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FILE - In this July 4, 2017, file photo, Interpol President Meng Hongwei delivers his opening address at the Interpol World Congress, in Singapore. China has sentenced the former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting bribes. (AP Photo/Wong Maye-E, File)

China sentences ex-boss of Interpol to 13 years for bribes

Jan. 21, 2020 7:11 AM EST

BEIJING (AP) — China has sentenced the former president of Interpol, Meng Hongwei, to 13 years and six months in prison on charges of accepting more than $2 million in bribes. Meng was elected president of the international police organization in 2016, but his four-year term was cut short when he vanished...

China sentences former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years in prison on charges of accepting bribes

Jan. 21, 2020 3:12 AM EST
BEIJING (AP) — China sentences former president of Interpol Meng Hongwei to 13 years in prison on charges of accepting bribes.

Ex-Boston City Hall official to be sentenced for bribery

Jan. 18, 2020 5:51 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — Federal prosecutors are highlighting a photo they say shows a former Boston City Hall official accepting a bribe as they argue for prison time in the case. A sentencing memorandum filed Friday by Assistant U.S. Attorney Dustin Chao says the photo shows John Lynch accepting one of several...

Guatemala: Ex-economy minister sought on graft charges

Jan. 16, 2020 8:39 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former economy minister was declared a fugitive from justice Thursday, a day after he appeared in court to face corruption allegations. Chief anti-impunity prosecutor Juan Francisco Sandoval said Acisclo Valladares Urruela was not at his residence when authorities went there in the...

New filing in college bribery case against Loughlin, husband

Jan. 16, 2020 4:06 PM EST

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A new prosecution filing in the college admissions cheating case targets defense claims by actress Lori Loughlin and her fashion designer husband Mossimo Giannulli, who are accused of paying $500,000 to get their two daughters into the University of Southern California in the guise of...

Guatemala: former minister, lawmakers face graft probes

Jan. 15, 2020 3:02 PM EST

GUATEMALA CITY (AP) — A former economy minister in Guatemala appeared in court to face corruption allegations on Wednesday, a day after leaving office amid a change of government and losing the immunity from prosecution he enjoyed as a Cabinet official. Acisclo Valladares Urruela wasn't the only one to...

FILE - In this April 3, 2019, file photo, investor John Wilson arrives at federal court in Boston, with his wife Leslie, to face charges in a nationwide college admissions bribery scandal. A federal grand jury in Boston returned an additional indictment charging Wilson with filing a false tax return. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa, File)

Parent faces new tax fraud charge in college bribery case

Jan. 14, 2020 5:50 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A Massachusetts real estate developer accused of paying $220,000 to get his son into the University of Southern California faces a new tax fraud charge. John Wilson, 59, of Lynnfield, Mass., was indicted Tuesday on one count of filing a false tax return. He has previously pleaded not guilty...

FILE - In this May 17, 2011  file photo, a New York City Department of Corrections bus passes the sign near the gate at the Rikers Island jail complex in New York.  Four correctional officers at Rikers Island jail have been suspended without pay after they allegedly stood by and failed to stop a teenage inmate from hanging himself on Thanksgiving, leaving him hospitalized in intensive care. Nicholas Feliciano, 18, remained unconscious in a hospital prison ward Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2019 a week after he nearly died in his Rikers Island jail cell, according to the Legal Aid Society, the public defender organization that represents him in court.  (AP Photo/Seth Wenig, File)

6 guards, 15 others charged in Rikers Island bribery case

Jan. 14, 2020 1:38 PM EST

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal prosecutors announced charges Tuesday against six New York City correctional officers accused of taking thousands of dollars in bribes to smuggle drugs to inmates at the Rikers Island jail complex. Fifteen other people, including several inmates, also were charged in criminal...

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu attends the weekly cabinet meeting at the Prime Minister's office in Jerusalem, Sunday, Jan. 12, 2020. (AP Photo/Tsafrir Abayov, Poo)

Israel's lawmakers deliver setback for Netanyahu immunity

Jan. 13, 2020 2:41 PM EST

JERUSALEM (AP) — Israeli lawmakers on Monday approved the formation of a committee to consider Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's request for legal immunity, a major setback for the embattled leader who is seeking to fend off corruption charges. Netanyahu was charged in November with fraud, breach of...

FILE - In this Jan. 30, 2019, file photo, Insys Therapeutics founder John Kapoor leaves federal court in Boston. Kapoor and former top employees of the pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic.
Starting Monday, Jan. 13, 2020, seven people who worked for Insys Therapeutics will appear in Boston to be sentenced by a federal judge. (AP Photo/Steven Senne, File)

Ex-drug company execs face reckoning in opioid bribery case

Jan. 12, 2020 3:27 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic. Starting Monday, seven people who worked for...