaking board will be prosecuted for bribery in a scandal that has highlighted the EU country's problems with corruption and money laundering. The Latvian prosecutor-general's move on Thursday follows four months of...
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Malaysian Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng, right, shakes hands with newly appointed National Bank Gov. Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus during a press conference in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Friday, June 22, 2018. Lim said that the king has consented to Nor Shamsiah's appointment to head Bank Negara Malaysia from July 1 for a five-year term. (AP Photo)
June 22, 2018 - 5:39 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia has named Nor Shamsiah Mohamad Yunus, an experienced former central bank official, as the new central bank governor. Finance Minister Lim Guan Eng said Friday that the king has consented to Nor Shamsiah's appointment to head Bank Negara Malaysia from July 1...
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CORRECTS SPELLING OF LAST NAME TO GRIFFEN INSTEAD OF GRIFFIN - FILE - In this June 9, 2017 photo, Circuit Judge Wendell Griffen speaks at a news conference on the steps of the Arkansas State Capitol in Little Rock, Ark. The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday, June 21, 2018, cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing Griffen's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug. Griffen ruled in March that the state's process for awarding medical marijuana cultivation licenses was unconstitutional. (AP Photo/Andrew DeMillo, File)
June 21, 2018 - 4:43 pm
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday cleared the way for the state to launch its medical marijuana program, reversing and dismissing a judge's ruling that prevented officials from issuing the first licenses for businesses to grow the drug. Pulaski County Judge Wendell...
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