Bribery

FILE- In this March 13, 2018, file photo, Joseph Percoco, right, former top aide to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo, reacts while talking to reporters outside U.S. District court in New York. Percoco, whose bribery conviction was an election year embarrassment for the Cuomo administration, is scheduled to be sentenced in New York on Thursday, Sept. 20, 2018. (AP Photo/Mary Altaffer, File)
September 20, 2018 - 6:00 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former aide so close to New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo that he considered him like a brother was sentenced to six years in prison Thursday for fraud and accepting bribes. The judge said she hopes the punishment "will be heard in Albany." U.S. District Judge Valerie E. Caproni noted...
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A vehicle carrying former Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif is surrounded by his supporters following his release from prison in Rawalpindi, Pakistan, Wednesday, Sept. 19, 2018. The Islamabad High Court set him and his daughter and son-in-law free on bail Wednesday pending their appeal hearings. The court made the decision on the corruption case handed down to the Sharifs by an anti-graft tribunal earlier this year. (AP Photo/Anjum Naveed)
September 19, 2018 - 9:07 pm
ISLAMABAD (AP) — Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law were released from prison Wednesday after a court suspended their sentences and granted them bail pending their appeals hearings. The Islamabad High Court made the decision after the Sharifs petitioned to...
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September 19, 2018 - 11:00 am
ISLAMABAD (AP) — The Latest on the release from prison of former Pakistan prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son-in-law on bail after their sentences were suspended. (all times local): 7:20 p.m. A party aide says Pakistan's former prime minister Nawaz Sharif, his daughter and son in-law...
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September 19, 2018 - 5:40 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency says it has arrested former Prime Minister Najib Razak over the multimillion-dollar looting of a state investment fund and that he will face further charges in court. The agency says Najib was detained at its office on Wednesday and will be...
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Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales delivers his speech during a a session to celebrate the country's independence, in Guatemala City, Wednesday, Sept. 12, 2018. Thousands of police and at least 50 heavily-armed soldiers set a security cordon around congress that greatly exceeded normal, while about 8,000 protesters called for Morales' resignation and expressed their opposition to his decision not to renew the mandate of a United Nation's-backed anti-corruption commission. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
September 17, 2018 - 12:00 am
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — In a blunt rebuke to President Jimmy Morales, Guatemala's Constitutional Court ordered that the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission be let back in the country two weeks after Morales barred him as he moved to defang the investigative body. The unanimous ruling...
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September 16, 2018 - 10:11 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's Constitutional Court has ordered President Jimmy Morales to allow the head of a U.N.-backed anti-corruption commission to return to the country. Ivan Velasquez is the head of the commission known as CICIG for its initials in Spanish. It has led a number of high-...
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September 04, 2018 - 6:02 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's justice minister says he has chosen a new chief anti-corruption prosecutor, a prestigious but highly scrutinized job in one of the most graft-riddled countries in the European Union. The position opened up after President Klaus Iohannis was forced to dismiss...
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In this Wednesday, Aug. 22, 2018 photo, a couple kiss in a public park in Guadalajara, Mexico. Guadalajara, Mexico’s second-largest city, has made it harder to police sexual activity in places like parks, alleys, entertainment venues and cars by ordering cops to look the other way most of the time. (AP Photo/Refugio Ruiz)
September 01, 2018 - 11:59 am
GUADALAJARA, Mexico (AP) — It's now less risky to get frisky — in public — in Guadalajara. Mexico's second-largest city has made it harder to police sexual activity in places like parks, alleys, entertainment venues and cars by ordering cops to look the other way most of the time. Proponents say...
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People protest against a decision by Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales to shut down the United Nations International Commission Against Impunity, CICIG, at Constitution Square in Guatemala City, Friday, Aug. 31, 2018. Last week the Supreme Court allowed a request brought by the CICIG and Guatemalan prosecutors to strip Morales' immunity from prosecution to go to Congress for consideration. (AP Photo/Oliver de Ros)
August 31, 2018 - 9:37 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales announced Friday that he is shutting down a crusading U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that pressed a number of high-profile corruption probes, including one pending against the president himself over purported illicit campaign financing...
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August 28, 2018 - 12:47 pm
NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — Kenya's deputy chief justice, the country's second highest ranking judicial officer, was arrested Tuesday for alleged abuse of office, tax evasion and taking of bribes. Philomena Mwilu was released on $50,000 bail until Wednesday when she will be asked to answer to the charges...
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