Bribery

July 28, 2017 - 10:15 am
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A former Pennsylvania judge serving a 28-year prison term for a scandal that became known as "kids for cash" has secured an appeals hearing to overturn some of his convictions. An evidentiary hearing is set for Sept. 14 in Harrisburg. Former Luzerne County Judge Mark...
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July 25, 2017 - 2:30 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A prosecutor says a Chinese billionaire bribed two United Nations ambassadors so he could make a U.N. conference center in China the "Geneva of Asia." Assistant U.S. Attorney Janis Echenberg (EHK'-ehn-burg) told a jury during a trial's closing arguments Tuesday that 69-year-old Ng...
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In this Tuesday, Nov. 10, 2015, senior adviser to the Royal Thai Army Lt. Gen. Manas Kongpaen arrives at the Criminal Court in Bangkok, Thailand. A Thai court, Wednesday, is issuing rulings in a major human trafficking trial with more than 103 defendants, including a senior army officer, who were arrested in 2015 after 36 bodies were discovered in shallow graves in southern Thailand. (AP Photo/Sakchai Lalit)
July 19, 2017 - 9:54 am
BANGKOK (AP) — A Thai army general was one of dozens of people found guilty Wednesday in a major human trafficking trial that included 103 defendants accused of involvement in a modern-day slavery trade. Lt. Gen. Manas Kongpaen was convicted of several offenses involving trafficking and taking...
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Peru's former President Ollanta Humala, left, is escorted out of the Palace of Justice to the Diones prison where ex-President Alberto Fujimori is serving time in Lima, Peru, Friday, July 14, 2017. A judge ordered the arrest of Humala and his wife on Thursday night as they face money laundering and conspiracy accusations tied to a construction scandal involving Brazilian company Odebrecht. (AP Photo/Martin Mejia)
July 14, 2017 - 8:49 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former President Ollanta Humala is being held in preventative detention at the same Peruvian prison where the ex-strongman he once tried to overthrow is serving a long sentence, authorities said Friday. Humala and his wife were detained Thursday night after a judge ordered them...
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Peru's former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia stop to talk with journalists as they leave the headquarters of Peru's National Party where they met with their lawyers, in Lima, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Prosecutors in Peru have requested the arrest of the former leader who governed Peru between 2011 and 2016 and his wife on money laundering and conspiracy charges tied to a corruption scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
July 14, 2017 - 12:04 am
LIMA, Peru (AP) — Former Peruvian President Ollanta Humala and his wife were taken into custody after a judge ordered them held during an investigation into money laundering and conspiracy accusations tied to the scandal-tainted Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. Soon after the judge issued...
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Peru's former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Nadine Heredia stop to talk with journalists as they leave the headquarters of Peru's National Party where they met with their lawyers, in Lima, Thursday, July 13, 2017. Prosecutors in Peru have requested the arrest of the former leader who governed Peru between 2011 and 2016 and his wife on money laundering and conspiracy charges tied to a corruption scandal involving Brazilian construction giant Odebrecht. (AP Photo/Rodrigo Abd)
July 13, 2017 - 10:08 pm
LIMA, Peru (AP) — A judge ordered the arrest of former President Ollanta Humala and his wife Thursday night as they face money laundering and conspiracy accusations tied to a construction scandal involving Brazilian company Odebrecht. The preventative detention, which would keep Humala and his wife...
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Demonstrators celebrate the decision by Judge Sergio Moro to convict former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, in Sao Paulo, Brazil, Wednesday, July 12, 2017. Silva was found guilty of corruption and money laundering Wednesday and sentenced to almost 10 years in prison. (AP Photo/Andre Penner)
July 13, 2017 - 12:13 am
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — The former president who brought Brazil to prominence on the world stage has been found guilty of corruption and money laundering — a historic judgment underscoring that no one is out of reach of this Latin American country's sprawling graft investigation. Former President...
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This screen grab of a video recorded on May 10, 2017, released by the Parana Federal Justice department, shows Brazil's former President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva testifying in the Car Wash investigation in Curitiba, Brazil. A federal judge convicted the ex-president of corruption and money laundering on Wednesday, July 12, 2017 and sentenced him to nine and a half years in jail. Silva will remain free while an appeal is heard. (Parana Federal Justice department via AP)
July 12, 2017 - 7:35 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva was found guilty of corruption and money laundering Wednesday and sentenced to almost 10 years in prison, the highest-profile conviction yet in the sprawling graft investigation that has jailed dozens of Brazil's elite. The...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. A 2001 Justice Department memo warned that no nation, including the United States, was immune from the threat posed by Russian organized crime. The special counsel investigation is bringing attention to Russian efforts to meddle in democratic processes, the type of intelligence gathering that in the past has relied on hired hackers. It’s not clear how much the probe by Mueller will center on the criminal underbelly of Moscow, but he’s already picked some lawyers with experience confronting organized crime. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 04, 2017 - 6:32 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including "criminally linked oligarchs" who might collude with the Russian government to undermine business competition. Those concerns, ever-present if not necessarily...
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FILE - In this June 21, 2017, file photo, former FBI Director Robert Mueller, the special counsel probing Russian interference in the 2016 election, departs Capitol Hill following a closed door meeting in Washington. A 2001 Justice Department memo warned that no nation, including the United States, was immune from the threat posed by Russian organized crime. The special counsel investigation is bringing attention to Russian efforts to meddle in democratic processes, the type of intelligence gathering that in the past has relied on hired hackers. It’s not clear how much the probe by Mueller will center on the criminal underbelly of Moscow, but he’s already picked some lawyers with experience confronting organized crime. (AP Photo/Andrew Harnik, File)
July 04, 2017 - 2:57 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — The U.S. government has long warned that Russian organized crime posed a threat to democratic institutions, including "criminally linked oligarchs" who might collude with the Russian government to undermine business competition. Those concerns, ever-present if not necessarily...
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