graft and conflicts of interest

June 18, 2018 - 3:39 am
MADRID (AP) — The brother-in-law of Spain's King Felipe VI has begun serving a nearly six-year sentence for fraud and tax evasion, Spanish prison authorities said Monday. An official with the Interior Ministry's prison management division said Inaki Urdangarin arrived Monday morning at a prison...
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June 15, 2018 - 2:53 am
BEIJING (AP) — China's former chief insurance regulator has pleaded guilty to taking bribes over 12 years in exchange for helping people obtain loans, promotions and other favors, a state news agency reported. Xiang Junbo was the highest-ranking figure in Chinese finance to be ensnared in an anti-...
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June 07, 2018 - 10:30 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's top court says the president has no option but to fire the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, who's been praised for her efforts to root out high-level graft but has angered some politicians. The constitutional court published a 133-page report Thursday...
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Tommy Thomas, newly appointed attorney-general of Malaysia, speaks to media outside his office during the first day he report to work in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Wednesday, June 6, 2018. Thomas, 66, is a renowned senior lawyer whose first task will be to handle prosecution of the 1MDB case. (AP Photo)
June 06, 2018 - 6:39 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's central bank governor has become the latest senior official to resign amid a corruption probe of the former government that appointed them. Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said Wednesday the government accepted Muhammad Ibrahim's resignation and a...
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Zephyr Teachout points to Trump Tower while announcing her Democratic Party candidacy for the New York State Attorney General, Tuesday, June 5, 2018, in New York. Teachout faces several candidates in the attorney general race, including New York City Public Advocate Letitia James. James won the endorsement of state Democrats at their convention last month. (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
June 05, 2018 - 2:58 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — Fordham law professor Zephyr Teachout is launching her Democratic campaign for New York attorney general with a promise to crack down on potential conflicts of interest in President Donald Trump's business empire. Teachout says that if elected she would litigate aggressively against...
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Rosmah Mansor, wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak, arrives at Malaysian Anti-Corruption Commission (MACC) Office in Putrajaya, Malaysia, Tuesday, June 5, 2018. Rosmah Mansor has been summoned for questioning in a money-laundering probe involving the 1MDB state investment fund. (AP Photo/Sadiq Asyraf)
June 05, 2018 - 5:51 am
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Anti-corruption investigators questioned the wife of former Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak on Tuesday about alleged theft and money-laundering involving the 1MDB state investment fund, as officials announced a probe into other suspicious multibillion-dollar...
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June 04, 2018 - 2:59 pm
WASHINGTON (AP) — A unit of one of France's largest banks, Societe Generale, is pleading guilty in the U.S. and the bank is paying a $585 million fine for bribing Libyan officials to win government investments. The bank also is paying $750 million to settle U.S. charges of manipulating a key global...
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May 31, 2018 - 1:20 pm
NEWARK, N.J. (AP) — Another doctor convicted of involvement in a long-running bribes-for-test referrals scheme with a now-defunct New Jersey firm is headed to prison. Federal prosecutors say Thomas Savino received a four-year sentence Thursday. The 59-year-old New York man had pleaded not guilty...
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May 30, 2018 - 10:01 am
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's top court has told the president to fire the country's chief anti-corruption prosecutor, widely praised for her efforts to root out high-level graft, but a thorn in the side of some politicians. The constitutional court ruled Wednesday in a 6-3 vote that there...
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Ciudadanos party leader Albert Rivera talks to journalists during a news conference at the party's headquarters in Madrid, Monday, May 28, 2018. (AP Photo/Francisco Seco)
May 28, 2018 - 10:47 am
MADRID (AP) — Spain's parliament agreed Monday to subject Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to a vote of no confidence this week in the wake of graft convictions of businesspeople and officials tied to his conservative Popular Party. The lower house of Spain's parliament, the Congress of Deputies, said...
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