Latest Bribery, graft and conflicts of interest News

Chicago lawmaker enters plea in red-light camera scandal

Sep. 23, 2022 15:22 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago state senator pleaded not guilty Friday to charges of lying to the FBI and seeking a bribe to oppose legislation that would have required a statewide evaluation of red-light camera systems. Sen. Emil Jones III, the latest public official implicated in the...

Former Chinese deputy police minister sentenced for graft

Sep. 23, 2022 05:54 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A former deputy police minister who was accused of leading a crime gang of government officials was given a death sentence with a two-year reprieve Friday on charges of manipulating the stock market, taking bribes and other offenses, in a case that involved at least two former...

Officials: Navy bribery case fugitive tried to get to Russia

Sep. 22, 2022 21:18 PM EDT

SAN DIEGO (AP) — Since escaping two weeks ago, officials say the fugitive Malaysian defense contractor nicknamed “Fat Leonard” — who orchestrated one of the U.S. Navy’s largest bribery scandals — zipped between countries to find a place where he could become virtually untouchable for...

Former Chinese justice minister jailed for corruption

Sep. 22, 2022 03:00 AM EDT

BEIJING (AP) — A former Chinese justice minister was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve on charges of taking bribes and helping criminals including his brother hide illegal activity, state TV reported Thursday. Fu Zhenghua’s conviction adds to a string of senior...

Chicago state senator indicted in red-light camera scandal

Sep. 20, 2022 18:45 PM EDT

CHICAGO (AP) — A Chicago state senator was indicted Tuesday on federal charges that he sought a bribe to oppose legislation that would have required a statewide evaluation of red-light camera systems. Sen. Emil Jones III, the latest public official implicated in the bribery scheme,...

Ex-Maui official, businessman plead guilty for Hawaii bribes

Sep. 19, 2022 19:52 PM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A former Maui County official and the Honolulu businessman who paid him $2 million in bribes in exchange for more than $19 million in wastewater contracts each pleaded guilty Monday in one of the largest bribery cases ever prosecuted in Hawaii. Stewart Olani Stant,...

Former USC dean pleads guilty in political bribery case

Sep. 19, 2022 21:43 PM EDT

LOS ANGELES (AP) — A former dean at the University of Southern California pleaded guilty Monday in a bribery case involving a powerful Los Angeles politician who promised to help steer a multi-million contract to the school if his son got a scholarship and a teaching job. Marilyn...

Prosecutors in Hawaii unseal public corruption, bribery case

Sep. 16, 2022 03:24 AM EDT

HONOLULU (AP) — A Hawaii business owner and a Maui County official have been charged with bribery and public corruption involving more than $2 million in cash and gifts, federal court documents unsealed Thursday showed. Milton Choy, the owner of a Honolulu company that provides...

Ex-USC water polo coach gets new admissions scam trial

Sep. 15, 2022 20:00 PM EDT

BOSTON (AP) — A federal judge on Thursday ordered a new trial for a former decorated University of Southern California water polo coach convicted in the sprawling college admissions bribery scandal. U.S. District Judge Indira Talwani found that some evidence introduced by the...

Biden drops in on Delaware to vote in person for primaries

Sep. 13, 2022 20:21 PM EDT

WILMINGTON, Del. (AP) — President Joe Biden made a quick jaunt to his home state on Tuesday evening to vote in Delaware’s primary, one of the last round of contests ahead of the November elections. Biden is well known for taking any excuse to escape the White House for his family...