Latest Bribery, graft and conflicts of interest News

Critics say Guatemala commission undermining anti-graft push

Dec. 13, 2019 12:21 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — One by one, witnesses sat in the elegant wooden chair in Guatemala’s Congress in recent weeks to air their grievances against the U.N.-sponsored anti-graft commission that over the course of 12 years helped bring to justice hundreds of politicians, businesspeople, judges and...

Pakistan court orders release of ailing ex-President Zardari

Dec. 11, 2019 5:47 AM EST

ISLAMABAD (AP) — A Pakistani court ordered on Wednesday that ailing former President Asif Ali Zardari be released on bail on medical grounds, so that he can seek medical treatment at a hospital of his choice in the country. The development came about five months after Zardari, the widower of the country's...

Jury: Lawmaker didn't lie to FBI, hung on 2 other charges

Dec. 10, 2019 7:16 PM EST

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (AP) — A federal jury in western Michigan on Tuesday cleared a Republican state lawmaker of lying to federal authorities but was hung on two other charges against him. Jurors found Rep. Larry Inman not guilty of lying to the FBI but could not reach a verdict on charges of attempted...

US charges: Mexico ex-security chief took bribes from cartel

Dec. 10, 2019 4:34 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Mexico's former top security chief has been indicted in New York City on charges he accepted a fortune in drug-money bribes from kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's notorious Sinaloa cartel to let it operate with impunity in Mexico. Genaro Garcia Luna, 51, was charged in federal court in...

READ: Articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump

Dec. 10, 2019 12:56 PM EST

House Democrats on Tuesday unveiled two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump that will serve as the basis for action by the House Judiciary Committee. One accuses Trump of abuse of power, and the other accuses him of obstruction of Congress. The text of the articles follows below. TEXT:...

Israel says defense officials caught in major bribery case

Dec. 10, 2019 11:22 AM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israel's Justice Ministry said Tuesday it plans to prosecute suspects involved in a “serious corruption affair” in one of the country's defense bodies. Most details of the case, including the names of the suspects, were unavailable because of a gag order. But a statement by...

Cambodia dismayed over US sanctions for corruption, logging

Dec. 10, 2019 5:39 AM EST

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia (AP) — The Cambodian government expressed “strong dismay" Tuesday over a U.S. Treasury decision to sanction two businessmen suspected of corruption and illegal logging. A Foreign Ministry statement said the sanctions were based on groundless accusations. “The Executive...

Democrats poised to unveil 2 impeachment articles vs. Trump

Dec. 9, 2019 11:09 PM EST

WASHINGTON (AP) — House Democrats are poised to unveil two articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump — abuse of power and obstruction of Congress — with an announcement expected early Tuesday. Democratic leaders are pushing ahead with formal charges saying the president put U.S....

New parent charged in college bribery case will plead guilty

Dec. 9, 2019 5:25 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A California woman has agreed to plead guilty after authorities said she paid $9,000 to have online classes taken on her son's behalf to help him graduate from Georgetown University. Karen Littlefair, 57, of Newport Beach, California, is the latest person to be charged in a sweeping college...

Flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital charged with graft

Dec. 9, 2019 9:13 AM EST

NAIROBI, Kenya (AP) — The flamboyant governor of Kenya's capital city, Nairobi, was Monday charged with 19 counts of graft-related charges as the country struggles to tackle runaway corruption. Mike Gideon Mbuvi, widely known as Mike Sonko, denied the charges including embezzlement and money laundering....