graft and conflicts of interest

FILE - In this file photo dated Saturday May 25, 2019, South African President Cyril Ramaphosa waves as he leaves after being sworn-in at Loftus Versfeld stadium in Pretoria, South Africa. A South African corruption watchdog on Friday July, 19, 2019, said President Cyril Ramaphosa "deliberately misled" Parliament about a campaign contribution, a setback for the leader who has vowed to address sprawling graft allegations that forced his predecessor from office and sparked national outrage. (AP Photo/Jerome Delay, FILE)
July 19, 2019 - 7:05 pm
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — A South African corruption watchdog on Friday said President Cyril Ramaphosa "deliberately misled" Parliament about a campaign contribution, a setback for a leader who has vowed to address sprawling graft allegations that forced his predecessor from office and sparked national...
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Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person arrives at federal court in New York for sentencing in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball, Wednesday, July 17, 2019. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig)
July 17, 2019 - 1:44 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Former Auburn University assistant basketball coach Chuck Person has avoided prison in a bribery scandal that has touched some of the biggest schools in college basketball. Person was sentenced on Wednesday to 200 hours of community service during the two years the Probation...
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FILE - In this Tuesday, June 25, 2019 file photo, Ukrainian oligarch Dymitro Firtash waits for the start of his trial at the Austrian supreme court in Vienna, Austria. Austrian officials say the country’s justice minister has approved the extradition to the U.S. of Firtash, but his defense has filed a court application to reopen the case and he can stay in Austria for now. Last month, Austria’s Supreme Court of Justice upheld a previous ruling that Firtash can be extradited to face an indictment accusing him of a conspiracy to pay bribes in India to mine titanium. Firtash denies wrongdoing. (AP Photo/Ronald Zak, File)
July 16, 2019 - 8:06 am
BERLIN (AP) — Austria's justice minister has approved the extradition to the U.S. of Ukrainian businessman Dymitro Firtash, but he can stay in Austria while a court considers a defense motion to reopen the case, authorities said Tuesday. Last month, Austria's Supreme Court of Justice ruled that...
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FILE -- In this March 20, 2019 file photo a home that once belonged to Peter Brand sits among trees, in Needham, Mass. Harvard University has fired Brand, its longtime fencing coach, over the sale of his suburban Boston home to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. (Suzanne Kreiter/The Boston Globe via AP, File)
July 09, 2019 - 5:24 pm
CAMBRIDGE, Mass. (AP) — Harvard University has fired a fencing coach over the sale of his home for nearly double its assessed value to a wealthy businessman whose teenage son was later admitted to the school and joined the team. Athletic Director Bob Scalise said in an emailed statement Tuesday...
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In this file picture taken Tuesday, July 3, 2018, show Riza Aziz, right, stepson of Malaysian former Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrives at Anti-Corruption Agency in Putrajaya, Malaysia. Malaysia's anti-graft agency said Thursday it has detained Riza Aziz, the stepson of ex-premier Najib Razak and a Hollywood film producer, and will charge him with money laundering. (AP Photo/Vincent Thian, File)
July 04, 2019 - 7:16 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency said Thursday it has detained Riza Aziz, the stepson of former Prime Minister Najib Razak and a Hollywood film producer, and will charge him with money laundering. Anti-Corruption Commission chief Latheefa Koya said Riza was picked up...
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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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