Bribery

FILE - In this Oct. 13, 2015, file photo, former Chicago Public Schools CEO Barbara Byrd- Bennett speaks before leaving federal court in Chicago, after she pleaded guilty to helping steer $23 million in no-bid contracts to education firms for $2.3 million in kickbacks and bribes while working for CPS. A federal judge in Chicago is scheduled to sentence Byrd-Bennett Friday, April 28, 2017. (Ashlee Rezin/Sun-Times Media via AP, File)
April 28, 2017 - 4:48 pm
CHICAGO (AP) — The former head of Chicago Public Schools was sentenced to more than four years in prison on Friday for steering $23 million in city contracts to education firms for a cut of more than $2 million in kickbacks. A tearful Barbara Byrd-Bennett, who held top education jobs in Detroit and...
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Dr. Salomon Melgen holds hands with his wife, Flor, as he leaves the federal courthouse with family and friends after arriving for a jury question Friday, April 28, 2017. Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. (Lannis Waters /Palm Beach Post via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 4:17 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in...
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Dr. Salomon Melgen holds hands with his wife, Flor, as he leaves the federal courthouse with family and friends after arriving for a jury question Friday, April 28, 2017. Melgen, a prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. (Lannis Waters /Palm Beach Post via AP)
April 28, 2017 - 4:08 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen faces 15 to 20 years in...
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FILE- In this April 2, 2015 file photo, Dr. Salomon Melgen arrives at the Martin Luther King Jr. Federal Courthouse for his arraignment, in Newark, N.J. Closing arguments are expected in the Medicare fraud trial of Legen, a doctor who authorities say bribed a U.S. senator. Prosecutors will try to convince federal jurors in West Palm Beach on Tuesday, April 25, 2017, that Dr. Salomon Melgen stole up to $105 million from the federal insurance program between 2008 and 2013, giving patients treatments and tests that couldn't help them. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
April 28, 2017 - 3:28 pm
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A prominent Florida eye doctor accused of political corruption was convicted of Medicare fraud Friday, increasing the odds that federal prosecutors could pressure him to testify against New Jersey Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez. Dr. Salomon Melgen was found guilty on all...
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April 28, 2017 - 9:09 am
ZURICH (AP) — The sprawling American investigation of bribery and corruption in international soccer has reached into Asia and claimed the first guilty plea from a senior official in the new FIFA leadership. A member of the FIFA Audit and Compliance Committee, Richard Lai of Guam, was provisionally...
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FILE - In this June 2, 2011 file photo, suspended FIFA executive Jack Warner speaks during a news conference held shortly after his arrival at the airport in Port-of-Spain, Trinidad and Tobago. In papers filed earlier this week in federal court in Brooklyn, N.Y., the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football accuses former FIFA officials Jack Warner and Charles Blazer of making a fortune through embezzlement, allegations that mirror those in a sprawling U.S. criminal investigation that has resulted in charges against several top soccer officials. The suit accuses the pair of negotiating bribes and kickbacks in connection with lucrative broadcasting rights for tournaments including CONCACAF's Gold Cup championship. (AP Photo/Shirley Bahadur, File)
April 21, 2017 - 2:50 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — North America's soccer federation has filed a lawsuit claiming it was victimized by two defendants charged in the FIFA bribery scandal. In papers filed earlier this week in federal court in Brooklyn, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football...
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Mexico's former Veracruz state Gov. Javier Duarte, who is accused of running a ring that allegedly pilfered from state coffers, is escorted by police to a courtroom for an extradition hearing in Guatemala City, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Duarte was detained Saturday in Guatemala after six months as a fugitive and high-profile symbol of government corruption in his country. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
April 19, 2017 - 8:07 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Mexican fugitive ex-governor who became a powerful symbol of alleged corruption in his country appeared Wednesday before a Guatemalan court that will consider his possible extradition. Former Veracruz state Gov. Javier Duarte arrived at the tribunal in a police van that was...
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Mexico's former Veracruz state Gov. Javier Duarte, who is accused of running a ring that allegedly pilfered from state coffers, is escorted by police to a courtroom for an extradition hearing in Guatemala City, Wednesday, April 19, 2017. Duarte was detained Saturday in Guatemala after six months as a fugitive and high-profile symbol of government corruption in his country. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
April 19, 2017 - 2:57 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A Mexican former governor wanted on corruption charges is appearing before a Guatemalan court that will consider his possible extradition. Veracruz ex-Gov. Javier Duarte arrived at the tribunal Wednesday in a police van that was mobbed by reporters. He emerged wearing a...
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April 19, 2017 - 10:19 am
AALBORG, Denmark (AP) — A Danish court on Wednesday upheld a decision by the public prosecutor in Copenhagen to allow the extradition of the daughter of the former confidante of South Korea's ousted president to face prosecution in her home country. The 20-year-old Chung Yoo-ra, who is wanted as...
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April 18, 2017 - 6:45 am
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The former mayor of North Carolina's largest city is apologizing for what he calls his "mistake" after serving a bribery sentence in federal prison. Fifty-year-old former Charlotte mayor Patrick Cannon was arrested in 2014, just four months into his term, and later pleaded...
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