graft and conflicts of interest

April 03, 2019 - 3:15 am
BEIJING (AP) — The former governor of the restive Xinjiang region has been formally arrested on accusations of taking bribes following a monthslong investigation, the government said Wednesday, showing no letup in the President Xi Jinping's drive to bring the bureaucracy to heel. Nur Bekri, who...
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FILE - This combination photo shows actress Lori Loughlin at the Women's Cancer Research Fund's An Unforgettable Evening event in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Feb. 27, 2018, left, and actress Felicity Huffman at the 70th Primetime Emmy Awards in Los Angeles on Sept. 17, 2018. Loughlin and Huffman are among at least 40 people indicted in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal. Both have been charged with conspiracy to commit mail fraud and wire fraud and are scheduled to make their initial appearances in Boston federal court. (AP Photo, File)
April 02, 2019 - 12:11 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A wide-ranging college admissions cheating scheme allowed wealthy parents not only to get their kids into sought-after schools but to write off the bribes on their taxes, federal authorities say. Now some parents who are already facing possible prison time could be hit with additional...
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April 01, 2019 - 3:01 pm
CHESTER, S.C. (AP) — Authorities say a deputy in South Carolina has been arrested after he promised to go easy on a woman's criminal charges if she gave him nude photos and performed sex acts on him. The State Law Enforcement Division charged 31-year-old Chester County deputy Bryant Joseph Thorpe...
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Election officials start counting ballots at a polling station during the presidential election in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March 31, 2019. Ukrainians choose from among 39 candidates for a president they hope can guide the country of more than 42 million out of troubles including endemic corruption, a seemingly intractable conflict with Russia-backed separatists in the country's east and a struggling economy. (AP Photo/Sergei Grits)
April 01, 2019 - 12:52 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Ukraine's president was holding off a long-time rival in a bid to claim the other spot in a runoff set for later this month, while a comic actor with no political experience was leading strongly in the election, according to results released Monday. With nearly 92% of the...
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Ukrainian comedian Volodymyr Zelenskiy, reacts as he responds to a journalist question during a press conference, after the presidential elections in Kiev, Ukraine, Sunday, March. 31, 2019. Exit polls indicated Zelenskiy would get about 30 percent of the vote, far short of the absolute majority needed to win the first round. Most exit polls said incumbent Petro Poroshenko received the second-biggest support, which would put him and Zelenskiy in a runoff on April 21. (AP Photo/Emilio Morenatti)
March 31, 2019 - 9:07 pm
KIEV, Ukraine (AP) — Early results in Ukraine's presidential election showed a comedian with no political experience with a sizable lead over 38 rivals but far from a first-round victory, while the incumbent president and a former prime minister were close contenders to advance to the runoff. The...
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March 29, 2019 - 12:55 pm
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Seven law enforcement officers in South Carolina have been charged with taking bribes to falsify immigration documents, conspiracy to possess narcotics with intent to distribute and protecting drug trafficking. Five of those arrested officers are with the Orangeburg County...
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FILE - This Tuesday, March 12, 2019 file photo shows the University Village area of the University of Southern California in Los Angeles. The university says a review of students possibly connected to a college admissions bribery scandal could lead to expulsions. The university said in a statement Monday, March 18, 2019, it has placed holds on the accounts of those students, which prevents them from registering for classes or acquiring transcripts while their cases are under review. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon,File)
March 29, 2019 - 8:08 am
BOSTON (AP) — More than a dozen parents charged in a nationwide college admissions cheating scheme are due in court. They are expected to make initial appearances Friday in federal court in Boston. They're among 33 prominent parents charged in what authorities have called the biggest college...
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FILE - In a September 2016 file photo, Yale's women's head soccer coach Rudy Meredith gives pointers to players during a scrimmage in Ocala, Fla. Meredith is expected to plead guilty in federal court, Thursday, March 28, 2019, to taking bribes in exchange for pretending applicants were athletic recruits. (Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP, File)
March 28, 2019 - 3:59 pm
BOSTON (AP) — A former women's soccer coach at Yale University pleaded guilty Thursday to taking hundreds of thousands of dollars in bribes in exchange for pretending applicants were recruits to boost their chances of getting into the school. Rudy Meredith, 51, is the third person to plead guilty...
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March 26, 2019 - 8:55 pm
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A federal court document says a former N.C. State football player admits operating a business which bribed college athletes. News outlets say a plea report says Eric Leak pleaded guilty last week to conspiracy to commit promotional money laundering. A bill of information...
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FILE - In this June 1, 2018 file photo, Brazil's President Michel Temer pauses during a speech at the Planalto Presidential Palace, in Brasilia, Brazil. A judge in Rio de Janeiro issued an arrest warrant Thursday, March 21, 2019, for the former president, who is being investigated in several corruption cases. (AP Photo/Eraldo Peres, File)
March 21, 2019 - 5:48 pm
RIO DE JANEIRO (AP) — Former Brazilian President Michel Temer was arrested Thursday on corruption charges, a dramatic development in a sprawling graft probe that has roiled Latin America's largest nation and shows no sign of slowing. Judge Marcelo Breitas issued an arrest order for the ex-president...
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