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Ex-Navy commander gets more than 2 years in bribery case

Oct. 19, 2018 5:58 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A former U.S. Navy commander has been sentenced to more than two years in prison after pleading guilty to accepting lavish dinners, drinks and the services of prostitutes in exchange for providing ship schedules to a Malaysian defense contractor at the center of one of the military's worst...

Ex-Interpol leader's wife: "Everybody in China is at risk"

Oct. 19, 2018 11:26 AM EDT

LYON, France (AP) — The wife of the former Interpol president who is being detained in China on bribery charges says she's been contacted by Chinese diplomats, who have told her they're holding a letter from him for her. Grace Meng says, however, that she'll only agree to meet Chinese officials if a lawyer...

China says ex-Internet czar on trial over corruption charges

Oct. 19, 2018 7:16 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — China's former internet censor, who once held high-profile meetings with industry leaders such as Apple CEO Tim Cook and Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg, was standing trial Friday on corruption allegations, state media reported. Lu Wei is accused of accepting 32 million yuan ($4.6 million)...

Malaysia ex-deputy PM charged with graft, money laundering

Oct. 19, 2018 5:01 AM EDT

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former deputy prime minister was charged Friday with abuse of power, corruption and money laundering involving millions of dollars in another graft investigation against leaders ousted in elections earlier this year. Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, who now leads the opposition...

Malaysia's former deputy PM charged in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in elections this year

Oct. 19, 2018 12:19 AM EDT
KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's former deputy PM charged in another graft investigation against the leaders ousted in elections this year.

Spain arrests 4, seizes 115 properties in Venezuelan probe

Oct. 18, 2018 12:48 PM EDT

MADRID (AP) — Spanish police have arrested a former Venezuelan official and an exiled opposition leader's relative and seized more than 115 properties in a money-laundering investigation into a ring that allegedly bought real estate in Spain with illicit funds from Venezuela. Antonio Ledezma, the exiled...

Malaysia's former deputy PM detained for alleged graft

Oct. 18, 2018 6:21 AM EDT

PUTRAJAYA, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia's anti-graft agency said Thursday it has detained former Deputy Prime Minister Ahmad Zahid Hamidi in a case linked to misappropriation of funds in a welfare group. Zahid, who now heads the opposition Malay party, is the latest notable person after former Prime Minister...

Judge frees Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori

Oct. 18, 2018 2:40 AM EDT

LIMA, Peru (AP) — Peru's opposition leader Keiko Fujimori was freed by an appeals judge late Wednesday, a week after she was arrested in an ongoing money laundering investigation. The daughter of former strongman Alberto Fujimori cried as the judge read aloud his ruling Wednesday night. Several critics...

Peru's president soars as he channels anger over corruption

Oct. 18, 2018 12:11 AM EDT

CALEMAR, Peru (AP) — Martin Vizcarra stepped down from a military helicopter into a small Peruvian jungle village where no president had ventured before. Donning thick-soled boots, he journeyed across the banks of an Amazonian tributary to inaugurate a new bridge replacing a rope-and-basket system people...

Brazil's Temer charged with corruption, money laundering

Oct. 16, 2018 8:22 PM EDT

SAO PAULO (AP) — Brazil's federal police filed new charges against President Michel Temer on Tuesday, recommending he be put on trial for corruption, money laundering and criminal association for allegedly taking bribes to favor port management companies. The investigation report was filed to the country's...