graft and conflicts of interest

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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April 17, 2017 - 6:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht was ordered on Monday to pay $2.6 billion in fines to settle charges it bribed officials in a dozen countries. The payout order, by U.S. District Judge Raymond Dearie in Brooklyn, came after U.S. and Brazilian authorities determined...
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April 17, 2017 - 3:36 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht has been ordered to pay $2.6 billion in fines to settle charges it bribed officials in a dozen countries. The payout ordered by Judge Raymond Dearie in New York City came after a plea agreement was reached in December. In a Brooklyn...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Monday, April 17 indicted Park on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool, File)
April 17, 2017 - 5:33 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted ex-President Park Geun-hye on bribery, extortion, abuse of power and other high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. It is the latest in a series of humiliations for Park, who was driven...
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FILE - In this March 30, 2017 file photo, former South Korean President Park Geun-hye arrives at the Seoul Central District Court for hearing on a prosecutors' request for her arrest for corruption, in Seoul, South Korea. South Korean prosecutors on Monday, April 17 indicted Park on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. (AP Photo/Ahn Young-joon, Pool, File)
April 17, 2017 - 4:12 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors on Monday indicted ex-President Park Geun-hye on high-profile corruption charges that could potentially send her to jail for life. It is the latest in a series of humiliations for Park, who was driven from office by massive and peaceful popular...
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FILE - In this Friday, Aug. 8, 2003 file photo, former Tamaulipas state Governor Tomas Yarrington participates in the XXIth Border Governors Conference in Chihuahua, Mexico. Mexican prosecutors said April 9, 2017, that the ex-governor accused in Mexico of money laundering and organized crime, has been detained in Italy. He is also wanted in the United States for allegedly receiving millions of dollars in bribes from the Gulf cartel during his 1999 to 2004 term. (AP Photo/Jaime Puebla, File)
April 10, 2017 - 4:43 pm
MEXICO CITY (AP) — The arrest of an ex-governor of the Mexican border state of Tamaulipas caps a five-year, seemingly desultory search for the ruling-party politician accused of organized crime and money laundering. It may have been one of the least serious searches in history. Analysts say the...
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April 07, 2017 - 8:58 pm
SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP) — California's attorney general is seeking documents he says could show conflicts of interest and ethics violations by the man President Donald Trump appointed to head the Environmental Protection Agency. Attorney General Xavier Becerra filed a Freedom of Information Act...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, then Attorney General Michael Mukasey, left, speaks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Dec. 16, 2008 and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J. A messy web of connections in a complex sanctions-busting case is raising troubling questions about potential conflicts of interest, corruption in Turkey and pro-Turkey lobbying by those close to the center of President Donald Trump’s orbit. Reza Zarrab, a young business mogul married to a Turkish pop star, was arrested in Florida last year. Giuliani and Mukasey are among those helping him. Turkey is pressing the U.S. to get the case tossed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, left, and Carolyn Kaster, Files)
April 03, 2017 - 8:51 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-flying Turkish-Iranian businessman is busted in Miami, accused of laundering money for Iran. Turkey accuses the prominent American prosecutor of ties to a shadowy group it blames for a failed coup attempt. President Donald Trump fires the prosecutor. Then the businessman...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, then Attorney General Michael Mukasey, left, speaks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Dec. 16, 2008 and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J. A messy web of connections in a complex sanctions-busting case is raising troubling questions about potential conflicts of interest, corruption in Turkey and pro-Turkey lobbying by those close to the center of President Donald Trump’s orbit. Reza Zarrab, a young business mogul married to a Turkish pop star, was arrested in Florida last year. Giuliani and Mukasey are among those helping him. Turkey is pressing the U.S. to get the case tossed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, left, and Carolyn Kaster, Files)
April 03, 2017 - 4:10 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A high-flying Turkish-Iranian businessman is busted in Miami, accused of laundering money for Iran. Turkey accuses the prominent American prosecutor of ties to a shadowy group it blames for a failed coup attempt. President Donald Trump fires the prosecutor. Then the businessman...
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FILE - In this combination of file photos, then Attorney General Michael Mukasey, left, speaks at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum in Washington on Dec. 16, 2008 and former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani arrives for meetings with President-elect Donald Trump on Nov. 20, 2016, in Bedminster, N.J. A messy web of connections in a complex sanctions-busting case is raising troubling questions about potential conflicts of interest, corruption in Turkey and pro-Turkey lobbying by those close to the center of President Donald Trump’s orbit. Reza Zarrab, a young business mogul married to a Turkish pop star, was arrested in Florida last year. Giuliani and Mukasey are among those helping him. Turkey is pressing the U.S. to get the case tossed. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, left, and Carolyn Kaster, Files)
April 03, 2017 - 4:08 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — A messy web of connections in a complex money laundering case is raising troubling questions about potential conflicts of interest, corruption in Turkey and pro-Turkey lobbying by those close to the center of President Donald Trump's orbit. Turkish-Iranian gold-trader Reza Zarrab...
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