graft and conflicts of interest

U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling announces indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal, during a news conference, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Boston. Hollywood actresses Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin were charged along with nearly 50 other people Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents bribed college coaches and insiders at testing centers to help get their children into some of the most elite schools in the country, federal prosecutors said. "For every student admitted through fraud, an honest and genuinely talented student was rejected," Lelling said. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 13, 2019 - 12:15 am
A college entrance exam policy aimed at helping students with disabilities was exploited to enable cheating in what is being described as the biggest school admissions scandal ever prosecuted by federal authorities, according to court papers made public Tuesday. At least 50 people were charged in...
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William "Rick" Singer founder of the Edge College & Career Network, departs federal court in Boston on Tuesday, March 12, 2019, after he pleaded guilty to charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 12, 2019 - 11:29 pm
BOSTON (AP) — Fifty people, including Hollywood stars Felicity Huffman and Lori Loughlin, were charged Tuesday in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most selective schools. Federal authorities called...
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FILE - This Sept. 9, 2016 photo shows Harkness Tower on the campus of Yale University in New Haven, Conn. Dozens of people were charged Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in a scheme in which wealthy parents allegedly bribed college coaches and other insiders to get their children into some of the nation's most elite schools. The coaches worked at such schools as Yale, Wake Forest, Stanford, Georgetown, the University of Texas, the University of Southern California and the University of California, Los Angeles. A former Yale soccer coach pleaded guilty and helped build the case against others. (AP Photo/Beth J. Harpaz, File)
March 12, 2019 - 6:19 pm
Hollywood stars, coaches and others have been charged in a wide-ranging bribery scheme that allowed wealthy parents to get their children into elite colleges. Prosecutors said parents paid an admissions consulting company founded by William "Rick" Singer, who pleaded guilty in Boston on Tuesday to...
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In a September 2016 photo, Yale's women's head soccer Coach Rudy Meredith gives pointers to players during a scrimmage in Ocala, Fla. According to the federal indictments unsealed Tuesday, March 12, 2019, former Yale soccer coach Rudy Meredith put a prospective student who didn’t play soccer on a school list of recruits, doctored her supporting portfolio to indicate she was a player, and later accepted $400,000 from the head of a college placement company. (Doug Engle/Star-Banner via AP)
March 12, 2019 - 6:19 pm
AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — The latest scandal to taint college athletics hit sports far from the spotlight and exposed a seamy side door into some of the nation's elite universities: coaches taking bribes to recruit non-athletes and help them ease past tough admissions policies. Federal indictments...
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FBI Special Agent in Charge Boston Division Joseph Bonavolonta, left, and U.S. Attorney for District of Massachusetts Andrew Lelling, right, face reporters as they announce indictments in a sweeping college admissions bribery scandal during a news conference, Tuesday, March 12, 2019, in Boston. (AP Photo/Steven Senne)
March 12, 2019 - 3:24 pm
BOSTON (AP) — The Latest on a college admissions bribery scandal that has led to charges against coaches and celebrities (all times local): 3:20 p.m. The founder of an admissions consulting company has pleaded guilty to running a nationwide college admissions bribery scheme involving wealthy...
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March 12, 2019 - 10:43 am
BOSTON (AP) — Federal authorities have charged college coaches and others in a sweeping admissions bribery case in federal court. The racketeering conspiracy charges were unsealed Tuesday against the coaches at schools including Wake Forest University, Georgetown and the University of Southern...
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March 12, 2019 - 10:42 am
BOSTON (AP) — College coaches, others indicted in federal court in sweeping admissions bribery case.
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Former Ukrainian Prime Minister Yulia Tymoshenko speaks during her press conference in Kiev, Ukraine, Thursday, March. 7, 2019. Tymoshenko is running in the president election scheduled for March 31. (AP Photo/Efrem Lukatsky)
March 07, 2019 - 2:24 pm
MINSK, Belarus (AP) — Ukrainian presidential candidate Yulia Tymoshenko on Thursday promised life imprisonment for anyone convicted of military corruption allegations, including the incumbent president. A media investigation last week detailed alleged embezzlement schemes in Ukraine's military...
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March 06, 2019 - 2:27 pm
ATLANTA (AP) — Federal prosecutors say a former executive with a longtime city of Atlanta vendor gave bribes to the city's former chief procurement officer to get work. A 51-count indictment against Lohrasb "Jeff" Jafari was unsealed Wednesday and includes charges of bribery, tax evasion and money...
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The J. Edgar Hoover FBI Building on Monday, March 4, 2019, in Washington. The FBI is stepping up its efforts to root out foreign corruption with a new squad of agents in Florida. The Miami-based squad begins later this month as part of the bureau’s international corruption unit. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)
March 05, 2019 - 6:38 am
WASHINGTON (AP) — Aiming to crack down on money laundering and bribes to overseas governments, the FBI is stepping up its efforts to root out foreign corruption with a new squad of agents based in Miami. The squad will focus its efforts not only on Miami but also in South America, a continent that...
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