graft and conflicts of interest

June 15, 2018 - 3:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's former chief insurance regulator has pleaded guilty to taking bribes over 12 years in exchange for helping people obtain loans, promotions and other favors, a state news agency reported. Xiang Junbo was the highest-ranking figure in Chinese finance to be ensnared in an anti-...
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June 07, 2018 - 11:30 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's top court says the president has no option but to fire the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, who's been praised for her efforts to root out high-level graft but has angered some politicians. The constitutional court published a 133-page report Thursday...
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Tommy Thomas, newly appointed attorney-general of Malaysia, speaks to media outside his office during the first day he report to work in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Thomas, 66, is a renowned senior lawyer whose first task will be to handle prosecution of the 1MDB case. (AP Photo)
June 06, 2018 - 7:39 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's central bank governor has become the latest senior official to resign amid a corruption probe of the former government that appointed them. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday the government accepted Muhammad Ibrahim's resignation and a...
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Zephyr Teachout points to Trump Tower while announcing her Democratic Party candidacy for the New York State Attorney General, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in New York. Teachout faces several candidates in the attorney general race, including New York City Public Advocate Letitia James. James won the endorsement of state Democrats at their convention last month. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 05, 2018 - 4:10 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout launched her Democratic campaign for New York attorney general outside Trump Tower on Tuesday with a promise to crack down on potential conflicts of interest in President Donald Trump's sprawling business empire. Teachout said she would use the...
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Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrives at Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Rosmah Mansor has been summoned for questioning in a money-laundering probe involving the 1MDB state investment fund. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
June 05, 2018 - 11:40 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Anti-corruption investigators questioned the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday about alleged theft and money-laundering involving the 1MDB state investment fund, as officials announced a probe into other suspicious multibillion-dollar...
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June 04, 2018 - 3:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A unit of one of France's largest banks, Societe Generale, is pleading guilty in the U.S. and the bank is paying a $585 million fine for bribing Libyan officials to win government investments. The bank also is paying $750 million to settle U.S. charges of manipulating a key global...
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In this Monday, April 9 2018 photo, the sun sets over the skyline of the Latvian capital of Riga. Latvia has come into focus as a potential weak link in the West’s banking system as the U.S. and EU increasingly rely on financial sanctions as a weapon in their diplomatic spats with North Korea, but also Russia and Syria, among others. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
June 01, 2018 - 9:08 am
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — When the U.S. hit North Korea with sanctions last year, Pyongyang's state-owned banks found a quiet backchannel to keep money flowing to the country's ballistic missile programs, the U.S. says: the tiny European country of Latvia. One of the biggest banks in Latvia — a member...
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In this photo taken on Tuesday, April 10 2018, Latvia's Prime Minister Maris Kucinskis poses for a photograph, during an interview, in Riga. Latvia has come into focus as a potential weak link in the West’s banking system as the U.S. and EU increasingly rely on financial sanctions as a weapon in their diplomatic spats _ with North Korea, but also Russia and Syria, among others. (AP Photo/David Keyton)
June 01, 2018 - 9:06 am
RIGA, Latvia (AP) — When the U.S. hit North Korea with sanctions last year, Pyongyang's state-owned banks found a quiet backchannel to keep money flowing to the country's ballistic missile programs, the U.S. says: the tiny European country of Latvia. One of the biggest banks in Latvia — a member...
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May 30, 2018 - 4:34 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — One of the principal figures in a large-scale health care fraud scheme in New Jersey was sentenced Wednesday to nearly two years in prison. Craig Nordman had pleaded guilty to conspiracy to bribe doctors and money laundering and faced a maximum combined sentence of 25 years, but...
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FILE - In this file photo taken on Wednesday, May 23, 2018, Spain's Prime Minister and Popular Party leader Mariano Rajoy, lower row right, and Deputy Prime Minister Soraya Saenz de Santamaria attend the national budget debate at the Spanish parliament in Madrid. Spain’s Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy will face a parliamentary vote of no confidence on Friday, June 1, 2018 in the wake of graft convictions of business people and officials tied to his conservative Popular Party. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco, File)
May 28, 2018 - 1:09 pm
MADRID (AP) — Spain's parliament agreed Monday to subject Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to a vote of no confidence this week in the wake of graft convictions of businesspeople and officials tied to his conservative Popular Party. The lower house of Spain's parliament, the Congress of Deputies, said...
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