graft and conflicts of interest

March 28, 2017 - 4:05 pm
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor has three days to find a new lawyer in a federal bribery case although it's not clear he has money to pay anyone. District Attorney Seth Williams insists Tuesday that he doesn't need court-appointed counsel and will retain new lawyers by Friday. A...
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March 28, 2017 - 10:38 am
PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Philadelphia's top prosecutor could soon be looking for another lawyer given financial problems at the heart of his bribery and extortion case. The city stopped paying the legal bills once District Attorney Seth Williams got indicted last week. So the lawyer representing him...
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FILE - In this March, 21, 2017 file photo, South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-hye arrives at a prosecutor's office in Seoul, South Korea. Media reports say that South Korean prosecutors have decided to ask a court issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations. Yonhap news agency reported Monday, March 27 2017, that prosecutors reached the decision after they grilled Park last week over suspicions she colluded with a jailed confidante to extort from companies and allowed the friend to secretly interfere with state affairs.(Kim Hong-ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 27, 2017 - 4:14 am
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want to arrest former President Park Geun-hye over the corruption allegations that triggered a huge political scandal and toppled her from power. The move comes after prosecutors grilled Park for 14 hours last week over...
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FILE - In this March, 21, 2017 file photo, South Korea's ousted leader Park Geun-hye arrives at a prosecutor's office in Seoul, South Korea. Media reports say that South Korean prosecutors have decided to ask a court issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations. Yonhap news agency reported Monday, March 27 2017, that prosecutors reached the decision after they grilled Park last week over suspicions she colluded with a jailed confidante to extort from companies and allowed the friend to secretly interfere with state affairs.(Kim Hong-ji/Pool Photo via AP, File)
March 26, 2017 - 11:00 pm
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) — South Korean prosecutors said Monday that they want a court to issue a warrant to arrest former President Park Geun-hye on corruption allegations. The announcement came about one week after prosecutors grilled Park for 14 hours over suspicions that she colluded with a...
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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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