Bribery

These file photos show, assistant basketball coaches Tony Bland, left, Chuck Person, center, and Lamont Richardson. The three, along with assistant coach Lamont Evans of Oklahoma State, were identified in court papers and are among 10 people facing federal charges in Manhattan federal court, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017, in a wide probe of fraud and corruption in the NCAA, authorities said. (AP Photo/File)
September 26, 2017 - 8:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — In one of the biggest crackdowns on the corrupting role of money in college basketball, 10 men — including a top Adidas executive and four assistant coaches — were charged Tuesday with using hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes to influence star athletes' choice of schools,...
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From left, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., Sen. John Barrasso, R-Wyo., Sen. Bill Cassidy, R-La., Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., and Majority Whip John Cornyn, R-Texas, speak to reporters as they faced assured defeat on the Graham-Cassidy bill, the GOP's latest attempt to repeal the Obama health care law, at the Capitol in Washington, Tuesday, Sept. 26, 2017. The decision marked the latest defeat on the issue for President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the Republican-controlled Congress. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
September 26, 2017 - 8:00 pm
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about Wednesday: 1. 'DEAD AS A DOORNAIL' That's how GOP Sen. John Kennedy of La. describes his party's latest push to repeal and replace 'Obamacare,' which Republican leaders abandoned, lacking key votes. 2...
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September 26, 2017 - 4:11 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — The overturning of another politician's corruption conviction has added intrigue to the bribery trial of Democratic U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey. On Tuesday, a New York federal appeals court invalidated the 2015 conviction of Republican former state Senate leader Dean...
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September 26, 2017 - 4:04 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — The former chief procurement officer for the city of Atlanta has pleaded guilty to a conspiracy charge stemming from a federal bribery investigation. Prosecutors said in a court filing Monday that, from at least 2015 through January of this year, Adam Smith accepted more than $30,000...
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FILE - In this Dec. 11, 2015 file photo, former New York state Senate leader Dean Skelos, left, and his son Adam Skelos leave federal court, in New York. Skelos and his son were convicted of federal extortion charges, but they have been granted new trials in their corruption case. A federal appeals court said Tuesday Sept. 26, 2017, the jury was wrongly instructed. That's in light of a recent Supreme Court ruling narrowing the definition of what it takes to convict a public official. (AP Photo/Richard Drew, File)
September 26, 2017 - 2:51 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — A former state Senate leader and his son were granted new trials Tuesday in a corruption case that roiled a scandal-ridden statehouse. Dean Skelos is the latest in a series of powerful politicians whose convictions unraveled because of a recent Supreme Court decision. A federal...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, a Twitter page of Chinese exiles businessman Guo Wengui is seen on a computer screen in Beijing. Chinese real estate tycoon Guo, one of the ruling Communist Party’s most wanted exiles, has applied for political asylum in the United States, his lawyer said Thursday, Sept. 7, in a move that could keep him out of Beijing’s grasp for at least several more years. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
August 31, 2017 - 7:45 am
BEIJING (AP) — Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party's most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been releasing what he calls official secrets ahead of a pivotal...
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FILE - In this Aug. 30, 2017, file photo, a Twitter page of Chinese exiles businessman Guo Wengui is seen on a computer screen in Beijing. Chinese real estate tycoon Guo, one of the ruling Communist Party’s most wanted exiles, has applied for political asylum in the United States, his lawyer said Thursday, Sept. 7, in a move that could keep him out of Beijing’s grasp for at least several more years. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)
August 31, 2017 - 6:38 am
BEIJING (AP) — Escalating efforts to repatriate one of the ruling Communist Party's most wanted exiles, Chinese police have opened an investigation on a new allegation, rape, against New York-based billionaire Guo Wengui, who has been releasing what he calls official secrets ahead of a pivotal...
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August 30, 2017 - 12:45 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors in Atlanta say 16 postal workers in Atlanta and the surrounding area have been charged with accepting bribes to deliver packages of cocaine. The U.S. attorney's office in Atlanta said Wednesday that the postal workers are accused of accepting bribes from a person...
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August 29, 2017 - 11:55 am
STOCKHOLM (AP) — A Russian employee in the Swedish branch of Canadian plane and train maker Bombardier has pleaded not guilty to charges of aggravated bribery. If found guilty, Evgeny Pavlov, an employee of Bombardier Transportation Sweden AB in Azerbaijan, could face a six-year jail sentence and...
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A woman supporting Ivan Velasquez, commissioner of the U.N. International Commission Against Impunity, shouts at count-demonstrators across the street in Guatemala City, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales stood firm on his decision to expel the Velasquez, after the U.N. commission announced on Friday it was seeking the removal of the president's immunity to pursue an investigation into campaign finance violations. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
August 28, 2017 - 12:44 am
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Two days after prosecutors announced they would seek to lift Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales' immunity, he ordered the expulsion of the head of a highly praised U.N. anti-corruption commission and plunged into a faceoff with the nation's top court and the international...
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