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Retired Navy captain indicted in massive bribery scandal

Aug. 19, 2018 5:17 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A retired U.S. Navy captain in Hawaii has been indicted on federal charges of receiving at least $145,000 in bribes from a Malaysian defense contractor. David Haas is the latest former or current Navy official to be caught up in a wide-ranging bribery and fraud scandal, which the Navy said...

Argentina offers reward in graft case linked to Fernandez

Aug. 16, 2018 4:35 PM EDT

BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (AP) — Argentina is offering a reward for information leading to the recovery of money from a case in which former President Cristina Fernandez is accused of leading a corruption scheme involving officials and business leaders. Security Minister Patricia Bullrich signed an order...

Ex-union boss at Rikers Island jail convicted of corruption

Aug. 15, 2018 7:13 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — A former union boss who was once thought of as the king of New York City's jails may be headed to federal prison after a jury convicted him of corruption charges Wednesday. The Manhattan jury returned its verdict against Norman Seabrook months after another jury deadlocked on the charges...

Feds: Atlanta corruption probe could yield more indictments

Aug. 15, 2018 5:40 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — After a top aide to former Atlanta mayor Kasim Reed pleaded guilty to a bribery charge Wednesday, the top federal prosecutor in Atlanta said he's expanding a corruption investigation that's already charged several high-ranking officials from Reed's administration, and he expects more...

The Latest: Ex-union boss at NY jail convicted of corruption

Aug. 15, 2018 5:18 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — The Latest on the trial of the former head of New York City's jail guard union (all times local): 5 p.m. A former union official who was once thought of as the king of New York City's jails may be headed to federal prison. A jury in Manhattan on Wednesday convicted Norman Seabrook of honest...

Lawyer: Chicago alderman to plead guilty in corruption cases

Aug. 15, 2018 2:44 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A member of the Chicago City Council is expected to join a long list of city aldermen to be convicted in corruption cases after his attorney told a federal court that he'd plead guilty. The Chicago Tribune reports that Christopher Groham said during a Wednesday hearing that Alderman Willie...

FIFA defends bans for 'false' info, tarnishing reputations

Aug. 14, 2018 8:38 PM EDT

Justifying an overhaul of its ethics code, FIFA asserted Tuesday that people who "tarnish the reputations of others" must be banned from soccer. The Associated Press revealed Monday that a new offense of defamation had been added to the document governing the conduct of participants in soccer, with scope for a...

FBI: Sheriff was bribed to shelter drug dealer for 15 years

Aug. 14, 2018 6:12 PM EDT

JACKSON, Miss. (AP) — Federal authorities say a Mississippi sheriff gave protection for years to a drug dealer who robbed other dealers and kicked back stolen money and drug profits to the lawman. The illegal partnership began about 15 years ago when Tallahatchie County Sheriff William Brewer — who...

Former Colombian official pleads guilty in bribery scheme

Aug. 14, 2018 3:26 PM EDT

MIAMI (AP) — A former Colombian anti-corruption official and a lawyer have pleaded guilty to U.S. money-laundering conspiracy charges as part of a bribery scheme. The Miami U.S. attorney's office reported Tuesday that 35-year-old Luis Gustavo Moreno Rivera and 31-year-old Leonardo Luis Pinilla Gomez...

Keep bribes quiet for 10 years, FIFA won't punish you

Aug. 13, 2018 10:09 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — FIFA has officially eradicated corruption. All it took was pressing the delete key. Soccer officials and players who bother checking out the new code of ethics governing their conduct will find the word "corruption" missing. They also will discover how to avoid being banned for paying and...