Bribery

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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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 - 12:03 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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People sit in a coffee shop where the television carries a previously recorded video of Guatemala's President Jimmy Morales speaking to the nation in Guatemala City, Sunday, Aug. 27, 2017. Morales repeated in the video he was expelling the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that is investigating his campaign’s financing, even after the nation's top court granted a temporary injunction blocking the order. (AP Photo/Moises Castillo)
August 27, 2017 - 6:40 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — President Jimmy Morales announced Sunday he was expelling the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission that is investigating his campaign's financing — only to have the order blocked hours later by Guatemala's top court. A video posted on the government's Twitter site early...
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