Campaign finance improprieties

FILE - IN this Nov. 16, 2017 file photo, Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez becomes emotional as he speaks to reporters in front of the courthouse in Newark, N.J. Federal prosecutors decided Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2018 not to retry Menendez on corruption charges, lifting the legal cloud hanging over the New Jersey Democrat as he gears up for re-election this year. (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)
January 31, 2018 - 12:36 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Federal prosecutors decided Wednesday not to retry Sen. Bob Menendez on corruption charges that ended in a hung jury last fall, lifting the legal cloud hanging over the New Jersey Democrat as he gears up for re-election this year. Prosecutors filed a motion with the court on...
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FILE - In this Aug. 17, 2017, file photo, U.S. Sen. Bob Menendez, D-N.J., speaks during a news conference in Union Beach, N.J. In a Friday, Jan. 19, 2018, court filing, the government has told a federal judge in New Jersey it will seek a retrial of Menendez, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury on Nov. 16, 2017. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez, File)
January 19, 2018 - 3:17 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Sen. Bob Menendez might spend 2018 asking voters to re-elect him and jurors to acquit him. Federal prosecutors told a federal judge in New Jersey on Friday that they will seek a retrial of the Democratic senator, whose 11-week corruption trial ended in a hung jury in November...
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In this March 26, 2017 file photo, people march against corruption and in support of the Car Wash investigation on Copacabana beach, in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. Marcelo Odebrecht, one of the most prominent people convicted in Latin America's largest corruption scandal left prison Tuesday, Dec. 19, for house arrest after serving two-and-a-half years behind bars at a time when many Brazilians are becoming disillusioned with the graft investigation once hailed as a political game-changer. (AP Photo/Silvia Izquierdo, File)
December 19, 2017 - 4:34 pm
SAO PAULO (AP) — One of the most prominent people convicted in Latin America's largest corruption scandal left prison Tuesday for house arrest after serving two-and-a-half years behind bars at a time when many Brazilians are becoming disillusioned with the graft investigation once hailed as a...
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October 26, 2017 - 4:05 pm
In a story Oct. 24 about the indictment of two political consultants in connection with a Philadelphia congressional race, The Associated Press reported erroneously the charges against Kenneth Smukler. He is accused of violating campaign finance and reporting laws, but he was not charged with lying...
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FILE - In this Oct. 21, 2014, file photo, Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus R. Vance Jr. speaks to the media during the inaugural National Prosecutorial Summit, in Atlanta. The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he'll stop taking campaign cash pending the review of an outside ethics group. (AP Photo/Branden Camp, File)
October 17, 2017 - 3:43 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — The Manhattan district attorney who declined to charge Harvey Weinstein in a 2015 sexual abuse case says he will stop taking campaign contributions pending a review by an outside ethics group. Cyrus R. Vance Jr. has come under fire for accepting thousands of dollars from a lawyer...
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October 17, 2017 - 2:07 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The misconduct trial against a longtime South Carolina senator accused of pocketing more than $130,000 in campaign donations is moving forward. Circuit Judge Carmen Mullen on Tuesday ruled that Solicitor David Pascoe has authority to prosecute Republican Sen. John Courson...
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October 12, 2017 - 7:45 am
SNELLVILLE, Ga. (AP) — The mayor of an Atlanta suburb has been suspended from office by Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal. The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports that Deal signed an executive order Wednesday suspending Tom Witts as Snellville mayor. Witts faces more than 60 felony charges and is accused...
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October 02, 2017 - 6:40 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A onetime challenger to U.S. Rep. Bob Brady pleaded guilty Monday to hiding a $90,000 payment from the powerful Philadelphia Democrat's campaign in exchange for dropping out of a 2012 primary. Jimmie Moore, a 66-year-old former city judge, pleaded guilty in federal court to a...
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Constitutional Court judges, from left, Gloria Porras, Dina Ochoa, Jose Francisco De Mata Vela, Bonerge Mejia and Neftaly Aldana Herrera, give a press conference in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Guatemala's highest court ruled Tuesday that President Jimmy Morales cannot expel the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission from the country. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
August 30, 2017 - 12:02 am
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — President Jimmy Morales faced a crossroads Wednesday after Guatemala's highest court ruled he could not expel the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission from the country. Morales cannot appeal Tuesday's decision by the Constitutional Court, and he now faces a separate legal...
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Constitutional Court President Jose Francisco de Mata Vela gives a press conference in Guatemala City, Tuesday, Aug. 29, 2017. Guatemala's highest court ruled Tuesday that President Jimmy Morales cannot expel the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission from the country. (AP Photo/Luis Soto)
August 29, 2017 - 7:54 pm
GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — Guatemala's highest court ruled Tuesday that President Jimmy Morales cannot expel the head of a U.N. anti-corruption commission from the country. The president had issued his expulsion order for Ivan Velasquez early Sunday, two days after Velasquez and Guatemala's chief...
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