graft and conflicts of interest

This in Jan. 28, 2019 photo, Scranton Mayor Bill Courtright departs from a funeral service for a Scranton Police patrolman at St. Peter's Cathedral in Scranton, Pa. Mayor Bill Courtright wrote City Council members to say he was stepping down Monday, July 1, 2019, a day before he's scheduled to appear in federal court in what prosecutors said is a corruption investigation. (Christopher Dolan/The Times-Tribune via AP)
July 02, 2019 - 12:09 pm
WILLIAMSPORT, Pa. (AP) — The former mayor of Scranton, Pennsylvania, pleaded guilty Tuesday to charges he shook down businesses for bribes and campaign contributions throughout his term and a half in office. Bill Courtright's plea in federal court to bribery, extortion and conspiracy came less than...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2015, file photo, Penn head coach Jerome Allen shouts instructions to his players during the second half of an NCAA college basketball game against Princeton in Princeton, N.J. The former Penn coach, now an assistant coach in the NBA with the Boston Celtics, has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman’s son into the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to four years’ probation, the 47-year-old Allen must pay a $202,000 fine and forfeit another $18,000. (AP Photo/Mel Evans, File)
July 02, 2019 - 11:12 am
MIAMI (AP) — A Boston Celtics assistant coach has been sentenced to probation and ordered to pay a fine for accepting $300,000 in bribes to get a wealthy Florida businessman's son into the University of Pennsylvania. Court records show a federal judge imposed the sentence Monday on Jerome Allen,...
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Former USC women's soccer coach Ali Khosroshahin, center, arrives at federal court Thursday, June 27, 2019, in Boston, where he is scheduled to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)
June 27, 2019 - 12:47 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former University of Southern California soccer coach and an accountant for the consultant at the center of the college admissions bribery scheme have pleaded guilty in the sweeping case. Ali Khosroshahin and Steven Masera pleaded guilty in Boston federal court Thursday to...
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Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash waits for the start of his trial at the Austrian supreme court in Vienna, Austria, Tuesday, June 25, 2019. Austrian supreme court rules on extradition case of Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash to the US. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak)
June 25, 2019 - 9:08 am
VIENNA (AP) — Austria's Supreme Court of Justice ruled Tuesday that a Ukrainian oligarch who prosecutors say had business ties to President Donald Trump's ex-campaign manager, Paul Manafort, can be extradited to the United States in a bribery case. Judges upheld a Vienna court's ruling that Dymitro...
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FILE-- In this April 2, 2019 file photograph, Toby MacFarlane departs federal court in Boston. MacFarlane, a former insurance executive, pleaded guilty Friday, June 21 in Boston federal court to a charge of conspiracy to commit mail fraud and honest services mail fraud. Authorities say MacFarlane paid $450,000 to get his children admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic recruits. (AP Photos/Michael Dwyer, file)
June 21, 2019 - 12:48 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former insurance executive from California is the 14th parent to plead guilty to participating in the nationwide college admissions bribery scheme. Authorities say Toby MacFarlane paid $450,000 to get his children admitted to the University of Southern California as fake athletic...
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FILE- This Nov. 9, 2018, file photo shows a Walmart Supercenter in Houston. Walmart agreed Thursday, June 20, 2019, to pay $282 million to settle civil and criminal allegations of overseas corruption, including payment through a Brazilian subsidiary of more than $500,000 to an intermediary known as a "sorceress" for her uncanny ability to make permit problems disappear. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip, File)
June 20, 2019 - 6:11 pm
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) — Walmart agreed Thursday to pay $282 million to settle federal allegations of overseas corruption, including funneling more than $500,000 to an intermediary in Brazil who was known as a "sorceress" for her uncanny ability to make construction permit problems disappear. U.S...
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FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, then Interpol President Meng Hongwei delivers his opening address at the Interpol World Congress, in Singapore. A Chinese court says former Interpol President Meng has confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret for his crime. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)
June 20, 2019 - 7:12 am
BEIJING (AP) — Former Interpol President Meng Hongwei confessed to accepting more than $2 million in bribes and expressed regret for his crime, a Chinese court said Thursday. The No. 1 Intermediate Court in the northeastern port city of Tianjin said Meng read a statement containing the confession...
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Sandra Torres, presidential candidate of the National Unity of Hope party, UNE, waves to supporters during her closing campaign rally prior to Sunday's general elections, in Villanueva, Guatemala, Friday, June 14, 2019. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
June 14, 2019 - 4:29 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — The road to Sunday's presidential election in Guatemala has been a chaotic flurry of court rulings and shenanigans, illegal party-switching and allegations of malfeasance that torpedoed the candidacies of two of the top three candidates. Observers say the result is widespread...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, John Vandemoer, former head sailing coach at Stanford, arrives at federal court in Boston to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Vandemoer is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, June 12, in federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
June 12, 2019 - 5:14 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on the former Stanford sailing coach's sentencing for his role in the college admissions bribery scheme (all times local): 5:10 p.m. A former Stanford sailing coach who avoided prison time for his role in a college admissions scam says he is "ashamed" for bringing a "cloud...
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FILE - In this March 12, 2019 file photo, John Vandemoer, former head sailing coach at Stanford, arrives at federal court in Boston to plead guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. Vandemoer is scheduled to be sentenced on Wednesday, June 12, in federal court in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)
June 12, 2019 - 5:39 am
BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors plan to ask a judge Wednesday for more than a year in prison for a former Stanford sailing coach who admitted to accepting bribes in the college admissions cheating scheme. John Vandemoer will be the first person sentenced in the case that has ensnared athletic...
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