Bribery

In this March 17, 2017 photo, Zhao Yifeng holds up a photo of his brother Zhao Liping during an interview at a hotel in Beijing, China. Zhao Liping, who had enjoyed broad powers as head of public security in the northern Chinese region of Inner Mongolia, was sentenced to death in November, 2016 for murder, accepting bribes and the possession of firearms. Zhao, who has denied the charges, appealed the sentence. (AP Photo/Gillian Wong)
March 26, 2017 - 10:10 pm
BEIJING (AP) — At first blush, the plight of former Chinese police official Zhao Liping might not win much sympathy. When a court sentenced Zhao, who'd wielded enormous power over his fellow citizens, to death for murder and corruption, state media hailed the ruling as evidence of equality before...
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March 26, 2017 - 9:33 pm
BEIJING (AP) — At first blush, the plight of former Chinese police official Zhao Liping might not win much sympathy. When a court sentenced Zhao, who'd wielded enormous power over his fellow citizens, to death for murder and corruption, state media hailed the ruling as evidence of equality before...
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March 24, 2017 - 7:45 pm
LOUISVILLE, Ky. (AP) — A flamboyant Kentucky lawyer who billed himself as "Mr. Social Security" pleaded guilty Friday for his role in what prosecutors portrayed as a long-running scheme to defraud the government of nearly $600 million in federal disability payments. Eric C. Conn pleaded guilty in...
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Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams arrives for his arraignment on bribery and extortion charges at the federal courthouse, Wednesday, March 22, 2017, in Philadelphia. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
March 22, 2017 - 9:58 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor pleaded not guilty to federal bribery and extortion charges on Wednesday as pressure mounted from the mayor and others for him to resign. Democratic District Attorney Seth Williams appeared cool and calm as he entered his plea in a courtroom full of...
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March 22, 2017 - 4:11 pm
BRITAIN-PARLIAMENT INCIDENT Four dead, police believe there was one attacker LONDON (AP) — Details of today's deadly attack in London are becoming clearer. Police now confirm that the man who ran down pedestrians with a car on Westminster Bridge is the same man who then stabbed to death an armed...
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FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. A law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation says the FBI and IRS will announce corruption charges Tuesday, March 21, 2017, against Williams. The charges come after a lengthy investigation into $160,000 in gifts that Williams failed to report, including a new roof, a $2,700 couch and luxury vacations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 22, 2017 - 2:31 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor pleaded not guilty in federal court Wednesday at his arraignment on bribery and extortion charges. Democratic District Attorney Seth Williams previously acknowledged taking more than $100,000 in gifts from friends and associates, but is vowing to...
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FILE – In this Feb. 10, 2017, file photo, Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams speaks during a news conference in Philadelphia. A law enforcement official with direct knowledge of the investigation says the FBI and IRS will announce corruption charges Tuesday, March 21, 2017, against Williams. The charges come after a lengthy investigation into $160,000 in gifts that Williams failed to report, including a new roof, a $2,700 couch and luxury vacations. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)
March 22, 2017 - 12:12 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor has previously acknowledged taking more than $100,000 in gifts from friends and associates, but is vowing to fight federal charges that he promised help with any court cases or legal matters in return. A bribery and extortion indictment unsealed...
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FILE - In this Feb. 16, 2017 file photo, President Donald Trump, accompanied by Rep. Chris Collins, R-N.Y., speaks in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington. House Republican leaders want to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate counties to the New York State government. The provision would help mostly Republican-controlled counties that have struggled to subsidize Medicaid payments for the poor. New York City wouldn’t get the same relief. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, File)
March 21, 2017 - 3:58 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders looking to lock down votes for their health care overhaul are seeking to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate New York counties to the state government — a proposal Democrats quickly labeled the "Buffalo Bribe" and the "Knickerbocker...
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In this photo taken March 1, 2017, New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo speaks in New York. House Republican leaders want to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate counties to the New York State government. The provision would help mostly Republican-controlled counties that have struggled to subsidize Medicaid payments for the poor. New York City wouldn’t get the same relief. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens)
March 21, 2017 - 2:25 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — House Republican leaders want to shift more than $2 billion in Medicaid costs from upstate counties to the New York State government. The provision would help mostly Republican-controlled counties that have struggled to subsidize Medicaid payments for the poor. New York City...
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March 14, 2017 - 10:56 pm
TRUMP Trump releases tax info ahead of TV report WASHINGTON (AP) — The White House says President Donald Trump made more than $150 million in income in 2005 and paid $38 million in income taxes that year. The acknowledgement comes as MSNBC host Rachel Maddow says she has obtained part of Trump's...
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